The younger Sprout’s room has bare walls. Rather than buying art, my spouse asked me to create art utilizing my love of photography and my son’s love of Lego. So, discussions led to online research, which led to Stuck in Plastic, which led to lots of enjoyable reading for myself and the younger Sprout, which led to this post, which led to robots on walls, which led to hours designing and building robots and robot props (in red), which led to a frustrating photo shoot in the garage, which led to a number of images like the ones below. I still have a lot to learn about taking toy images, especially lighting. And the dust! Dust everywhere! Need a blower next time…


Coffee Break


I learned a new term this week. I posted one the images below on the interwebs and someone commented that the drops of water were not dew drops created by transpiration, but rather by guttation.

gut·ta·tion (ɡəˈtāSHən/); noun: the secretion of droplets of water from the pores of plants. (Source: Google Search)

No matter which term is used, if you look closely enough around you first thing in the morning details abound.

The first image shows the beauty of bokeh and light in the grass beside a road near our home.

Dew Bokeh

But what if you get even closer?

Verdant Dewdrop

Green Guttation


Morning Dew


Dewdrops and Rainbows

A blade of grass seemingly pulled in two directions by a web strand:


And lastly, a tiny leaf with drops:

Dewdrop Bokeh