This one is a bit of a departure, but it works beautifully as wallpaper — and I especially like the photographer’s use of an utterly mundane subject to create an optical illusion.
The water droplets appear to be floating in mid-air, but in fact they’re sitting on the roof of a car after a summer rainstorm. It took me a few seconds of staring to reorient my brain and actually see the metal surface. (I do love being surprised.) Extra points for the green background, which makes for a restful wallpaper.
It must be mere coincidence that I found this image on the same day that our summer drought was broken by a rainstorm. The scent of cool rain on hot calçadas — yum.
(Click the image to wallpaperize.)