It seems that the two weeks in March, with Spring Break of the education system, we have inclement weather. So far, it's been the norm! For three days we've had cooler weather and heavy rainfall!! Enough rainfall on one of those days to cause drastic flooding around and in town. "Submerged" streets, fields flooded to lakes...and flash flood warnings throughout the past few days. Hopefully today and into the weekend, the clouds will break and we will have some sun to dry the area up a bit. I can't complain, we needed the rain, altho flash flooding and dangerous rip currents in the Gulf remain in effect 'til further notice..
Yesterday, in the lull between storm fronts passing through, I went out to a nearby park and traipsed the paths in search of some migrant birds. I found a few, only to eventually lose the birds that were there when I arrived because of another squall in weather...they disappeared quickly as the rain began to fall again...hunkering down in the safety of the thick wooded areas and sheltered culverts and the like. Before I left for the walk in the park, I walked around our yard to see the water damage. Not bad; some low-lying areas were under water, but other than that the grass and trees and bushes were thriving...
Fox 'pup' and Bougainvillea
Lantana and Rose that came up from its root after digging it out
Potted Cactus Bud and Bougainvillea
Salmon colored and fuchsia pink Double Petaled Hibiscus
Yellow Ixora and Bougainvillea at the gate
Mexican Fire Bush and yellow hibiscus
Bird bath [in need of cleaning!] and iron coyote with copper ore
Bougainvillea and Foundation Fern
We haven't been driving to the island because of the college break and bad weather. I'm having withdrawal symptoms. LOL Today, if there is a break in the weather, Bud and I plan on driving out to Rookery Island at North Shore to see if there is any 'courting' activity with the nesting of Herons and Egrets and Spoonbills. Then, probably out to lunch for a burger at Blackbeard's on the Bay.