You know those times when you feel like you are being stared at?
This little Tufted Titmouse was spotted in the branches that overhang our back deck. I'm always happy when he stops by, such a sweet little thing. You can find out about him if you click here. You can even hear what he sounds like. Bird calls are one of my favorite things to listen to. Nothing like the sound of the morning chorus at the break of day. Just about as relaxing a sound as you can get.
I am enjoying a nice quiet morning. Gregg left for work a few hours ago. I slept in late and didn't get up until 9.00 a.m. Usually I am a bit of a night owl but after our journey home yesterday I found myself nodding off and was asleep by midnight.
We had a lovely time, saw family and old friends, met new ones. It was fun to listen to all the stories. Celia's son Ken surprised her and knocked on the door Friday night. She had no idea he was coming and was thrilled to see him, and of course we were very happy to be able to chat with him over the weekend. Our son and daughter-in-law drove down too but I knew they were coming and it was great that Lisa got to meet more of the family.
On the afternoon of the picnic I think there were at least 40 people in the back garden. After a little while I feel my head getting a bit 'swimmy' and that's when I know it's time for me to get out of the heat and into an air-conditioned house. Such a wimp but better to be a wimp than embarrass myself by passing out. Been there, done that and don't want to do it again in front of 40 people.
I haven't changed any from that first summer in the US back in 1976, so I always say to Gregg don't worry if I disappear. It's not long afterwards that a few more people decide the heat is a bit too much for them too, so I am not alone for long. (It is going to get up to 100 deg. F. today. Not going out in that either!)
I did manage a walk around the neighborhood this time. It is such a pretty area, established in the 1950's, with lots of trees that were blooming. I have always wanted to take my camera and get a few shots to take home with me, and I have been busy organizing them this morning to share at a later date. I'll be posting again in a little while but I think that's about it for now. I am still waking up!