The cardinal and catbird above were enjoying a bath but if they had waited a few minutes it would have been a shower.
A new family has visited my deck.
I could hardly believe my eyes when 2 adult and 2 young foxes showed up on my deck.
They drank the bird bath water and munched on berries.
They seemed so comfortable on my deck that I doubt it was their first visit.
I wonder if they were attracted to my nighborhood by the fad of keeping hen houses that is very popular at the moment.
I don't have a hen house but my next door neighbors do. The minute the foxes left an American Robin showed up.
Bill and I went to Goldsboro for lunch on Saturday which is about an hour southeast from Raleigh where we live.
It was clear they've been having a lot of rain there too.
The cornfield was behind the restaurant where we ate and the paths in between the rows were flooded.
On the drive there and back everything was green and wet.
We had a very brief time with some blue in the sky.
Back at my house it had rained while we were gone.
My back yard is such a jungle this time of the year.
I've done a little bit of work in my jungle but you can't tell to look at it.
My rose of sharon (Hibiscus syriacus) is beginning to bloom.
I like the way hydrangea leaves hold on to the rain.
Butterfly weed also holds on to rain drops for a long time after it stops raining.