Even the vegetables had their fingers crossed for a bit of relief from the heat.
On a cooler day, I dressed a little warmer and headed to the beach. By the time I was returning home, the sun was red hot and I was sweltering! I must remember to wear layers of clothing! Here's a few sights on my walk:
The tide was going out, leaving a scattering of seaweed on the sand. It must have been a roiling sea!
Can you see what I spotted?
~ a heart rock snuggled in with the rest ~
From a previous photo I took, I realized that the suet holder was dwindling in content, so I refilled it, much to the delight of the chickadees, nuthatches and other small birds. There has been a flock swooping into the various trees, and I happened to video a few birds enjoying the new offering.
This is a nuthatch ~
Of course, the neighbour's cat, Mr. Sneaky, has decided to visit and is watching my every move, as I watch what he's up to as far as the birds are concerned.
Today, I spotted a couple of hummingbirds darting around. I managed to capture one of them in midair above the wildly growing grape vine!
There are some large dragonflies around as well, but as yet I haven't seen one of them land!
I have tried to do some work each day so I don't get completely used to this holiday mood, like I was retired! Yesterday I managed to cut the front lawn before the rains came. Today I decided to do some 'school work' that I brought home in the middle of July. I thought if I got it sorted out it would help me prepare for what's to come in a couple of weeks when I go back to work. I was pleased to get it done. Now, back to being on holiday...