|If you go down to the woods today...|
|Coffee Bush (Breynia oblongifolia) leaves hold the |
|Sheoaks (Casuarina and Allocasuarina species) also hold onto|
|Orange Thorn (Pittosporum multiflorum) does't show|
many individual droplets, but it glistens in the rain.
|Maidenhair Fern (Adiantum aethiopicum) is another|
'glistener.' This patch of ferns is quite sparse at the
moment but will look lush and green in a few weeks.
|And random late entry the Small-leaved Bleeding Heart, which has|
raindrops aplenty on some leaves, and none on others!
An interesting rain-related phenomenon is that of the foaming tree. Here's a blog post on the reasons why this may happen.
|A Blackbutt (Eucalyptus pilularis) producing soapy|
foam during rain. This could just be a completely
natural process, or the result of the rain interacting
with chemical pollutants that have built up on the
tree's trunk during a dry spell.
|Seeds of Giant Pepper Vine (Piper hederaceum) starting to germinate|
after a bit of a rainy period.
|Seedlings enjoying the rain. (You can't actually see them singing, but|
I'm sure they are!)