Thursday, July 18, 2019

I Like Thursdays: July 18, 2019

Greetings and Salutations!  Can you believe it is mid-July already?


It's"I Like Thursday" day and time to post positive happenings.  Our hostess with the mostess for this day is LeeAnna over at Not Afraid of Color, visit her here for other happy posts!

My favorite word of the week is estivating.  I told my neighbor Scout and I were hibernating during our heat wave and he said "No, you are estivating" which essentially means the same as hibernating but occurs with animals in the summertime during hot or dry weather.  Do you hide in the a/c during heat waves?  

I've been doing some sewing (none of it done yet) and catching up on business paperwork.  Scout and I took one road trip last Saturday.  My girl is so good in the car:
Once I put the key in the ignition, she sits patiently in the back and enjoys watching the world go by.  We had an especially fun trip to our friends' house when we encountered a flock of geese on our journey.
We were on a particularly busy road with lots of trucks when a group of geese decided to cross the road.  They just began to walk across the busy road as trucks and cars screeched to a halt.  I mean, forget complaints about the entitlement generation, what about the geese of today?  

I started laughing because they just seemed to feel they owned the whole road.  Scout is in the back seat getting excited by the birds, I'm asking them, "What is wrong with your wings?  Isn't the hot macadam burning your feet?"   And meanwhile, they are ignoring all of us.

We hadn't gotten a quarter mile from this encounter when another group of geese started crossing the road.  The poor guy in front of me is swerving to miss them and they aren't even flying away at that--just flapping their wings as if to intimidate the automobile.  My friends laughed like crazy when I told them what happened.  Apparently this a pretty common occurence near this particular industrial park.  

Every year in the garden I seem to have a new variation of rudbeckia in the garden--that I hadn't planted but just seem different.  The new one this year appears to have polka dots around the center of the flower.  Here's a close up:
Here are some of the varieties growing now.  I probably post these kinds of pics every year but they delight me:

I like Otis!  He's my mom's neighbor new puppy and pretty little boy!  Scout doesn't seem to interested in him when they met but she was distracted by another dog there she loves.  Isn't he adorable?

Wishing you a happy week full of joy and peace!







7 comments:

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

What funny geese and beautiful flowers!

Julierose said...

The Rudbeckia are just gorgeous--what a treat to see their cheery faces ;)))
Those geese are a riot--i had to laugh--they are really assertive and confident
I love their flapping their wings at you...
thanks for sharing such a fun story...hugs, Julierose

Shannon said...

Love seeing Scout in the car and hearing about the geese. We have a flock of fairly entitled geese just outside our neighborhood- I'm always torn because I love wildlife- but they way they proliferate and get in the way makes them seem like big mean pigeons. At least they eventually seem to get out of the way of the cars. The yellow polka dots on your flowers are wonderful too- I've never seen something like that!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I am estivating right now, Michelle! No AC in our house, but a fan pointed right on me seems to do the trick. Your rudbeckia are so pretty - I love all that color! I'm so happy people will stop and let the geese cross like that. We see that a lot here, too. Happy Thursday, Michelle!

PaintedThread said...

Otis is so tiny! Rudbeckia are pretty - I've never heard of them before. Estivating - I like that. I need to do that, too.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

The rudbeckia here and in your area must be blooming at the same time! I included a photo of our wild ones in today's post. They are gorgeous really and no trouble at all. I love seeing photos of flowers-never tire of it.
I've never heard of estivating...good to know. We are under a continuing heat warning so yes, it applies here too all the way up in Ontario.
How wonderful seeing Scout sitting there just like a lady in the car!

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