“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

If I were asked to create a morning, it would be today’s. The sun is bright and sharp. The green of the leaves and the colors of the flowers pop in the light. The breeze is just right.

For some strange reason, I feel energetic today so I’m going to finish the flower planting and actually do laundry. Yup, it’s still sitting in the hall, and I swear I saw a cobweb or two when I walked by the bundle this morning.

In the front garden of my house are wild rose bushes. They are so very Cape Cod that you can see them everywhere especially along the roadside. They only bloom once, and they are now in bloom. Mine needs badly to be trimmed, but we’re waiting until after the blooming. When I walked by the bush this morning, I could hear the buzz of bees so I took a wide berth. The buzzing was loud enough to hear from the driveway. I walked over to get a closer, but not too close, a look and I think there was a bee at every flower.

The summer world is so alive. I sit and watch all the different birds at the feeders. Two of the feeders, however, are empty as I still have to put out the oranges and the jelly for the Baltimore orioles. I haven’t seen any of them yet but that might be because I have nothing to tempt them. I also have hummingbird feeders needing cleaning and filling.

When I sit outside, I love having the birds zoom over my head on their way to the sunflower feeders. My being there doesn’t bother them at all. The rabbits are lively now and still taunting Gracie. They sit on the other side of the fence and stare. Gracie goes crazy barking and trying to find a way over or through the fence. The spawns in the yard are also Gracie targets, but they have scurrying up the trees for protection. Gracie stands below and stares as the spawn jumps from bush to bush. I’m betting it’s smiling, scoffing at poor Miss Gracie.  Spawns are like that.

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14 Comments on ““I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.””

  1. Bob Says:

    I wonder if living in Hawaii would do the trick. The temperature is always around 70 degrees and there is a warm ocean nearby as well as palm trees. Would a perpetual June get boring? Of course, in Hawaii there are volcanos and earth quakes to keep things lively 🙂

    Watch out as those birds fly over your head, they sometimes like to defecate on the wing. There is almost nothing as disgusting as having to clean bird droppings off of your head or off of your car. Their poop is very acidic and will destroy your paint job. One way to reduce the bird droppings is to stop feeding the critters.

    How did the Red Sox lose the game last night to the Angels? I stopped watching when the Sox had a four run lead late in the game. As a Texas Ranger fan, I have a vested interest in seeing the Angels lose.

    This morning I was awakened by the clap of thunder and the sound of heavy rain. This storm system has moved east and it may be the last moisture we get for a while. Next week the forecast is for blue skies and by Thursday highs near the century mark.

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I think June is all the more joyful because it follows winter. I think the same weather all the time would become too commonplace.

      I haven’t yet been hit but my mother was hit at the beach. She played us for throwing rocks until we saw her head. A seagull had dropped one from a height and it covered the top of my mother’s head. She gagged; we laughed.

      They lost the afternoon game and won the night game. They never had the lead in the afternoon game and never lost it in the night game. They won 7-2.

      I love thunder storms, and we’ve had a few good ones this spring. No rain wither for a while here.

      • Bob Says:

        I looked at the wrong score on my MLB free app on my iPad.

        I thought it was interesting that the Angels lost four straight to the Houston Astros before coming to Boston. The entire Astro major league roster’s total salary is what the Angels are paying Josh Hamilton and Pujlos each. I hope they think they are worth the money since they are playing less than 500 ball 🙂

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        The game last night was on Fox, and the announcers mentioned the same thing especially how badly Josh is hitting.

  2. olof1 Says:

    We’ve had a rather nice day here. They had predicted both showers and thunder but all we’ve gotten so far is some drizzle. A bit chilly though but as soon as there’s a rip in the clouds the heat returns until the rip closes again. Hector loves this, he sleeps outside the kitcen now 🙂

    I’ve planted the pepper plants and the two squash plants I had and I’ve done the laundry so now I can enjoy doing nothing 🙂 We rarely feed the birds here during summer, different trditions I guess. But I would have if we had hummingbirds too 🙂 I don’t think any bird over here would eat jelly but it would attract flies and the flies would attract the birds so perhaps I should try it 🙂 🙂 🙂

    I can see that the latest Will Smith movie (after earth) will be a total flop over here, the reviews are so bad that it got an x marked over the lowest grade 🙂 🙂 🙂 Of course that only makes me want to see it even more 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Have a great day!
    Christer.

