Hello on this another beautiful, sunny day at Steve’s Country! I hope you are all having a wonderful day, whether your day is just starting, like it is here, or perhaps afternoon or ending the day. It is a bit cool outside this morning with a temp of only 17C (63F), but with a nice hot cup of coffee it’s not so bad sitting here enjoying all the beauty of summer. Sir George and Lady Pearl have been here for their breakfast, 3 times actually. Sir George is getting more friendly all the time. I barely get the food on the feeder and those big wings of his are whacking me on top of my head as he comes in to land. He is one big bird, bigger than all the rest of the herring gulls around here that’s for sure.
The trees are still alive with the singing of little birds each morning. What a joy to sit and listen to the many different songs. They are so small and yet they sing so loudly with such beautiful melody. That’s what I call a real country pleasure. But this kind of country pleasure can be enjoyed even in large cities. Birds are everywhere. Constantly singing. And I think some of the most beautiful singers are the tiny birds. Not only beautiful, but sometimes they are also the loudest singers.
The sun in all it’s brilliance shining on the trees this morning is making the leaves simply glow in all their green finery. What a beautiful sight it is. Green is said to be the most relaxing color and I believe it. That’s why I like blue. Doesn’t make sense? Of course it does. You need blue to make green. Actually I also like green. And most other colors. But blue is my favorite, matches my eyes. And the brilliant green of the leaves against the softness of the blue sky, equals a beauty without compare. Almost.
Sitting outside in that cool morning air starting making me positively chilly. And the sun doesn’t shine on my deck too early so I needed something to help keep me warm. Out comes the jacket. Terrible wearing a jacket in July. However, no other way to stay warm without going back inside. Which is not a bad idea anyway. And people don’t understand why I like warm places. I understand it.
There are a lot of iridescent colored dragonflies around now. Amazing colors on some of them. Blues, greens, golds, white, black, red, yellow, in many and various combinations. They are quite remarkable acrobats too. They can fly at full speed and suddenly stop. The fly backward or at right angles, even upside down. Very much like our hummingbirds. I miss having the hummingbirds around this year. Never even saw one. That’s amazing in itself. They are a very common bird around town. And they are always around the house here. Well, other years they were anyway. I guess none nested close by this summer. Too bad.
Well, I was planning on getting this out nice and early today. Didn’t work. One thing after another. Oh well. It will be out shortly anyway. I hope. Glad you could stop by again, enjoy your day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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