In A Cloud

An American goldfinch in the fog, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A cloud dropped in yesterday morning leaving water droplets everywhere.

The goldfinch’s yellow coat glowed through the fog. A cautious cotton-tailed rabbit ran for the tall grass when he saw me walking down the path. In the woods, a pensive robin puffed up his feathers against the chill.

The catbird was unfazed. He chattered his tale of adventure and intrigue from deep in a bush. I almost missed the chipmunk. He was as still as the tree trunk under his feet. I heard a bird singing and looked away for a moment. When I looked back, he was gone. Did he disappear into the hole in the tree?

Woodland beardtongue flowers and buds, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A young cotton-tailed rabbit in the fog, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

An American robin in the woods, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird singing in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird singing in a bush, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A catbird singing with other birds singing and calling in the background, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

A chipmunk in a tree, Jester Park, Iowa, May 27, 2017.

Take care and thanks for reading.

Sarah

 

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10 Responses to In A Cloud

  1. zirah1 says:

    Oh, I love the picture of the beardtongue flower (never heard of it and looks sort of like something from the orchid family), and bunny and chipmunk. I always love when I happen to catch sight of either of those creatures. They usually blend in so well that often I don’t notice them until they finally decide to make a move and then I’m startled that they were so close by, especially the rabbits.

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Zirah 🙂

      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you enjoyed the photos. 🙂 The beardtongue flowers are interesting looking. They are in the snapdragon family. There will likely be more photos of them later. I was intrigued by the water droplets on the petals, buds, and the spider webs. 🙂

      The bunny rabbit decided that even though he was halfway hidden in the fog, he wasn’t hidden enough! 🙂 Shortly after the photo, he turned around and ran into the tall grass. I have noticed a lot of young rabbits this last week along with the grown ones. I know what you mean about them hiding in plain sight. I started a couple this morning or rather we were both startled. 🙂

      • zirah1 says:

        HA! Yes, a mutual startle. I know that feeling. p.s. And, yes, isn’t it amazing how much magic and beauty something as “simple” as a rain/dew drop can add to local flora?

        • Sarah says:

          The water droplets do add an extra special dimension. They sparkle and depending on how you look at them, the little world inside changes. 🙂

  2. Wonderful article and photographs!

    • Sarah says:

      Hi 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you enjoyed the post. 🙂 It was pretty interesting being out in the thick fog. It was quiet and subdued except for a few of the birds like the catbird who was chattering away. I love seeing the water droplets everywhere. 🙂

  3. Shady_Grady says:

    I like the photo of the beardtongue. 🙂

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Shady 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and your kindness! I am happy you like the flower photo. 🙂 One of the many things I like about having a camera is the ability to see details that I would need a magnification glass to see otherwise. And, I get to keep an image to look at later and share. 🙂 They are a pretty cool looking flower. I saw them for the first time couple of years ago when I was making frequent visit to the Arboretum.

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