Precipitation Pause

Rain…rain…and a little more rain.
That’s what the weather has been like for the last several days here in the Atlanta suburbs.  And if the forecasters are to be trusted, that’s what the near future holds as well.

Now, I can appreciate an occasional shower or a few sprinkles here and there, but too much gray and dampness leaves me longing for some sunshine.  So, when I looked out the window this afternoon and saw that there was a pause in the precipitation, I ran (did not pass go, did not collect $200) outside to snap a few pictures.

The first stop was the front yard, to capture the brightness and the beauty of a few flowers.

hibiscus1

Red Hibiscus

hibiscus2

Yellow Hibiscus

purpleflower

Purple Zinnia

gardenia

Gardenia – one of my favorite scents in the whole world!

Then, I scurried to the backyard to spread some fresh seed and snap some pictures of whoever showed up to partake of the offering.

To narrow down which pictures were post-worthy, I decided that only those caught in the act of grabbing a bite to eat would qualify.

nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

redbellied

Red-bellied Woodpecker (female)

titmouse

Tufted Titmouse

downy

Downy Woodpecker (male)

…oh, who knows when I’ll get to take more pictures…I’ll share three more…

cardinal

Northern Cardinal

chickadee

Carolina Chickadee

squirrel

Furry Outlaw

I honestly am thankful for the rain, but I’ll honestly be more thankful when it’s sunny again!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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17 Responses to Precipitation Pause

  1. avian101 says:

    Great captures Kathy! Have you noticed a sudden increase of birds lately? 🙂

  2. Tiny says:

    Wow! Beautiful birds and flowers, and one charming outlaw 🙂

  3. Trail Walker says:

    Reblogged this on SEEN ALONG THE TRAIL and commented:
    For all you nature lovers, here are some wonderful flower and bird pictures (with a squirrel thrown in for good measure).

  4. Trail Walker says:

    Wonderful pictures, Kathy. I especially love that red hibiscus.

  5. aussiebirder says:

    A great show of flowers and birds Kathy, I love the squirrel with its guilty look. I saw my first one in London a few months ago, and they all seemed to have this on guard guilty look, I found it quite amusing. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Jodi says:

    It hasn’t stopped for two days here either! Trying not to complain after two beautiful weeks! The birds are busy here too – I imagine stocking up for their journey. Great photos!

  7. Jill Kuhn says:

    Great photos! My fav is the furry outlaw! Cracked me up!!! 😄😊😄

  8. Wow, that squirrel at the end… Love it!!! ❤️

  9. Kathy, you and I ARE sisters. I say that “Do not pass Go” phrase every now and then, and I’ve never heard anyone else say it! Love your photos but the squirrel is my hands-down favorite! Thank you for sharing him!

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