Friday, July 15, 2022

Rainy July Days

Rain brought mushrooms to our backyard.

We started a walk along the river, and saw a squirrel with an unusual white tail.

We had not walked far when it started raining hard.

We sheltered at the boathouse, which was closed because of "inclement weather."

A group of squealing children who were all soaked to the skin came back
from somewhere to the room where their day camp meets.


The swans on the river were not bothered.

… and the sun came out

Water lilies photographed from our kayak a day after the rain.

Blog post and all photos © 2022 mae sander.
 

17 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Mae

The last scene with the waterlilies and pretty sky is a beautiful photo.
I love the swans. It is good you found a place to shelter from the rain.
Take care, enjoy your day and happy weekend!

Divers and Sundry said...

What a nice rain! We are having drought conditions here, with one bit of sprinkle one morning being the only rain we've had in weeks.

My name is Erika. said...

We need some rain, so I hope that system is heading east. You got some great rain shots. Stay dry-and cool too. hugs-Erika

Tina said...

Lovely photos. I like those mushrooms, very attractive.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an unusual squirrel. Love that tail.

You got rain! Lots of rain. Wow. Beautiful photos of the waterlilies. I hope they don't choke the river. They can be so invasive, yet gorgeous.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

It's rain usual for this time of the year for you? Those mushrooms don't look edible but have an interesting colour, as does the squirrel's tail.

Anu said...

Hello. Wonderful collection. Great photo of a squirrel.
Have a nice weekend.

Shiju Sugunan said...

We have similar weather. The mushroom looks very pretty and the last picture is awesome.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Mae,
Great critters, I love the cute squirrel posing for you. The Swans do not seem to mind the rain, great photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Take care, have a happy weekend. PS, thank you for leaving me a comment.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

We have been desperate for rain here, and this in a part of the world that usually gets 55+ inches a year. So yesterday when we looked out and saw it raining in our backyard, there was some squealing going on.

Beautiful scene for a kayak ride.

gluten Free A_Z Blog said...

Mae, your photos are exquisite and you certainly captured that rain! Good you found some shelter Even the squirrel was cooperative and posed for you.

DVArtist said...

That is some rain! Really nice photos.

Jeanie said...

Quite the rain! We're seeing a lot of those white-tailed squirrels in our neighborhood. And a lot of half-brown, half-black. Go figure! Love the lily pads!

Rain said...

Wow, you really captured the rain falling!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love that last photo too. It's raining here right now but everything is pretty and green outside so I'll try not to complain!

Jennifer | Book Den said...

I love the squirrel photo. Those lily pads are amazing!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Mae, :=) I just love your capture of the beautiful white tailed Squirrel. What an unusual sighting!The swans, and I think Signets swimming in the rain is a good shot. The toadstools are pretty, and the view across the water with the floating Water lilies is very
beautiful.
All the best.