The monsoon arrived right on schedule a couple of weeks ago here in Colorado. The days are now cooler, we get rainy days every week, and almost every afternoon there are thunderstorms. Some of the storms have really been memorable: serious rain, with thunder and hail. The cats have been staying inside, and the closet is getting quite a workout as they shelter in place waiting for the thunderstorms to pass.
Yet, every thunderstorm has its silver lining. After struggling through the heat of July, the yard has burst back into bloom, and with the flowers and water I’m seeing more wildlife. Flocks of birds congregate in the back, and squirrels have been chasing each other across the roof, through the trees, and along the fence, and insects are everywhere. This morning was warm and sunny, so the cats and I returned to the yard. Here are some of the highlights.
I spent the morning drinking my latte, pulling weeds, and tending to plants that were damaged in the storms. By noon the clouds were piling up again over the mountains so the cats and I packed up and went back into the house. As I write this post the thunder is sounding, the rain is on the way, and MacKenzie is back in the closet.
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The poor kitties hiding in the closet:( It’s a shame we can’t explain to our pets that it’s ok. Myles freaks out a bit when we have thunderstorms too.
Your flowers are gorgeous!! Your photos are so crisp and have amazing detail. I love the one of the squirrel:)
MacKenzie: The Mother of Cats had to remove the shoes from one side of the closet so there would be room for us. She even put in Yellow Boy’s bed because he wails…
Thank you. I’m using a new phone (Samsung Galaxy 7) and I am really happy with it.
Your photos are beautiful. I love my Samsung…it takes such teally great photos.
It’s nice that you can get some time outside between the rain and enjoy the new blooms.
Poor kitties are stuck in the closet so no playing with yarn.
Aren’t they great phones? Mine is being very good to me. There is a cold front coming in that will trigger more rain. Poor cats! It will be prime knitting weather, however…
Love these pictures! I hope your squash makes it! That would be very impressive if it survives the hail!
The squash has turned yellow and is soft today. Boohoo, it didn’t make it! The plant, however, is coming back and there is another baby squash on the way. Go plant, go!
Awe poor squash! Hopefully the new one fairs better!