Greetings and salutations, everyone; yes once again it is I, your popular host, Mani the purebred border collie, here today to talk about an abrupt change in our weather. You may remember me from such similarly-themed posts as “How Things Change”, among so many, many others.
Here I am in a characteristic pose.
I was napping, and when I got up, I wondered where the guy I live with was, so I wandered out into the back yard, and there he was, with his phone, taking pictures.
The weather here has changed. Yesterday it was 98 degrees F (36.6C); today it was 60 (15.5C). It’s raining right now. Not a lot, but enough, I guess.
The cooler weather is a relief, of course, though there’s been some expressions of melancholy from the other sentient being in the house. I have this idea that autumn should be both delightful and full of melancholy, so I didn’t ask him what was going on. The weather is fine with me.
He went around the garden and took some pictures with his phone.
The cow-pen daisies again.
Four-wing saltbush (Atriplex canescens) in fruit:
And, since I was talking about sedums in my last post, here’s ‘Xenox’ in flower:
Foliage of the sedum ‘Jose Aubergine’:
I thought this could be more in focus, but the guy I live with struggled to get a picture that showed the real color.
That would be it for this post, even though we could have posted more pictures (except for the fact that the guy I live with just plain forgot to take more pictures), like of all the red-flowered plants in the garden which are for the hummingbirds, but he did have his camera turned on when he walked by the feeder, and saw this:
The hummingbird wasn’t frightened of him at all. I hear they need lots of sugar for their long flights down to Mexico; we’re seeing fewer and fewer of them every day. Sad for us, because we like seeing them, but good for the hummingbirds, who don’t like to be cold.
That’s all I have for today. It’s still raining, a little, and it might be time for the guy I live with to get out the wool blanket for tonight; I’d much rather be a little chilly than roasting hot, because we place a high value on being cozy here.
Until next time, then.