Posted: July 7, 2016 in 60mm lens, My Backyard, Photography, Rain

It rained this afternoon, insistently for a while, but then it settled in to a soft and gentle sprinkle.

Gentle enough, as a matter of fact, that I went out and shot some lovely hostas in the rain.

And one Solomon’s Seal.


  1. andykidd says:

    Love those raindrops. Rain forecast for tomorrow means I have to get up on the roof and clean the gutters. Cold this morning – we would call it freezing but it’s about three degrees. Celsius 🙂

    • I thought of you and your upside-down seasons as I was taking these shots. This is the most absolutely glorious time of the year here–the flower gardens will peak soon. I’m not a big fan of the autumn put-the-yard-to-bed chores…but soup and a fire are splendid rewards for your efforts. 🙂

      • andykidd says:

        Yes, it’s fascinating to see the images on WP that are so out of kilter with us. I seem to be taking photos of flowers inside which seems to be cheating 🙂 Soup and fire I like!

  2. absolutely beautiful and peaceful 🙂

  3. Schwister says:

    Something about the soft lines and the variations on the shades of green that is very soothing. And I love the contrast of clarity and… the Japanese word for out of focus that every photographer knows and which is now escaping me. Beautiful!

    • Bokeh?
      Thank you…the surface of a hosta is extraordinary with lines and puckers that can hold big drops of water. I planted two new varieties this year, but they are far too small to carry off any drama yet.

  4. sedge808 says:

    so lush.
    so artful.

  5. Lignum Draco says:

    You’re putting those new eyes to good use. Beautiful shots and ambience. The last one particularly would make great wall art.

  6. Theses are lovely…(Suzanne)

  7. Jane Lurie says:

    You’ve captured these Hostas beautifully, Patricia. They hold the droplets so well. Glad you are back in the game!

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