Monique and I love the opportunities the rain brings, although I’m more of a summer person—well, most of me is, except my skin. Blue skies are inviting, and I feel more energetic, and want to venture out for walks and photos. I whinge when it’s grey and cold, and especially when it’s raining and I have to walk the dogs. But once I’m out and walking, I feel better, and afterwards, I feel great! Wet and cold, but great! It’s more the thought than the actual doing.

It was raining yesterday when I walked, but despite that, everything was shimmering. I took a leaf (pardon the pun) from Monique’s book, and zoomed in close for some macro shots of a lavender bush. I didn’t realise raindrops could be so tiny, or that so many could fit on a single leaf or petal or stalk.

Even under a grey sky, there’s still much to be found that’s beautiful.








Without discussing it, rain was the inspiration for both our photos. Monique took her camera to work and snapped a few macro shots before getting stuck into all things dry and marketing. Being creative was a great way to start the day – it gave her a little zing when she saw how well these drops on a rose stem had turned out.

If you look at the drops, you can see the sky and clouds:

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About Midweek Moment:
Monique Mulligan and I are writers who share a passion for photography. As a digression from the written word, we share our favourite photos each week in ‘Midweek Moment’. Please click over to Monique’s website to view more of her photography and to read her writing.
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