Good morning everyone! Well, this is easily our warmest morning so far, with a temp of 23C (73F), however the humidity makes it feel even warmer. So nice. Today it should get to 90F (32C), which would make this our warmest day if it happens. My kind of weather. However, tomorrow we return to reality once again with much cooler temps. Really they are normal temps ranging from 68 to 73F (20-23C). Bird activity was a bit different this morning. Only 2 gulls showed up and none were my main gulls, and only 2 crows showed up and they were late. But the blue jays were here on time, the grackles showed up a bit later. I’m still trying to get a good pic of that purple headed grackle. I have some nice ones of the blue headed variety, but I need to add that purple one to my collection.
He comes around a lot and is getting tamer, but something always happens when I finally get focused on him. It isn’t easy focusing my camera ever since I accidentally smacked it on a rock. So it is making it a bit more challenging taking pics at times. And birds don’t hang around longer than necessary, so I have to work fast to get their picture. And fast is not part of the equation right now. Sigh. Next cup of coffee. That phoebe is singing out of reach again. The song sparrow has joined him. The robin has been singing since before I got up this morning and so has the red-eyed vireo and a solitary vireo. The chestnut-sided warbler is with them this morning singing his happy song. The hermit thrush is singing his beautiful flute like song as well. I love to listen to the different thrush songs. Now for some pics…
This first one in the above pic is a beautiful daylily, a smaller variety and the first to bloom usually. My landlord has a lot of these around. They produce a lot of flowers but they have a short blooming period, unlike the larger daylilies.
Then in the above pic is another garden flower of some kind, I don’t know what however. They are a bit overwhelmed by the jungle of grass and raspberry bushes out back here this year. But they are quite large and beautiful, just can’t see them too easily. And the very top featured image is a geranium flower opening. Don’t forget our coffee post a little later and another chapter in our mystery story is also coming up. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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