Good morning everyone! It’s another lovely morning here, the sun is just beginning to shine on the trees, there is a barred owl hooting in the distance. Haven’t heard that owl for quite a while now, nice to know it’s still around. The loons are also calling down at the river, the Swainson’s thrushes are singing steadily with their flute like song, it’s just so beautiful listening to them. The sun is beginning to climb higher but suddenly fog is moving in. Thick enough to block the sun. How odd to get fog like that this time of the year. Speaking of odd, I woke up precisely at midnight to sounds on the deck. Muffin had been at the window because I heard her jump down. So I got up to see what was going on. Muffin was scared, sitting on the floor closer to the kitchen and staring toward the window. Hmm, so it’s not a cat, or raccoon, or a dog.
There are only 3 things that would scare her. That would be a wolf, a bear, or a person. I turn the light on and look. All is quiet, nothing out of place, which I found odd since there had been noises out there. I look out the windows and the door but could see nothing. So back to bed, until 3:38 when the noises were back and Muffin once again jumped down from the window. I moved a bit faster this time, got the light on and, sure enough, it was a bear, just a normal size and he wasn’t really doing anything except bumping into things which is what caused the noise. But it means they are getting hungry, there isn’t much for them to eat yet, the berries are not even close to getting ripe. It’s summer. Supposed to be cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thundershowers today.
And for today’s pics are 2 different colors of “bachelor’s buttons”, also known as “cornflower”, the one at the top is purple and the other a typical blue. A very easy to grow flower, really needs very little care and they provide some nice summer color in a flower garden. Well, I hope all of you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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