If you follow the weather at all you know that the Pacific Northwest and northern California have been getting a crazy amount of rain. For more than a week now the skies have been gray and our rain gauge keeps filling. We run out in the morning to see how much has come down. It's been substantial and good, and we definitely need it, but it sure does get old pretty fast. So when the skies clear if only for a half hour or so, we run out to take a walk and look around. We do have rain gear, but it's just not that inviting to head out into the windy wet mess of a day. We tend to wait for the sun.
Wednesday we had the brief respite we had been waiting for. I noticed
the clearing when I looked out the window to see the silhouette of a very large
bird on a wire behind our neighbor's house. It was a very big bird. I
was intrigued. It looked like a Turkey Vulture, but they don't typically
come and hang out on the wires in our neighborhood. So, I zoomed in to
make sure it was a vulture. Yup!