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Saturday, 29 June 2013
After the rain
Topic: Garden

Have you ever taken a moment to walk 10 feet into your garden after a rain and just stop and look around? Not up into the sky miles away--but directly at the objects in front of you.

Observe the impact of nature in those several seconds of transition from the end of a thunderous downpour through the silent, frozen state before the flowers unfold and straighten again...






And before the coleus unfurl and fly their colorful flag-leaves?





And notice how the firm baby pears look so determined in position along with their much larger leaf partners...




And how the baby apples almost smile through their freshly washed faces...





But look especially closely after a thunderous downpour and you'll see something nature might have wanted you to miss...especially if you're a potential predator!!!




Against the brick wall, there is a fledgling bird who was unceremoniously ejected from its nest and down into origins of the Boston ivy vines. I propped a couple of pear tree branches that had also gotten blown down, over the area--to conceal the bird from the next batch of potential predators who would be out of the house behind me--the four dogs. I don't fear the Shepherds who have no interest in little birds, but I have two Yorkies, one of whom would probably bring me this little birdie back as his version of a present!


With the weather we've been having this Summer, you'll likely have the opportunity in the next few days to have a thunderous downpour...Nature is inviting you to look right in front of your nose and right under your feet. Next time, don't look at the sky to see the next batch of weather, but just within a ten foot range to share a different viewpoint.

Posted by Karen at 11:07 CDT
Updated: Saturday, 29 June 2013 11:17 CDT
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