Evidence of the big water in our little creek, flotsam on the left and right bank swept clean.
Heading down the hill today I startled 3 deer, they jumped and ran then stopped when I stopped. We had a stand off for quite a while, they not moving, me not moving, looking right at each other but I think they couldn't see me, just knew something was up. I had the thought that if I'd had a bow or rifle I could have had some venison about then. I finally got tired of standing still and once I took a step, the deer furthest back in the group stomped and huffed and they were off like a shot and out of sight.
The flowing clear water beckoned and I went wading. Stood for a long while feeling the air on my face and chill water on my feet and legs. Light dappled all around me and danced on the water.
A downy woodpecker tapped on a branch over the creek, titmice squabbled in the tree tops, a barred owl hooted in the distance.
The weather today was a balm, after all that rain and a hot humid week, we woke to a cool dry day. The windows are open again for the first time in a while and the sound of frogs is coming in the screens, we'll sleep good tonight and need to pull a blanket up around us come early morning. Autumn is on the way and I am ready.