Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Rain Jewels

This morning the mountain was covered in a glittering net of jewels made by yesterday’s raindrops.

There were diamond earrings dripping from rocks and sparkling bracelets wrapped around thorns and blades of grass. The pink petals of the keurboom were encrusted with glittering amethyst, diamonds were threaded onto restios and embroidered on the petals of a billion flowers. 

A leaf had caught a single emerald gem and there it sat glinting in the sun. Once you noticed the jewels, they were everywhere in their glittering splendor. Yesterday’s rain lingered and lingered, then turned into multitudes of jewels. And the mountain shone.


Diamond solitaires drip from rock.