Friday, September 9, 2011

the rain train...

kept on chugging last night
it was our turn to get swamped
to the north of us it came down
to the east of us it bucketed
to the south thunderstorms blew up and it all came over us
at one point or another

this was after I posted yesterday
it just got deeper and deeper

and foggier and foggier
a tree fell in the woods across the street at one point
will have to go and check it out
and yes it did make a sound even though no one saw it fall
they said if all this water had fallen on Texas it wouldn't have been much
more than  a 1/2"
they need more than that to solve their problem

they forecast more for us for two or three days
Katia may visit the UK in a few days
is going past us at this moment
out at sea with the fish

thank goodness the skylight isn't leaking!!!!
but it makes for pretty patterns on the glass

then this morning
 for a while
the sky turned a very strange
forgotten colour
it was


and the reflections on the lake were pretty enough for me
 to put my shoes on
go outside
 into the
heat and humidity
mosquito infested back garden
take this
there were two rather large turtles sitting on a log that made me think about going out
of course
as always
it never ends
they slid into the water the second they saw me
curse them

so I turned blue around and saw this fine thing
another huge magnolia seed pod
with moth attached
I think it's a moth
I wasn't going to disturb it and ask

and you'd think that with all this rain we'd have some fine specimens of these
but noooo
not one fine one to been had
just this little fellow
all curled up and tucked in beneath his blankie
oh well
maybe later

and this wonderful thing is what the husband bought a while ago
a hummingbird feeder
that looks like a hot air balllloooonnnn
he saw it and had to have it
but I have to make the nectar and clean the thing

and because he is one of those who must have it all
filled with water
to keep the ants from

I think the hummers have left already
too much