The Chipmunk and the Raindrops

Raindrops in an evergreen tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."It was raining when I pulled into the parking lot of the Arboretum on the last Wednesday of September. I covered the camera with a plastic bag and tucked it in next to me. The umbrella sheltered us from the raindrops as we walked in the woods.

Watching the early morning rain the other day, I remembered that walk. After the storm passed, I went outside to look at the raindrops on the young trees next to the rock terrace. A Chipmunk ran by and paused on the rocks to observe me. After a few minutes, he resumed foraging for nuts and berries in the grass.

Early morning rain in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

Early morning rain in the woods, September 24, 2014.

Early morning rain in the woods at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

Early morning rain in the woods, September 24, 2014.

Raindrops in an evergreen tree on the edge of the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

Raindrops in an evergreen tree on the edge of the meadow, September 24, 2014.

Early morning rain in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

Early morning rain in the meadow, September 24, 2014.

Raindrops on berries in the meadow at the Iowa Arboretum, September 24, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

Raindrops on berries in the meadow, September 24, 2014.

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23, 2014.

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23, 2014.

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

A Chipmunk on the terrace rocks, October 23 2014.

A Neighborhood Chipmunk October 23, 2014

A raindrop hanging on to a tree branch, October 23, 2014, "The Chipmunk and the Raindrops."

A raindrop hanging on to a tree branch, October 23, 2014.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

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6 Responses to The Chipmunk and the Raindrops

  1. Debra says:

    These are amazing photos! In the last one I think I see a forest captured in a drop of water. Pure magic.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Debra 🙂
      Thank you very much for your kind words 🙂 I love water droplets whether they are raindrops or dew drops. Like you, I see miniature worlds inside of them. Good to know I am not the only one 🙂

      • Debra says:

        I have tried many times to capture raindrops/dew drops so I can appreciate what you’ve done here. (Mine are nowhere near as nice). Superb.

        • Sarah says:

          I find that I have to use the manual focus on my camera for the dewdrops and the raindrops. My camera isn’t an expensive one (maybe some day), but it does seem to do small things well although sometimes it needs me to do the focusing.

  2. Shady_Grady says:

    I really like the raindrops on the berries picture. It’s like you (you the viewer) are right there.
    How close were you to the berries when you took the picture?

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