Rain is necessary and good. It sustains life, it makes things grow. On this morning’s walk I saw these two little love slugs sharing a bit of fungus growing on the forest floor:
But yesterday’s heavy downpour must have been disorienting for some because I also found Yellow Finch feathers stuck to our bedroom window and a dead chipmunk at the bottom of the pool:
In the chipmunk’s case, however, it may just be bad luck, because a few weeks ago (June 16) I found a chipmunk (perhaps the same one?) stuck in a gutter downspout near the pool. I saw him, snapped a picture, took the dogs for a walk, and when we got back, the chipmunk was still there. So I freed him, he did a crazy dance and then proceeded to run across the patio and inside the pool fencing. I checked on him later that night to make sure he didn’t get stuck in there as well. He was free, but unfortunately, he is now gone.