Good morning and Happy Sunday! Well, after a nice day yesterday today is, well, not quite so nice. It’s cloudy, rainy and once the cold front moves in we are going to get a wind storm as well. That is going to drop our temps a lot over the next few days. It will be down to 5C tonight (41F). That’s not so good, it can actually snow at that temp, though I sincerely hope it doesn’t. It’s too early for that. Though it has happened before, but we won’t think about that right now. Speaking of migrating. That’s something I should do, birds are smart, they head to warmer locations when the cold air moves in. Well, most do anyway. It’s nice that there are a few different species that will stick around, around 20 species normally, some years a few more. Larger flocks of geese have been migrating through the last few days. And yesterday the sandhill cranes began their migration south. Those birds often fly so high they can’t be seen, and they are big birds. But they can always be heard. They have an unmistakable call as they migrate and they are constantly talking to each other. And they migrate in large flocks as well. They have started a bit earlier than normal this year, hope that doesn’t mean anything.
Yesterday afternoon I had just put out a fresh batch of peanuts and 5 chipmunks showed up all at the same time. They started chasing each other around the box, around me (I was kneeling down at the time), then up one arm, across my back, down the other arm, running around on my back, all around the flower pots. But they didn’t seem to be very serious about it, perhaps they were just excited that more peanuts were coming out. Whatever the case, it was fun to watch and get trampled! Jasper wasn’t around either. Sad to think these little chipmunks won’t be around much longer. Their little storage rooms must be bursting with food by now and in about 3 or 4 weeks they will be settled in their homes for the winter. They go to bed early. Probably so they won’t be caught off guard by an early snowstorm. Smart little critters.
More zinnias for today’s flower enjoyment. The featured image is a nice bright white flower, followed by this bright yellow. The colors of these flowers are definitely bright and cheerful, just perfect for cloudy, stormy days like today or for any day really. I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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