Singing in the Rain

I’m happy again
I’m singin’ and dancing in the rain
I’m dancing and singin’ in the rain

~Lyrics from Singing in the Rain by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown

I will admit to not quite feeling that happy to wake up to the downpour this morning, but somebody did. At least, they seemed happy right after the deluge stopped. I looked out the kitchen door to check on our little vegetable garden (one of the few down sides of living in our woods is a lack of sun for vegetables, so the garden is small) and spotted something on one of the fence posts.

Garden

Our veggie garden as seen from the kitchen door (click photos to enlarge)

It was our resident male Carolina Wren singing his little heart out. He looked a bit ruffled after all the rain, but he was determined to let everything know he was in good spirits. I grabbed the camera with the telephoto on it and eased out onto the side porch. The only view of him I had was through a small circular gap in the pea plants growing on the line trellis. He serenaded the world for a couple of minutes, dancing his way around the fence top to make sure no matter where you were in the yard, you could hear his loud tea- kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle lyrics. So, here is Mr. Wren, singin’ and dancing in the rain…

Carolina wren singing right

Carolina Wren in full song mode

Carolina wren singing right 1

After a brief shake (in which he lost a feather), the song resumes

Carolina wren singing

Here’s looking at you

Carolina wren singing left

Okay, I can move on now

 

14 thoughts on “Singing in the Rain

  1. Great pics of a bird that is much larger than itself – a joy to see and hear …

    my backyard  a winter wren fills the space

    Hope this one-line haiku complements your pics.

  2. The latest…

    On Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 1:32 PM Roads End Naturalist wrote:

    > roadsendnaturalist posted: “I’m happy again I’m singin’ and dancing in the > rain I’m dancing and singin’ in the rain ~Lyrics from Singing in the Rain > by Arthur Freed & Nacio Herb Brown I will admit to not quite feeling that > happy to wake up to the downpour this morning, but som” >

  3. I believe Mary Oliver described her wren as “drenched with enthusiasm”!
    And do you guys have a email that I could send a picture or two for help in identifying things I run across hiking??

  4. Fun to watch miss stem searching for insects all around the yard and singing her heart out to cheer us onward!

  5. Pingback: Singing in the Rain — Roads End Naturalist

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