Good morning everyone! It’s another one of those beautiful summer mornings, warmer than the last few mornings which is nice. But that is about to change as it cools off a bit again tonight. And it looks like our nights will stay that way from now on. But that is normal anyway. After all, today is the last day of July and nights are always cooler in August even though the days can still be warm. There was more birds out here singing this morning, the red eyed vireo was really active in his singing, so was a black-throated green warbler and a blackburnian warbler. plus a magnolia warbler was in the group as well, first time hearing this one around the house. But the warblers are starting to flock together and move around a lot more now. Most of our warblers actually head south in August, along with many other birds. Things start getting quiet in August as our birds leave us.
But I noticed yesterday while out for my walk that chickadees and nuthatches were also flocking and were around in very good numbers. However, it was like that last year too and yet we had fewer of these birds at the feeders last winter. That was a very odd winter. I need to get things ready for this winter. I have to raise my bird feeders a bit higher to make them legal. Before I get hit with that $500 fine. I have already had the warning, next time comes the fine. So sad. Feeding birds used to be such a simple thing. Now feeders need to be 10 feet (3meters) off the ground. Now I’m trying to figure out how best to do this. So I can still reach the feeders. Without falling 10 feet to the ground. Which would not be good for my health. Oh well, I need to get it done soon while the weather is still nice.
Anyway, for our pics today, the featured image at the top is another one of my geraniums, I like the bi-color effect of this one. And the photo below is a double daylily, which is not that common it seems, most are singles. I’m glad that some of them have survived, my landlord has been ripping them out this year, and will be doing the rest of them soon. So I’m trying to get pics of them at different angles and light conditions while they are still around.
I hope you all have a wonderful and bright Friday! God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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