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Niceness [Jun. 22nd, 2009|11:11 pm]
Summer may be breathing down my neck, but it's not yet singeing my hair. Afternoon's still air was hot but not unpleasant, and once the vagrant breezes of evening began rustling the leaves, things became quite enjoyable. It was not the sort of day on which I'd have wanted to take a walk, but it was fine for letting the shade of the oaks dapple me in repose. Some iced tea with apple cider added just the fillip needed to assuage what little discomfort the heat managed to impose.

An hour of quiet, watching the cats nap while the blue jays raided their food bowl, was sufficient to put me in a good mood which I hope will last the night. Also I saw a pair of hummingbirds raiding the oleander blossoms for nectar. Sweet.

Last night two raccoons entered the garage and devoured much of the food I'd put out for the black and white garage cat. I caught them at it because they are noisy eaters and thus attracted my attention. Their surprise at my sudden appearance sent them out in haste, and the cat subsequently sniffed the violated bowls and refused to eat any of the remaining provender until I had discarded the contents and washed the vessels. Picky cat.

Into the 90s tomorrow. Must spend the night preparing myself psychologically. Read some Dante perhaps.

[User Picture]From: niyabinghi
2009-06-23 09:42 am (UTC)
Ah, the heat of summer and I are no longer friends either, and I often have to hide out from it in the cool and gloom of my house.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2009-06-24 06:35 am (UTC)
There used to be three maple trees in the front yard. I miss them more each summer.
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2009-06-23 10:52 am (UTC)
dante would be fitting! cooling, too, if you read about the lowest circle. :D

those raccoons! such opportunists. interesting that the cat refused to eat after them.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2009-06-24 06:37 am (UTC)
Raccoons are very sloppy eaters. They scatter bits everywhere and leave the water bowl full of detritus. Tender kitty sensibilities could not but be offended by such boorishness.
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