Good morning everyone! It is a beautiful, warm and sunny summer morning! That’s supposed to change a little bit later though with thunderstorms moving in later this morning and continuing until tomorrow. But for now it is beautiful outside, just a light breeze, warm sunshine, birds singing their melodic songs, so nice. Then, of course, there is the constant chatter of the two squirrels this morning, Runner and Jasper. They have been chasing each other around, then they stop momentarily and chatter at each other, then the chase is on again. I guess the one didn’t like what the other chattered. Jasper usually loses, but he doesn’t give up, those peanuts are just too good. Now and then another squirrel shows up and takes the peanuts while the other two are chasing each other. And the chipmunks do the same. So the winning squirrel loses anyway.
Speaking of losing, poor Sir George lost a fight big time yesterday and was knocked to the ground by that other large gull. And gulls need room to take flight, so Sir George was stuck on the ground, though he noticed the nice large yard next door and tried to go that direction, but there is a fence in the way. He kept trying to break his way through that heavy wire, to no avail. There is an opening in the fence, but he didn’t notice that. So I went out and herded him in that direction and he was able to fly away. Unfortunately he is likely terrified of me now, and he hasn’t come back again. I hope he will come back, but there’s a good chance he won’t after that ordeal. So sad. Glad I still have Sir Henry.
Well, the top featured image is a light pink yarrow. We saw the white and lavender varieties before, this light pink one is in my landlord’s garden. Yarrow is great for attracting butterflies and other insects.
And in the pic above is a nice Asiatic lily in a beautiful dark orange. My landlord has several different lilies and daylilies in her garden and more will begin to bloom this month. This is the first of the lilies to bloom. I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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