Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Rains came down as the Flood came up!

Remember this song from Sunday school? It isn't actually flooding here I'm just being a wee bit dramatic, again.
We woke up to rain. Pouring down rain. Don't get me wrong...we needed rain it's just that I had planned to work in the yard all day today.
"I should never put off til tomorrow, etc" and again "make hay while the sun
is shining" and yet another nugget of wisdom "don't count your chickens until your eggs hatch"---oh, well.
It is suppose to rain for all of today and tomorrow. So I have a morning to catch up on blog reading and to work in the house. Which one of those sounds like more fun?
If I really get ambitious I suppose I could go to Hobby Lobby and lust after something on Sale! That doesn't sound very good, does it? Okay, how does this sound? I could go to Hobby Lobby and see what's on Sale.

I just thought of something fun I can do! I'm going to go stand on the porch and see if I can catch raindrops with my new camera. I don't mean use my camera to catch raindrops but use my camera to capture images of understand, right? I don't need to further explain do I? Didn't think so. Anyhooo! If it works you'll see it here...

Okay. That was harder than I thought it would be. I don't think I caught one drop actually falling and now my batteries need replacing. So what's the secret? I suppose I'm going to have to look this up ...oh boy! I love projects!!! This one names itself doesn't it? Project Raindrop. Perfect. Now I have something to do.

You'll have to click on this one to even see the raindrops on the porch screen. I'm serious if you don't click on this one all you see is a blurry backyard. So click already! Failure #1

Now this one isn't bad of the wood grain but I was waiting for a drop to fall...everytime one did...I somehow missed it. I have about 10 of this exact photo. Failure #2

Next I tried to catch one falling from the iron fret work. I was fretting but it didn't work! Click on picture to see drops forming (or that could be my imagination) but nothing falling. Failure # 3!

My final efforts cause my batteries are low. I waited and waited for this drop to drop and just when I gave up...plomp...down it came!

This is nice cause the drop is just about to let go and the cobweb is interesting. Oh well, as I said, now I have a project "How to capture an image of a rain droplet falling".

Okay, that's all for now my little dewdrops! I'm off to research raindrops!


  1. I got some flowers planted before the rain that is coming tonight. Good thing!

  2. Judging by the comment from Parsley I'd say you found my blog by way of hers. I am SO GLAD you did! Not because you saw something that made you want to follow my blog - by the way I am VERY honored by that - but because that meant I found YOUR blog and it is out-of-this-world fabulous!

    I don't have much time right now - the hubs is wanting me to help him with something - but I'm coming back later to read a bunch.

    One thing though - what kind of camera do you use? I have a Nikon D80 and I love it, but I sure could use some tips.

    Talk to you soon!

  3. We have had a light rain here all day... and whatever weather you are having now will probably be over me in a couple of hours. Good luck with your raindrops!

  4. We are on the page today. I seem to want to be lazy today. I should be getting some things done but I just made a cup of coffee and sat down to read some of my favorite blogs.
    Have a great afternoon!

  5. I love this post. Your pics are great...despite the fact that you couldn't catch the drops. lol

    I LOVE the story of your family, down the sidebar! Sweet!

  6. I'm your sister in law...I can say this...are you feeling okay today? I worry about you standing on the porch with camera poised for minutes waiting on a raindrop. I think a picture of you in waiting position would be the capture of the day! :0) I love you, you know that!!! When you get the raindrop falling, I want a copy to frame!!

  7. Tanya...are you questioning my judgment or my sanity or both? You know how I am when I get off on a tangent.

  8. Hi, You put a big smile in my heart by becoming a follower to my humble little blog. I have been exploring your fun and lively blog and find we share a few of the same interests. I love your art and am envious of your new camera. A new camera is on my wish list and you will find me standing in the rain to cach a rain drop if and when I get it. I look forward to many visits and a new friend. Dee

  9. Darlin' you can stand on my porch and shoot raindrops anytime. (I'm also your sis-in-law so I can say THIS) I'll just tell my neighbors "She's the CREATIVE (wink wink) type" and they'll understand. Just teasin ya-I LOVE the iron "fret"work pic! You are SO talented! Wishin you were here with us in Branson!

  10. Dee---Thanks so much for leaving a comment...I adore comments!!! I noticed that we share common interests, also! PS...I always have a list and a wish list is my favorite! Jammie

    And LeLe...You're in Branson?!? Yeah, I wish I was there with you also! I'm not so creative as much as I have issues!! code word for: an attention disorder. Love to all my little cupcakes! JamJar

  11. We've had a bit to much rain for me right now but, the garden sure loves it.
    Like you though I need to get out into the yard not mud wrestling.

    Have a Sueper Duper weekedn.



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