Monday, July 9, 2012

Diamonds in Your Garden

Isn’t it fascinating how rain adds that certain dimension to garden life.  Obviously it sustains the plants and makes them live, but it also adds dynamics to photos.  In the following pictures you will see that special dimension – diamonds.  The droplets glisten like diamonds on the petals and on the leaves.  Even in the stillness of the photos, there is felt the movement and motion of the rain that was.  -  -  Interesting.  The following are only a dozen of the more than one hundred photos taken after the recent rains.

NOTE: regarding all photos on this blog since the beginning:  This blog is a journal of the actual plants at Gardens at Waters East, no photos are ever "doctored" or "staged".  What you see is what is there so that the contents of this blog records the facts for future reference in this private garden.)

Enjoy a few photos from recent rains

 Soloman Seal

 Ladys Mantle




Hinokia Cypress




Royal Smoke Bush



Reference Note:  For a complete list of the ten (10) Principles of Design plus the special “Golden Principle of Design” used throughout Gardens at Waters East, check out the archive postings for November 14 – 24, 2010 and May 2, 2011.

NOTE:  All photos use in this posting were taken on the property of Gardens at Waters East.

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  1. Fantastic diamonds. We, gardeners, are so rich.

  2. Gorgeous photos! I am very jealous of your many blooms. I know what you mean about rain adding an extra dimension, too. I think rain clouds in the sky always make the plants look extra bright. :)

  3. Great idea for a post. Love the photos. Great blog, thanks. From dry, autumnal Australia.