Over 20

Yes I am over the age of twenty. LOL. However more important to me was that we are now over twenty inches of rain for 2024! Exact amount at this moment in time (6:42pm) is 20.02″. And everything is looking so good! Well, the plants. 😉

Texas Thistle (Cirsium texanum) was refreshed!
The beautiful storm clouds!
The Black Swallowtail caterpillar was hanging on to the Prairie Parsley (Polytaenia nuttallii)!
The next round of the rain was a comin!

The Blue Sage (Salvia azurea var grandiflora) was lookin mighty fine so far!
Hmmm, I still have a ways to go before getting back to the house.

Water was flowing from the morning round of rain.
Our pond was filling up again. The pond doesn’t hold water for more than a couple days anymore. 🙁
Firewheel (Gaillardia pulchella)!
So I better pick my pace up if I wanted to get back before this next batch hits!
A Longhorn Beetles (Cerambycidae) greeted me at the backdoor just as the rain started again!
The rain did not slow down the hummers!
And I made it back before the heavy stuff started again! Question: How do the hummers stay dry? Are they flying between the drops? 🙂 I saw a Carolina Chickadee that obviously was getting soaked. Even though this one looks wet through the rain drops on our window, it was not. With further thought on this big question I pondered it more on my second walk. This time the pressure was off for getting soaked. The rain was over for now. So duh, it came to me. With the hummers incredibly fast wings beats of course they were fanning themselves dry. 😉 LOL. Just kidding. See the link below for the real story.

Is it hard for hummingbirds to hover in the rain?

Rain…I’m loving it at my house!

The unlikely journey of an eagle feather

Something Strange Happens to Wolves Infected by an Infamous Mind-Altering Parasite

New Research Reveals That the First Permanent English Settlers in North America Ate Dogs

Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. Great storm cloud pics – especially the one with the blue sage standing up all skeleton like.

  2. The storm clouds this afternoon were awesome as they rolled in. That Salvia azure is so tall already!

  3. Great shots of the storm clouds rolling in! Good open views.
    Down on the Edwards Plateau we finally got over the 10 inch mark. That is about half! Yep we are definitely closer to desert here. My yard basins are full of water with our 2 inches. Currently they are not draining fast enough. Shannon Brown taught us they need to soak in within 48 hours. Hopefully when plants are added, their roots will help the rain runoff soak into the ground and into the subsoil and ground water.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *