Monday, August 11, 2008

We appear to have been moved to Canada,


and are enjoying cool (55 degrees last night) nights and beautiful breezy days without humidity!  The airconditioning is off, the windows are open, and I am sitting at the computer with the french doors open behind me so that I get the breeze and can hear the birds as they do their evening errands.   The big copper birdbath is very popular with the feathered crowd, and I can hear them splashing around.   The robins are the best customers, followed by the catbirds and the cardinals.  Yesterday there was a goldfinch drinking there, in his brilliant yellow summer plumage.  

No rain though, and the water barrel is down to less than one-third.  This summer dryness seems to be a new pattern here and we can no longer count on afternoon thunderstorms to keep us watered.  

1 comment:

kolianti said...

Ah, that was pleasant...
Too bad I came to the end of my reading to find myself in my hot and muggy, and bird bathless, home. My whole bird-feeding slot is messed up. Turns out, the front porch is NOT the ideal place for storing seeds, even in a critter-proof container. That was only one of my bad ideas. I liked throwing the seed casings on the ground, kind of hoping for sunflowers, but it seems that can make the birds sick, and instead of a sunflower, I have what I believe to be a corn stalk. That, and one very strange vine...