Good morning to everyone! It is a cloudy and cooler morning but still very nice to be out on the deck. Sir Charles, my early gull with a new name finally, was here first as usual and he enjoyed his breakfast while I stood there talking with him. Then the crows came and finished off what was left, which wasn’t much today. Then Sir George and Lady Pearl came for their breakfast and again didn’t leave much for the crows. Sir Henry doesn’t often come in the morning, he’s my afternoon gull for the most part. Pocket was first at the peanuts this morning, nearly always it’s Runner who is first. Skamper was second to show up. After putting out the second batch of peanuts, Skamper was there and Runner finally showed up and the chase was on! Little Skamper can turn faster and made a complete turn around and started heading back while Runner kept going. Then he suddenly realized Skamper was gone and he slid around and took off after him. But Skamper had a good lead by then so Runner gave up quickly. Then came Pocket and the chase was on again! Round and round the planters until Runner was running around by himself while Pocket grabbed a couple peanuts and was gone before Runner figured out what had happened. Runner still gets his share of the peanuts though and sometimes almost catches those chipmunks, but I hope he never does.
Well, a cloudy morning means that we should have some nice bright flowers, like the bright yellow “marigold” at the top and the bright orange “marigold” below. These are popular garden flowers and around here are especially good since deer don’t like to eat them, and with all the deer around here that is a good thing.
I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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