Strange and Delightful ‘Bama Climate

We don’t have weather anymore, y’all, according to the climate-change mongers out there.  With that in mind, take a look at today’s “climate” on May 21st in Alabama, from the Wunderground weather site:weather

 

That’s global warming for ya.  It’s 71 degrees, with a breeze blowing.  I was able to do all of my weed-whacking without breaking a sweat, which is highly unusual for this time of year.  Check out the “before” and “after” photos:

before whacking

before whacking

After Whacking

After Whacking

That looks much better.  Mama came outside, and we sat in the chairs under the carport and watched the birds come and get all the bugs that were uncovered through my efforts.  In addition to the brown thrashers, mockingbirds, bluejays, and cardinals, it turns out that a couple of catbirds are raising a family in the bamboo stand.  I’m more interested in the squash, though, which is blooming nicely.

Squash in bloom

Squash in bloom

The Thai Chilis are producing well, too.  For lunch, I’m going to have the mature pepper with my noodles, I think.

Thai Chili Pepper.  This plant will likely produce all the way into the fall.  That little pod that you see will be lighting a fire in my mouth as soon as this post is published.

Thai Chili Pepper. This plant will likely produce all the way into the fall. That little pod that you see will be lighting a fire in my mouth as soon as this post is published.

Overall, this is a good day.  The picture below was taken moments before the neighborhood squirrel made the mistake of climbing onto the bird feeder.  Wednesday launched herself from my lap, over the four-o-clocks, and chased Mr. Squirrel into the camellia bush.  Much cussin’ then began being heard from said camellia.  Wednesday is ten years old, but she can still give a squirrel a run for its’ life.

Wednesday, plotting a leap through the flowers.

Wednesday, plotting a leap through the flowers.

 

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