I have been having Saturday morning coffee with Robin of Breezes at Dawn lately, and have found I really enjoy it, so I thought perhaps it was my time to invite you to my house for a cuppa something this morning. I am offering coffee, regular or decaf, flavored or not, or an herbal tea, because it is still morning. Perhaps one evening we’ll share a stronger beverage, like I’ve shared with Cathy at Nomad Interrupted on a few Sunday evenings.
I spend most of my morning coffee times in my morning room, and I think that might be the most comfortable place for us to sit just now. Although it’s lovely, it’s still chilly outside. I love to watch the antics of the birds, chipmunks and squirrels in my bird tree and on the ground around it. There’s a family of Spotted Towhees living in the shrubs on the morning room slope – I’ve seen a couple of adults and two or three juveniles that are only just beginning to get their color.
It’s been a quiet week, as most of them are. I managed to get the rain gutters cleaned out yesterday – there are pine needles on the roof that need to come down, but I do not like being on a ladder, and getting on the roof is even worse so that will wait until someone unsuspecting shows up that can stand duty by the ladder as I go up. Today I need to begin the months-long chore of raking pine needles. The theory is that if I start in the fall, the spring work will be less. That’s the theory. Does anyone know where I might be able to get a yard work robot? I can provide comfortable housing for it.
How has your week been? Just think, next Wednesday and it will officially be fall, although the leaves are falling from some of my trees already. What is your fall like? The months are flying by and I am not keeping up, how are you doing?
Awhile back I ordered three daylily plants, which arrived yesterday. Now to decide where to plant them – one will go where I had originally planned, but the others are taller varieties (I think I was paying more attention to color than size when I ordered) and will need to find other homes. It is not as if I don’t have sufficient choices, so after the rake, shovel here I come!
There are other birds coming to visit, and most of them I am familiar with, but this little guy is eluding a proper identification. He has that yellowish/olive crown which doesn’t seem to go along with the tan breast, shape of the beak and striped wings – at least according to my Waite’s Birds app. Before I took the picture, I did not see the crown color and thought he might be a clay-colored sparrow despite the fact that they are not common to my area, but now I’m completely befuddled. Do you have any idea what he is?
Oh my! Could you excuse me for just a moment, please? Thank you for your patience – I heard Twiggy growling, which usually means she is delivering a gift – usually a gift I really would rather not have. Uh huh, she was. She had a chipmunk in mouth, not good! I managed to catch her and head towards the door, but about three feet away from it, she dropped the little guy. He ran – I’m not sure where. Twiggy is now in time out, the door is open and I’m hoping he finds his way outside to safety. Soon, because this cat gets very vocal when she is not happy. I am being serenaded. Loudly.
I’ve also had Sammy Squirrel visiting quite often. I do not know if Sammy is male or female, but the name works for either, I think. Sammy doesn’t really visit me, but he is learning to tolerate my movements on the inside of that window as he goes through all the contortions it seems to take to wrest a sunflower seed, or two or more, from the feeder. I wish I could be so flexible.
I’m sorry, did you say you really must go now? I am so glad you were able to join me and hope we can do this again sometime soon. As you said, there are things I need to attend to and if I don’t get them done before lunch, they probably will not get done. I tend to think a nap is required after lunch and a nap makes me feel any work I planned to do doesn’t need to be done after all. Does anyone know of any little housework elves that would like to join the yard work robot in my home? A cooking elf would also be good. And while we’re at it, how about a magic carpet that would take me anywhere I want to go, since my normal chores will be taken care of.
While you work on those things, make your day a day filled with enough!