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Friday, February 25, 2011

A Good Day for Rain

Rainy days aren't always good for bloggers but today turned out pretty well.  I decided to scout out around my father-in-law's pond to see if I could see any sign of beavers.  Early in the morning, our neighbor found a beaver in his pond which adjoins this one.
I've only seen one beaver before. That was during a huge flood and the beaver was sitting on one of the few dry spots in town.
I really didn't expect to find the beaver this morning, but it provided a good excuse to walk out in the rain.
bluejays warned the other birds of my coming though most quickly became accustomed to me standing around.  
Hidden worlds could be seen in each droplet precariously hanging form thorn-barbed branches. 

I loved the lines of this tree standing stalwart against against the intermittent rain showers.
With wet shoes and my camera protected under my coat, I continued into the foggy woods toward the muted scream of a red-tail hawk perched not far above me. If I find him I will show you tomorrow.
  

9 comments:

KaHolly said...

I will never ever forget the first time I observed beavers swimming in a stream. I was fairly new to the nature scene and it was a 'time stands still' moment for me. I love the photo showing the reflection of the trees in the droplet. Very nice capture. Have a great day!! ~karen

Naturedigital said...

A nice walk in the rain.
Costas

floweringmama said...

Hey Nell! I see you're getting a lot of use out of that camera! Beautiful blog today.

Diana (Di) said...

We don't mind the rain... of course, we live in the PNW.. lol. Lovely photos and words to accompany, especially the raindrop! that's a "wow".

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I think we are supposed to get rain today here in Ohio. We can always use rain as last year was a drought. I like your photos in this post, very much. I wonder if you have photos of the beaver?

I just put up my second movie on YouTube this morning that shows some of the things I do in Photoshop and some photos I liked too.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldmanlincolnphotography/5482340644/

Gary said...

Boom isn't very fond of rain, but since it's outside he'll go. Great walk. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

One of my goals last year was to photograph a beaver. Ha! The best I could do was take photos of myriad beaver dams. Maybe I'll find a beaver THIS year. :)

Beyond My Garden said...

Sorry everyone. The beaver turned out to be a muskrat. While I am a bit disappointed that I didn't get to see a beaver in our pond, I guess I'm glad because it would have caused too much damage. It would definitely have caused our road to flood and we just couldn't afford that. Things probably wouldn't have gone well for the beaver.
nellie

Sharon Creech said...

Beautiful photos--esp. the brilliant one of the raindrop w/reflection in it!