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August 10, 2011


raindrops on grape leaves

When I went to Big Summer Potluck , I met lots of people who were interested in photography and inspiration.  Ethan from Tastes Better with Friends and Brian from A Thought for Food were inspired to create a weekly photo inspiration project called “Capture the Word.”  You can click that link for more information about the thoughts behind it, but basically it is a Flickr group that they have welcomed anyone to join.  Each Wednesday they plan to announce a new word to be captured in photography and then posted to the group by the following Monday.  You are invited to tweet a link with the hashtag #CapturetheWord so that fellow photographers can be inspired by your vision.

Interesting story behind my photo: First thing this morning, before my breakfast, before my cup of coffee, I opened the back door to let the dogs out. My grapevines have started to invade my deck and I noticed this morning after a fairly hard rain last night, that the edges of the grape leaves were dotted with individual water dropets.  To grab my camera I ran!  A few hours later, Ethan and Brian announced the Capture the Word word: refreshing.  I knew I wanted to participate, and to do so early since we are leaving for vacation (with extremely limited net access – hubby’s phone will be our only access) soon.  Then I started thinking, hey, wouldn’t water droplets glistening on leaves make a nice interpretation of “refreshing”?

So, after a frustrating afternoon with Flickr refusing to upload my photos, I finally got them posted after an excrutiatingly long upload time.

Ahhh… refreshing, aren’t they? If you’d like to participate in Capture the Word, follow my link up there and submit pictures to the group! Brian and Ethan would be happy to have you!

I’d like to take this chance to remind you about my photo hunt due August 28th.  If you missed the post, which came in mid-July to give you an early jump on finding your shots, make sure to take a look and start gathering your shots!


  1. I LOVE the little water droplets on that second photo!!! And I haven’t forgotten your photo challenge….I’ve got an idea, we’ll see if I can execute it soon. Have a great trip!!

    Comment by Dawn — August 10, 2011 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Dawn! I’m sure your idea for the photo hunt will be great!

      Comment by Karma — August 11, 2011 @ 9:22 am | Reply

  2. I agree with Dawn, LOVE the water droplets in the second one! Mother Natuere’s jewelry.
    Have a wonderful vacation! Take a long walk on the beach for me! 🙂

    Comment by thedailyclick — August 11, 2011 @ 8:09 am | Reply

    • Thank you Michaela – I loved the way they sparkled.
      I will take many long walks on the beach; that’s how I start every morning on vacation unless it is raining.

      Comment by Karma — August 11, 2011 @ 9:24 am | Reply

  3. How cute are those droplets? They remind me of the pom-pom fringe that is on old-timey bedspreads. The next time it rains, I would investigate the photo opportunities of these more, even play with b&w.

    Comment by milkayphoto — August 11, 2011 @ 9:28 am | Reply

    • Thanks Tracy. Yes, I remember those bedspreads – pretty sure I had one as a child! I took a few more pictures, but I thought these two were the best composed of the batch. I have a couple that I want to take a closer look at – the drops appear to have “x” shaped reflections on them. I was thinking the next time it rains I should get the tripod and extension tubes out!

      Comment by Karma — August 11, 2011 @ 9:38 am | Reply

  4. That second photo looks like a tiny canopy for an elfin wedding. Well, that’s what elfin weddings are like in Antrim County anyway.

    Comment by Gerry — August 11, 2011 @ 9:15 pm | Reply

    • Have you attended one of these Elfin events Gerry? 😉

      Comment by Karma — August 12, 2011 @ 1:44 pm | Reply

  5. How perfectly those drops lines up for you. What lovely shots those are, and certainly they are “refreshing”.

    Comment by Carol — August 12, 2011 @ 10:16 am | Reply

    • Wasn’t that nice for them to do that? Thanks Carol.

      Comment by Karma — August 12, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  6. These are beautiful and yes, refreshing. 🙂

    Comment by Robin — August 12, 2011 @ 12:33 pm | Reply

    • Thanks Robin. I’m planning to have a closer look the next time it rains.

      Comment by Karma — August 12, 2011 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

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