Bedraggled yet beautiful

Life-giving rain broke open the sky in the early morning causing a steady drizzle of searching water droplets. Some droplets joined with others deciding to make a puddle, others attracted to the abundant blossoms joined hands to form a perfect refracting mirror while the more mischievous tried their hand at soaking down various bird feathers. Walking in this misty morning was a pure delight.

An American Crow looks for food in the soggy grass.

So many lovely flowers went about establishing dripping mirrors to entertain passersby.

An American Robin looks for earthworms forced out of their tunnels.

A bedraggled Swainson’s Hawk sits in a poplar tree contemplating the day.

Each Pine needle sports a jaunty droplet hat.

New growth drinking in the life-giving moisture.

This Chipping Sparrow seemed more successful in avoiding the bath from the sky.

Water droplets take turns making concentric circle magic.

This Black-billed Magpie looks like it needs a better water repellent on the feathers.

Likewise for this Crow.

Now you are talking serious water repellent. I guess you should go to the experts when it comes to water proofing feathers. This female Mallard doesn’t seem to notice the droplets falling off its well oiled back.

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  1. Shelly Marie Benoit May 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm #

    Oh my goodness Trent! I always feel like I could reach out and touch your photos for real!! Nothing like the sight of a wet bird when it represents the wet earth that is so welcome!!!
    Hope you’ve had a wonderful rain!! Love getting these to brighten the days!!

  2. Earl May 25, 2021 at 6:22 am #

    And all I did was spread grass seed on the lawn hoping the rain would give nature’s life spark to the seeds.

  3. Nola leighton May 24, 2021 at 10:08 pm #

    Love all those “damp” shots! So nice to see what you have captured with those shots of birds and plants in the welcome rain. Thanks so much!

  4. Sarah W May 24, 2021 at 7:06 pm #

    Wow! I love this! Rainy days have become my favourite. This captures so many reasons why. ❤️

  5. Jan May 24, 2021 at 6:39 pm #

    More please!

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