...the saying goes:
Red Skies in the Morning, Sailors' Warning!
Red Skies at Night, Sailors' Delight.
Yesterday morning, the sky was on 'fire' in my little corner of the world....
By late afternoon, the humidity was thick, the air was still, the clouds to the northwest were the color of Italian Slate...black. Distant thunder could be heard, the birds fell silent!!
...and the rain came!!
And the thirsty ground and grass drank it all up with delight....in no time flat! No flooding, ... this time!!
The darkness of late afternoon was a welcomed relief of such a sultry day. At times, the power flickered off and on, the lightning struck ever-so near. All the time, I had finished the five collage frames, and realized I had more bird photos I wanted printed out and framed, so I ordered eight more prints, bought another frame and during the storm, I got them hung on the walls. One I hung just below my watercolor painting I finished last month, of the Indigo Bunting. Three I hung on the open cupboard backing that is visible from the kitchen...into the dining room area. Two I hung in the living room...
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [left frame] You would see: Purple Gallinule, Least Bittern, Great [or Common] Egret, Summer Tanager, Anhinga, Eared Grebe, and Chestnut Sided Warbler.
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [middle frame] You would see: Spoonbill, Broadwinged Hawk, Reddish Egret[endangered], Belted Kingfisher, Common Nighthawk, Wood Stork, Black Bellied Whistling Duck, and Black and White Warbler.
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [right frame] You would see: Blue Grosbeak, Caracara, Snowy Egret, Kiskadee, Tri-colored Heron, Black Throated Green Warbler, and Merlin Falcon.
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom you would see: American Redstart, Indigo Bunting, Kildeer, Groove-Billed Ani, Hooded Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, and Bobolink [RARE -sighted in a local park- habitat range is NOT supposed to be in Texas!]
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [left frame] You would see: White Eyed Vireo, Green Heron, Green Jay, White Tailed Hawk, Dickcissel, Magnolia Warbler, Whooping Crane [endangered] Family, and Yellowthroat.
From Left to Right -Top to Bottom [right frame] You would see: Golden Fronted Woodpecker, Scarlet Tanager, Chuck Will's Widow, Black Necked Stilt, Immature Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Painted Bunting, Osprey, and Baltimore Oriole.
---I invite y'all to peruse my Birding Blog of Photography. Some of the above have already been posted in much larger image views...while most of what is to come in the future will be larger images of the remaining and more. HERE is the LINK Today, at noon, my newest post at I'd Rather B Birdin' is all about "Gone Fishing". A 'fun' post of birds fishing for their catch of the day. It will be published at NOON Texas time.