Silent Sunday

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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60 Responses to Silent Sunday

  1. Kris P says:

    Rain is beautiful in all its aspects. Enjoy your Sunday, Eliza!

  2. Vicki says:

    What a gorgeous shot, Eliza. What is it about rain, or dew, that turns a photo in to something altogether extraordinary. Must be the sparkle.

  3. I know the Busy-Lizzie impatiens, this one – capensis looks quite different. Magical shot Eliza.

  4. shamanism1 says:

    Gorgeous capture Eliza 🌻

  5. Anne says:

    Rain is so precious!

  6. Alice Pratt says:

    Bejeweled by Mother Nature….

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Indeed… thanks, Alice.

      • Alice Pratt says:

        I just bought Jewelweed spray and it came with a little soap….my Poison ivy on arm, face & neck & an are on finger would have benefitted from this several days ago…I must have gotten it from my Kitty, who snugglesmwith me…I’m so vigilant about it & know I didn’t touch it. It’s also good for bug bites & other skin irritations.

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Yes, at the first sign of an emerging blister, I reach for one of these plants. I find the earlier, the better, as it seems less effective for me on full blown blisters. Hope you get relief soon – PI is NO FUN!

  7. Joanna says:

    Beautiful! I read somewhere that Jewelweed got its name not from the flowers, but from the way the leaves sparkle when they are wet!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Joanna. Yes, the fine hairs on the leaves trap air, giving it a silvery look under water. We used to put leaves in the stream all the time when we were kids, calling it silver dollar plant.

  8. Treah says:

    That is one very nice photo! Beautiful plant up close….it can match any orchid. Is it one of the family??

  9. Penny Post says:

    Love the way the leaf is protecting the flower from the rain.

  10. Isha Garg says:

    Eliza you’re so gifted! The pictures you capture are like visual happiness!
    😍

  11. Lovely, Eliza, I am always a fan of water droplets on petals and leaves!

  12. arlingwoman says:

    I love jewel weed. It was always down in the woods when I was a kid.

  13. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Love orange and green together, lovely photo.

  14. Widdershins says:

    Autumn rain … we’re getting some here too, at last. 🙂

  15. Robin says:

    Wonderful capture, Eliza. I miss jewelweed. I haven’t seen it here on the Eastern Shore. (That doesn’t mean it isn’t here. Just that I haven’t seen it.) We had loads of it on our property in Ohio.

  16. Lovely shot of this touch me not!

  17. Mic. says:

    I read down through all of the comments to see if anyone mentioned popping the seeds. Fascinating little botanical mechanisms and a great escape from the troubles of this world…😌
    Beautiful photograph, too, Eliza.

  18. bittster says:

    Hah, amazing! Candied jewelweed 🙂

  19. dawnbirdau says:

    Your photography is breathtaking!

  20. naturebackin says:

    I have not seen this particular impatiens here. It’s beautiful. I also like the way their seeds pop ☺

  21. Maria says:

    A little jewel Eliza!

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