Friday, August 19, 2011

Rain... Finally... With Added Features

Many places in the country have it worse than here in Maryland, but I haven't mowed the lawn in a month and a half and last nights rain was enough to puddle the driveway. I may be mowing in a couple days. It came down hard and heavy for ten or fifteen minutes and it was over. We need a good two or three day soaker. Any way... This morning the leftovers gave me a few photos.   

Yes, look, there is a puddle in the driveway...
A drop precariously holding on...

Pine drops...

A Silver Mound (Artemisia) sparkles...
Smoky lickin' water off the leaves...
Getting the bottom side...
Black Capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse with a seed in his beak...
White Breasted Nuthatch...
 

10 comments:

grammie g said...

HI Larry...Wow ...long time no rain : }
A little is better than none, is said!! Like your cat ..they are funny creatures.
A good one of the Nuthatch..great fellar's to watch!!
Hot and humid again today here!!

Grace

Lois Evensen said...

All the images are lovely, but I especially like Smoky getting a drink from that leaf. Wonderful.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, i'm very happy for you for your respite! thanks for sharing it in pictures...

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

I think I know that nuthatch. We've got one that is "the boss" in the tree outside our window.

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Grace, he was following me around while I was taking pictures.

Lois, thank you :)

T, I wish I could send some rain your way. We have nothing to complain about.

Chip, talk about a crink in the neck LOL.

Samantha said...

The post-rain shots are lovely..we had a good storm yesterday, too.

LOVE the nuthatch.

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely photos, I love the birds, they are tremendous.

Larry Ostby said...

Thank you Samantha :)

Bob, thank you {:)

Julie G. said...

It is often so very beautiful after a good rain. So many lovely images, Larry! Precious shot of Smoky. Fabulous bird photographs! I especially love the nuthatch. Terrific post!

Larry Ostby said...

Appreciate the comments Julie, thank you.