I have been very busy this week doing some things in the house in preparation for painting and new carpet. In the process I am doing a massive de-clutter of stuff. I want to get down to the bare minimum. I am really just tired of stuff everywhere that has to be dusted.
The few cool days we had last week that teased us with a prelude to fall weather has gone and the dog days of summer have returned.
Some signs of the impending fall are definite. A couple of us noted how the dogwood berries are already turning red. Seems a bit early. Possible signs of a cold winter?
I am beginning to see more and more warblers come in. A pair of Redstarts have been hanging around quite a bit this week. The male comes late in the afternoon to drink from the fountain and splash around a bit in the water.