BUCKETS AND BUCKETS OF RAIN!….

Yesterday it RAINED!!  In the morning it was sometimes sprinkles, but very soon it would begin to rain harder…THEN we saw THIS as we went to dinner…The girls who worked at the restaurant  thought about getting in the restaurant freezer for a few seconds, I told them to take me with them….we didn’t do it but I was more than a little nervous…This is the weird cloud from the left end to the far right end…it stretched a LONG way!

Scary storm left side (1 of 1) Scary storm middle (1 of 1) Scary storm right end (1 of 1)

The clouds started to spread, and spread, and spread and then it POURED!  It poured on and off for HOURS..

Scary storm as it blew by (1 of 1)

This little lady came to visit in between drenchings, poor baby…so wet!!    What I couldn’t believe is that around 8 pm a male cardinal was out IN THE POURING RAIN…sitting on the branch and then hopping down to eat…

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This morning our family of regular visitors, the raccoon family came sneaking out of the woods.  I NEVER see them in the day light… until it’s almost 8 pm, they’re not around… They were soaking wet.  The mother came out first and suddenly we heard the crows.  They were high up in the trees and scolding the mother raccoon.  She kept staring up at the tree tops, keeping an eye on them, all the while encouraging her babies to follow her up to the deck..Up they ran, soaking wet, looking bedraggled.  I think the birds and the raccoons didn’t get much to eat yesterday and they were HUNGRY!  No pictures of the raccoons and crows…I was too busy watching the drama unfold.

One little baby ventured out into the yard with the crows still yelling and screaming at them and Mama raccoon called it back.  At that point, EVERYBODY left and nobody ate!

WELL I’M OFFENDED…EVEN IF SHE ISN’T!…

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REMEMBER THE OTHER DAY WHEN I INTRODUCED YOU TO THIS PATIENT MOTHER AND HER BOSSY LITTLE BABY?

 

WELL THEY WERE BACK THIS MORNING.  I HEARD A TON OF COMMOTION OUT BY THE BIRD FEEDER AND WENT TO INVESTIGATE.

 

UNFORTUNATELY I COULDN’T GET TO MY CAMERA WITHOUT SCARING THEM OFF, BUT MOTHER AND BABY WERE BACK AGAIN THIS MORNING AND YOU SHOULD HAVE HEARD THE SCREAMING.  BABY FOLLOWED MAMA’S EVERY MOVE…DEMANDING TO BE FED…AT TIMES IT WAS ALMOST PITIFUL…UNTIL I REMINDED MYSELF THAT IT’S AS BIG AS THE MOTHER AND SHOULD GET OVER BEING LAZY AND FEED ITSELF!

 

THE YELLING WENT ON FOR QUITE AWHILE AND I NEVER ONCE SAW THE MOTHER CROW THREATEN TO TAKE AWAY BABY’S TOYS, OR EVEN RAISE HER VOICE TO IT.  SHE SIMPLY PUT UP WITH THE HOLLERING FOR A LONG, LONG TIME AND EVENTUALLY SHOVED SOME FOOD DOWN IT’S THROAT.

 

FOR ME THE LAST STRAW WOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN IT JUMPED ON HER BACK DEMANDING WHAT SOUNDED LIKE POTATO CHIPS….I AM ALMOST SURE THAT’S WHAT IT SAID.  I MIGHT BE WRONG…IT COULD HAVE BEEN CHOCOLATE CHIPS…OR LICORICE WHIPS…I DON’T KNOW…I’LL NEVER KNOW…BUT IF IT WAS MY BABY I’D TELL IT THAT IT COULDN’T COME FOOD HUNTING WITH ME AGAIN UNTIL IT LEARNED SOME MANNERS.

 

I NEVER, EVER, LET MY KIDS JUMP ON MY BACK WHEN THEY WANTED FOOD.  THEY WOULD CLING TO MY LEGS AND I WOULD DRAG THEM AROUND THE HOUSE UNTIL I WAS GOOD AND READY TO FEED THEM.    (I’m just kidding)