The fact that San Diego gets about eleven inches of rain each year is one of the reasons why I moved here in April 1993 from Texas, where eleven inches of rain sometimes was an afternoon thunderstorm.
Here in the East San Diego County boondocks, though, we get a little more rain. In fact, over two days in February this year, my rain gauge indicated that we got nine inches of rain. Certainly haven’t had to deal with that in 25 years.
There are only two good things about rain: my plants love it, and I love taking macro pictures of raindrops on those plants. Following are ten macro raindrop pictures from February 2018. The first picture won first place in the Photography category at the June 2018 show of the San Diego Cactus & Succulent Society. The last one (remember, there are ten pictures) might not be safe for work.
It keeps raining.
This is not the San Diego that I’ve come to know and love.
It does make for some good macro pictures of itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops on the plants in my gardens.
Following are my favorite two from today and yesterday.
Macro of a raindrop on a
Sprenger’s Asparagus Fern (Asparagus aethiopicus),
not a true fern:
Itty bitty teeny tiny little raindrops
itty bitty teeny tiny little succulent flower.
A macro lens allows you to see the prehistoric creature hiding in the flowers, about to nip your nose as you smell them.
A picture of some teen tiny flowers on one of my succulents, a jade plant (Crassula ovata). Taken with a Tamron 90mm Macro lens.
How many stars can you count on just the one flower? I see 7 but I would not argue with you if you made a case for 8.
I would/could never have seen this without that cool macro lens.