I went for a drive early this morning. I have been wondering about a couple of foals in the neighbor’s pasture and was hoping to catch a glimpse of them. What I got was a glorious surprise and a little reminder that God has not forgotten us.
As I was photographing one of the horses it began to rain! Yes, water from the sky, that lovely substance we have not enjoyed for weeks and weeks, began falling hard enough to send me running back to the truck to keep the camera dry. It only lasted about ten minutes, but it was such a blessing. And later, when I drove to the library it rained again for a few minutes. I know it wasn’t enough to measure or to even begin to alleviate our drought, but it seemed like a promise that things will get better. I even saw a faint rainbow!
I thought I would share some random images today. My photos aren’t always about beauty and quality and clarity, but about telling a story or reminding myself of an experience. So these aren’t the best photos of the week, but each tells its own story.
I saw a roadrunner on the side of the road and barely caught a grainy image of him, but it brings a smile to my face each time I look at it. The roadrunner was one of Papa’s favorite birds and there were always several running around his farm.
A meadowlark has lately decided that the best place to be in the afternoon is in the shade of a small spruce in the back yard. First he takes a quick dip in the water tub, then he eats some corn that I leave for him, then he sits in the shade of the tree. You know it’s hot when the birds start looking for shade.
I love this shot of the bunting reaching out to the next plant, and also the one of the juvenile balancing on the stem.
The cardinal had just taken a bath so her feathers are not yet under control! LOL
And no matter how hot and dry it gets...we always have sunflowers to make us smile!