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sarah brennan

sarah brennan
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JUNE 6, 2012 7:01PM

sunshine and rain, marbles made of water

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A classic Vermont afternoon: full sun and rain, simultaneously. Actually, it’s the first decent batch of afternoon sun we’ve had in d-a-y-s, so even though I was more of a mind to put my feet up with a glass of wine, I headed out to see what there was to see. But first, I’ll show you the one bit of sun we had a few days ago, in the morning:


Fast-forward to this afternoon:

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Spiderwort! I had to scrounge around for it behind the ferns.


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An opportunistic vine of one-seeded burr cucumber, taking on a raspberry leaf. Both are invasives, so let’s just watch them duke it out.

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Wild rose.

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Raindrops on Indian hemp. Or, as Best Beloved just commented, “a marble made of water”. That boy’s a genius.

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An anemone that’s lost all its petals already.

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Honeysuckle babies. These will turn orange, then red.

The mail contained a treat today:



It’s the medal from the half marathon I just did. I asked my bro’ to mail it to me, since there was no way the TSA agents would let me take something with a corkscrew on it on a plane.

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Congratulations on your half marathon!!! I just completed a 10K at Hospital Hill, but am still training for a marathon. Most likely, I will run a half marathon instead of a marathon. That would make more sense to me. Do you wear a camel bak when running long distance? What shoes do you wear? I just purchased Glycerin 10 made by Brooks. It felt like running on sponges this evening! By the way, I love the rain drop photos. They are beautiful!
Wonderful photos and medal. Inspiring. That marble of rain is Big!
Raindrops are a marvel indeed and the images cαρture such a difficult work.Great work!!