Monday, July 14, 2008

Raindrops on lady's mantle

I was awake into the wee hours, finishing a riveting mystery novel. The rain began about 4 a.m. What a surprise. The forecast was for scattered showers during the day. I had assumed it would be afternoon. It was one of those soporific, gentle-but-insistent rains. No thunder. No lightning. The kind of lullaby you need after you've turned the last page of a heart-pounding whodunnit.

I ventured out a little bit ago to check the rain gauge. 1 1/4 inches! Also snapped this photo of the raindrops remaining on the leaves of this lady's mantle. When you touch the wet leaves of this plant, the drops roll around like little balls of mercury.

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