Because the weather can’t make up it’s mind what to do…I will be contrary and post another image of a cardinal in the rain….no rhyme or reason to anything that I’m going to post lately, but has there ever been?
I think they want to know where spring is….
I don’t know if it’s the heat…or two visitors who just felt cranky…
but I’m keeping the “window into the woods” locked up tight.
I have to admit, the Blue Jay kind of reminds me of myself working
my way through a bowl of popcorn….Popcorn….I’m off to find some
popcorn…I may even melt some chocolate on top of it…I’m starting
to feel cranky…
Today was a day, just like oh so many days we’ve had this spring…HOT HOT HOT!!
We’re in a terrible drought…trees dropping their leaves like it’s fall, lakes
dropping to very low levels..
I don’t know what the temp was today,,somewhere in the nineties again….
so today it was time to take action…or as much as we can take action…some
areas of town have watering restrictions…we are on a well, so it’s our call.
I watched the squirrels this morning and the hotter it gets, the more they use
their tails as little sun umbrellas to keep cool….the hotter it gets, the lower
their tails get over their heads…
Late this afternoon I saw something that just broke my heart….
Two robins who were obviously over heated….the longer I watched them sit with
their beaks open…to help cool them….the more they started to lean over toward
the ground…they seemed to be really close to….I don’t know…collapse?, death?
They were holding back, watching the squirrels in the bird baths, not daring to
come too close to them…but you could tell they really wanted to get to the water..
I found any somewhat flat container that I could and filled it with water…then hubby
came home and turned on the lawn sprinkler…he’s my hero…within a short time, there
was a female cardinal simply sitting in the gentle spray and not too long after, the
robins found the water….tomorrow I buy ANOTHER bird bath !!
So here are a few images that did my heart good…even just the spray of the water
I love this little visitor that came today….so glad that I could get a good
shot of his beautiful eye……they are so shy that it’s hard to capture an
I called this Rocket Red, because they remind me of a rocket zooming
erratically through the air…..and red of course for their gorgeous,
glorious red color.
Red Rocket, Red Rocket
You’re here then you’re there
Streaking red, flashing brilliance
You dance through the air…
Do you know when we watch you
That you’re a spectacular part
Of this great world of beauty
That gives wings to our heart?
Blarg……………no squirrel sightings today…although I have been hearing rumors that
the next installment of the squirrel-o-mentary should be ready within a week!!
We’ve been so bored that we’ve been discussing favorite colors…mine is red……….so……
here’s some red……………sorry I think my brain is fried after the last two days of
chocolate fueled blogging….can you believe that I’ve actually had people suggesting
that I might need to be hospitalized for observation ?!?? I admit I have my
fascinating moments,such as trying to explain how I managed to tape my hands together
while using mailing tape…but hospitalization?, you go to far!!
So…on with the red…my feeling are hurt and I must go lick my wounds.