I awoke in the night to the smell of rain. I am sure it was the smell rather than the gentle sound I heard on the roof and deck outside the bedroom door. Fresh, fresh, fresh. Ahhh….
I couldn’t wait to get out and see the garden, breath rich air, walk dust free paths, and share the moment with happy plants. June rain in California is as rare as, well … rain in June. A treat to be savored. We had barely a trace, but a measurable trace and everything counts in this drought year. Per the new water regulations, I will not be able to water for 48 hours. Gladly.
It has not rained enough to see puddles anywhere – except on my broccoli plants.
The leaves shed the drops and little jewels accumulate in the ribs and folds. Tiny water storage devices.
I, too, captured water droplets on broccoli leaves last fall. I enjoy the magnification of the leaf through the drops. Here are my photos: http://www.homegrownhabitat.com/2014/09/droplets-on-broccoli-leaf.html
Nice ones Melissa ! I hope nobody thinks I copied you. I guess garden photographers think alike…
Saxon, Hope you shook those drops off into the soil before they evaporated! As you said “everything counts”. Struggling with the same drought here in Mill Valley – not very successfully yet I’m afraid.
The best thing about that “rain” was really just the freshness that we so seldom get this time of year.
Gorgeous! it looks surreal.
Great post Saxon! Love the water dropplets