We looked towards the pond when the dogs began barking, and found 3 herons had come to visit.
I've made the mistake before of trying to slip outside to take photos, only to have them fly off, so this time I stayed put in the house.
I love the way the eryngium and passionfruit kind of appear to be framing this one. You may need to enlarge it to see this.
The rain continues to fall. The last I heard, we were about 10 inches above average in rainfall for the year, and more rain has fallen since.
There have been many interesting mushrooms to catch my eye, like this Strobilomyces strobilaceus, or Old Man of the Woods. I wish I were more knowledgeable about mushrooms, because there is a veritable potpourri of mushrooms out there I could be cooking with and drying for future use. A passing knowledge of them is just not worth the risk. I hope you're finding many good things to eat these summer days!