|The view when it isn't raining|
Today I could see the nearest tree, but everything else was enshrouded by misty rain - which turned to a brief but ferocious downpour.
Still, with the heating on (yep, I know it is supposed to be midsummer.....) I started about the day - which involves wandering downstairs, putting the kettle on, letting the dog out, going to the bathroom, letting the dog in, giving dog his breakfast, making a cup of tea and either ambling to my study or back to bed, depending on what hour it is.
This morning it was study for a short while, then shower etc.
After getting dressed I peered out the bedroom window again - and as I watched, the gentle drizzle expanded to yet another downpour.
Several little birds scarpered quickly into the trees for urgent shelter, but one fabulous little fellow (or fellow-ess) of a swallow dived for the telephone line that comes into the house right beside the window and sat there quite happily having his (or her) morning shower!
|(Stock image, unfortunately)|
Then the rain stopped and he/she flew away.
Presumably for a fresh-caught-on-the-wing breakfast.
|My bedroom window is the upstairs open one |
on the left of the picture.
You can just see the wire coming in
across the space between
the roof above and the
Happy Midsummer everyone! :-/