Monday, May 16, 2011

The fog comes on little cat feet

There’s a steady rain and every now and then, I can hear the low, soft rumble of thunder. George is next to where I sit, in something akin to a hidey-hole. The rain came down all last night, but surprisingly we haven’t had a drop all day until now.

The dawn brought thick fog and I was able to get these shots of tiny raindrops on the pansies when I took my morning walk.


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I used one of Jerry Jones’ bokeh textures on most of them, but only slightly.


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It was a quiet, peaceful morning. In fact, it felt more like April around here than May.


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The deluge of the night before has left this buttercup hanging its head. One of the textures I used on this is a new one from Kim Klassen called ‘pour vous’. Get on her mailing list to acquire free weekly textures.


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I {heart} weekends.

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Hope yours was a good one.

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THE fog comes

on little cat feet.

It sits looking

over harbor and city

on silent haunches
and then moves on.

~ Carl Sandburg

69 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

Ok, these pictures take my breath away! Truly gorgeous!

Kat :)

Low Tide High Style said...

P.S. I love your new watermark!

Kat :)

Anonymous said...

So pretty!

Debbie from Illinois

Gone Country said...

I love pansies and the water drops send them over the top! Gorgeous!

I like the new texture... I haven't used it yet. Nicely done!

Karen said...

ooh.. these shots are just.. beautiful.

Sallie @ Texas Cottage said...

Absolutely beautiful!

mrs mediocrity said...

rain, rain go away... well, we had almost a whole week of dry weather, that was nice. now we are in for a week of rain. love your photos, love pansies, and today, i loved a rainy day sunday...

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

Wonderful photos, especially the butter cup one.

I <3 your Macro lens. :)

Hilary said...

Yes, they are all beautiful.....it is POURING in Maine.
But I love it anyway.

Lisa RedWillow said...

Gorgeous just gorgeous.

Cloudia said...

*Gasp*

pure delight-




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Caroline said...

*gasp* OMG!!! These are all so gorgeous. Those drops of water...it's soul cleansing! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xo

Jeanne Walker said...

Incredible...breathtakingly beautiful!!!

beth said...

my macro award today goes to you without question....xo

Michelle said...

Pansies have always had my heart, and then you had to capture them so dazzlingly bejeweled with raindrops! I think my heart just burst from the beauty.... (Thank-you!)

Laura~peach~ said...

beautiful... love raindrops on flowers!

Mary said...

Omigosh, gorgeous!!! I'm hoping for some fog tomorrow morning, so I can take the camera out... :)

Deb said...

nice peaceful photos..

Char said...

beautiful color

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Exquisite.

JaneK said...

those are STUNNING!

Dyche Designs said...

Such beautiful images. We have rain and thunderstorms forecast for this coming week. :0(

MaggieGem said...

Beautiful work!

Kate I said...

Wow...really amazing shots...and the poem is one of my favourites. It sounds like you had a lovely weekend with camera in hand:)

Country Girl said...

Wow. Thanks for all the kind comments, everyone. My internet's been crazy tonight, probably from the storms that were going through and I'm just seeing them now.

~ C.G.

texwisgirl said...

very pretty and delicate. precariously hanging on.

BUSH BABE said...

Girl - you are SMOKIN' today!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...
Thanks for sharing.
:-)
BB

Ellen said...

Dew drops are falling on my head.

Amy said...

Lovely shots Kate, Pansies are one of my favourite flowers and you captured them so beautifully! Hope you have a lovely Monday! :-) P.s. Raining here...and today the Captain leaves for Brazil...going to need some sunshine soon so I don´t get totally bummed out...;-)

Bluebird49 said...

Wow, Kate--the little drops on the pansies--are just breathtakingly beautiful. And Carl Sandburg's poem is one of my favorites.

{ T G L } said...

Really, really nice. And I love the short poem at the end. What lens did you use for taking these pictures?

Blessings,
This Good Life

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Oh my goodness, they are stunning. You never cease to amaze me with your beautiful photography.

