photo: robins at bird bath

More clouds and more wind, but the rain is held at bay 60 miles to the west
by the dryness of everything around us. Whatever rain is in the air
must first fill in all the moisture that’s been missing.

Robins flocked to our yard this morning. They fight over any water
they can find – here in our bird bath (note the parched, weedy –
and unmowed – lawn).