Quickly, I post tonight. The heat has scorched me!
My link to the world was in bits and pieces! His name is Joe, an independent consultant, and I trusted him. I have a new motherboard and have risen from computer hell!
Joe didn’t leave me with a network connection this afternoon because he had other appointments to keep. He gave me good instructions and I made the connection myself. I have e-mail!
Hint: Use your can of air once a month to clean all open crevices on your computer. That was not the cause of my problem, but it’s a good tip.
There are numerous things I’d like to share since being away, but today, it’s all about the heat. I’ve experienced a few record hot and dry summers in my life and I’ll also remember this one, for sure. In my county, high school football scrimmages have been rescheduled, shelters are overloaded, fan donations are requested for senior housing, and just south of my county and in South Carolina, there are strict water restrictions in place. We’ll be next for a restriction because there is no rain in sight for a week and we haven’t had a rainfall in two weeks.
This photo of my young Hydrangeas was taken around noon today. I hand watered them last night. They have not done well this summer but I have high hopes of needed relief soon.
I came home from work today to meet with Joe and Bella seemed to be guilty. She avoided me and I wondered what happened... Then I realized Chloe was sick. Perhaps it is heat related although I keep them indoors except for potty breaks lately. The carpet needs to go! My home in Delaware had hardwood flooring throughout except for carpeted bedrooms. I want to get on my hands and knees right now and rip up the carpet! Pet stains annoy me but it’s a way of life around here.
Hummingbirds were dehydrated today. We're all thirsty.
I made more nectar and it’s cooling for them now. Sixteen cups will go quickly. I’d love to photograph the action of fifteen hummingbirds. It’s an incredible sight! Tiny wonders.
When the sun sets tonight, I'll be outside to offer fuel to those who rely on me. This young House Finch is being fed by a Chipping Sparrow. I’m serious. I’ve seen them interacting twice during the past week. When I took this photo, the Chipping Sparrow was watching nearby but my photo of it was blurred. This is odd. I’m watching and thinking. Any ideas out there?
It's 8:30 p.m. and I'm headed outdoors - after I drink an 8-ounce bottle of water. God help us. Let it rain?
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