Already Pushing Eighty And Humid Morning Coffee Muses
It’s a glasses fogging kinda day. Humidity rising, heat already in the eighties here on the back porch, cattle egrets patrolling the yard, cicadas buzzing like it was a July afternoon. Thunderclouds building along the coast, towering higher and higher on the horizon.
The birds are louder today, competing with the cicadas for dominance. The blue jays are noisier than they’ve been in quite a while. Something must be messing around on of their nests. When a blue jay starts raising a ruckus they come running in from all sides to see what the cause might be…
The heats getting to me, even with the ceiling fans turning full speed. A speed they will not see the end of until probably the end of November… Time to go in and upload some video.
Boy, that took a while. processing, uploading, processing… and the day is gone.
June First Feels A Lot Like A May Morning Coffee Muses
It’s quiet out under these gray still clouds. The ceiling fans hum is competing with the distant rumble of steel on steel as a train passes by in the distance.
There’s an animal carcass in the back corner of the neighbors place that has attracted some attention. So far it’s black vultures and Crested Caracaras that have come to the call.
The prognosticators are foretelling of a bumpy next few days. I saw one estimate of up to three inches of rain over the weekend. Not promising for or trip to remember my cousin’s life Saturday morning. Then my youngest son will bless us with a visit that afternoon, he and his wife down from New York.
Just for fun, here is what it’s been like on the back porch this morning…
I haven’t played with the Flip in a while. I think I’ll try and use it more often…
The pitter patter of raindrops hitting the roof. Rumbles of distant thunder rolling across the land. If the Weather Underground is to be believed… This is what my week will look like.
My backyard is in need of a cutting but my Deere is in need of having the drive belt reattached and the weather’s not cooperating… But the frogs are quite happy.
The photo and video are courtesy of the Amazon Fire Tablet I picked up last week. I am really liking the portability of the device. While the images aren’t up to my Nikon, they’ll do for posting straight to this blog if they can get me back in the habit. Also, the WordPress App actually seems to work on this device, another plus.
Reading my email today, I received a notice from YouTube about this video posted by UNC-TV. Since it covers two of my passions, North Carolina and coffee, I thought I would post it here.
I know from past videos that this kind of “barista art”is becoming quite common. But, as I don’t frequent high-end coffee shops, I have yet to experience it.