After a Light Evening Shower

A brief autumn shower can often bring out the most beautiful glints in the low light of the October evening sun. I looked up from my desk and just caught the sun lighting my front garden.

echinops through blinds
Grabbed the camera and forgot the Venetian blinds were in the way!

Obviously, I took the shot first and thought afterwards. Learn from your mistakes, but I just keep repeating all the old habits.

echinops rain shower
Blinds now lifted, but the light has changed – ah disappointment

The transient nature of the scene may be frustrating, but it adds to the overall poignancy. And, as usual the camera (or maybe it’s the photographer!) doesn’t quite capture the full experience, but the gently fading echinops and eryngium seed heads dripping in the rain are still beautiful.