Saturday, July 21, 2012

Shows and No-shows

Who knew that beetles dress in pinstripe suits?  This slow-moving fellow seemed in no hurry to get to his business meeting, so Pete and Jake had a chance to get a good look at him while they were here.  The turkey moms and their kids also put in an appearance every day, but Pete was disappointed that no bats showed up at dusk.  I wish they had, not just to show them off, but because the mosquitoes are out again and the bats would have had a feast.  I'd told Pete of the turkey wars of the past, males doing battle, urged on by the females.  No toms had come by during his visit, but yesterday I heard the war cries and there were the boys going at it, spurs flashing and feathers flying.  Pete will just have to take my word.

The day after company leaves is pretty much a do-nothing day for me.  Right now, with temps on the rise again, I can use the heat as an excuse, but I would sit on my duff even if it were the middle of winter.  The most ambitious tasks accomplished were keeping the feeders filled for the hummers and watering the deck plants.  Snacking on leftovers, watching DVR'd programs, napping off and on, I looked around at all the things that need doing and put them on the list for "tomorrow."  Well, it's now "tomorrow" and time to start crossing stuff off that list.

It was a good day.

1 comment:

Kathryn said...

That pin-striped dandy looks like a June bug...maybe when they hang around 'til July, they "get their stripes!!"