Friday, January 23, 2009

I'm not in the studio the last few days because I've spent most of the last couple of days bopping around the blogiverse visiting folks who are participating in the One World - One Heart Blogger's Open House. (See the post below or click on the button in the sidebar) Lots of fun but very time consuming. I was expecting to know a lot of the bloggers and while I do know some, I'm surprised at how many new bloggers (or new to me bloggers) I am meeting. I'm doing more than zipping in and out, I'm trying to get a feel for those blogs that look interesting, so I'm traveling very slowly. This could make it hard for me to get anything done in "the real world" for the next couple of weeks!

It's been rainy and gray lately. I went out to the library today and noticed the snow level was only about 50 - 100 feet up the hillsides, real close. I'm glad it's rain and not snow on the valley floor though. I'm digging it. It's hot tea, warm cuddly sweater, good book weather.

But I did brave the wet for a few minutes today. I'm fascinated with the sparkling raindrops clinging to branches outside my window. I think I needed to go in search of better choices to get any truly amazing images, but I did like the ones I shot. Check this one above out in a larger size (click on it). See the branches in the background duplicated in their entirety and upside down in the left rain drop? Talk about catching lines in a photo!

Here's another one - an entire branch encased in a single drop on a single needle.

This raindrop doesn't hold anything identifiable but I liked the photo because the branch tip reminds me of a paw holding a bubble of water. A tree paw.


Sarah said...

Every time I am out for a walk at the moment I think of you and lines-I am seeing lines everywhere I look and sometimes have my camera. Will put some up soon. I love your droplet photos-so perfect.The opposite of magnifiers. Just off to look at your OWOH post now. I am doing a similar thing to you and trying to have a proper look-so -as you say-very time consuming! Speak to you soon.

Betzie said...

Gorgeous photos of details...the simple things we can overlook...a good reminder to always be open to a new little miracle in your life, no matter how small and beautiful.Thanks for sharing and for your comments on my blog too. :)
Hope you'll visit again..and yes, I do hope to have granddaughters one day!!!

Connie Carpenter Macko said...

wow... those are gorgeous! I try to take pictures of rain but never seem to capture what I want. If the thaw ever comes here (LOL) maybe I'll aim for some similar shots! thanks for the inspiration

Dawn said...

Wow what wonderful photos - once I have stopped blog hopping for OWOH I will be back... x

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Great photos! I'm new to OWOH, thank you for stopping by :) Like you I'm trying to soak it all in!

Take care!


kerin said...

Wow! That is sooo cool and it does look like 'Charley's Claw'!! Beautiful photos!!

aliceinparis said...

I know! I am losing a lot of time to OWOH but it is fun:))Thanks for popping by my blog:)
Cheers, Shelagh from snowy Nova Scotia

Kerin said...

Hi Laume

I'm thinking it would be cool to post your tree paw and Charley's Paw on my blog side by side Is it OK to use that photo with a link back to your blog?

Sue said...

Laume, your images are
magically beautiful! What a treat to view!