I am captivated by the smallest drops of water on a leaf or a petal. They seem to hold so much within them and magnify the smallest vein of a leaf or the flutter of a butterfly’s wing. They remind me that there is so much more to life than my petty annoyances, big picture worries, and narrow view. They keep me humble.
I needed to take a little walk late in the morning to clear my head and take in a bit of nature around us. My walking companion is often my camera. I have long enjoyed taking pictures of nature and of my own garden. It serves as a pictorial log of what grows here along the cutoff. The instant feature of picture to screen with a digital is exciting and I love to see what I miss that the camera’s eye captures.
I was looking at the hosta, their leaves cupping upward and holding rainwater like a ladle in a bowl. The picture above is a hosta leaf and it held yesterday’s storm like fine wine in a stemmed glass. There in the cup danced the reflection of maple leaves hanging from a tree nearby. My eye could clearly see the leaves upon the water, but it didn’t see the faint hint of a rainbow arching to the east, like most rainbows do. It took the eye of my camera to capture it.
Have you seen some bits of nature lately that make you stop and sigh, delighted at the discovery?