An occasional visitor to our garden is the Chestnut-backed Chickadee (Poecile refescens)
The leaves of the Japanese Maple were hanging down heavy with the rain.
A Japanese Maple and a House Finch (Carpodacus mexicanus) both make for a pretty Autumn image.
I generally don’t let the weather dictate what I do. If we did that, we’d all be housebound and stir crazy! We have another rainy day here, but I let this Japanese Maple in our yard, brighten my day. The raindrops enhance the leaves. This tree is really full of all these pretty red leaves!
An ice covered Japanese Maple after a overnight ice storm