Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections and shadows

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Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to show photos featuring reflections and shadows. You can click on the photos below for a larger view.

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I thought I’d use this challenge as an opportunity to share a few photos I took earlier this week after we welcomed some rain in San Diego. I wanted to photograph the raindrops and although there isn’t much colorful to reflect in the garden at this time of year, I had fun finding reflections of the other plants, as well as the iron fence behind the flower wall. These pink flowers are actually snapdragons I planted a few weeks ago.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections and shadows
Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections and shadows

Raindrops have such an amazing way of capturing the light and reflecting it.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections in raindrops
Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections in raindrops

This next image makes me think of a frog staring at me with big eyes on the top of its head!

Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections - raindrops look like frog eyes
Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections – raindrops look like frog eyes

I love how the straight iron fence becomes so curvy when it is reflected in the raindrops.

Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections in rain drops
Cee’s fun foto challenge: Reflections in rain drops

More rain in San Diego means more raindrop photo opportunities

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We seem to be enjoying a pretty rainy winter in San Diego. Besides the seven days of almost continuous rain we had before the holidays, we also had some rain just before and after Christmas, and again this past weekend and a couple of nights ago. The good thing is, most of this rain is steady but not overabundant, so the ground is soaking it up nicely and floods are few around the county. Another good thing is, we’re starting to see new green growth on our hilly landscape. Of course, it will all turn brown by May but we’ll probably have a green spring before then. I can’t wait!

I like taking photos of raindrops after the rain. I’ve found them on spider webs, and again on more spider webs. After the latest rain, I noticed a large amount of raindrops on the netting I put around my garden. This netting is there to protect my produce from the darn squirrels that try to eat it. So far, the squirrels have won every time.

Here’s what I saw when I stepped out in the garden. You can click on an image for a larger view. I like the wavy patterns the raindrops make because of the loose netting.

And yes, it’s my bougainvillea in the background, not faring well with all the frost we’ve had. I guess it will need a good trimming when spring comes. Talking about frost, I took a few more photos of frosty leaves last weekend, so I’ll be working on a post with lots of frosty photos. Brrrrrr….