20160813 A rainy day in Britt

We had a day of much needed gentle rain.  So we got the camera out to see what we could see.  Some samples from along the side of Riverside Drive:

Lone drop on this Goldenrod showing the rock outcrop behind …

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The base of the stem indicates a Chokecherry.  If the base were more like an eggplant it would be a Blackcherry.

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A pair of hollyhock blossoms …

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Red pine needles are very firm, hold up under the drops.  White pine needles behave quite differently…

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Highbush cranberries are ripening.   This photo shows the origin of the botanical name for this plant, Viburnum trilobum   (three lobed leaf)

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My sister put me onto this exceptional photographer of birds in flight:  (Click on the images to see more, especially the hummingbirds:)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/earthpicturegalleries/8269306/Birds-in-mid-flight-photographed-by-Roy-Hancliff.html

And a friend sent this link along.  More exceptional photography:

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/xavi-bou-ornitographies/

Click on the little arrows to see a nice variety of bird flight patterns.

 

2 thoughts on “20160813 A rainy day in Britt

  1. Tom, OH BOY OH BOY, – nothing like rain to bring into focus more of Mother Nature’s sheer “beauty and wonder”. Thank you !!!!

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