18 thoughts on “splish splash, catbird taking a bath…”

    1. I think he was pretty annoyed by the shallowness of the water left in the bath, and by having such a nosy audience. 🙂

    1. Perish the thought! But at least they have feathers covering most of their parts. 😉 Thank you, Debbie — I had fun taking them. 🙂

  1. A hot and humid walk at the Art Festival and you still got pictures, though you were eager to get back to the car and the A/C I’m sure. When is it time for the trip to the sunflower farm – maybe August? Guess they are not fully grown yet, though the heat this season makes it feel like it should be late August. The catbird sitting in the catbird seat, (or bathing in it rather), looks mad you took its pictures with its feathers sticking up every which way. 🙂

    1. I was worried about Tim making it back to the car. He had to sit on a bench in the shade for a few minutes, which gave me the chance to take some pictures. With his bad heart he’s not supposed to get chilled or overheated… We did come home with a beautiful wood turned vase.
      The sunflowers should be blooming here July 24-August 1. Might go up tomorrow, even though it’s the weekend, because it looks to be the last low-humidity day for a while. We’ll be wearing our masks, even though it’s outside. Here in Connecticut we’ve had 854 vaccinated people with breakthrough COVID cases, and 150 of them are hospitalized. Very worrisome.

      1. Good thing there was a bench for Tim to have a rest. This heat and humidity is so oppressive, even if you don’t have a heart condition. The vase sounds nice – it’s been ages since I’ve been to a art fair or craft show. We are back in the heat and humid weather too … we are having severe weather again tomorrow afternoon, so that might be on your weather agenda for Sunday, since you’re usually a day behind. I have never stopped wearing the mask as our vaccination rate is low. These breakthrough cases are worrisome to me too Barbara and I fear it will only get worse once the cooler weather gets here. Hope you enjoy the sunflower fest. One day I’ll make it to the festival here – I got lost the last time. Right now they have a lavender festival going on and the sunflower festival won’t start until September, but I just looked at their Facebook page and they have sunflowers and lavender for U-pick.

        1. I have to admit that even though the festival was outside I was very uncomfortable being there and kind of rushed through it, giving each booth a quick glance instead of lingering to admire all the art and craft works. But I wanted to support the arts community. We won’t be going to Shakespeare-in-the-Park this summer, even though we thought we might after we got vaccinated in March. Yup, your nasty weather is supposed to get here Sunday so we’re going to try and make the most of it today! I remember your post about getting lost trying to find your sunflower festival. Interesting, our lavender season has passed. Funny how the seasons peak at different times in different parts of the country.

          1. I would be like that as well Barbara. You don’t feel 100% safe wherever you are. Our local Street/Art Fair was a couple of weeks ago and it draws a big crowd, but I was nervous about going and it’s all outside as well. The Mutt Strut 5K to benefit Friends of Animals of Metro Detroit is going to be a live event this September. I’m not doing it live, nor the annual Butterfly Garden Walk to benefit three local animal shelters. It’s in a woman’s backyard and you pay by donating supplies on her shelter “want list” to see her gorgeous yard which is a Monarch Way Station. She cancelled last year, but it is wall-to-wall people walking down the mulched paths, squeezing by on another, so not doing that either. This nasty weather is not to be trifled with so you two stay safe tomorrow. It has taken all afternoon/evening to get here. They predicted it would arrive between 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. It’s hit the other counties in the Tri-County area and rumbling here now. Thankfully, the tornado warnings have now expired, but tornado warnings were in the other two counties. I’m a Nervous Nellie waiting on this storm with its high winds and hail and the weather radio just went off again to say it expires at 9:30. It amazes me too how the seasons peak … with climate change, who knows how flowers will respond in the future. My neighbor’s magnolia bushes have bloomed three times this year – that’s very weird.

          2. We got a lot of rain but no severe weather, thankfully. My sister called last night because she had heard about the COVID cluster in Provincetown on Cape Cod. We were planning to go visit our parents’ and grandparents’ graves on the Cape in October but we are now thinking maybe we shouldn’t. Dr. Fauci thinks things might be even worse by this fall. Sigh…

    1. Thank you, Donna!!! I was fresh out of towels, poor bird, things just weren’t working out for it that day! 😉 🙃

  2. Yes, he did look annoyed at you for spying on him! You and Tim sure do get around. Good for you for braving the humidity. After the lovely dry, cool temps of northern CA, I can hardly stand to walk Ralphie.

    1. We’re only twenty minutes away from the Rhode Island border so it wasn’t that far away! I can imagine coming home to this awful humidity must have been quite a shock to your system! This is our third precious day of pleasant weather before the muggies return tomorrow…

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