Good morning everyone on this cool August day! It looks like we might get a day or two of summer temps again this week, before cooling off once more. The days have gotten so short now. The leaves are turning yellow on the birch and maple trees. Such a sudden difference once we hit the middle of August. Things just change fast. But the rain we had on Friday made a big difference on the forest fires. The one threatening that town received nearly 4 inches (90mm) of rain so it is now classed as “being held”, meaning it’s mostly out, but still has hot spots. There is a larger fire a bit further north and east that didn’t get much rain so it is still burning out of control, it’s around 14,000 acres. It’s about 31 miles (52km) from the nearest community. Here the sun shines, the ground is wet, it is windy and cool.
The little birds are busy at the feeders. Sir George, Lady Pearl and Sir Henry have all been here a couple of times this morning. Baxter and Betty with one of their young ones have been here off and on all morning. I wasn’t here for a while this morning, Monday has become my day to get out shopping each week. And I like to go early before the stores get busy. I don’t really like shopping, I also don’t like crowded stores. I like to go in and out as quickly as possible. That’s just me, I’m different. Jasper was coming for a peanut this morning, I had just put out a new batch, and I stepped on part of a peanut shell. Did it make a loud cracking sound. Poor Jasper. He flew off the deck and into the raspberry bushes below! When he came back up he was scratching himself quite a bit. It’s those prickles. I don’t think he was too happy. Oh well.
For our pics today we have some petunias to enjoy. They are nice and bright, great for attracting hummingbirds. I hope you all have a Happy Monday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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