The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge this week asks us for our Inspiration – what makes us get up and go each day, makes us happy. Of course, there are a number of things – family, friends, missG, nature, so many things that are inspirational, or that motivate us to get up and DO something.

For me, right now, my biggest inspiration is photography – I am inspired to go out with my camera and see what I can find through my lens. It even gets me out of bed πŸ˜‰

The other morning, I woke up beforeΒ 6am and noticed a very heavy fog – unusual for Brisbane and it was just 7 degrees Celsius. Usually, at that time, I would have gone back to bed for another hour. I lay in bed for a few minutes, but couldn’t help it, I hadΒ to go out and try photographing the fog. The photos are fine, but my street isn’t very exciting (and I was in my pyjamas) so I ventured out to the back garden where I discovered that everything was covered in a very heavy dew.

A usually very uninspiring plant was transformed into bejewelled fabulousness.

I have this plant scattered throughout my garden edge and there are two varieties as you can see – red-tinged and purple-tinged. Here is what the reddish plants looks like sans dewdrops:


These photos belong in Lucile’s Photo101 Rehab Clinic.

What inspires you?
x desleyjane

Posted by:desleyjane

photographer, blogger, planner, scientist, dog lover, frequent flyer, daughter, sister, BFF, human

70 replies on “Dewy Gemstones

  1. Imagining the scene of a Frequent Flying Scientist waking up at 6am, venturing to the frozen garden, wearing PJ’s, ugg boots and a giant woolly jumper, would be enough to prove that there is a passion, and a strong force that moves her into action, despite the cold.
    Looking at the outcome of this action is awe inspiring and breathtaking.
    If there was any doubt that photography not only inspires you, but gets the best out of your excellent artistic skills, and your photography mastery, one just needs to visit your blog daily.
    Having said that, we, our followers, could just submit your photo to the Weekly Photo Challenge, because, you, are an inspiration! Thanks my dearest. xxx

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    1. What a lovey thing to say. I think what I’ve realized lately is that everyone here inspires me in some way or another. As Deb and I were just saying, it’s a marvellous community here and I’m so happy to be a part of it. Thank you so much for this lovely comment.


  2. Occasionally a post generates an involuntary gasp of delight. This is one of those posts. What treasures you captured. And what an absolute demonstration of the fact that if you go out with a ready eye, morning, noon or night, the world rises to the occasion. Thank you – yet again.

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    1. Wow thank you so much. So glad you had this reaction. I did as well when I was seeing it through the lens and then in editing later. Yes, I really must be more proactive about getting out there. Thank you so much.


    1. Sorry I will have to ask Dad, I can’t remember. The colors darken when you increase contrast and clarity but I have also increased saturation to enhance the “jewel” look.


                1. Oh no! Mine seem to be flourishing. I don’t water them very often (maybe once every two months I’ll remember to put the sprinkler on lol) and I recently transplanted 2 of them. They’re still ok.


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