photo challenges 7 May

It rained the past few days in the southern part of South Africa. In Struisbaai and L’Agulhas (the southern most part of Africa) rain from the south east means it comes directly from cold fronts on the sea. This time, as many times before, it caused flooding. The next photo is not one of mine, but forwarded from my brother who lives in the area.

The following are my own. I took them in my garden when it started raining. So far in nearly 24 hours, we have received 70mm+ of rain. We had to drain the swimmingpool somewhat twice already. I was trigger happy. I enter these photo’s for Jez’s Water Water Everywhere; Cee’s CMMC May macro as well as CBWC; and Cee’s FOTD and Patti of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge with the topic of Focusing on the Details.

a sheet of water coming down for the gutter is not up yet.
water droplets splashing down. macroed and mono colour
see the reflection in the water droplet. macroed

This one is for Becky’s Bright Squares

Echevirias are the Lord’s perfect water catchment system. From the centre, the fleshy leaves distribute moisture directly to the roots.

and last but not the least, the rainbow appeared yesterday just before the rain started in earnest.

Published by appeltjie

Ek is 'n mamma, 'n juffrou, 'n geliefde. Om woorde te gebruik om kreatief te wees, is 'n nuutjie. Maar wat 'n fees.

24 thoughts on “photo challenges 7 May

  1. Wow. I’m still trying to imagine it….so much water that you had to empty the swimming pool twice!! I’m glad you took photos of the raindrops with macro lenses. The water droplets/reflections are great. The rainbow is an added bonus! I’m glad you joined us!!


  2. Thank you for your lovely comments. But maybe you misunderstood the swimmimg pool line. the levels of the swimming pool which had the normal amount of water, became too high, so we had to let out water. We had 80 mm of rain in the last 24 hours. And I don’t have a macro lense. I take all my photos with my Huawei 7Plite cell phone. Then I crop, draw bigger, take a screen shot, crop again untill I have the required image. That’s great fun.


  3. Your post reminded me of an old commercial here in the US “When it rains it pours”. It seems to fit your post well, don’t you think? Loved your close-up/macro details, especially of the rain on the flowers and the raindrops. Perfect for the week’s challenge.


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