Good morning everyone on this very wet Tuesday! Time to grab a coffee and see what is happening. It has been raining steadily since shortly after midnight. I am sure I spotted Skamper pulling up to the deck in a canoe to pick up his peanuts this morning. When I went out to feed the birds and chipmunks this morning I was thoroughly soaked by the time I came back inside.
I was waiting a bit longer than usual to go out and feed everyone, hoping that the rain might at least get lighter, but I finally had to give in and go feed them. I forgot to check my rain gauge when I was outside so I do not know how much rain we have had so far. The forecast is for 2 to 3 inches (50 to 75mm) of rain. I can believe that. It is wet out there.
My poor flowers. Well, they are supposed to be flowers anyway. They are more like half dead plants of some kind. That is why I have not shown pictures of them. I do not expect them to do much now, after all, it is the middle of August today. They do not have much time left anyway to produce flowers this year. I have one geranium that is doing fairly well and one pot of petunias that is also doing fairly well.
The rest are not worth mentioning at all. My flowers have never looked so bad. Sigh. Oh well, perhaps next year. I think I just saw a chipmunk carrying a mushroom over his head. A natural umbrella. I think I am starting to see things, you know, like imaginary things. Maybe I need more sleep. I did not get much sleep last night, I barely got to spend any time in bed.
I was sick. I have not been that sick in a very long time. Sigh. I think the hummingbirds were sitting in the trees out here waiting for me to put the feeder out this morning. They found it very quickly and sat there drinking a lot this morning. More than usual. I imagine it must be hard for the hummingbirds in rain like this, going from flower to flower trying to get enough nectar to keep them warm on a rainy day. So a feeder makes it easier for them. I like to help out.
Muffin does not really like rainy days too much. Nothing happening outside for her to watch. Usually all the chipmunks are here in the morning, running all over the deck, chasing each other, gathering peanuts, chasing each other some more, being chased by the squirrel. There is only one squirrel coming around right now and that is Copper.
And he does not come around very much now that Jasmine has stopped coming. I wonder what happened to Jasmine, did she just move away? Or did she not make it across the street? A squirrel just cannot fight with cars. They lose every time. I am sharing some older “looking at you” photos today. The top featured image is from one of the lakes we visited last week. Time for some more coffee, thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Tuesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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