July 17, 2007

High Summer

Coneflower (Ratibida)
Prairie coneflowers, not realizing that they are in the foothills, are blooming all up and down the driveway.

Rufous hummingbirds have arrived and are exhibiting antisocial behavior at the sugar-water feeder.

It is too hot.

Occasional monsoon thunderstorms pop up.

The flycatcher's eggs have hatched. But there is a new plot twist to All My Flycatchers: our remodeling contractor plans to start installing the energy-efficient casement windows that M. has been wanting for years. And he will be working not ten feet from her nest. Will she tolerate the disruption?

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