A blue jay is sitting on the garden fence. A minute ago, he was holding a cicada in his beak. Then he swallowed it. Since then, he’s been sitting there with his mouth wide open. Suspect cicadas don’t taste very good. 🌱
I haven’t filled up the bird feeder lately, so a squirrel just climbed up there with a walnut in his mouth. BYON.
Had to clean up a roadkill skunk in 95° heat today. Even though I’m fully vaccinated, I think I’m going to keep a mask around. They come in handy.
2020 has me much the worse for wear. #mbnov
Oh, say can you see? It’s cloudy and rainy today.
Some of my jokes are so elderly that audiences pay them respect.
The way things are named in the Pentagon these days, maybe the Navy should change its name to the United States Water Force. #mbnov
The pampas grass was knocked down by a storm. I had to bind each tuft up with string to keep it off the ground. It looks ridiculous. #mbnov
The kids across the street are using a bicycle pump to inflate a glow-in-the-dark basketball so they can keep playing. #mbnov
What will the holiday shopping season be like this year? Without all the hustling and bustling? It’s puzzling. #mbnov
Every morning, the flowerpots on the front stoop make sure I know it’s not summer anymore. #mbnov
Old pickup truck with Farm Use plates, up on blocks. Drive shaft lying on the ground. Underneath the chassis, near the socket wrenches, a crystal ashtray. #mbnov
Such a weird feeling to drive past the polls today without stopping.
According to the OED, “astonish” used to be the word for what an electric eel does to you. “Stunned” also used to be spelled with an “o”. I love dictionaries.
The smartest professors warned last summer not to schedule any exams this week. No matter how things come out, the students won’t be able to concentrate. #mbnov
“Once upon a midnight dreary…” is all done for now. November 1st is a traditional holiday for ravens after the rush of October. #mbnov
I don’t know who needs to hear this but Bordeaux doesn’t go with apples.
Playing a CD of Mozart’s 1st Horn Concerto in my car. Park. Go into hardware store, where they’re playing Mozart’s 2nd Horn Concerto. 🧐
Found this old newspaper clipping in a desk drawer this morning.
Madame is drinking Chianti from a Champagne glass. We are alphabetical oenophiles here.
Apple tree bloomed yesterday. Winds gusting to 40 knots today. It’s always something with fruit trees.
A pileated woodpecker has come by this morning to tell me I have termites in the timbers around a raised bed in my garden.
This is the time of year when my neighbors complain about my lawn, because I refuse to mow wildflowers in bloom.
The biggest problem with bluetooth headsets is that you can’t solve problems by unplugging them and plugging them back in.
Last fall I raked up leaves to use in the compost heap this spring. Piled them in the back yard by the fence. Every morning, a squirrel comes and digs in it because he knows that piles of oak leaves have acorns underneath, and one day he’ll find them.