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.