Well, here it is the last day of May, and all I have to say is, where has the month gone?
It seems like there was one sunny day, when I managed to see this heron across the creek.
And then the rest of the days it rained.
(Please disregard the strange object in the upper left corner of these two photos. Not only am I a self-taught photographer, I still haven't mastered use of my new camera, which is immensely smarter than I am.)
Yes, the month of May flew by in a blur of wind and rain interspersed with a day or two of the normal sunny, warm, gorgeous clarity that is typical this time of year. Whether it's due to the rain or I don't know what, we've noticed the stinging nettles have arrived much sooner than normal. There are tons of baby nettles lounging about in Queens Creek. They normally don't make an appearance until late June. Farm-grown oysters are growing at a very rapid pace, and there are way more snakes than usual for whatever reason this year.
Aside from those casual observations from this unscientific observer, life is whizzing by at break-neck speed. I am looking forward to something settling down soon, but until it does I take solace in staring out the back window at sights such as these for instant blood-pressure-lowering relief.