Taking a long walk! We woke up this morning to cooler temperatures so we decided to take the camera and go for a longer walk. As we turned onto a road from the cornfields I swear I heard a kitten meowing. The further we walked the louder it got. Chuck and I checked the ditches expecting to find some kittens dumped in a box. I finally realized the sound was coming from a tree. It was a catbird! I have never seen or heard one before but I knew what they looked like. It was flitting around so fast I couldn't take a photo. The photo above I took from the internet. Photograph taken by Debbie McKenzie.
Lovely morning but we are expecting it took get quite warm today. I love how the corn is in such perfect rows.
The Queen Anne's Lace is at it's peek here now. It smells lovely.
The cattails are perfect now too. I believe that is purple loosestrife behind.
Only could find one frog in the pond and he was rather difficult to spot. The pond is so stagnant and green with our lack of rain.
We walked for an hour and by the time we arrived home it was starting to heat up.
Do birds not have any feeling in their feet? How can this Mourning Dove stand on a hot roof?
Bluejay waiting for me to put out some peanuts.
The young Robin was a back for another bath.
Michael's was having a good clearance sale so I purchased these cute milk bottles and holder for $6.00. I want something for flowers for the kitchen table.
I am watering two neighbours gardens while they are away. These next few photos are from Toby and Oreo's parent's garden.
Mary loves purple flowers too!
Gorgeous, huge Rose of Sharon bush.
It had been so hot and humid this last month everyone and everything is exhausted! This black squirrel spent a good part of Friday morning lounging under one of our maples. I had put out some sunflower seeds and peanuts. Occasionally he would reach over and grab something and lie there nibbling.
This grey squirrel was flaked out on the deck railing. We don't have much shade left in our backyard as the maples lost probably two thirds of there leaves but the critters find what shade they can.
One week to go until our closing day. This week I buckle down and finish packing.