10/13/17

underwater drops

We have had a lot of rain this winter (12 months' worth in 8 months, says the weatherman) and I haven't had a lot of chances to walk down our road this spring. So, when the sun came out and I could stretch my legs  this week, I noticed that there was a running stream on one side of the road and a still pond along the other side.  

Looking closer, I was very surprised to see that the clover under the water on the pond side had drops of water  oxygen (Thanks, Yamini!) on the leaves[though, I still like the idea of it being a water drop]. This is definitely something that I've never seen before!


I was reluctant to post these photos because, at first glance, they look badly taken.
But, I wanted to share this bit of bizarre nature with those who would appreciate it :)






11 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

That's a very interesting effect. And clover under water?! Looks a bit like Kahikatea swamp forest on the South island.

riitta k said...

I love your photos, especially the first one. We have had a lot of rains too these days. Due to the climate change?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Most peculiar.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
it is likely that the water level is normally not that high; this is the plants survival mechanism... trapped air! An 'inverse droplet' if you wish; instead of being actually drops of water, they are drops of oxygen, with the water being held back and it is the membrane between them which is reflecting the light. It is indeed a wonder of nature and I think you captured it very well. It's tricky photographing through water!!! YAM xx

Tom said...

...all that rain will make things green.

Claudia said...

Wonderful pictures, dear Betty!
Have a great weekend,
sending Love and hugs, Claudia xo

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I have never heard of that before...I read the comment too...Really interesting...Michelle

Sharon said...

All the green is so pretty! It's so interesting that your spring is beginning as it's autumn where I live. We have so much brown vegetation around here, sadly. It WAS pretty in the spring, though . . .

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

There's nothing wrong with these pictures and even if there were I learned something new -- which is a big part of blogging for me and for many of us I imagine.... thank you for this. Such a neat thing to learn and perfectly illustrated.

rupam sarma said...

wow amazing shots.
Happy Weekend.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful!