Fresh Dew Drops
Dew drops, the mention of which brings the scene of an early morning carpet of grass with little droplets shining brightly on the pointed blades, are a refreshing phenomenon.
Nature gives us so many little pleasures of which so many we take for granted and overlook. Dew drops are one of them. I wonder how many of us actually take time to soak in this instant freshener! Dew is water in the form of droplets that appears on thin, exposed objects in the morning or evening. As the exposed surface cools by radiating its heat, the moisture in the atmosphere condenses at a rate greater than the evaporation, resulting in the formation of water droplets. While I love watching the morning dew on leaves and flowers. I think one of the most beautiful sights is that of dew on a well-made cobweb. Literature has used dew drops magnanimously but it is almost always described as a tear drop of the stars or of something else. I would rather associate it with something happy and so Shakespeare, I believe has done justice by calling it a “liquid pearl”.
If literature has described it so much, can science be far behind. Extensive artificial dew harvesting is carried out which yields a lot of water. Well, let us just enjoy little pleasures of watching dew drops on a lovely, leisurely Sunday morning!