Misty river

Misty river perch

When there is a misty drizzle, I love to see water droplets form on plants in the garden and along the trail. Not a good day for sitting by the river, above, but it is beautiful in passing.

Nasturtiums gather water droplets at their starry centers and fountain grass seed heads become saturated bottle brushes.

Red maple

Acer rubrum

The red maples are the first to turn. The other treesโ€“ birch, ash and sugar maple, are yellowing.

Jewelweed lives up to its name, the droplets glistening like miniature crystal balls. Likewise, canna buds and blossoms, and asters, too, are bejeweled.


Symphyotrichum cordifolium

Hope you enjoyed this misty day meander with me. (Click any photo to embiggen.)

About Eliza Waters

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108 Responses to Drizzle

  1. Wow, how beautiful. Thank you for this refreshing capture, Eliza

  2. shamanism1 says:

    Beautiful and fresh! ๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ’ง

  3. Vicki says:

    Lovely photos, Eliza.

    Like you, I love to look at the water droplets on the various leaf shapes and textures during fine misty rain.

  4. arlingwoman says:

    Rain really is lovely when you get up close and notice. There’s that fresh smell and all the droplets. I have a memory of a drenching rain when I was a child–3 or 4–looking out the window and noticing that the splashes were little crowns. I remember thinking they looked a bit like ballet dancers. Thanks for the the great photos. I love the chairs above the river.

  5. bittster says:

    Beautiful. I think it’s the foliage of nasturtium that I love the most, the flowers are just an afterthought.

  6. Its so refreshingly beautiful. Love the rains. No amount of sprinkler watering can bring the effect that a rain can bring on the plants.

  7. sandyjwhite says:

    Those little drops of water make for great shots, Eliza!

  8. Alice Pratt says:

    Nature’s beauty is almost always there…..to the eye of the beholder…..

  9. A cooling walk through the garden, Ahhh.

  10. Cherilyn says:

    Beautiful as always. Love mist and fog myself ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. These plants donโ€™t need the sun to shine. Lovely photos!

  12. Jen says:

    I love pictures of nature in the rain….these are all just so beautiful and peaceful. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. cindy knoke says:

    This is so refletive of you, Eliza, just beautiful.

  14. Anne says:

    A feast for the eye: these pictures are a reminder of how grateful we are for the gift of water. Having had a light spring rain yesterday, I can fully appreciate the droplets on the foliage that you show so beautifully.

  15. Enchanting! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, Eliza. (I too love to see how raindrops collect on various flowers, leaves, and trees. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ)

  16. Sue Vincent says:

    I love the way rain gathers in nasturtiums and alchemilla leaves ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. Ali says:

    This is beautiful. I love the tiny globes too, and you have captured them so well.

  18. neihtn2012 says:

    Brilliant idea, Eliza, to make a misty day into an exciting one. I like that word, embiggen, a new one for me.

  19. Very pretty shots. We had rain for two solid days which is always good as the temps turn colder. We have a few maples turning but the leaf peepers may be disappointed this weekend. Not much color here.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Judy. There is a lot of green here, too. I was looking at the monthly forecast and temps look to be about 10 deg. above what we are used to. There is no ‘normal’ anymore.

  20. tippysmom2 says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing! I love the river perch, even in the mist.

  21. Treah says:

    What a nice focus…..sparkling droplets to notice!

  22. dawnbirdau says:

    Beautiful pics! I, too, rush outdoors after rain to see what I can photograph. Difficult to imagine how quickly autumn is around the corner.

  23. Joanna says:

    Misty days have their own special beauty don’t they? Beautiful pictures!!

  24. Kathy Sturr says:

    Wonderful photos Eliza! I can feel the turn from here! I love the rain on Lady’s Mantle leaves, much like the Nasturtium only more pow. Soak up the season!

  25. Beautiful even in a drizzle!

  26. Peter Herpst says:

    Thanks for inviting this drip to stroll through your bejeweled and glorious garden. I enjoyed it very much.

  27. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful gems of photos Eliza

  28. Sagittarius Viking says:

    So beautiful, thank you so much for sharing them!

  29. albert says:

    I did enjoy it. Beautiful images. I’m saving the river perch and the red maple leaves for more walks.

  30. rickii says:

    After a long, hot summer I was ready for that. Thanks!

  31. naturebackin says:

    Very evocative and lovely photos. I can smell the rain and damp!

  32. Bela Johnson says:

    Lovely photos, Eliza! I especially delight in the first and the last ๐Ÿ˜‰

  33. Love the misty river perch and absolutely beautiful collection of photos!๐Ÿ™‚

  34. ladyfi says:

    Such peaceful scenes.

  35. spanishwoods says:

    Oh these are beautiful shots Eliza!

  36. Jewels says:

    Beautiful Eliza โค

  37. Maria says:

    A visual treat! Thank you!

  38. RMW says:

    You did a good job of capturing those rain drops.

  39. ๐Ÿฆ‹ Serene and calming photos.

  40. Love the rain droplets, especially the last one.

  41. Drizzle never looked so good!!

  42. Robin says:

    I love misty, drizzly days. Probably for the same reason you do. You captured it all so beautifully. ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. dylan hereford says:


  44. Beautiful images, Eliza ๐Ÿ™‚

    So fresh it looks…

    It’s drizzling here and planning to take a walk with my camera, tomorrow, early morning ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. SunnyD says:

    Beautiful pictures!! What a great something to photograph. I just love it!

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