Monday, July 27, 2020
Caught in the Rain
The forecast didn't call for rain yesterday, so I felt reasonably confident setting out with Olga for a walk in the early afternoon. Sure, the sky was a bit gray, but gray clouds don't always mean rain, right?
Wrong. At least in this case.
We were caught in a downpour at the cemetery, and forced to take shelter under a tree (there was no lightning!) until it slackened enough for us to walk to the chapel and wait it out under a real roof. It's interesting how dry we were under the tree. Those leaves really do block a lot of moisture from reaching the ground.
After a while the rain stopped and we were able to finish our walk. We saw some critters along the way, like this poor bedraggled gatekeeper butterfly. It has definitely seen better days!
This hoverfly was mopping up nectar from a flower...
...and this common blue butterfly was flitting among the thistles.
And that's literally all I did yesterday of any interest. Ho hum. Again.
Remember how we were having a friend over on Saturday? Well, we cancelled because of the rain -- we wanted to have drinks in the garden. And then we cancelled yesterday too. Hopefully at some point we'll have a dry evening so we can make that plan happen!