.... a glass half-full of rainwater, that is.
I should be sitting in the garden sipping chilled wine now, not watching rain running down the window.
And this rain-spattered drone fly should be hovering in a shaft of sunlight. Still, it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good, and .....
..... these house martins have plenty of mud available for nest construction. They were collecting mud around this puddle near Tunstall reservoir in Weardale yesterday. Seems very late to be building nests - I wonder if they were collecting it for nest repair?
Perfect weather for slugs too. I shudder to think what they are doing to my garden, but this one was demolishing a buttercup flower in the road verge.
Good weather for fungal growth too. These brackets were on a dead branch in Backstone Bank wood near Wolsingham.
And good weather for ducks, like this mallard surrounded by rain-bejewelled grasses.
And the raindrops do make an attractive pattern in the shallow water around the edge of Tunstall reservoir.
Accentuate the positive, as the song says....