Morning rain in the Japanese garden

Morning rain in the Japanese garden 7D_2197_StaatsI spent the morning at Como Park in the McNeely Conservatory and the Ordway Japanese Garden.  Although we had the promise of bright sunshine and hot and humid weather for the day, the morning was cool and cloudy.  The light was actually quite beautiful for photographing.  I spent a half hour in the Japanese garden and was preparing to leave when I heard the sound of raindrops hitting the pond.  As beautiful as the sound was, the sight of the large drops punctuating the calm water’s surface was delightful.  I stayed through the rain showers and continued to photograph, enjoying the freshness of the rain, the cool of the morning, and the peacefulness and beauty that I found in the garden.

2 thoughts on “Morning rain in the Japanese garden

  1. Joani July 15, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Was the blur because of a window or……. Neat and different. Freda style.
    That is the substitute for our Pt Defiance which is awesome right now.

    • lindastaatsphoto July 17, 2013 / 9:19 pm

      Ah – you are the smart one, Joani! The blur was from a Lensbaby lens. And a wonderful compliment from you referring to our dear friend Freda; I’ll accept that compliment graciously – thanks!

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