It's been raining quite regularly here for the past week. As soon as the rain dissipates, the birds meander out of their hiding places, like this little blue heron, which I spotted wading through a marsh area hunting for lunch. (It was successful, nabbing some type of worm.) Because of the daily thunderstorms (and the heat), all the plants are turning bright green. Some days I think we have our own little rainforest here.