Good morning on this very beautiful August day! The sun is shining, it is warm, and it’s windy. Well, the windy part is not so good. The wind started up around 10 last night and has been quite strong all night. That is not good for the forest fires. There are now 32 forest fires, 25 are not under control. That one fire has moved to within one mile of that town. This wind could make things bad up there. No fires close to us right now. The chipmunks came back yesterday afternoon and they were here this morning until Jasper’s twin showed up, now they have disappeared again. So he is the reason. But he might end up being as much fun as Runner. Jasper 2, now named Rocky, came this morning and spotted a chipmunk just leaving. The chase was on and chipmunk (Skamper) jumped, so did Rocky. However, Rocky was in a hurry and not quite used to jumping yet so he didn’t do too well and kind of landed with a flop.
He also lost sight of Skamper so came back right away only to find Chester filling up with peanuts. Chester ran, so did Rocky, around the flower pots and it looked like he was going to jump. But just as Rocky got there Chester ran off to the side and poor Rocky had no time to stop. Over the went, while Chester scampered off to safety. Rocky comes back, grabs a peanut and off he goes. When he comes back, Skamper is there again and the chase is on. Skamper jumped over to one of the tall raspberry plants (about 7 feet tall) and ran down the plant to the ground and disappeared. I guess Rocky figured if he can do it so can I. So he tried. And he slid down the raspberry plant. Poor Rocky. He came back up, scratch, scratch, (saying to himself, prickles, those things have prickles), he takes 2 jumps, scratch, scratch. I think he learned something new today. Muffin and I were watching, and laughing. Just couldn’t help it.
Well, for our flowers today are two different colors of petunias, I hope you enjoy them. Have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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