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Saturday, July 15

It’s So Humid You Can See The Moisture In The Air Morning Coffee Muses

There’s a haze looking across the yard. A haze you can feel. It’s not too warm yet but the humidity takes the pleasure out of the temperate start to the day.

Yesterday’s Deere meditations came out beautifully, I even swept the clippings to the back of the yard with the mower. The yard looks like a beautiful green carpet… at least for the weekend.

Already today there are thunderstorms building up over Bolivar and Galveston Bay. The prognosticators are foretelling another Gulf Coast summer’s day. Heat and humidity in the morning followed by the build-up of thunderstorms by noon-ish. Then rain falling somewhere in the vicinity, if not on you.

It seems the bird symphony doesn’t start until nine a.m. or later these days. Here it is fifteen till and I’m just starting to hear birdsong. Just a single bird singing in the distance… there’s another.

The one nice thing about having the floor fan running now is it masks the road noise from the bypass even more than the ceiling fans.

It’s time to call these muses done and go in and dry out… Humidity… bah humbug.

Friday, July 14

Early, Cooler, Dryer Morning Coffee Muses

There’s a mass of clouds between my house and the sun this morning keeping it cooler than normal. I’ll take any reason at all to return to the back porch for my morning muses. The morning temperatures are hanging right now in the mid seventies, almost mountain temperatures.

Birdwatching at this time of year is different from any other. The birds are not as vocal as in spring. Actually, they hardly sing at all. It’s all about movement now, a flash of color here, a movement in a bush there… and suddenly you have an orchard oriole. I’ve been aware that I live in their breeding range for awhile. But until yesterday, none had ever caught my eye outside of migration. Like a lot of birds that are resident here, you seldom see these orioles, but the pasture along the bayou is classic habitat.

The weather prognosticators are saying we can expect today to be cooler than yesterday with the same afternoon shower. I hope they are right. Otherwise my Deere meditations today will not be pleasant.

Birds are moving in and watching not writing is becoming more important… at least to me.

Thursday, July 13

It’s A Twice Wiped Eyeglasses Morning Coffee Muses

Walked out on the front porch this morning and had to wipe the cheaters twice before they quit fogging up. That tells me the humidity is up from yesterday, a one wipe morning, and way up from the day before when I didn’t even have to wipe. Eyeglasses and tablet screens just seem to attract the humidity…

I have an appointment to have a window measured for replacement glass. These newfangled windows sure require high dollar replacement glass. One small rock thru a single piece of glass and there goes a few hundred dollars… Oh well, I doing my part to keep America working.

Checking the radar this morning it looks like a repeat of the past few days. Thunderstorms are already popping up on the coastline and moving inland. We’ll probably have another batch of rainstorms move thru or by around noon. Yesterday’s storms were loud but only dropped a light rain right here.

The glass guy has come and gone and now I need to get ready too…

Wednesday, July 12

Front Porch Morning Coffee Muses

I decided it was time to mix it up a bit with a trip out the front door for a change. So the panorama above is the result. The front flower beds are all in their too hot to weed, after vacation, summer phase. And things only get worse from now to the end of summer.

We finally caught some rain yesterday afternoon. And from the look of the concrete out front we may have had more overnight. Friday’s Deere Meditation will be required for a peace filled weekend. Do you notice the predominate color in the photos you have been seeing… knock on wood… they are still showing all of the greens of early summer. Let’s hope it lasts.

I find myself needing to get back in the habit of writing to do lists. It seems it’s just to easy to skate along and not get things done without a written record of what needs to get done. Now to start checking some things off the list…

Time for me to get busy. Maybe a little breakfast first… and another cup of muses.