Another heartstopping moment when I bend down for the hose, and surprise a mother bird hidden in the groundcover ivy. They seem to explode out of the nest.
Despite the seemingly disastrous practice of having a home on the ground, this particular bird (I will look it up in the Sibley soon) is very successful. Their relatives in the garage are possibly smarter. I will have a photo soon, but this calls for vigilance, which calls for spare time.
It has rained for 38 days and 38 nights. Especially last night. Actually, we had three nights of rain in just the seven hours that I was trying to sleep.