Big Brother Drop Is Watching: Paranoia Amongst Rainforest Droplets

See? The big drop, he's eyeing up the little drops. His vision is 360. He'll never stop watching them and their every move.


Anyway, yeah, yeah, this picture isn't particularly indicative of Hawaii in any meaningful way, but damnit, I saw waterdrops, and I had to take a shot of waterdrops. I had a macro lens, and it begged to get in the game.


This shot was taken in the rainforest around the Kilauea volcano... in a town aptly called Volcano, or Volcano Village... at an inn/B&B aptly known as the Volcano Village Lodge.


The rainforests surrounding the volcano are almost strange to behold, because the volcanic area itself is a blasted, apocalyptic black rock nowhere -- and ringing it is a moist, verdant jungle. It's a competition of the elements, nay, of the very fundamentals of the elements.


Wet versus dry, vibrant color versus bleak black, cool versus warm, full of life versus desiccated death, and so on. The battle wages, though in the end, I think the volcano will win, because it's a frackin' volcano.


Then again, maybe life wins out in the end, because really, the reason you have such a verdant rainforest (and the reason Hawaii grows great crops like, say, delicious numnumnum Kona coffee) is because of all that rich volcanic soil.


So, maybe the volcano wins the battle, but not the war.


Anyway. Raindrops. Water droplets. On a leaf. In a rainforest. Enjoy.

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Taken on January 26, 2009