This first day of May started out chilly and rainy. Happily, it was not raining hard as the kids and I waited for the school bus, so we didn’t need to huddle under an umbrella. As we waited, the water drops on the pine trees along the driveway caught my eye, as they have before. I tried to get some photos with my phone, but in the low light of the dreary day, I could not get the camera to focus where I wanted it. I kept trying for long enough that Phoebe asked, “why do you take so many photos of raindrops on pine needles?” I found myself thinking, “why wouldn’t I?” But I probably said something like, “because they look so cool.”
After the bus came, I had about 45 minutes before I had to leave for an appointment. The plan was to eat breakfast and take a quick shower. Instead, I went back in and got my camera and macro lens set-up, and went back outside. It was raining lightly, and my hair got wet, so I figure this is practically the same as taking a shower.
(While I may not have taken a real shower, I did take quite a few photos.)
7 thoughts on “April showers bring May…showers”
Wow! these are spectacular. I love that you can see the tiny reflections in the raindrops.
I love rain drops as well. These rain drops on branches are like miniature worlds. Truly elegant rain drops. Thank you for calling attention to them so more of us can enjoy them.
Your logic here is unassailable! Wet is wet. ;-)
Definitely worth the forgone shower. Do you watch Cosmos (it’s free, streaming on Hulu)? They did an episode on all the organisms that live in a dew drop, and these pictures put me in mind of that.
A shower lasts, what, 24 hours? And these lovely photos will be here for a long time. :)