Having passed my 69th birthday, I find though I am older, I am not much wiser, and still manage to get myself in the middle of a muddle. Oh well, life goes on.
Heather treated Dawn and I to a play in Wolfville, Wingfield's Progress, which we all enjoyed. Dawn's birthday is the day before mine, and they fall right in the middle of raspberries, so we had to take a welcome evening off to go.
The raspberries, though slow in coming, really came on strong 2 weeks ago, lots of orders, and many, many u-pickers. They are drawing to an end now, as many are overripe, but we'll stay open for u-pick for a few days yet. The weather has been desperately hot the last couple of days. Fried raspberries anyone?
I have been seeing fledgling blue jays, song sparrows, goldfinch and hummers, as I sit outside, ready to wait on customers from the raspberry field. The chipmunk has been paying regular visits to the lawn, helping himself to the dropped seeds. He, or one of his friends have found some sunflower seeds on the picnic table, which were left purposely to see what would search them out.
At one time, there were 3 chipmunks racing around, and they didn't seem to mind my watching. One of the chipmunks is an accrobat, and has found a way to the small bird feeder, though is not that great at jumping from the tray to the tree limb above.......vroom......flop! Another time he was in the feeder, and was joined by a chickadee. Neither seemed to care.
I have been watching some of the Olympics, when I can. I was completely worn out rocking back and forth, helping our Canadian rowers. What talented young people, and I mean all the athletes. All having worked so hard, and given up a lot of things to pursue their dreams. It's a shame that only the top three are recoginzed, because there are so many who have achieved their personal best, or those who just didn't give up, pushing through the pain to finish, perservering to the end. I think it is quite an achievement just to qualify for these games. I salute all of them.
Here are a few pictures from the last couple of weeks.
Look carefully-there is a hummer on the small branch
Little chipmunk sniffing around