Good morning to everyone on this wet summer Sunday! We had another nice day yesterday, mostly sunny and warm with a high of 90F (32C). Then the thunderstorms came in around 10pm and the last one came through at 5:30am. I don’t think that thunder and lightning ever stopped all night long. And I had to keep my windows closed most of the night so Muffin and I nearly suffocated. Muffin stayed under the bed all night. She does not like those thunderstorms. It’s quite nice now though still cloudy, with a light wind.
Muffin is now sleeping peacefully enjoying the somewhat cooler air. I imagine she was awake all night. Sir George was here for his breakfast, the only gull I have seen so far today. The blue jays and hairy woodpecker were also here getting peanuts, as were the chipmunks plus Jasmine and Jasper. Jasmine got here first and was happily munching on a peanut. Along came Jasper, he didn’t see Jasmine, but she saw him and just sat there watching until he got close enough.
Then, “Wham”, she was on Jasper so fast! Poor Jasper. He struggled to get away as quickly as possible and finally broke free and ran for his life! Jasmine stopped at the top of the stairs watching until Jasper was out of sight. Then she returned to munching on her peanut. Yesterday Grover came by with a huge beetle. “Nice beetle you have Grover.” Chack! “Oh, it’s for your mate who’s sitting on the eggs still. Good for you.” Then a chipmunk came so Grover grabbed a peanut and went up to the railing. He moved too fast and picked up an empty peanut shell.
He spits it out. Chack! “Oh, you lost your beetle too?” Chack! “Your mate really wanted a beetle?” Chack! “Oh my, it took you an hour to find that big fat beetle? Here, try a big fat peanut instead.” I toss it to him which he quickly grabs and off he goes. I’m sure his mate was happy with the peanut. It is amazingly quiet out there right now, not a bird singing anywhere. There is a chipmunk chipping right now, mad at someone. But no other sounds. Hmm, maybe that’s it, the thunder has begun again, another storm arrives. I hope you enjoy today’s flowers, have a sunny Sunday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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