    • katry Says:

      Christer,
      I know days like that. You think the sun will win but it keeps disappearing, teasing you. Gracie sleeps on the deck lounge for her naps sometimes now.

      You have been busy! I, however, have done nothing! I feed the birds all year. You’d love the orioles too as they are so beautiful.

      That movie got horrible reviews here as well. They said Will can kiss his career goodbye of he keeps putting out movies like this.

      Have a wonderful evening!!

  3. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    I was going to say that I had done nothing today but that’s not true. I took Rocky to day care so he could run off a bunch of excess energy. I went to the pharmacy and while I was there I got some coffee filters to line the bottoms of some garden pots. I drilled a bunch of holes in the bottom of a big planter so that more water will drain out of it than does now. I messed around with iPhoto that is giving me a problem. I haven’t solved the problem but I’ve messed about with it. I’ve knitted a bit. Basically, I have done a lot of things but not any of the things that I should have done (dishes, laundry). But it’s okay. Tomorrow is another day. 😀
    It’s a beautiful day up here, sunny with a few clouds and a cooling breeze. Perfect. It’s much too nice to be responsible. 🙂 🙂 🙂 Enjoy the rest of this perfect day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      You have done more than I. In a minute I have to go buy the ingredients for my tonight’s appetizers. I was doing hot ones but not any more. I have to find warm weather cool appies.

      You have done tons today! There are no should have done stuff-there is just what you did-that’s enough!!

      Perfect Indeed!!! I was out on the deck with Gracie for a while, and it was lovely, warm but not hot and breezy!

      Have a great evening. Enjoy!!

  4. Birgit Says:

    I like birds (except magpies), but why do they have to make so much noise at 4 o’clock in the morning??? Not every human is an early bird.
    It’s pure coincidence that Hitchcock’s The Birds is just on our TV.

    • katry Says:

      Birgit,
      I don’t hear them now that the titmouse has stopped whacking the side of my house.

      Ha, The Birds was on here today as well!!

  5. Bob Says:

    Getting hit with Sea Gull poop has to be the worst. They eat fish and their poop must smell like a fish market after a long holiday weekend.

    The announcers on Fox also discussed having the National League adopt the designated hitter. I enjoy watching National League baseball because it still follows the rules that a player must play both defense and offense. There is a lot of strategy in the game that’s lost when the pitcher doesn’t have to bat. Pitchers are so valuable an asset that having them bat is, in the announcer’s opinion, an unnecessary risk. Hitting the ball back to the mound is also a risk. Why not put up a shield to protect the pitcher like the one they use when they take batting practice 🙂

    • katry Says:

      Bob,
      I heard the DH conversation. What I agreed with is what you mentioned: the chance for injury to a pitcher who is worth millions of dollars.

      I don’t think they’d ever use a shield to protect a pitcher. It makes their batting almost silly if you have to do that. I don’t see how strategy is involved in a pitcher batting. Just don’t count him for anything and figure the base runners will still be on their respective bases when the pitcher is done.

      • Bob Says:

        The strategy is that when the pitcher comes up to bat the manager has to decide if he wants to replace him with a pinch hitter. Oh, I forgot to mention that in real baseball you can’t return to the game if you are replaced by a pinch batter or runner.

        The reason the American League went to the designated hitter in 1973 was because they had more franchises in smaller markets such as Oakland, Kansas City, Texas, Seattle and Anaheim. The American League was having difficulty drawing fans in especially when they had a national League team in the same area. They decided that the designated hitter would increase runs which would increase attendance.

      • katry Says:

        Bob,
        That decision, a pinch hitter, would come into play in the later innings or if the pitcher has his lost his pace. You’re not going to take out a pitcher who is holding the opposing team to none or a few runs.

        I have been a baseball fan since I was about 8 and been to several Sox games so I know the rules well and even all the terms such as a Texas leaguer, in-field fly rule, around the horn and a player not returning if substituted.

        It was also hoped that the DH would shorten the game: pitchers would stay in longer, no manager to the mound, no conversation with the catcher.


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