Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Little Fall of Rain

The most amazing thing is happening right now. It's raining.

I was startled this afternoon to hear thunder in the distance. The forecast recently has been the same every day - high of 90, low of 70, chance of rain 10%. We've been waiting and waiting for the seasonal rains to arrive. They're not due for another month or so.

But today, we got a little freebie - an unexpected and altogether delightful thunderstorm. The rain has been coming down steadily for the last 30 minutes or so, and the radar shows more storms to the north (which is where they're coming from), so we may even get more this evening.

How are the local residents handling this change in the weather? Well, I watched an osprey fishing in the lake for quite awhile despite the downpour. And this immature little blue heron seems to be enjoying it.

But this muscovy duck seems a little grumpy about the whole thing.

Well, guys, as Henry Wadsworth Longfellow said, "The best thing one can do when it's raining is let it rain." We're happy to do just that in My Florida Backyard.

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