Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sparkle Plenty

Superhero Andrea wrote post yesterday at Shutter Sisters challenging us to capture the weather in our images. I love the idea. Lucky for me, even here in Southern California, we've actually had some weather this winter.




This morning I woke to the cloud covered sun lighting up a million water drops that blanketed my backyard. I set my camera down on the patio right against the wet grass and shot photo after photo. The sparkle of magic and impossible hope left me enchanted.


As we being a New Year, it certainly seems like a great way to start. Have you found any magic from behind your lens of late?

24 comments:

Amy said...

I'm lovin these shots Tracy;) I miss green grass:( I just found your blog through flickr* Nice to find your blog!

Joanna said...

It reminds me of being fresh and new....perfect for the new year. Great shot Tracey.

I didnt catch weather this week...But here's my BSM.

Hip Mom's Guide said...

Wow, that shot is beautiful! I'm with Amy - makes me miss the green grass of summer.

mariah@playful learning said...

Wonderful photo...it makes me miss California.

We had fun trying to catch snowflakes...

http://www.playfulearning.com/Playful_
Learning/Blog/Entries/2008/12/16_Catching_
Snowflakes.html

Megan said...

ooh, beautiful. so clean and fresh! here's mine:

BBall BSM

Jen said...

It's nice to see fresh green grass. So alive. Great shot.

Here's mine:
Bubble Bath

Phyllis Sommer said...

you have green grass!? so jealous:-)

i have green pajamas

....not quite the same. not at all.

Michelle Potter said...

Love the grass. I'm in the Gulf Coast area, so green grass in winter is not strange to me. ;)

My BSM isn't weather magic, just momma magic.

Jaimee said...

Beautiful shot...I just love the morning dew!

Here's mine:


BSM: Hand in Hand

Golightly said...

gorgeous.

We visited the local wilderness park last week. It as magical in a natural sense of the word.

carrie said...

It is beautiful! I can't wait to get back home now!

Although I am enjoying some sparkling smiles of my five favorite girls today!

alliemom said...

I love the green on green on green. Beautiful.

Here's my
BSM

Maggie said...

I'm loving the water droplets...it reminds me of warmer weather, since we are in the midst of cold!

Here's my best shot

Kimberly said...

You've inspired me. I'll have to work a weather shot into my PAD this week. :)

Here's my best shot this week:

Juxtaposition

Christina said...

Oh, it is magical! It's wet here today...maybe I'll go out and try to find your magic!

Here are ALL the cousins!

Killlashandra said...

With the holidays it's hard to find a non-magical moment. ;) However, the cold weather found a very happy 3 year old yesterday.

Chris said...

The perfect picture for the perfect topic. Happy New Year Tracey!

Mandy aka Mandaroo said...

Lovely image.....
It's been quite chilly here in the mornings, though no snow yet for us. Here's a little frost nipping at your toes!

Amy Jo said...

Wow. That So Cal weather just sucks me in. You are so lucky to live there! The north east is just a bunch of blah right now. Thanks for brightening up my morning.

Here is my BSM, plus some post-holiday giveaways! Enjoy!

x said...

Looks like the green peeking through the melting snow here :)

I have a bunch of best shots of 2008 up today--all set to music, even!

Hank and Willie Year in Review 2008

Happy new year, all!

natalie said...

Mmmm...not magic in the...er..well, magical sense of the word. More like mommy-magic. As in, this picture takes my mommy-breath away. It might be one of my favorites EVER.


Best Shot Monday

Cara said...

I can almost smell the dew. Great shot.
Here's my little guys in stocking feet

Karen Maezen Miller said...

Just this. Just this.

Elizabeth said...

I like the feel of the sun on the grass. We have raindrops on the grass all winter, it seems, but only rarely does the sun shine on them. :)