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.

 

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.

Orbs and an Ice Storm

I couldn’t stay inside one night last week after many hours of rain, sleet and an ice storm. The temperature had warmed enough that a rain/sleet mix fell when I went out.

I had to stay on the front porch because of the ice.

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The trees limited my areas for photographing orbs.  All the tiny “sparks” were rain, and there are 3 orbs on the left. The orbs didn’t show until after the pictures were taken.

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I went through the house to the side door. There’s no awning there. All I could do was stick my hand out under the corner of the screen where the cats use to go outside. I held my left hand over the camera to keep it dry.

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 The side door gave me 2 angles for taking pictures.

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 The orb near the orange outside light was moving, leaving a trail behind it. This shows it’s not rain, because it was going upward, not down. I have no explanation for the 3 tiny, side-by-side what looks like tiny moving orbs (to the right and up some from the moving orb). I found them in 2 of the 56 pictures I took.

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The two large dim orbs might’ve been from a different kind of spirit, or  maybe emanated this way for a reason. Small orbs appeared in pairs in some of these pictures. They do this often, and I assume it’s to let me be sure they’re not rain drops catching the camera’s flash.IMG_1466 red

One thing about taking orb pictures is surprise of what’s in the picture after it’s taken. A picture can be full of orbs, and the next one of the same area taken immediately after usually has none or very few.

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Notice how many paired orbs are in this picture.

By this time I was getting cold. I hadn’t exactly dressed right for all this fun.

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My last pictures were of our security light, and the orbs that came to be in the pictures. I’ve learned how to take orb pictures during the day when it’s sunny and with thin clouds. These 2 green orbs are in so many of my daytime pictures.

I decided to go on to bed, and let the orbs do what they came here to do.

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Orbs are said to be emanations (to come from a source) of Spirit Beings.

Foggy Morning

Recent warm temperatures, 3/4 inch of rain yesterday and then freezing temperatures last night, made for a foggy morning. Buffy and I headed out early for a hike on Eagle Mountain.

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Farm fields bordered the road going east.

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Here we were nearing the mountains. They aren’t actually mountains. Eons ago they were faulted up 4,000 to 5,000 feet tall and have eroded down to over 900 feet in some areas..

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Bank along road is higher here and

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and little higher yet as we neared the turn to Eagle Mountain road.

IMG_4138 redI particularly like the colors of the orbs resulting from the positon of the sun. I’ve been taking orb pictures at night lately and found these fascinating.

Hiking in the Rain

Playing in the rain isn’t reserved for only the young, especially when remnants of Isaac brings heavy rains to southern Illinois. Three and a half inches fell in a storm last night, a storm that spawned tornadoes southwest of here. Rain fell again this morning.

For weeks I’ve wanted to drive in the rain and see water in the creek at my rural property. A narrow band of rain approached from the northwest this afternoon. Buffy (my female chocolate lab) and I headed south. A light rain started just as I topped the hill toward my place, giving it a foggy appearance.

Obviously, I took this from inside the truck.

The rain let up a little when we pulled into camp. I hurried and got on my thin pocket raincoat. At least it kept my shoulder bag dry.

Reversed reflections in drops of water always fascinate me.

We topped the hill into the ravine, and there was water running in the creek! With our drought, water hasn’t flowed here since April or May. Our drought’s rated ” exceptional” which is a category worse than severe.

My childlike enthusiasm increased, especially since I didn’t have any witnesses.

I have to admit I kept thinking about the hurricane victims in the south … and the fire victims in the west.

I started noticing the rippling circles made from the rain drops.

The words sacred geometry came to mind, even though I know very little about it. Followed by:

Radiating circles of hope

for the victims of the hurricane, the drought and the fires.