Everything is quiet here. It's just a little bit early for the tourists to be flooding the roads , and the great bicycle club invasions won't start until the middle of October. Cool enough for a fire in the fireplace this evening but I wasn't feeling overly energetic so I didn't build one. Maybe tomorrow.
If you look very closely at this picture, you can see that it's a black hen, with a black squab under her wing. That's the only chick she hatched out this year. They sleep in this tree just off the porch every night, and she always cradles her chick under her wing like that. It must be pretty uncomfortable now that the chick is just about ready to be off on it's own.
This is Midori the cat, in one of her favorite hiding places. There are lights in the panel along the ceiling in the living room. Midori likes to get out there and nestle on the pads of insulation in those spaces. From there she can peer down on everyone below and she thinks she is invisible.
It's like the old song by the Beatles, "We all Live in a Yellow Submarine", except we all live in a cedar log house.
This is the vet medicine I get at the Farmers Depot. It's good stuff, and heals up most wounds, skin irritations, etc. It says not to use it on humans but I've used it on myself and it works just fine. My nose may fall off or something one day but so far there have been no ill effects.
You can't use it on cats, though, because it has something they are allergic to in it. Works great on dogs, horses, and goats as I can attest from personal experience.