Thursday, May 28, 2009

Beauty in Hiding


Rainy Day Macro Clematis
Rainy Day in the BGgarden. I was rained out yesterday while trying to layout my veggie beds. I was able to get two 15 foot rows of various peppers in and start plotting out the tomato cages layout. As soon as the lightening and heavy rain arrived I was done for the day. Now I will have to wait a few days before I can plant in what is now my 'mud spa'. This morning I decided to hook up my camera to the tripod and play with the Macro lens. There is so much to learn with the camera but I am loving it. The collage above is a few of my favorites from the hour I spent tucked under the cover of my front porch snapping shots of the beautiful Clematis Vine that has reached about six feet tall so far. I am anxious to see how high this climber will reach on the new trellis my husband put together for me. The trellis this evasive climber grows on is made out of copper piping you can purchase at the local home store.



This may just be..... my favorite photo EVER!
Wishing you all a wonderful rain day. There is truly beauty in every drop.

28 comments:

Darla said...

And this is a great photo!!!! We are tired of the rain too...

Catherine said...

Beauty indeed! Fantastic captures~I can see why the last one is a fav~there truly is beauty in every drop! :)
Cat

Cedar ... said...

Yes! the water droplets are perfect accents for the leaves!

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Beautiful clematis! I'm glad we had rain too. The grass was already turning a bit brown and I didn't want to water it.

Mrs. E said...

Wow! The beads of moisture on the leaves--incredible!!

Tatyana said...

Bren, the collage is good. It made me think about looking for my own tripod (I hope I didn't sell it at the garage sale), but the last picture.... I felt like my heart sunk when I saw it. Beautiful!

Silvia said...

Ooo, yes indeed, it's the best picture ever from your part!!!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Bren, very pretty clematis you have gotten there. Sorry you got rained out from the garden. I was finishing up potting some flowers that had grown from seeds when the storm blew in. Needless to say I got drenched getting everything put away. I needed the bath anyway from the humidity and dirt on me :-)That is a beautiful picture of the raindrops on the leaves and petals.

Dirt Princess said...

I am there with you, it is one of my faves you have taken. What a great shot. I love plants with water droplets on them.

FlowerLady said...

Don't you just love those macro shots. Flowers are incredible, beautiful creations.

I love your macro collage, very pretty, and nicely laid out.

Hope the rain lets up for you so that you can get out to play in your veggie garden.

FlowerLady

Becca's Dirt said...

That is a nice photo. So clear and crisp. You did a good job on the colage. Looking forward to the photos of a veggie garden growing.

flydragon said...

wow, love that shot!!!

Susie said...

Oooh I love that last picture too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful captures!

Country Girl said...

Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Yes, this last photo is truly a stunner! (And your header is lovely).

Tammie Lee said...

Lovely lovely images. I can see why you love that last shot! Bravo, you have taken a grand portrait.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Your photos are beautiful! ☺ Diane

Q said...

I also love macro photography!
Your last photo is lovely.
I feel as if I am a bee getting right to the meat of the flower!
I post my birds and bugs and blooms on my main blog "Q's Corner." It is so nice meeting you.
Sherry

Lucy said...

lovely :)

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Bren, thanks for your visit and for your kind words. I'm so happy to have discovered your beautiful blog...your photos are stunning and I will check back often to see what you have posted.

Your Clematis and Bearded Iris photos are breathtaking.

Nice to meet you.

Ruth

Amy said...

Beautiful!

Thank you very much for your lovely comment...i am now following your lovely blog, Amy :) x

Connie said...

Wonderful Clematis shots....and raindrops are always soooo photogenic! You made good use of a rainy day.

A wildlife gardener said...

What a beautiful header you have there, Bren :)

I would congratulate you on the wonderful montage of the clematis too :)

I agree the last photo is exceptionally pretty with the raindrops :)

Thanks for sharing :)

Marie said...

Thank yoy for twittering my mose post :)

Your photos are beautiful too!
Your cat Boo looks just like the father of my cat Balder :)
Is he a Holy Birma?

Susan aka Miss. R said...

What a lovely garden blog. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are especially beautiful.

BECKY said...

Hey Gal! Thanks for visiting my blog, and your sweet comments!!

In addition to the beach and the mountains, I love flowers and birds!! Your garden is delightful, and your photos are gorgeous!!

Hope your weekend is wonderful!!
Blessings,
Becky

L. D. Burgus said...

Thanks for the site listings for the fern leaf peony. I am a history buff and the idea that those plants came across the country on wagon trains is fascinating. I may send you some seeds if I get my act together. Write you about that later.

Susan Hemann said...

Beautiful pictures! I can hardly wait for my clemantis to get as tall as yours