These are shots I took on Thanksgiving Day. Sigh...I told myself that I wasn't going to pick up the camera at all that day. Take a break, you know? But, it was such a treat to not spend the whole day cooking since we got a fabulous invite to a friend's house who happens to be a chef.
It rained that day. For the high desert area here, days with rain are few and far between. Anyway, I decided to go out onto our patio and soak in the hot tub and enjoy the backyard. The Japanese Maple was in it's final hurrah and as I sat there soaking, I realized what a glorious visual treat lay before me. I felt compelled (a polite word for obsessive, you know) to record it!
A beautiful carpet in my garden!
Thoughts that came to me with this one is that this leaf wasn't quite ready to join the carpet below and piggy backed on one still holding out!
The patina of the metal cap of the lamp makes for a wonderful contrast for these two rebels. I felt like these beautiful vignettes were here just for my private enjoyment.
Textures and patterns...that's what droplets have to offer. Well, wet too.
Now that it's too cold for the bees to invade the bird bath, the robins have been enjoying their bird bath again. They take turns and when the next one is in cue, it lands on the top of this bell thing. When I'm inside, I know the robins are out there without even having to look out the window since I hear the bells ringing, announcing another visitor.
Over at our friend's house, I am compelled yet again to pull out my camera!