Well, this seems to be one of the more popular images in my profile! Believe it or not, it is mist on a small cactus. That's it! There was no preparation with this photo. I just grab the water hose, turned it on and started misting my plants. I was misting my garden and viola'! I love misting my flowers and plants instead of drenching them with water. When I drench them, then the leaves seem to loose it's color, the petals droop, and the bees, butterflies and humming birds stay away until the flower is dry. However, every now and then I do soak the soil, but for the most part, I mist every day. Misting is a slower process of watering and it allows me to zero in on the flower or plant. I live in Northern California and sometimes the summer weather is hot, and my garden needs a respite a couple of times per day, so I think my plants love the mist! When I took this picture, I was finished misting my plants and decided to grab my camera and see if there were any interesting shots in my garden. This shot was among three hundred images that I took that day. I had not been very experienced with my camera, let alone taking photos with water on them, so this shot was just a fluke! Actually, most of my images are a miracle because I do not know how to set my camera and I do not know anything about photography. But I do know beauty and I do listen to my intuition. My neighbor is an artist and when he saw this image he said the droplets look like their dancing in some way. I enjoy hearing what other artists (or anyone) see in my images. I want to know how it moves them, speaks to them, enlightens or inspires them! I plan to experiment with droplets in the spring, especially on cactus.
December 7th, 2011
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