Sunday, July 02, 2017

Almanac


Still raining every day. Flooding up west and at least two tornadoes. The Chicory came in bloom today, just in time for July.



Today would have been my grandfather's birthday. He was such a good man...I still miss him.

I walked up back this morning; the roads are like quicksand, the hay over my head. You can barely see Alan's Warlock through it.



The Bobolinks have gone silent and secret. I only saw four. Guess this is what they do at nesting time. Hope they hurry up and get done, as the hay must come off as soon as the weather allows. 

For Linda and Boomer

Lots of fledglings around, finches, chickadees, and titmice among others. Just counted a dozen Chimney Swifts when the guys were loading out hay. There have only been two in recent weeks, but they may be done nesting and gathering up into larger flocks. Our nephew nearly stepping on a Dark-eyed Junco's nest up where we camp. I had no idea that any of them nested that far south.

Anyhow, I sure hope summer doesn't fly by as fast and and miserably as spring did. We are ready for some hay weather for sure.


5 comments:

Jan said...

we are doing NO RAIN dances for you

Terry and Linda said...

OH THANK YOU FOR THE RAINBOW! Boomer is now up and walking around...very slowly. The cough is not AS frequent!

Monica said...

Love your photos today, especially the hummingbird and the shrine.

Jonna said...

I do so love Chicory, too! I've tried to transplant it to my garden, but I think it needs more disturbed soil than I can offer it.
Hope it dries up a bit for you!

threecollie said...

Jan, thanks, we are on our second day now. The boss mowed yesterday. Keep those no rain dances coming. lol

Linda, I am so worried about the poor guy. Hope he comes right.

Monica, thanks! It is a lovely season.

Jonna, I wonder if you could gather seed and get it going. It is an opportunist here and shoulders its way up between frailer plants like a neighborhood bully. I love it though.