Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Magic of moisture

©2019 Barry Smith - I was about to take a photo of this orange blossom when this bee dropped in for a drink - note the tiny droplet of water on its wing - and it stayed with me for a while
©2019 Barry Smith - Before I zoomed in
It was too grey, bleak and drizzly to walk Treehaven Way again today; so I had to be staffed with meandering the block. As you can see from the photo below it was a grey layered scene in the vally.

©2019 Barry Smith - Layers of grey in the valley
Still the light rain and moisture has its own rewards - plants, fungi and flowers and even bees with droplets of water.

©2019 Barry Smith - Fingernail sized fungi on one of the rust sculpture posts
©2019 Barry Smith - Fungi and lichen with red tip (flower?)
©2019 Barry Smith - Tiny fungi family
©2019 Barry Smith - White-pink camellia with droplets
©2019 Barry Smith - Deep pink camellia with droplets
©2019 Barry Smith - Even the organise have a sheen of moisture
©2019 Barry Smith - Small umbrella fungi in a decaying Yucca stump
We are still experiencing very unusual weather - we don't usually have such prolonged period of rain at this time of the year. I'm waiting to get back into the yard to get control of the grass and weeds - I can hear them growing.


  1. Wow! that's a beautiful photo of the bee!
    have never seen anything like those red fruiting bodies on the lichen, here's a link with the very similar looking Cladonia cristatella

  2. Lovely photos. We have finally had a bit of rain, lovely.

  3. The fingernail-size fungi on rust made me think of Tiffany ... as did the final image of the umbrella fungi ... they look like they are glowing from within and you captured such fine detail!


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