Saturday, June 19, 2010

(Day 170) All good things come from above

We haven't been here long enough to really know, but we're noticing a weather pattern. Days typically start out with clear blue skies, then become very hot (41C/103F) by mid-afternoon, at which point the clouds start roiling, and before long great thunderheads form. Then, flashes of lightning slash the sky followed by deep booming rolls of thunder - the kind you can feel as well as hear. Sometimes rain, driven by a fierce wind, comes flying past in sheets. After this fury has spent itself, it seems that the whole act is packed up and moved on to the next location. Then a gentle rain falls, as if to assure all living things that goodness also comes from above.

When things had calmed down again today I found remnants of that gentle rain still resting on some of the plants.

(60mm  f4  1/125 sec  ISO200)

32 comments:

Katherine said...

Beautifully captured beads of beautiful rain there Rick! Such a lovely picture! I am so sorry that I haven't been around for a while. Things have been rather hectic in my house the last few weeks. Assignments, Exams, Visits to the doctors, Meetings and just normal every day stuff. Haven't had much spare time at all. I hope to catch up on some blog reading through the week.

joey said...

An awesome photo, Rick. I love raindrops :) Happy Father's Day!

Katherine said...

I just discovered that it is Fathers Day in America from reading another bloggers post. So I thought I would stop by again and wish you a wonderful Fathers Day! We celebrate Fathers Day in September here in Australia!! Hope you are having a great day!

darlin said...

What an amazing photo Rick! How do you survive that heat? That's unbelievably hot!

Wishing you a very happy Fathers Day!

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh Rick shots like this are my favorite. And yea all good comes from above. Thanks for your wonderful support.
Hugs Dag. ps. watch that ligthning please!!!

Raspashoj said...

Very nice.
Happy Fathers day!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

A stunning photo.Yes,all good things do come from above.Thanks for sharing such loveliness.
Blessings,Ruth

imac said...

Water jewels by Rick, you are a rich man my friend.

teca said...

Muita sensibilidade na foto!

Um feliz dia dos pais a todos os pais do planeta!

Beijos e abraços deste Brasil caloroso!

M. Hassan said...

Sublime DoF and an awesome focus. Love the glittery water-drops.

Rick said...

@Katherine - thanks for visiting and your kind words Katherine. And don't at all feel bad about being unable to post or visit - life puts other important demands on us that simply can't be neglected. Have an awesome week!

Rick said...

@joey - thank you joey - for your kind words and best wishes!

Rick said...

@Katherine - thank you Katherine - and I did have an awesome day!

Rick said...

@darlin - thank you. About the heat - I try to keep 93% of my body underwater at all times! ;-) Tough to do when you have to eat, but ... We are in the water a lot though. When we went to go in the pool we thought it felt a little cool at first - the pool was at 31C/88F !! I guess heat/cold is relative. Have a great week ahead Darlene.

Rick said...

@Barefoot from Heaven - thanks Dag (hope things are going better with your mil).

I have a very healthy respect for lightning so I'll watch out!

Have a super week!

Rick said...

@Raspashoj - thank you. Hope yours was also good.

Rick said...

@Ruth's Photo Blog - thank you Ruth. Hope you had a lovely Sunday.

Rick said...

@imac - indeed I am mac. Hope you had a great Father's Day.

Rick said...

@teca - thank you. Have a wonderful week !

abraços

Rick said...

@M. Hassan - thank you M! Hope your week goes well, esp. with the naturalization.

Carolyn Ford said...

Beautiful! It's going to be a long time before we see water drops on leaves out here in California! Except for sprinkler drops...

Jeanne Klaver said...

Great capture!

Rick said...

@Carolyn Ford - thanks Carolyn - maybe the folks in Florida would be willing to trade - they got 1-1/2" here yesterday and another 1" today - although I heard it had been dry here. Hopefully all your flowers survive.

Rick said...

@Jeanne Klaver - thanks Jeanne.

MedaM said...

This is really lovely photo! I love the soft colors and the droplets like jewels.

Photog Ave said...

Fantastic!!

['ô ] Avery

Sharodindu said...

Beautiful
:)

Rick said...

@MedaM - thank you!

Rick said...

@Photog Ave - thanks Avery! Bet your week's going well now that school is finished!

Rick said...

@Sharodindu - thanks for stopping by to visit.

Krista said...

Sounds like a great place with interesting weather and clearly, great photo ops. I LOVE the water beads!

Rick said...

@Krista - yes, the weather certainly was interesting (and I survived it). Thanks Krista.