dew drop prisms

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PHOTO PROMPT – © Santoshwriter

Spider’s fine webs outlined with tiny drops of dew.

Soon, the rising sun would create fiery prisms of each tiny droplet.

She aimed her camera at the webs for that moment.

She took a closer look at the natural world around her. Here was a special beauty no camera could capture.

Smell of the wet earth, drops of water on leaves. Pre-dawn bird song filling the air. Feel of the mist against her skin.

She packed away her equipment. The glow in the eastern sky became warmer. She held her breath for that prismy moment. {word count: 95}

Written for Friday Fictioneers, posted May 20 – 22, 2015.

© phylor 2015


26 thoughts on “dew drop prisms

  1. Suzanne Joshi May 26, 2015 / 8:55 am

    A beautiful view of nature as first seen by the photographer, then sensed by her. Well done with great description. :) — Suzanne


    • phylor May 26, 2015 / 11:18 am

      Thank you, Suzanne. Nature can’t be “captured” in a photo or a painting. It can be represented, but it also has to be felt.


  2. MissTiffany May 24, 2015 / 10:47 am

    I think it’s better to step out from behind the screen or lense and just enjoy the world!


    • phylor May 25, 2015 / 4:48 am

      I agree. Sometimes we should just enjoy the totality of the experience.


  3. afairymind May 22, 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Sometimes you just need to enjoy the moment without looking through a camera’s viewfinder. Lovely story with some beautiful descriptions. :)


    • phylor May 23, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      You are so right. Thank you for your kind comments. At first, I never thought I could write a story with only 100 words!

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    • phylor May 22, 2015 / 4:41 am

      I agree! The sunrise was gorgeous yesterday, and I’m not sure what tiny pieces of it you would photograph.


  4. hafong May 21, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Beautiful descriptions. I felt I was there.



    • phylor May 22, 2015 / 4:41 am

      Thank you.
      I’m always glad when my words convey the story/image/feeling I was trying for!


  5. Lorna's Voice May 21, 2015 / 11:27 am

    Ooh, I love this! The idea that a moment is too precious to even photograph…radical.


    • phylor May 22, 2015 / 4:43 am

      I think that when you put aside the camera, then all your senses are involved — not just your sight and touch (hitting the button/adjusting the lens). I think your field of vision widens.

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  6. Priceless Joy May 21, 2015 / 9:35 am

    Love how you explain how the some of the “real” beauty of nature cannot be captured, like the smells and the sounds of nature. Very beautiful Phylor!


    • phylor May 22, 2015 / 4:44 am

      I think a painting or a photograph — no matter how spectacular and breath-taking, doesn’t capture the sounds, smells, feelings of the moment, too.

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  7. rochellewisoff May 21, 2015 / 6:13 am

    Dear Phylor,

    You set the scene with artistic skill. Lovely imagery.




    • phylor May 21, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      Thank you, Rochelle!
      I was inspired by the beautiful picture you chose for this week’s prompt.


    • phylor May 21, 2015 / 4:40 am

      Thank you.
      I’m glad you liked the words I used to try and describe an early morning in the woods.


    • phylor May 21, 2015 / 4:42 am

      So true. A few have been able to capture that beauty in paintings/photographs. But, these are representations, not the natural world itself.

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