Like the ladybugs, beetles and butterflies, we are drying out and feeling rather relieved to have a rain-free day.
This ladybug is by far the largest kind we have seen in our yard.
All is very sodden underfoot but the river peaked this morning at a "safe" height and is now very slowly receding.
We're trying not to think about the additional rains forecast for the coming week....one thing at a time for now.
This Purple Swamphen was enjoying some additional territory to check out for food sources.
Standing on the levy wall, looking over what is usually grassy riverfront gardens.
Another ladybug coming out of hiding this afternoon. I wonder where they all go when it's raining?