Tuesday Muse

After it hit 105 yesterday, it sudden cooled down.   It wasn't in the forecast, but a big breeze kicked in and was accompanied by cloud cover.   I went outside around 4:00 and it was already down to about 87 degrees.   WOW!   I turned off the sprinklers for the chickens to save on water and electricity (the well pump), fed the donkeys, and just hung around outside for a while.   It was delightful.   I spent some time outside with the dogs which thrilled them to no end.   It's supposed to hit 109 again today, but at least I had a respite that I badly needed.

The sky turned an eerie shade of yellow later in the evening.   The birds were all out, singing their little hearts out at the break in the oppressive heat.   The California Towhees were scratching around the ground as they always do.   And this favorite started singing.   Oh how I love the Mockingbirds.   I think he/she looked at me and was asking for requests.    I had none, just whatever the singer chose on this lovely evening in July.



This photo was calling for a texture.    This one is called Bent Edges and I am sorry to say, I think it's from Nancy but I'm not 100% sure.   It seemed perfect for this silhouette of a bird in our pomegranate tree.



Comments

Hi Lovely lighting in these shots of the Mockingbird. Margaret
last two days 113 and 110, can't wait for a cool down next week, hard to believe I would think 90's could be a cool down, lol. Love your header picture
Katie said…
Beautiful. I can't imagine the heat that you have been going through.
TexWisGirl said…
we've had that unimaginable cool-down here in NE Tx the last 2 days. in july!!! just wonderful!
Mary Ann said…
I'm so glad you've had a respite... I remember what it was like last summer at 109 here.
So happy that you got a little break in the heat Denise -- it's beginning to warm up here a bit just in time for the 4th. :)
Lynne said…
Happy you had a bit of a heat reprieve! I really liked your silhouette like photo . . .
Ida said…
A lovely piece. I think the texture worked very well with the bird silhouette. It's HOT here too and we've not had a reprieve yet.
Pam =) said…
Geeze- I can not imagine what 105 degrees feels like- 87 sounds much better.
Great shots Denise- I love hearing the mockingbirds sing their songs.

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