~ ~ ~ ~I'm starting with a photo from a couple days ago. These guys I see just about every time I go to town. The are obviously older horses, but very friendly. One day I stopped a few minutes just to watch them, and they both moseyed over toward the fence to return the favor. Good grazing these days!
Last night this poor little fella flew into my ceiling fan which was running on "high." He was still alive, and I couldn't see any oozing, so I took him outside and turned him loose, but, alas, this morning he was on the deck, apparently dead. :(
This morning I awoke earlier than usual. I haven't seen many recent sunrises because they are getting earlier than my usual 7-ish rolling-out time. The dogs were sleeping in, so I made coffee and raised the blinds. Well, I'm sure you know what I saw. What you don't know is how wonderful it was. I can only call it "other worldly." Lots of low clouds make for beautiful sunrises or sunsets, and this one was breathtaking. I've put some of the shots in a slide show for you. You can see the marvelous shadows and mistiness of the hills and valleys.
A bit later, one of my hummingbirds was at the feeder, oblivious to my nearness, and I thought, "Goody, I'm going to be able to get a shot of him." HAH!! This one is the best one!!
All the others were worse than this!!
I knew with those clouds from early on and the patterns from recently we were in for some rain today. Again. Still. And it did ..... and still is!! It hasn't rained constantly, but off and on all day with lots of thunder and pouring of buckets of water! No kidding, I gotta get a rain gauge so I can track this stuff, because it is remarkable for New Mexico! I'm not complaining, because all but one day (Thursday) we got significant periods of sunshine, as well.
Then mid afternoon, it became even more interesting ad exciting. Look at this picture:
And this one:
Yep, that is hail!!
Fortunately, it is small, about the size of large peas, but it came down for almost 45 minutes!!
The hail melted as quickly as it fell because the temperature was into the 60s. I didn't think to look at the time, but it has been 65-68 every time I looked since about noon!
I'm telling you, it is never boring here!!!
Good weekend, everyone!!!
Isn't Life Beautiful?