If not raining, most mornings lately have at least been moist. I don't recall seeing this sort of beading of water droplets on morning glories before, but I found it again this morning. These are early bloomers, so perhaps other years the mornings weren't so damp when the morning glories started blooming. Raindrops on roses and delphinium and serviceberries, also known as saskatoons. They are ripening now and we picked a quart. In the prairie plantings, coneflowers are starting to open.
The prairie plantings on campus are starting to bloom and one of the first flowers to open this year was the spiderwort. Here are six variations on the theme -- and one baby grasshopper of the many that hopped away as I stepped through knee-high plants to get closer to the spiderwort. (Actually there are three in the last photo, but only one that's in focus.)
My approach to contemplative photography --
Tell about it."
Mary Oliver in "Sometimes"
Tesserae: small cube-shaped tiles of ceramic, glass or precious stone used to make a mosaic, or in this case, brief essays on some element of lectio divina with Luke 10:38-42.