Phoebe says “work-work-work”

Wooo-eee, what weather we been having lately. Highs in the 60’s, light spritzers, and that gal, Delta Breeze – what a sweetie! Love her!

The loofahs are swinging in the trees. Wow, to think I was worried I wouldn’t get enough of these.

As if they grow on trees.

As if they grow on trees.

These blue sage are finally blooming.

Beyond blue, these are ultraviolet.

Beyond blue, these are ultraviolet.  Hummer and I have waited all Summer for them.

The heads had withered off in the sun for a couple of months. When I go out in the dark morning I can hear Hummer, that funny metalic sound he makes, as he hovers from blossom to blossom. Apparently hummingbird see colors we don’t see, and these blue sage almost glow in the dark for them. 

The other day Hummer took a swipe at Phoebe as she chirped around the yard gathering bugs with a SNAP! of her beak. She has her fave perches, including our old lawn chair.

Phoebe birds like a lawn chair, as told by these specks of paint-like poop.

Phoebe birds like a lawn chair, as told by these specks of paint-like poop.

This nice cool weather means we can do some more involved cooking. I don’t have to get up so early to get the bread in anymore. Time for soups and casseroles and stuffed pasta! 

Today I’m going to fillet some boneless chicken breasts, pair the papery slices with some dry copa or prosciutto, then roll them up and dip them in bread crumbs and ground parmesan. These little logs are lined in a casserole pan and into the oven. Maybe I’ll put some tomato sauce on them, not sure yet. They are good with or without sauce. 

Tomorrow they will be a good snack cold or warm, we can cut them up like little sushi rolls. 

There is Phoebe with her shrill morning call. She always sounds distressed, but I think she’s happy to see the sun. I know she works the porch light at my neighbor’s house sometimes, along with the bats, but she’s always up at the first light. Her little chirp sounds like, “work, work-work-work…”

 

 

 

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