It rained overnight here. This is remarkable in that this is the third week in a row that we have had rain. Not a lot this time but some. Before the drought began, we would get a decent rain every 6 days or so. This summer, it did not rain but once or twice from 1 June to 30 September. Maybe three times.

As I went out to get the paper yesterday, the rain had stopped. The nuthatches were in the leaves of the mimosa tree, scooping beak-fulls of water from the fronds of the leaves and shaking the leaves to catch the water on their feathers.

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