Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes, once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to talk mostly about the weather. You may remember me from such posts as “What Happened Last Night”, among so many, many others.
It’s been so hot that the guy I live with has hardly done any gardening at all for the last month or so. A lot of plants got planted, which seemed a bit weird to me, but all of them are okay, except for the ones badly bitten by grasshoppers.
Imagine being a plant, and coming from a nursery far away, only to be chewed on by grasshoppers when they arrive here. Sounds like the subject of a horror movie, if you ask me.
One thing that did get done, and believe me it took a lot of effort, was replacement of the squirrel baffle over the suet feeder, so it didn’t look like a giant translucent flying saucer was hovering over our garden.
You can see the new baffle here, right in front of the shed:
Almost invisible. It did get tilted a little, as you’ll see later.
Some seeds arrived in the mail, from Plants of the Southwest. The guy I live with looked at the website, read that mail-order seed sales were stopping this October, and so ordered a bunch.
The guy I live with said that everything in life is subject to change, but this is getting a bit too much for him.
He spends a lot of time looking at record websites (he calls CDs “records” now), and sometimes there’s a CD he thinks he might like to acquire, and then the next minute, it’s out of print and now costs ten times the original price.
One of those “carpe diem” things. Or “carpe C-diem”. (Sorry.)
So many changes. I hear the sighs every day.
Including, for now anyway, a pretty big change.
And then this morning. (That’s a blue jay right at the end.)
It’s so much cooler here now the guy I live with said he was getting twinges of autumn. That made him very sad, but he has gotten through this for all these years now. With, I must add, the excellent company of purebred border collies.