The situation is getting critical around here. We need rain. Send in the Rainmaker! In the old days we said: Send a gullywasher, but that old southern term is probably not used much anymore. It referred to a quick downpour in a short amount of time that would produce flash floods and "wash" the debris out of the gullys. In our walk around the grounds photostudy tonight, You will see my poor little stranded baby catfish in Rainbow Creek. After that, past a few flowers and bees, comes a big Kite Surprise! Enjoy!
Parched leaves on Dogwood Tree
dead tree and melting cloud
Crape Myrtle with Bumblebee
redbud tree (forest pansy)
This is my little pier on Rainbow Creek. The squirrels have been having a holiday with the pine cones! This is my fall mulch for the beds.
At the end of the pier is one spot of water:
To the left the creek is dry
To the right the creek is dry
The baby catfish are trapped in the little pool between the dry spots.
If we do not get rain this week, these will likely die as the pools dries up.
I am feeding them, but I can not fill up the creek with the garden hose. (People call me the buzzard lady already).
Somebody please make a phone call and get me a rainmaker for Rainbow Creek!
Temporal range: Late Cretaceous – present
G. Cuvier, 1817
Double Red Knock Out Rose
Now for the Big Kite Surprise:
I spotted this family of Kites in this tree and was thrilled to see all of them together.
I wondered why they were in this tree instead of the usual one across the street. I glanced over at the other tree and nearly had a heart attack to see there were many kites in that tree! There were over 20 for sure. I have never seen this many in one place. I got a few snaps (below), then a truck came down the road and they scattered. What a sight! What a surprise. Enjoy!
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!