Sunday, October 30, 2022

Autumn roses wet with dew

October is going to be over.
Throughout October, daytime has been sunny and warm like early summer 
while I've turned on heater mornings and evenings.
Tiny drops of water form on cool surfaces of roses at night.
One morning I enjoyed quiet time photographing roses wet with dew.

Dew disappeared as the sun moved higher.

Also on the leaves of roses, there were glinting dew. 
These are close-ups through my lens.

I showed a tiny leaf perfectly fringed by waterdrops in my garden
in the last post, Raindrops.
This time, rose leaves covered with droplets of dew.

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time
like dew on the tip of a leaf."
(Rabindranath Tagore)

In the Rose Garden of Ryosenji Temple, autumn roses are flowering fragrantly
though not so spectacular as the spring bloom due to the small number.


Happy Halloween!

Linked to Mosaic Monday


  1. These close ups of raindrops are pure magic, stardust! Sometimes it seems we are like the dewdrops given a short time to shine until we dissolve into something else. Happy Halloween to you and your grandchildren, too!

  2. Hello Yoko,
    Your post is just lovely. The dew drops captures are amazing. I love the roses and rose garden. Happy Halloween to you and your grandchildren! Take care, enjoy your day! Have a wonderful week!

  3. Look at your beautiful photos, they are absolutely magical.

  4. Preciosa entrada Yoko. Las rosas están bellísimas. Octubre ha sido un mes espléndido. Por aquí más que el otoño parece primavera. Ahora si va cambiando el tiempo, tenemos menos calor. que ha hecho mucho. Muy guapa tu nieta.
    Buen semana.
    Un abrazo.

  5. Delighful photos !!!!! So beautiful, Yoko....
    Cute little witch !
    Have a nice week !

  6. This are spectacular pictures.

    Thank you for sharing and being part of MosaicMonday.
    Have a wonderful week.

  7. The photos are amazing! The dew is magical!

  8. Some more beautiful sparkling jewels courtesy mother nature, but beautifully captured by you. We are having an unseasonably warm autumn here - the flowers and animals are confused. My rose bush is covered in buds, the hedgehogs and dormice are totally confused as it is too warm for them hibernate, and my Locquat tree is covered in blossom!!!

  9. Brilliant macro shots!
    The dew drops are like diamonds! 💎

    Happy Tuesday! 💐

  10. there is something spiritual in these shots dear Yoko that filled my eyes with tears :)
    you succeeded to brought that divinity and beauty of the moment to us perfectly ! thank you for making my day !
    these images are worth framing and hang on wall !
    hugs and blessings

  11. Gorgeous roses. My have been blooming so strongly this last part of October. Enjoy the rest of your week, stay safe. I am joining you at Mosaic Monday.

  12. Yoko - thanks for your recent comment on my blog post. I took a blogging break while we were in the UK, and now I am back and catching up on everyone's posts. As I have written many times before, your photography is simply amazing. I am drawn into the photos, and awed by the wonder of something as "ordinary" as dew. (Of course, it is anything but ordinary - it is such an important source of water for the entire ecosystem.)

  13. Beautiful roses, beautiful quotation, beautiful little fairy. Thank you, Yoko. Your blog remains a nest of beauty and serenity. Keep it up, we all need it more than ever.

  14. Roses in October - it would be magical to see and smell them. We have had snow on the ground since mid-October. Yesterday, Bob spread wildflower seeds for me - I look forward to seeing if they sprout in the spring. I like seeing your sweet granddaughter.


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