After two days of unrelenting rain, the sun has finally managed to make an appearance. It has been so miserably soggy here in southern Missouri that I was beginning to wonder if I would ever see blue skies again. But here they are!
It was raining heavily when I woke up yesterday morning, well before daylight. The downpour continued, more-or-less unabated, throughout the day and into the night. The water formed thin lakes across the yard, filled the pond, and rushed into the low-lying area down next to where the roads intersect. Although I still had an egress into town, both roads next to my place were covered with water for several hours.
Most of the poultry elected to make forays outside into the rains in an attempt to flee the stuffy hen house - and they wound up soggy and bedraggled as a result of their outdoor explorations. The hens looked like a discomfited assemblage of blue-haired GOP committeewomen whose windows had suddenly rolled themselves down during the crescendo of a car wash.
But today the sun is shining, the air is cool and crisp, the standing water has begun to disappear, and all is right with my little world!