I haven’t seen any robins for maybe a week. The last time I did see some it was 4 sort of together in the back yard, and I assumed they were gathering up to fly off. I think it’s early for them to be gone, but I pay more attention to when they come than when they leave. Jenny wren seems to be gone too. The two of them were furiously feeding babies up till about a week ago. I didn’t see the babies fly out, but there is no more activity around the box. I hope the babies were strong enough to begin their journey, since this clutch was late for them.
Cicadas have been up for maybe 2 weeks, singing their music. There is a cycle of years when there are huge numbers of them, but there are some every year in off cycles. This guy is long gone but their shells are always scary looking.
Things are still doing well in the garden, tho winding down. Some black eyed peas in the fence area are over 8′. For next year, I have a bigger better tee pee idea for beans. Love my bamboo!
My son bought a seed block and put it out in the yard. I didn’t get a picture yet but several squirrels were on it within an hour of him putting it out there. I can’t imagine, if I had to go find every morsel of my food, and having a hunk of food 3x my size just sitting there……….they must think they died and went to squirrel heaven? Squirrels, chipmunks and all sorts of birds will be chomping away on that.
Chilies are getting red to cook with now and dry for winter.
It’s been a cool summer and already feels like fall, but it’s not yet. Signs are around tho. What an excellent growing season we were blessed with this year. Some dark, depressing winter day, I’ll be on line, cruising the seed company for some new things to try, and placing an order, and waiting for that package in the mail…………and watching the birds and squirrels eating seed from the bird feeder outside the window.
It’s all good.