Rivers have broken their banks, the lakes are at 1-in-200-year flood levels, and let's not forget the many mudslides and landslides that are blocking highways and threatening property.
|Young apple orchard in bloom. Enderby Cliffs in the far background.|
Cro might remember a photo of this orchard that I
posted a few years ago, when it was newly-planted.
Torrential rainstorms have been hard on the little hummers, so when it does abate, they swarm to the feeders in astounding numbers, all species working together to satisfy their voracious appetites. Even the aggressive Rufous males have to let up on their dive-bombing tactics, as the Anna's, Calliope, Broad-back and Black-chins all outnumber them.
Twilight with rainbows and hummingbirds. A lovely gift bestowed in dismal times.