On A Wet Day

Got out between rain storms yesterday for an hour, when the grandkids were watching cartoons. We had about an inch and a half. It has been a hot wet July here…

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7 Responses to On A Wet Day

  1. NH Gardener says:

    I didn’t know it had been raining so much there. We’ve been mostly hot and dry until recently.
    You got some great shots of the moth and the hummingbird!

    • Jim says:

      NH Gardener,
      It has been odd this July a time when normally the grass growth slows as temps remain in the 90’s as highs, but this time we are getting such heavy rain storms the grass keeps right on growing. Those shots right out the back door of the house. Can wash dishes and have a wonderful show to watch…

  2. ellen says:

    Very heavy rains here on and off all afternoon, glad to have it, I guess. The heat is still a bit oppressive. Red Sunflowers, never seen them except on your photos in the past. Odd looking since not the usual, but pretty. Hummingbird Moth always looks so strange. How big is it in reality? Just curious.

  3. ellen says:

    Very heavy rains here on and off all afternoon, glad to have it, I guess. The heat is still a bit oppressive. Red Sunflowers, never seen them except on your photos in the past. Odd looking since not the usual, but pretty. Hummingbird Moth always looks so strange. How big is it in reality? Just curious.

    • Jim says:

      Ellen,
      Yes, the heat and humidity has been oppressive. First year we planted these sunflowers I think they were called red velvet. They have multiple blooms. I bet they are over ten feet tall. Need to measure them could be as tall as twelve feet. Planted them were we had chickens penned for a while last year, could be the reason such tall growth. We usually try to put a bag over a head or two to save the seeds from the birds. Will have to get a ladder to do it on these. The hummingbird moths are slightly larger than carpenter bees. Two to two and a half inches long the books say but most I see look to be around and inch and a half. Love to watch them work flowers of all kinds…

      • ellen says:

        Not sure what word to use. When I read this, I thought, “Wow” and “Cool”. Those are some tall sunflowers and the smallness of the Hummer Moth surprised me. Your special lens and closeup shots sure bring out the amazing details and beauty. Loved today’s, Saturday’s posts too. Even the bee with the Hummingbird in one photo. With the Heron and Juvenile all I thought the old and the young. (The old month/July and the new month/August right on its tail.)

        • Jim says:

          Elllen,
          Need to take a pic with my wife standing in front of the suflowers for perspective. Had some lucky catches for the twenty minutes I had the camera out yesterday. Hope August is cooler than July. Thinking about painting the house after the trim I have started on. Aluminum siding so it will take a lot of time…

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