Sunday, August 05, 2007
How Hot Was It Yesterday?
Well it was so hot I left a note on the back window of an SUV that included the words "sorry" and "thank you". No. I didn't bump their fender. There was a dog inside - barking. The windows were cracked. I was upset. So I sat there until the owner came back - ready to break windows or call the cops if she didn't show up soon. She snatched that note and I could see her reading it in the front seat as she left. Good.
It was so hot that small eggs and insects hung out under the milkweed leaves - out of the intense sun. (I hope those are monarch eggs)
It was so hot that even these heat-loving grasshoppers sized each other up with a few wing flashes and agreed to head into the shade for their buggy love.
I thought it interesting that gray one (male or female) seemed perfectly camouflaged, but wondered about the rust color of the other till I noticed that it was the exact color of the thorns on the prickly pear from which it had emerged. (the grasshopper is in there but out of focus)
It was so hot this little mourning dove was dreaming about being a bowsprit on a fishing boat in Chatham Harbor. He perched on the bone-dry bird bath, hearing the cry of gulls.
Today - it rained all day. Ahhhhh . . .
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