This week the skies have been full of clouds and my little part of the world has been inundated with lots of rain. Everything is lush and green. I know it won't be long and hot humid summer weather will set in and I'll be wishing for cooler days. Although today we are experiencing a very cool and wet 55 degrees.
As I walked around the yard in between rain showers yesterday I was able to notice a few of nature's delights that made me smile. One was how the raindrops on the bleeding heart leaves were like little diamonds waiting to be plucked and treasured. Oh, if only it really did rain diamonds!
As I followed the flowerbed around the house a small pink and white varigated bloom seemed lost among the spent azaleas.
The yucca blooms are very tall and will soon burst forth with lots of white blossoms.
Wildlife still abounds in my backyard. I caught this little bunny among the Rose of Sharon bushes nibbling away at the grass. A couple of days I have seen a crow walking gingerly in the grass too. Both times he is accompanied by a bird that dive bombs him repeatedly. I haven't yet identified the bird but the crow doesn't get annoyed easily and the bird is usually first to retreat.
Last evening I was lucky to catch a glimpse of a doe and her fawn. It was raining softly and they were at he edge of a grove of trees. They were too far even for my telephoto lens but even without the photo it was a marvelous moment.
When it rains I always hope there is a chance for a rainbow to make an appearance. I was not disappointed this week. In the middle of rain showers the sun popped out and there outside my sunroom was a rainbow. Actually it was a double rainbow but I couldn't catch the whole thing on camera. Nevertheless, it made me smile.
Here's hoping you find sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows in your world.
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