Good morning everyone on this sunny, but chilly August morning! I hope everyone is feeling well and having a good day whatever you might happen to be doing. It’s an odd morning here at Steve’s Country. Sir George and Lady Pearl were the only 2 gulls here this morning. I had already lost the 2 that only came once in a while, they haven’t been here all month. Sir Charles and Sir Henry don’t seem to come much now and both are missing this morning. The most odd thing however, no chipmunks! Well, Chester finally showed up, just once, but he never came back. They were all here yesterday, except maybe Skitter, I didn’t see him all day. Possibly it’s because of Rocky, Jasper’s look alike, he spends so much time chasing those chipmunks and Jasper too. However, it’s still odd that all the chipmunks would stop coming at the same time. Maybe they will yet show up today. I hope so. This is much too early for them to disappear. Speaking of disappearing, today is going to be our last warm day of the summer. From here through the remainder of the month it will be back to fall temps. Today it’s supposed to be 84F (29C), then it drops just a bit the next 2 days, after that we dip to high 60s/low 70s (20 to 22C) for the rest of the month.
But it is mid August. That’s the time when things suddenly change from summer to fall. But maybe we will have a nice long mild fall this year. Yes, I know, I like to dream. But it is possible. The town north of us that is being threatened by a forest fire has been mostly evacuated now. The fire hasn’t grown too much due to winds dying down and is now about 1,850 acres in size. Wind is expected to pick up again today in that area from the west which would help to keep it away from the main town but a smaller village in the area would be in the fire’s path. We have 29 forest fires burning in this northwestern region right now, only 4 are under control, but most are small fires, the largest is around 8,000 acres. Right here it is a beautiful summer morning, just a light breeze, and so quiet.
Today for our flowers we have some more cosmos to enjoy. The top photo is a nice pink, while the photo just above is a pale wash of yellow on white, a very beautiful color, which looks even better in person. I had to mention the color on this one since not all screens produce colors exactly the same. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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