We've gotten a lot of rain recently. It may not be enough to stop this year's rationing of irrigation water for farmers, but it has certainly given our lawns and trees a needed shot in the arm.
The rains have also brought the ducks back.
At least one pair of mallards currently hangs out on Sometimes Pond, a giant puddle in the field across from our house. Sometimes the view is romantic when the light is just right . . . sometimes . . . but mostly it's just a big mud puddle. The ducks love it, though, and show up immediately for the bugs, worms, and serenity. I could watch them all day.