After an early morning rain, some of the backyard trees and shrubs glistened with raindrops. With camera in hand, I decided to take a closer look. I didn’t have much luck capturing images of the raindrops, but in the process I happened to notice the amazing colors in the wet bark of our baldcypress tree (Taxodium distichum).
I enjoy the bark of this tree throughout the year. However, I’ve never seen it look like this! The closer I looked, the more I was amazed by the bright colors and textures.
This reminds me of a beautiful abstract work of art. I’m glad the raindrops enticed me to the backyard and this discovery. It was a wonderful solstice surprise.