|The stub of a decaying tree limb has become a basin for catching rain water|
Above is a decayed limb that has a basin-like cavity at the top of its stub. When we have rain it fills and remains for several days.
|Close up of the decayed limb's drinking cup|
Here is a close up photo of the tree's drinking cup. As you can observe, clear fresh water is caught in the decayed basin. I imagine that birds and insects love these small places.
|Boulder with a natural basin providing a drinking cup that fills after a rain|
Another basin like drinking cup. This one is in the hollow of a large boulder. I thought that the two examples of drinking cups displays the ingenious way that nature takes care of its little wild critters.