CJ xx

Country Gal said...

AMAZING, AWESOME , BEAUTIFUL photos, are they taken with your Nikkon Macro 60mm. I am yet to use mine I will soon lol . Have a great day !

Snappy Di said...

Pretty photos today. I always love dewdrops on flower petals.

Wondering if you take more than one lens with you when you go for a walk, or do you just take one with an idea in mind of what you are going to photograph along the way?

Di

nancy in ks said...

Kate - just stunning. Magnificent.

What lens?

njboothe@att.net

Lili said...

Holy Moly Kate! Each one of these shots is even more gorgeous than the next one! So luminous and yummy and your watermark looks so perfect on each one. That heart leaf is so very sweet too. xo ~Lili

tj said...

...*swoons*sigh*thud!... ;o)

...Love.

...Happy Monday!

...Blessings... :o)

Tammy said...

Gorgeous photos!!

TSannie said...

Love this! Photos and one of my favorite poems...

AND your chickadee is in group 5 over on PW!!!! So deserving, Miss K.

Daryl said...

I believe the fog here came in on the feet of some VERY BIG CAT .. and the rain, its been coming down since yesterday afternoon with just one small break through of non rainy sky with humidity so high my hair looks like silver cotton candy ..

Louisiana Belle said...

Beautiful photos.

missing moments said...

Absolutely stunning collection!

And congrats, Kate. PW picked your chickadee photo in group 5! It's beautiful!

Tess Kincaid said...

Exquisite. I could eat these.

Angie said...

These photos are absolutely breath-taking!

sharon said...

absolutely loved your pictures! rain is nice isn't it. I love the fog, I like taking pictures of the fog, except when I can't see! Lol

DesertHen said...

Pansies make my heart sing!

Donalyn said...

Lovely Kate - I love capturing water drops...

Mental P Mama said...

Can I get some of those pansy shots on a cool group of boards? Pretty please???

Anonymous said...

STUNNING photos!!!

BUSH BABE said...

Congrats on being chosen for PW's group today!!!!
:-)
BB

Jill of All Trades said...

Those photos are fantastic. I love Carl Sandburg.

Stacey Dawn said...

In a word: Dreamy!
Beautiful job!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

So beautiful --and don't you just love little cat feet?!
V

Mental P Mama said...

I want the last three pansy shots. thankyouverymuch

Oliag said...

AMAZING pansies! Love all of these really! I was in your neck of the woods for a long weekend visiting family and the weather was very cooperative...rain at night and sun during the day....can't complain:)

slommler said...

What gorgeous photographs!! Your close ups are amazing! Well done!
Congrats on your POTW
Hugs
SueAnn

Bossy Betty said...

SO beautiful! Congrats on you POTW!

Daryl said...

Congrats on a POTW!

The Japanese Redneck said...

wonderful pictures

Dianne said...

each and every shot is stunning
and I smiled at the image of George creating a hidey-hole
I've seen photos of him, big old beauty that he is

Brava on POTW

deb colarossi said...

good god woman.

Linda said...

Beautiful images, Kate. You have a very artistic flair.

fleece jackets said...

Seems that one of your passion is photography, well i really love taking pictures everywhere, and anywhere too..I just want to take pictures though I'm not knowledgeable enough about the strategies on how to take pictures. You sounds like a professional photographer. Keep it up!

CherylK said...

Absolutely beautiful! The tiny raindrops are especially remarkable. I can certainly see why Hilary chose this as POTW...nice work!

Slamdunk said...

Fantastic photos and congrats on your POTW from Hilary.

I have been watching lots of droplets on flowers the last two months--from dew and lots of rain.

ladyfi said...

Wow, wow and more wow! These photos are stunning!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness Kate! These are so gorgeous. What lovely images. WOW!

Sall's Country Life said...

Amazing capture and love your editing!! These are truly inspiring, so glad I popped in today! Have a great day!

FireLight said...

Raindrops on pansies....I am smiling inside and out.