Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on August 11, 2013


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223/365: "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

223/365: "I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton
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This morning I went out to water the garden and was surprised to discover that it had rained last night! It is the second night in a row that we've gotten rain, and I am so very thankful. Southern Oregon, where I live, has been experiencing horrible lightning storms, and on August 10, more than 14,000 lightning strikes were reported in 24 hours!!!! Southern Oregon is currently the hot-spot in the United States for wildfires. There are 4 wildfire complexes (groupings of fires in the same area) that are burning over 73,327 acres or 114.57 square miles. The smoke can be seen from space, but thankfully the rain we've had in the past couple of days has really helped a lot.

Two nights ago I was woken to the sound of rumbling thunder. Sitting up, I looked out our window and watched as I saw lightning flashing in the distance and after a bit, the thunder would rumble through the house. Then, as I was looking out, a lightning bolt hit the ground within 1/10th of a mile from our house and I was looking RIGHT at it when it struck! The flash blinded me and I had residual blindness (black outline of lightning flash) for 10 minutes! Incredible...it hit, the world was as bright as the sun, and immediately the house shook like an earthquake and the sound of CRACK-CRACKLE-BOOOOOOOM-BOOM-BOOM!!!! filled my world! And then, the sky opened up and a torrent of rain like I haven't seen for months POURED for the next 10 minutes, drenching everything, the smell of warm earth and wet, dead grass drifting through the air. An amazing experience. I was so afraid that there would be a wildfire starting nearby, but I am so thankful that heavy rain accompanied every lightning strike. Last night there was no lightning nearby, but it rained and I'm so happy because it will help lower the threat of wildfires!

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer. He wrote on philosophy, ontology, poetry, plays, journalism, public lectures and debates, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox." Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Wikipedia: Gilbert K. Chesterton

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37 comments - The latest ones
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
I really appreciate your skills........
Fabulous.......
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
splendide photo, excellent rendu, bonne journée
4 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Wonderful shot, and what an experience !
4 years ago.
Fabio Cecchin
Fabio Cecchin
Delicate capture Janet!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
All lovely images, Janet. "water Pearls" is my favourite but they're all lovely.
Have a great week ahead.
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
fabulous shot. beautiful bokeh.
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superbly Composed Colourful And Detailed Set Of Macro Studies Janet Most Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful shot and saying!
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
A very sensitive and delicate macro, nice focus and lovely bokeh!
4 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Nature in abstract macro
4 years ago.
John Varley
John Varley
Superb work janet love those droplets the focus is awesome .
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
All are Amazing and So beautifullllllllllllll Excellent capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
Geoff. McElwaine
Geoff. McElwaine
This is pushing D.o.F. to a whole new level. I'm very impressed !
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
It's the dramatics of nature that make you appreciate the quieter moments more. Nice capture

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4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
fan-tas-tic :)
4 years ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Lovely capture.
Have a great week ahead.
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Excellent macro series Janet...
4 years ago.
Steven Kelly
Steven Kelly
superb shot janet
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Marvelous photograph Janet!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Nice shot !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Fantastic composition !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Beautiful drop of water!
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Magnifique mon amie
Gros Bisous(:-))ooooooooooooooo
4 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
Love those droplets Janet
4 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
A serie of photos: masterpiece!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
LOVE it!!! So earthy, such a wonderful droplet!!! Gorgeous macro!!!:D
You shouldn't be out looking at lightning!!! Really...phew, so glad nothing bad happened!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding capture.
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
I am grateful to rain. Why has helped with the fires and why you were able to take these beautiful images. As always I'm fascinated by your way of telling, with pictures and words.
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Amazing work, Janette!
4 years ago.
Maria Ismanah
Maria Ismanah
wonderful ... so poetic!
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Perfect !!!

Re the storms.. I sympathise. OK has those kind of storms...terrible beauty is how I descibe it.
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Marvellous! I simply love droplet shots and these are amazing! Wonderful way with words Janet...always keeps me coming back.
4 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Nothing like a close lightning strike to make one feel fully awake and alive:)
Beautiful shallow focus capture, little jewels!
4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Delicate....
4 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
La série d'images que tu nous offres là est une merveille!! Ces petites gouttelettes qui scintillent à la lumière ont une saveur particulière, celle de l'espoir!!
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Great light!!!
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
I just love this.
4 years ago.