Rain Drops

Sedum

 

What I love about Sedums is the way rain drops collect and stay put on the leaves  – so convenient for taking photographs. The plant has fleshy, succulent stems and leaves and as it’s clump-forming it makes  it very easy to control and also to propagate. I found out by accident that if a stem breaks off  you can just stick it in the ground and it will grow into another plant …. even better – you can give them to your friends [if they want them].

So, after the downpour the other day, I saw the sedum covered in bright droplets, looking like little jewels with the sun shining on them.  My photos don’t really do justice to what I saw as they can’t completely capture the beauty of God’s creation. Just shows you though what marvelous inbuilt lenses He gave us !

Raindrop

In spite of the monochrome colouring, the sculptural quality of the plant makes it really interesting [at least, to me] and it wasn’t until I uploaded the pics to my laptop that I saw the ‘debris’ in the close up shots of the single raindrops.

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Then I had a go at isolating a green droplet against a black and white leaf and stems. I love my Paintshop Pro software! Always found it easier to fathom out than Photoshop – cheaper to buy too….

Black & white

Bye for now – you are very welcome to comment by clicking the ‘comments’ word at the end of the opening paragraph info.     Eileen

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Oddments …

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This is a super Heuchera , appropriately called ‘Marmalade’ that I bought last year. I love heucheras and I love marmalade- so what more could a person ask for?  They are such undemanding plants and have spires of tiny starry flowers in early summer. I like them because they are clump-forming  – and they look beautiful in the rain too.

Rose and Ladybird

I’ve shown images of this lovely rose  here before – Rhapsody in Blue – but this time it had a visitor. It looks like a ladybird, but it is yellow and black, so that has thrown me a bit!  Anyway – as yellow is the complementary colour to the purple rose [on the colour wheel] I thought it looked rather nice. The bug isn’t as sharp as it might have been ‘cos it was on the move the whole time ….

snails

I thought I would throw this one in rather than make it a new post ….  it almost looks like the snails and debris are on the sea shore, rather than on the paving in the garden – just a bit of flotsum and jetsum.

see you soon,   Eileen