The weather has finally resorted back to summer normal – nighttime lows of 25 or so (77f) and daytime highs of 43 (110f), the usual 18 (30f) degree swing that provides variety, and chills the all night club goers when they finally get outside for breakfast after drinking and dancing all night. Mornings at sunrise are just beautiful – we can open the kitchen door again without our air conditioner complaining and watch the hummingbirds chase each other away from the feeders, and listen to the two roosters next door welcoming the dawn. Our neighbor across the street, with the trips plus one, ordered some chickens so that she could have fresh eggs (a big thing here in Vegas, raising chickens) and talked our next door neighbor into keeping them in his yard. Well, not all of the little chicks were girls, and it is very obvious now. The noise doesn’t bother us – we have good insulation and can’t hear them at all with the windows closed, which they usually are in the summertime.
But the pool is clear blue and warm and waiting for E to come down from Portland for her summer visit. Last time they were here it was too cold, and she really likes swimming. She still did some magic tricks with the gravel
And did some dance steps around our back yard (yes we do have some grass back there too)
But mostly we appreciated her smile.