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Walking in the Rain
Filed under: General, Photography, Inspiration, Creative Every Day
Posted by: Mary @ 11:57 am

It has been raining for a few days now and I walked to the library yesterday underneath my purple umbrella to check out some books and videos. I almost walked past this dramatic leaf and then stopped and backed up to have a closer look. The leaf was huge and probably a variety of hosta or similar plant. I am not a gardener like my mother, although I did make an attempt at gardening at another time in my life. My garden always seemed to be an overgrown haven for invasive plants that spread underground runners and took over things.

This leaf stands alone, its veins marking the passage of time and its coloring heralding the coming of fall. The drops of rain along the surface stand up quietly to announce their presence on this quietly grey day. The shape of the leaf folding back on itself is what intrigued me to take a closer look. Sometimes, when we hurry through our lives, we miss the small things, the important things, the quiet beauty of the things all around us. Just for a moment, really see instead of just looking. Try to capture this beauty in your mind and hold it close to your heart.

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4 Responses to “Walking in the Rain”

  1. cynthia eloise Says:
    i love your photo especially how you were able to capture the rain drops. i do the same thing on my walks, but i don’t always get the photo. i’ve been passing a small pansy that is growing in rock next to concrete. it’s not that it is so pretty it’s what it went thru to bloom. perseverance pays off.
  2. Kelly L. Says:
    Beautiful markings on the leaf. Thanks for sharing!
  3. julie Says:
    I appreciate this post. (I just sounded like my mother) …I really liked your post!. Need to stop..slow down…get my camera and go for a walk. September always a crazy month.
  4. Anne (Cornucopia) Says:
    What a fantastic picture Mary! Great eye to spot it, too. You’re right about we spend too much time rushing around, and not noticing the beauty around us.