Turn rain to living color
Beauty all around
iPhone Photos: Dwight L. Roth
Linda at d’Verse asked us to write a poem showing the significance of water. Last night’s rain showers left traces of water droplets on my beautiful volunteer flowers that came up along my front walk. I could not resist taking a few photos.
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Have you ever seen a raindrop ruby shining in the afternoon light? Today was a little warmer, so I decided to catch up on my Fall yard work. When I finished, I sat down in my Adirondack Chair under the trees to cool off. I checked my cell phone for a while. At one point a few sprinkles fell. Two very tiny droplets landed on middle of my phone glass. As I looked at them I they looked like minute rubies and emeralds, depending on which way I turned the phone in the light.
I wondered how many people would have wiped the phone and missed the rubies. Very similar to life. If we take time to look around us, we might just find some sparkling rubies and emeralds in people we would usually pass over.
Raindrops on the glass
Refracted rubies sparkle
Fall rainbow compressed
Into tiny water drops
Look closely before they’re gone
Photo: Dwight L. Roth