Driving to the bank this morning to deposit township monies,
I lost five minutes finding a place to pullover to take this picture.
All I had was the cell phone.
The dragonflies were down low, barely over my head.
The cloud was way up there!
Then I went to the bird seed store, to buy food for my flying pigs.
Standing in line to purchase, I saw Made in the USA on this device, and pulled one from the display for a thorough check.
A well presented information card explains using the Archimedian principle of water displacement to measure rain. Pretty neat.
I'm going to type in full the rest of the card, in case you don't go to the page:
"Copper is endlessly recyclable and most commercially available copper contains some amount of recycled content. In fact, it's estimated that at least 80% of all copper ever mined is still in existence. Rumor has it that the Colossus of Rhodes, one of the original Seven Wonders of the World, was made of copper but no trace of him exists; he was scrapped, collected, recycled...and possibly lives on in a World's Coolest Rain Gauge."
And on the back of the card:
"Our rain gauges are made entirely in the USA and most of the parts are sourced within a 30 mile radius of our upstate New York studio. Assisted by a collection of brilliantly quirky machinery and imaginatively repurposed gizmos, we fabricate, test, pack and ship the World's Coolest Rain Gauge worldwide. Thank you for supporting small US companies like ours."
How could I not buy it. My dad filled us with facts like "all the water ever on earth still remains." How could he miss the bit about copper?
I planted it in the hen and chick patch.
One last view of the cloud and the dragonflies.
I couldn't pick between my two shots.