But it is so hot that even the air conditioner cannot keep our "cave above the trees" cool. Sigh. Meaning we have trouble sleeping at night.
So this morning, J and I were both awake about 5:00 a.m. (I know some of you regularly get up at that time; my heart goes out to you.) And having nothing better to do at that hour of the day, we hopped in our Volvo and went bird watching for a couple of hours. It was a summer mini-vacation.
J had not seen or heard a Meadowlark this year, and very much wanted to find one. So off we went, along the road which took us to our old home, out at the lake.
In the end we saw three (count them, three) Western Meadowlarks.
Other critters on the list today included:
Old Squaw Duck, with babies
(That's all I can remember; usually I write our list, but I didn't this time. If I had, there would be twice as many birds listed.)
We also saw some American Bison. A number of farmers have switched from raising beef cattle to raising bison. The meat is not as fat, and is quite tasty. Recommended for two-legged carnivores and omnivores.
After two hours, we came home. And went back to bed.
BTW, if you have not read my previous post about What Really Matters, place check it out.