Lone Swan, Rain Drop Magnifiers and Faded Beauty

03 Jan

1    There was just one swan on The Penryn River this morning. If you look closely, you can see the webbed feet working well.

Lone swan on The Penryn River

Lone swan on The Penryn River

2   On our drive this morning, lay this leaf, full of raindrops and when I looked really closely, I could see the leaf’s veins all magnified by the raindrops! Beautiful!

Raindrops as magnifiers

Raindrops as magnifiers

3   We were given a very special little bouquet when we visited L&T several weeks ago and I have been reluctant to put the dying flowers on the compost as I love the faded beauty of the roses in particular. They still grace the kitchen and I love them.

Faded beauty in this bouquet

Faded beauty in this bouquet

I’ve put the photos in a gallery format as well as that allows you to click and get a proper enlargement to see the magic of the rain-drops’ effect.


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8 responses to “Lone Swan, Rain Drop Magnifiers and Faded Beauty

  1. Robyn Lee

    January 7, 2013 at 3:58 am

    All lovely…… raindrops amazing ~ but of course today I was so drawn to the “Faded Beauty” images of your roses – magnificent ! 🙂 Robyn

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 7, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      Thank you for calling in. Roses fade away with such delicacy, don’t they? 🙂

  2. Don

    January 4, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Beautiful images, especially the leaves.

  3. petit4chocolatier

    January 4, 2013 at 1:55 am

    This post is so true and beautiful.

    I hope you don’t mind if I reblog your link on my reblog flavors page?

    • mybeautfulthings

      January 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

      I’d be delighted! happy New Year to you 🙂

  4. Kathleen Richardson

    January 4, 2013 at 12:07 am

    Amazing that all the raindrops magnified the veins. Lovely photos, Sally

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    January 3, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    all beautiful…love the leaf with rain droplets…such beauty!

  6. Our Growing Paynes

    January 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    I think swans are so beautiful, except the time I was four in Fairford and somehow irritated one and it cam after me. Needless to say I ran as fast as I could! Last year I visited Abbotsbury for the first time and it was wonderful. 🙂 Should do a post with some of the pics I took.


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