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Rainy Days and Thursdays....It's WET!!!

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.

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  1. Sounds like you have a lovely day planned and I adore the flowers in your garden!

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  2. Hibiscus are such beautiful flowers, and you have so many varieties. Love the other flowers, too, and hope that you will get a break in the weather and a chance to roam. :-)

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    1. Me too....I like rain and all, but NOT this much all at once.

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  3. Hello Anni, I hope the flood water have receded. Your flowers are all beautiful. Beautiful photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Enjoy your weekend too, Eileen!

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  4. love that coyote. and we need rain but i don't want as much as Texas got, we saw that on the news . it has been about 8 weeks since we had one rain of one inch. send us a little at a time please. all your flowers are screaming spring is sprung...

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    1. Ya...you certainly don't want THAT much rain at once. Hope you get some much needed moisture soon.

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  5. Good morning! Have I told you lately I always enjoy your titles to posts. Of course they often leave a song playing through my thoughts all day long...like this now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFoQxjgbrs

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  6. I always wonder about you when watching the weather and news on TV. Glad you are safe and able to take such pretty flower pictures. The waterfowl here are definitely in pairs and soon will have increased their numbers. (Our roads are muddy!)

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    1. Lots of vacancies on the island nests .... maybe next week'll be different. If the weather cooperates.

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  7. We are soggy..With that said, my little neck of the woods must be in a meteorological sweet spot..No flooding on this side of town...My mockingbird friend has been by to visit and sing to me every morning... I hear his voice whenever there is a break in the rain :-)

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    1. ...and such a beautiful song it is, I'm sure!!

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  8. Beautiful Anni....our rain doesn't seem to want to stop here in Fredericksburg....and we are trying to plan a tree!

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    1. The tree will LOVE the moist ground when you DO get a chance to plant it between rain storms.

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  9. I love that iron coyote! Stay dry!

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    1. Thanks....I'll try and stay dry. If possible. lol

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  10. Lots of "pretty" in your yard.

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    1. Lots o' work. When it dries out....next thing....MOWING!!! Again.

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  11. Beautiful vibrant flowers. Sounds like you have enough rain for a while.Send some my way,it is quite dry here and our lake,which is also our city water supply,is quite low.

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    1. Oh, that's not good!! Hope your lake will soon be 100% capacity!

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  12. OHHHH PRETTY FLOWERS RETIRED KINDERGARTEN TEACHER RECENTLY TOLD ME HER STUDENTS LOVED THIS
    March winds bring April showers, April showers bring May flowers and you know what
    May flowers bring?
    PILGRIMS!!
    HUGS MADI AND MOM

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  13. So much colorful beauty, Anni, and what a great start for my day!! I'm so glad you share beauty with us!! I do hope you have a lovely weekend!! Enjoy!!

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    1. Thanks....how's the computer today? Hope you're up and 'running' soon.

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  14. Loved your post Anni, the flowers, the yard decorations, everything. Thank you for sharing them with Today's Flowers, always appreciative of the support. Have a great weekend :)

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  15. Wow, great shots, thank you

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  16. So nice to see those bright flowers. Looking forward to some pictures when you venture out!

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    1. WHEN is the key word here...when I venture out. lol

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  17. gorgeous pictures.

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  18. Your flowers are gorgeous. Never seen a yellow hibiscus before, amazing.
    Have a lovely weekend :)

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    1. Hibiscus....they come in ALL colors!!! Well, ALMOST all colors. :-)

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  19. Hello Anni, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing this post. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

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    1. ...You're appreciated for hosting the meme!!

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  20. lots and lots of rain here, too. beautiful blooms!

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    1. The grasses for your horses will grow and grow. Just hope they don't get into much wet and get sick eating all of it.

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  21. Beautiful flowers!
    Have a great week-end!
    Lea

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  22. Hello Anni!:) Your flowers and ferns are thriving after all the rain you have been having. They are all beautiful, and the critter figures are fun. I have a few in my garden too.

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    1. I do like the whimsical in the yard. Fun, just as you state here. Thanks!!!

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  23. I think all your spring breakers are in Breckenridge! Thanks for the flower fix. Gorgeous blooms!

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  24. Everything in your yard looks great. Still not much color in mine or anywhere around me. Love that coyote

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  25. I appreciate and welcome rain very much.
    It is 37 degree C.
    Flowers and mushrooms are also waiting the its arrival.

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  26. Lovely flowers! We finally saw some blooms this week... it's early for spring but I don't mind!

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  27. Beautiful flowers! The first time we stayed in Port A, a neighbor RVer "kindly" warned us to stay away from the beach for a week or two because it was Spring Break and "there are naked wimmin down there". Bill jumped in the car and headed there (LOL ... of course we were much younger then ;)))! ).

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  28. Dawn Carlson3/13/2016

    Hi Annie - I think of you and somehow today I landed here - don't know how! But it is good to see your gorgeous flowers - the time of the year I would love to visit down there. It's been 3 years since I last blogged, and so so much has happened! Dwight is doing great, though he still has endoscopies every 3 weeks or so so that he can eat. It's been quite a journey!

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  29. Weather and school holidays - what a strange coincidence!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. we have less rains here in our our country and especially in my province so whenever it rains we really celebrate it ,i liked you photos these are so pretty

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