Rain on Wild Blossoms


Raining on Wild Flowering Currant

Daily Photo

With water dripping from every available surface, pooling in driveways, and rushing into creeks, it’s hard to believe that we’re in a drought but according to my parent’s rain gauge we’re only at about 60% of the total needed.

Below are links to my other wild flowering currant photos. They’re my favorite.  When you see the blooms you’ll know why.

wild currant berries

Full blooming wild currant



  • I love the depth of field in this one. Also really like the new theme. It’s nice seeing some horizontal shots.

  • gorgeous.

    I keep having to check out that cat’s expression again. I just love it.

  • Love the water drops! We’re getting rain today. We need it, too, but I wish it would go away.

  • I am always hesitant to take photos on a cloudy day, much less in the rain. Though I remember seeing an amazing photo from a friend with the same theme as this one: Water droplets on leaves. Maybe its a theme to explore for me. Water droplets also magnify, which can be very desirable.

    Instead of “rain, rain, go away,” I feel it is very inviting in you photos.

  • Aha–i feel as if I know this plant–nice to see the progress since last week. Your folks rain totals reflect the Northern CA totals well–we need all of this and more. However, I do still find myself banging my head against the wall for selfish reasons of personal economics.

  • oh they’re so lovely – all of them

  • I haven’t seen any of these plants on this side of the creek. Are they native to our area?

  • usebagon, I’m looking forward to seeing some photos with water themes. Maybe you’ll help me because I find it hard sometimes to see the beauty when I’m fighting to keep my camera dry!

    Robin, you should have stayed here. We had three good working days with hardly a sprinkle in there. I got half that long flowerbed done.

    Tj, Yes they are native. Look for them in creek beds where there’s some sun. They like wet roots and sunny tops. They are basically a big spindly bush with gorgeous flowers happening right now and for the next month.

  • Tip for rain photography.
    Use a turkey bag with a hole cut for the lens to peek out of. Use a rubber band to cinch down the bag so that nothing electronic is going to get wet. You can even fasten the camera to a tripod while it is sheathed in the plastic bag.
    The camera is accessable and safe. Turkey bags are good for things other than roasting a bird.
    Bring on the foul weather photos!

  • I don’t know if I can buy turkey bags without blushing. I need olive oil, too! This could be a very Humboldt cart;>

  • suggestion: don’t try the bags on in the store!

  • Such clarity. Such color. Even with the bokeh background, it speaks Humboldt! I like it.

  • in a less stupid mode… thanks for identifying this one for me. i have seen it but not known. i love how ernie and your archives are like a nature walk for me.

  • Olmanriver, Nope, no trying on bags for me;> Besides, I didn’t have the courage to walk up and buy turkey bags with the knowing raised eyebrows around here. I’m going to Eureka tomorrow though so I’ll have a turkey bag raincoat for my camera then. I used a Shop Smart produce bag and it worked pretty well but I’m hoping the turkey bag works better.

    I agree that Ernie’s blog is like a guided tour of the North Coast. Now if we could just get Ben to do a blog….

    Eric, thank you. I’m not satisfied with either but this time next year hopefully I’ll look back and see as much progress from this photo as I see now from my old ones.

  • I know that feeling.

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