Alchemilla mollis – Lost in the Details of a Raindrop

This is a macro photo of a raindrop on the leaf of the Alchemilla mollis – a plant with big toothy scalloped leaves that capture and funnel rain into tiny little ponds that fairies could take a bath in, if fairies were inclined to do such a thing. Now, that’s a detail you probably haven’t heard before.

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Why can we remember the tiniest detail that has happened to us, and not remember how many times we have told it to the same person.
– Francois de La Rochefoucauld-

This weeks WordPress photo challenge is Lost in the Details.

25 thoughts on “Alchemilla mollis – Lost in the Details of a Raindrop

  1. Great shot, Margie, and this is one of my favorite plants, the equivalent of green velvet in the garden.

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    1. I like the plant, but was surprised by the flowers. I didn’t expect clusters of tiny, tiny flowers. I thought it would have big flowers to match the leaves!

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    1. I’m not sure I can do ‘whiskers on kittens’, but ‘Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes’ – I could do that this morning!

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  2. That’s cool. Before reading it, I kept looking trying to figure out what it was. Amazing how the water acts as a sort of magnifying glass through which the detail shows up better.

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    1. Thanks Chris – I am always inspired by the photos on your blog. Your home turf is mine, except you capture it in ways I never can.

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