Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! It is simply a beautiful summer morning, the sun is shining, it is calm, it is fantastic sitting on the deck with my coffee and listening….It is so quiet now, not many birds singing anymore. The wren is singing a little. There is a solitary vireo singing steadily since before I was out of bed. A robin was singing early this morning and a white-throated sparrow is singing. But most have stopped now except for a short song now and then. Most have their young out and flying around. I mentioned the chipping sparrows before, now the song sparrows have brought their young around. The phoebes have their young out too, but they just won’t come out in the open so I can get a picture. The goldfinches are out here eating this morning, they haven’t been coming so early for a long time.
Skamper was here first again, but Pocket wasn’t far behind and Coffee came in third. I haven’t seen Skitter and Skatter yet. Runner came by early too, that was bad for the chipmunks. Runner fell off the deck once while chasing Skamper. Both Pocket and Skamper just jump off the deck when being chased now, it’s the quickest way down and the quickest way to lose Runner. All of the gulls showed up at the same time this morning, that made things a bit interesting for feeding them, but they seemed to work it out okay. Except poor Sir Henry was last on the list so he didn’t get much. So I brought out some more for him. The hermit thrush is singing right now, just sounds so beautiful. It’s always kind of sad when they stop singing, it means that summer is nearly done for another year.
Well, today we have our final two vetches to show you. At the top is the milk vetch, probably the least common variety around here. But go just a half hour east of here and it is the most common variety. All of the vetches are part of the pea family.
Then in the pic above is the crown vetch, probably the most showy of the vetch family around here. This one is also not very common around here but still found more often than the milk vetch. I hope you all enjoy your Friday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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