Sunday, November 30, 2014

Long-Awaited November Rain

Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Oregon Junco in Plum Tree in the Rain

It's been a long dry spell throughout much of the western US during the past couple of years. Californians on the central coast are thrilled to see the forecast: rain likely every day this week. Even this junco appreciates it.

Faded But Beautiful Red Rose in Garden

As winter approaches, this faded garden rose gets a bit of refreshment from the rain. Warmer temperatures and moisture ensure a final blaze of glory before the year's end.

Raindrops Hanging from Plum Branches

As Mother Nature decorates the Mirabelle plum with raindrops, the tree draws moisture from the soil to use in next year's fruits. The last yellow leaves will soon drop as the tree approaches its time of rest and renewal.  

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