Blog note- I just found another photo that I shot on 5-2-2013 and I wanted to add it after the fact.
I came home and it was raining and it was going to get cold. I shot with my Nikon D200 and and old Nikon 55mm F3.5 Nikon macro lens trying to find a meaningful rain image. I shot a ton of shots but this is really the only one that I liked. This is a water drop about to drip off of the Chestnut tree leaves. I liked the detail of the leaves and the shadow and the texture especially contrasted against the dark Fir tree background. I believe it was Henri Cartier-Bresson that made a statement that- photographers have to be curious about things- he could spend hours photographing rain drops. This is more of a paraphrase than a quote but it was my inspiration for this late afternoon shoot. I like the way Dewitt Jones puts it as finding the next right answer to a photographic situation. I took over 100 shots but this was the only "right answer" that I found.