Saturday, August 11, 2007

Stay Cool

I've been a slug today. Yes I've put in some couch time and I'm not ashamed of it. I pulled a muscle in my back yesterday when I helped a co-worker put a server in the back seat of his vehicle. I didn't realize it then but when I got up there morning, there was no mistaking it. I've been walking around today like a ninety year old coal miner.
I did shuffle down around lunchtime to get the mail and the papers and I was listing slightly to port. The wind was blowing out of the south but it was a hot dry wind that rattled the sun baked leaves in the trees around our house.
This afternoon we sat on the couch drinking a homemade frappachinos that Jilda whipped up in the blender and watching the humming birds. I guess the nectar in the flowers has pretty much gone with the wind so the little aviators were lining up to drink at our feeders. Apparently there were some "strays" that came over to drink because a couple of the males had what appeared to be duels to the death. They would bump each other and then fly in a tangled ball of beaks and feathers straight up out of sight and then fight almost to the ground. It wore me out just watching them.
I hear it's hot all over so everybody stay cool.

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