The Grove is certainly having its share of blustery days and lots of rain. So much wind that everything - hummingbird feeders, bead curtains, candle holders and even wind chimes have had to be taken down - or be blown down! So much rain that you can hear it literally pounding on the roof!
But we did have warning - a couple of beautiful sunny days absolutely full of the sounds and sight of crows, hummingbirds, chickadees, juncos, bushtits, flickers, blue jays and robins, robins, robins ... all looking for food. Now that the wind and rain is here, only the crows have remained steady visitors - hunched on the telephone wires, awaiting a hand-out and then back off to relative dry in the cedar trees.
The combination of bright sun and swaying branches create dancing shadows everywhere. The rustling of leaves in the wind produces a magical song. Clouds move quickly and cause dramatic changes of sudden dark and then sudden light. And the rain pounds relentlessly on the poor plants. And amazingly, the ethereal and fleeting appearance of a gorgeous rainbow! Well, with all this funky weather going on, coupled with cold mornings, there can be no doubt that Fall has a firm foothold and winter is definitely on the way.
Meadow Sweet Grove © V. Buchanan 2017 Pounding rain! Make sure to turn your sound up!
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