Waterlogged

I love taking pictures of things that have been drenched in rain because water does such cool stuff when it forms drops. That said, I could really do without the 6+ inches of rain we’ve had over the last few days. I could absolutely do without the storms still coming that will be bringing more of the same over the next couple of days.

Strung Water Drops

Going through all the photos I took yesterday, I realized that I had so many that I loved, I could spend weeks posting a single image a day. I’ve decided to post them all together instead of one at a time. They are far from perfect, but there are things about each one that I really love. Some are the color, some are the intricacies of the web itself, others are because of the detailing or effects of the water drops. These are my favorites, for whatever reason.

Funky Flower Bud

Sorry, I’ve looked and looked and I just cannot find out what kind of flower this is. I saw it in my FIL’s front flower bed and thought it was cool. Of course, he didn’t know what it was as it was something my MIL planted years ago so that knowledge passed along with her. If anyone knows, feel free to comment.

I love the translucence paired with the darker green and burgundy tipped veins because it is pretty. Then you get that “Grrr… Stay Away!” vibe from those thorny, spiky, hairy looking parts. Once it busts open, you get this delicately cupped white flower with a vivid fuchsia center. The whole plant was just kind of gangly looking, but the different pieces made it really cool and funky looking. For all I know, it is actually a weed.

Funky Flower
Funky Flower