The lovely Amy at Love Made My Home has handed the reigns of Five on Friday over to Carly and Tricky of F.A.S.T. blog (Family Attempting to Survive the Times). I've not participated in awhile so figured this was a good time to get back on track with posting.
Yesterday we had lots of wind and dust, but this morning we had wonderful rain showers that washed all the grime away. In fact, as I'm typing this, the rains have started again.
The plants are always happy to get a free shower.
After the rains, the birds were very active and I was privileged to see a rare sighting in our residential area.
I rushed to grab my good camera and this was the only shot I was able to get before it flew away. The Hoopoe, known as a Hud-Hud in Arabic, usually prefers to stay on the ground so to spot him in the mulberry tree right in the front yard was quite a nice surprise.
Birds and plants on a rainy day inspired a little stitching, perfect for this tiny frame that I've had sitting around for many, many years. Pattern can be found at Makers Society.