For several days last week we were invaded by a black cloud of crows! (I know it should be 'a murder of crows', but that sounds so pretentious!) There is no way I could get a proper photo of them all as they settled in the trees around us, but I tried to get a video with all the noise they made:
I haven't tried uploading any of my videos before so the quality is not good, but I think you can hear all the racket they made. Some of them flew down to the creek, but again it was difficult to show the number there were.
I so enjoy our rural style environment and I thought the invasion of the crows was hilarious. They are such funny creatures. Whenever I hear them coming, I drop whatever I am doing and run out onto the deck to watch. Unfortunately, I have been quite disappointed to discover that their roosting area has now moved further down the creek and almost out of earshot. Perhaps they will return another time.
We are rejoicing today after receiving almost a half inch of rain last night and yesterday. This is the first we have had since the beginning of March. Some of our young shrubs and plants were really suffering and I was afraid we would lose some of them. Poor Moth has had to go out and water all our potted plants every couple of days (we have quite a lot of them because of the poor quality of the soil since we live so close to the creek -- very sandy). It was quite a lot of work. Hopefully we will get back to our normal weather now, but the temperatures are expected to go up to the mid 80's next week and there is no more rain in sight.
My beautiful plumeria is still in full bloom even though it is November:
Today is especially set aside as "Prayer for the Persecuted Christians " day. Our church is having a special service this evening. Pastor Abou Saeed Abedini, an Iranian pastor, has been imprisoned and tortured in Iran for two years now. He has a wife and family. There are many others like him who are suffering horribly for the 'crime' of being a Christian. If you believe in prayer and in our Lord Jesus Christ, please join those of us around the nation who are praying for relief for these persecuted Christians.