I am so thankful for the rainy days we got this week. For the most part, this summer Texas was once again in drought.
In the last week, we have had about 17″ of rain in a five-day span. The ground soaked it up really fast because even it was thirsty.
Our daughter found a large group of about 100 black-bellied ducks swimming in a pasture in the low spots. It looked like a small pond and they were all so happy to be playing in the water and swimming all around.
The rainy days are dark and gloomy most of the time but when you get rain after so long without rain you just look past the clouds and be grateful.
Rainy days are days to celebrate because we all need water to survive. I am so thankful for rainy days.
Sometimes after it rains I take pictures of the rain drops. I love how all the drops are different and unique.
This time I wanted to find something different to take pictures of instead of the drops on flowers or leaves. I found these emerald colored rain drops on the windshield of my car. They look like tiny green emeralds all lined up in a row and getting ready to dance. I am sure you have watched the rain dance on the windshield of your car as you are driving down the road.
A macro lens works best for this type of thing. I used my Canon 100 mm 2.8L macro lens.
While I was editing the first image, I decided to change the colors of the raindrops on two other copies of the image. Then I went back and added a black and white one. The fun thing about editing is we can take it as far as we want to.
Dancing rain is one of those little things in life that is often overlooked, but it really is the little things in life that make it so special.
Our area of Texas has gotten some much-needed rain over the last few days. After several months of drought this is very much-needed.
We have gotten 5 1/2 inches in total. The cracks in the yard can fill back in again and the plants, grass and trees are breathing a sigh of relief.
Determined doves were posing for pictures while eating in the rain. They had quite a challenge as the feeders were filled with water from the down pour yesterday.
These first two pictures represent the Mourning Doves and the White Winged doves. The White Ringneck Dove is in the last picture. I believe the one in the middle picture on the right hand side is an older dove.
Doves have such beauty and grace about them when they fly. I love watching them and getting to see three different types on the same day was a treat.
I found another way to look at the clover. It had rained and the water drops were all over the leaves.
From a standing position it really did not look like a big deal. I came back in the house grabbed my camera and the macro lens. I got on the ground to get a few pictures. I got as close as I could to them to get the details.
Water drops up close look like little beads placed on a leaf in different locations. I think they are quite amazing. They even have a bit of texture and they are see through. Sometimes it is the simple things that make the prettiest pictures.
Go outside after a rain and capture some water drops on some leaves of plants. See what kind of interesting pictures you can come up with.