July 29, 2015
Libby and I have just come back from a lovely long trek on the trail by the river. It is 9:30 now and going to be hot but right now it is very pleasant – a slight breeze wafts over the deck where I sit. An annoying wasp who is really quite dozy, flits around me but I’m pretty uninteresting to him fortunately. A butterfly just passed through – the monarchs were here earlier in the month but these have red and black wings. Butterflys always look like they are flying backwards. Why is that.
I’m still sorting things out. Trying to build this nest in this place. But it is getting easier and feels more familiar. I drove into Penticton and promptly got lost yesterday trying to find Rona. Actually I’m on the hunt for a lawnmower – the pushing kind that runs on my energy rather than electricity or gas.
Here come the quails running down the street. Quails often forget they know how to fly. Why is that. They obviously aren’t the smartest birds in the avian world are they
The neighbourhood is quiet this morning. Stella next door just left on one of her mysterious errands. Libby has decided her noises don’t constitute an alarm now. So Stella is allowed to come and go as she will. Probably this is less annoying for Stella.
I feel lazy with that mid summer laziness. I can’t seem to get very enthusiastic about much. Although I did get a printer, and a shredder – two things off the list. The furniture fits for the most part and the art is on the walls.
I did finish the lovely Flying Geese baby blanket by Purl Bee of Purl Soho. I made it in organic cotton. It will be cozy for our new baby. You can check out the pattern here
How much do carports cost I wonder. I want one for the car and for us. The car gets so hot out in the Okanagan sun. The car is filthy right now and really needs some TLC
Here come the quail down the driveway. They really are cute with their little top knots. They are on their way down the side of the house, looking for a snack I suspect. Good friends suggested a birdfeeder to draw them in but I don’t really want to do that. Birds are wild. I don’t want them to become tamed by a birdfeeder. There is a little green hummingbird who jets in too – likes the red geranium flowers and the orange zinnias in the back garden. That’s what I want to do, plant more plants – perennials – to draw them in. I don’t want them to become addicted to sugar water.
There are two big collapsing jet trails off to the east over Mount Baldy. And the wasps are becoming annoying! There is a nest in the eves I think. It will have to be removed before it becomes a real problem Wasps are big here. Very intelligent creatures I'm told and their nests are works of art, but still...
There is a rainbow nearly every evening. How cool is that.