Posts Tagged ‘rain’

Stem Flow

Stem Flow

We’ve had on and off rain recently.

Chemicals from the pine bark form a white flux when it rains.

It only flows from near the base of our only pine tree,

and can easily be seen from a distance.

 The foam gradually slides down the bark of the pine tree and evaporates on the way down.

 It will dry rather quickly after the rain stops, and the sun comes out.

 

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Berry Eaters

I sat, working at the computer. The picture window to my left offers a view of our backyard.

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The rain stopped. Bird activity increased on the cistern. The bird in the front is a cedar waxwing and the other a robin. Fruit that fell from the nearby hackberry tree attracted their attention.

Cedar waxwings travel in small flocks, looking for berries to eat. Their call is a faint high pitched whistle.

Do You See Her?

The morning fog blurs the background of this picture.

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I sit on the couch across the living room from the window. Every time I sit here I see a face staring back at me from the oak outside the window (three windows side-by-side).

The leaf hanging on the left is her hair, the twig angling in from the top right is her closed eye, and the lowest leaf on the right is her mouth.

What is she thinking? Does she have a message for me?

Living Lawnmower

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   Our first storm of the day passed through about about 8:30 this morning, Another’s to come through before lunch.

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Two groundhogs live under our barn — a parent and a young one.

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The rain didn’t seem to bother this young one.

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It moved along, from one tasty morsel to the next.

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It must finally be full.

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It took a little time to rest before it went back under barn.

Robin Central

Rain continues to fall and is gradually increasing. I hear the robins chirping from where I sit by the picture window. A light breeze blows.

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I just realized one of the draws is the abundance of berries on, and fallen from the hackberry trees.

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The  robin actually stood still for a picture.

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Something in the bare spot draws their attention. (Five in the picture)

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A quiet reprieve with a view. Maybe it’s trying to decide where to feed next.

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Berries still remain on the hackberry trees. Maybe this robin prefers a higher perch.

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The sky reflecting in the water drops on the picture window changes the focus of the picture.

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Three-thirty and suddenly all is still … completely still.

Original Magnifying Glass

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A light rain fell earlier today. Buffy and I were walking a loop around the yard when I found this line of drops on a honeysuckle leaf.

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Closer observation showed how the drops magnified the leaf’s vein underneath them.

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So, maybe the magnifying glass was developed from someone noticing water drops on an object.

A Morning Storm

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Sheeting rain from the east, 50-plus mph winds blew a lot of leaves off the trees, broke a large limb off the sweetgum tree…

and created Impressionistic artwork on the picture window.