Good morning everyone on this very beautiful, sunny morning! The warmth has returned, there is a light south wind blowing bringing in some hot weather once more, starting tomorrow. Though even today is going to be nice with a high of 81F (27C). And the sun is supposed to shine all day, which is super nice. Sir George and Lady Pearl were here first this morning and were the only gulls to arrive today so far. It was beautiful once again watching the sunrise, there is just such a wonderful golden glow to everything just as the sun peeks over the horizon. The suns bright rays bringing that morning warmth to everything they touch. The hummingbirds were busy at the feeder quite early this morning, even the goldfinches were waiting for me to bring out their feeders, normally they don’t come around so early.
Skamper was the first chipmunk, followed by Skatter and Coffee. Then Skitter showed up and last was Pocket today, which is odd, guess he slept late today. Watching all the chipmunks this morning I counted 6 of them, not five as before. Coffee is the smallest, then Skatter, Skitter and Skamper are the same size, then there is Pocket and a new chipmunk the same size as Pocket. And he has the biggest tail I have ever seen on a chipmunk. So now I need another new name for him. At least he’s easy to identify. Interesting that I only get male chipmunks around here, there must be some females in the area. However, I’m not sure about Coffee yet. A new squirrel showed up yesterday as well, he came around in the evening when Jasper was here. He’s a big squirrel so Jasper decided not to get into a “discussion” with him. Runner better be careful too.
Well, I guess it’s time for our pics for today. The featured image at the top is a geranium from my little container garden. I really like the two tone white and pink look of those flowers.
In the picture above is a beautifully patterned dark pink hollyhock from my landlord’s garden. It doesn’t look like she will have many hollyhocks blooming this year for some reason. This particular flower is 4 inches (10cm) across. They are a wonderful addition to any old fashioned or country garden. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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