At first glance this would appear quite the opposite of a magnifying glass. Clouded in mist and rain, the hillside is barely visible. But take a closer look and each disguising droplet of moisture doubles as the best kind of magnifying glass, figuratively and literally.
I have talked about droplet magic, and the way a good rain can transform the landscape over night. But I realized something the other day, coming from a drought plagued state, rain not only transforms the landscape and magnifies it, rain transforms the way I see my world.
After one of the hottest and driest summers I can remember, the rain that finally came through last week was more than just a blessing. It was new lens through which to see the little neighborhood I call home.
Plant structure became clearer, colors became more vibrant, and details I never new existed were suddenly visible.
Everything was magnified. Every droplet that clung to every plant and flower was a convex lens, bringing me closer to the natural world around me.
The sun has since come out, and little rain is in our forecast, but at least we got the day, and what a beautiful day it was!
*Last time in nature:In the Web