Critter Alley

Critter Alley

Sunday, August 19, 2012

What a Weekend!

I whined like a spoiled kid during our long-running bout with extremely hot, dry days. It's been miserable...not to mention a nightmare for farmers, plants, critters, and just about everyone else.

Therefore I feel it's only right to express my exteme pleasure and gratitude for the last few days. We've had nearly early Fall weather...low eighties and cool nights. The a/c is off and the windows are open for the first time in many, many weeks. We're still far behind on rain, but nevertheless...this weekend has been pure joy.

Not only humans are celebrating the lovely weather. I've noticed a major increase in outside activity. I'm not sure where they were before, but the birds are back, pecking in the morning dew. Squirrels and bunnies have returned to patrol the yard. Even our little hummingbirds are buzzing around, fueling up in anticipation of their long migration south.

Ahhh. Gotta love it. We're grilling tonight. Indy and Bogey are looking forward to the delights of a dropped yummy morsel or two.

Bright sun, a gentle breeze, and comfortable temperatures are a never-fail elixir for feeling good. Don't you wish you could bottle it?

Here's hoping your weekend has been every bit as spectacular as ours!


the booker man said...

miss pat! miss pat! miss pat!
hihi! i'm so happy happy joy joy to be back 'n visitin' everybuddy!
that is very much wonderful to have less steamy weather. mama says she is way jelly that you get to turn off your a/c! we hope you get some rains very very soon like. we didn't get hardly any for a few months, but then the last 2 weeks, we've had like 4-5 storms.

the booker man

pee s -- pretty please do share some snidbits from the grillage with indy 'n bogey. :)

Tammy said...

Isn't it heavenly? I've noticed the mourning doves are back. Love that sound.

Linda O'Connell said...

Pat, you have captured my feelings. I sat outside on a porch swing and finished reading a book. The sights and sounds of nature were as comforting as the cool breeze.

Two French Bulldogs said...

Lucky you! It's a zillion degrees here and we live by the beach!
Benny & Lily

Berts Blog said...

Oh we are so glad you are having cooler temps. We think the very very hot stuff is through for a bit and we are so happy. We are still in the 90's so we are a bit jelous of your great fortune. Hope you enjoyed the barbi....

Bert and My Vickie

Sketching with Dogs said...

So glad you have had some cooler temperatures and a bit of rain. It must have been very difficult for all the wild animals and birds too.
Have a good time with the grill!
Lynne x

Unknown said...

Ours was unbearably hot. Today it has got cooler thank god. Have a great Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OH YES.... after that horrid HEAT and DRY time.. we are appreciating the cooler temps. fur SURE.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The heat has eased up here, as well. Thank goodness for it!

Lynn said...

Yes, the weather has been just lovely, YAY!

Unknown said...

Glad you are getting cool weather now and we hope you again can enjoy the great outdoors. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
Best wishes Molly

Donna Volkenannt said...

Hi Pat,
It was a lovely weekend, but the heat has returned, darn it!