Good morning on this rainy, and therefore very wet, Saturday! We did get a nice hot day yesterday, but they did not forecast severe thunderstorms last night, but we got them anyway. Most of the storms went around us but we did get hit with a couple of them. That lightning was fantastic, lighting up the sky in every direction. There were a couple lightning strikes that were very close, the lightning and thunder were right together and they were big. My apartment was rattled quite strongly both those times, but also other times as well. Poor Muffin did not have a good night. I was up a lot myself, that thunder was so loud I couldn’t sleep. I should have gone outside to take pictures of the lightning, it wasn’t raining most of the time so it might have worked good. Must remember that next time. All I was thinking about was sleeping. I was tired. I’m sure Muffin had the same thoughts. About sleeping that is. There were no birds singing this morning, but the gulls were here, except Sir George and Lady Pearl. Crows were here too.
And the chipmunks were here by 6am. How do they run through all that wet foliage out there and not get wet? Well, their feet were wet. I had a new experience on Thursday while I went for a walk. I came around a curve in the path and there just 20 feet away was a wild turkey! I have never seen a wild turkey around here, though they do have them to our neighboring province to the west of us. So that was a new bird to add to my list of birds seen here. It really caught me by surprise though, that is one bird I never would have expected to see. They are not native to our area and were introduced to the west back in the 1970s. Guess they must be doing good and have begun expanding their range. Oh, look at that, the sun has come out again. It’s going to be a humid day for sure. The featured image at the top is Sir Henry getting ready to take off.
In the image above is that wild turkey. He kept watching me but didn’t seem to be scared at all. But I wasn’t moving around either which undoubtedly helped. I hope you all have a special Saturday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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