We had torrential rain for 2 and a 1/2 hours today, after I had cut 3/4 of the yard.
I'm glad I got off the mower in time.
15 miles away in Tonganoxie... there was little rain.
The storm had passed it by with just a slight shower.
I still keep a fortex on the porch for the dogs to drink in the morning,
and yesterday morning, I carried a bucket of water there to fill it.
I found it down two inches today when I got there.
I wish I had a working game camera at the moment to see.
However... I'll fill it when we get there in the morning.
(and clean it!)
I found both suet cages empty for the first time in a month, too.
Now... it was 95 degrees with a real-feel of 105... so they could have melted and the water could have evaporated.
We'll see tomorrow. I'm taking new suet out...
This sunflower is growing in a flower box on the deck at the old house... it is a volunteer, but I admit I have been watering it... I'm fascinated with it.
Here is another volunteer, at the edge of the patio and deck.
I stopped to take pictures of a female meadowlark just singing and singing this afternoon.
She was very musical!
I'm still seeing scores of bunnies.
My friends the bathing beauties were taking advantage of the cooler day to graze up on the hill.
While Joe-Pye weed was blooming across the road from their pasture.
'The bog garden on the side of the house filled up with rainwater this afternoon. That's my new garden bed, which has daylilies, monarda and a lily soon to be blooming.
I planned to finish weeding and mulch it tomorrow, but we will see what the weather brings.
You can always tell when I put feed out... everyone gathers.
Including this bird, which I believe is a juvenile meadowlark.
The first I have seen here!