Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nature's crystals

Over the last couple of days we have had a fair amount of overnight rain. This has been good for showing us where the spiders' webs are; but also in the early morning it means that the soft early morning light catches the droplets on the leave and flowers.

The focus of this morning's walk was definitely droplets as you can see from the photos below.

©2015 Barry Smith - Rich red
©2014 Barry Smith - Funnelling droplets into the leaf well
©2015 Barry Smith - Fresh and crisp frangipani
©2015 Barry Smith - Points of light

©2015 Barry Smith - More of the rich red
©2015 Barry Smith - Delicate purple
©2015 Barry Smith - Awash with droplets
©2015 Barry Smith - Micro drops
And the day before I captured a few shots of crystals or pearls of water on spiders' webs.

©2015 Barry Smith - Pearl-like on a web with grey wall backdrop
©2015 Barry Smith - Crystal clear against the rusted front wall
© 2015 Barry Smith - Crystal clear against the rusted front wall and path
And I could not help sharing a couple of other early morning walk photos: one of the bees having a conversation about where to go for the best pollen; and a very delicate fungi - it will be gone tomorrow.

©2015 Barry Smith - Huddle of bees in conversation
©2015 Barry Smith - So delicate - fungi
Nature just offering a visual feast.


  1. Lovely photos Barry, as usual.

  2. What delightful strolls around the yard you have. The droplets on the flowers were wonderful, but those shots of the dewy spiderwebs left me breathless. Exquisite.

  3. There is so much to delight the senses. Aren't we lucky!

  4. Oh wow! so beautiful. Love the droplets on webs.
    Sandy in the UK

  5. Oh, B, isn't the world beautiful! The cobwebs are perfectly magical - nothing man made can compare.

  6. Hi P, J, JM, S & C - thanks for your comments - and it is such a joy to share the beauty. P & JM - yes we are lucky to have such beauty to capture. J, S & C - the dew and raindrops on webs never cease to intrigue me - love the strength of the webs but the proliferation of droplets - like strung jewels. All - go well and enjoy the beauty nature offers. B


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