The alarm rang at 5:30 a.m. today. I leaped out of bed, got ready quickly and ran to the car during a total downpour. A super estate sale about an hour drive away was calling me. I like to be first in line for the handing out of numbers for admittance. It poured all the way there and just let up slightly around 8 a.m. when I received my number ~ # 3. Not bad!!
On the drive there as it was just becoming light, I noticed this charming working farm complete with young cattle. These ducks were in the puddles along the road edge and gave me quite a start. They were loving the weather! I especially like the lead duck with his feathers streaking out on the back of his neck.
The rain let up on the return trip home and I stopped to photograph these beautiful scenes. White trillium, a protected wildflower, is blooming now on the hillsides.