Good morning everyone! I hope you are all having a great day so far. It is a beautiful, mild morning here, but cloudy. It was such a wonderful sunrise, with dark and light pink in the sky reflecting off the clouds. I was just coming out to feed my early gull and stopped to enjoy the moment. Then I quickly put the food out and went back in for my camera. When I got back outside there was…no color, except gray clouds. Oh well. I did get to enjoy it anyway. Sir Henry was next to arrive for his breakfast. That is, next, for the gulls, the crows were here the same time as the early gull and the grouchy crow tried getting on the feeder with the gull. He doesn’t learn easily that crow. Mr. Gull chased him off with a few black feathers floating to the ground.
Yesterday I was wandering through my landlord’s garden looking for bees to photograph and I felt something tugging on my jeans. I look down and there’s Skamper standing up as high as he could on his hind legs looking at me! I could almost hear him saying, “peanuts please”. He just looked so cute. I always carry some peanuts with me so gave him 3 and off he went scampering so happily. Also yesterday, Pocket was around and Runner spotted him…the chase was on. Through the shrubs and across the neighbor’s yard and disappearing in the shrubs over there. Nothing moving. No noise. Poor Pocket, if that squirrel catches him there won’t be much left of him. A little while later Pocket is back. Yay Pocket! So I gave him some peanuts and off he went. The chipmunks were busy for a while during this quiet time without Runner. It was 20 minutes before Runner finally came back. I think he must have gotten lost or something. Oh well.
Today we have some wildflowers to share with you. There are so many wildflowers out right now, they seem to be doing extra well this year, perhaps because of the rain and heat combination this year. Anyway, the top featured image is the “cow vetch”. I’m not sure who gets to name these flowers or why they choose the names they do, but some just don’t seem to match the beauty of the flower.
The next one, in the pic above, is the “vetchling”. This is a relative of the cow vetch. I will be showing more vetches another time. Well, time to go once more, I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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