Thursday, January 9, 2014

Touch of Rain

Where I live in Northern California we are in a drought. The little community I live in has between sixty and eighty days of water left in its reservoirs. Last night we got a small bit of rain which hopefully knocked down the fire danger a little bit. Over the past month there were a few small forest fires here in Mendocino County and some larger ones in Humboldt County to the north so any rain is welcome. This afternoon I went for a short walk to get away from the computer. I noticed that the mosses on the trees had spread out. They were sucking in as much moisture as they could get. When it is dry the mosses are plastered flat against the tree trunk. When they sense moisture they branch outward from the tree trunk to capture it. I also photographed a long dead Bracken Fern on a carpet of moss on the ground. After more rain new shoots will be pushing up from the ground from spores dropped before the rain. God's love and blessings to all, chris
Camera Equipment Used- Canon 7D, 100 mm Macro Lens, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod with a 3055 Ballhead. Camera Setting- ISO 400, AV Mode, Exposure varied


  1. The first photograph is exquisitely beautiful!
    I like the 2nd one, also.

  2. It's so nice of you to stop by. Thank you very much, Nina Kuriloff for your comment.