Good morning everyone on this rather cool and cloudy morning! This is going to make 3 days in a row of cooler than normal weather for us. Oh well, it’s going to warm up again later this week, so we’re told in the forecast anyway. Sir George and Lady Pearl were the first, and only, gulls this morning. That’s kind of odd, not sure what happened to the others. I stayed outside long enough to talk with the 2 of them while they were eating, then I came back inside to drink my coffee. However, while outside Coffee came for his peanuts, still taking just one at a time. But Skamper was not far behind this morning, followed by Pocket and Skatter. I didn’t see Skitter but I’m sure he was around, unless he is still working on Runner’s stash. Runner was here early this morning too and managed to get some peanuts for himself.
At one point Skamper had just filled up with 3 peanuts and Runner spotted him just as he was going among the flower pots. The chase was on! Skamper jumped over the water dish, poor Runner landed right in the water which slowed him down since he was in a bit of a shock, so Skamper got away. Another time he was chasing Skamper around the flower pots and Skamper made a 180 degree turn so fast that Runner lost sight of him briefly and Skamper was off the deck in the opposite direction before Runner could catch him. Another time Runner was chasing Pocket and Pocket instead of going over the edge of the deck made a 90 degree turn which Runner was not expecting and over the edge he flew…right to the ground. Runner is not having a good morning. Maybe he will do better tomorrow.
Well, for our pics today we have the white “astilbe” at the top and the pink “astilbe” in the pic above. I hope you all have a most wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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