Since I started working at home, I rarely know if it’s Wednesday, Friday, or Sunday. For some odd reason, I almost always know when it’s Monday, though. That day has such a taint from years of working for The Man, I wonder if I’ll ever manage to shake it off.
My love affair with Florida continues. I spend almost every day in the lanai (it’s really called a Florida Room, but “lanai” is short and easier to say, so I’m gonna keep calling it that) with a fan pointed at me to ward off the worst of the day’s heat. Suki lays under the coffee table, dozing until I get up, at which time, she immediately awakes, ready to follow me anywhere.
The last two days, strong thunderstorms have moved through, accompanied by lightning. Most of you are aware Florida is the #1 state for lightning strikes and deaths caused by them. I don’t go out when there’s lightning. Why take the chance? More storms are expected today and tomorrow. We need the rain. It’s been a little dry here. The water in the canal has risen a couple inches and the wildlife is happy.
If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve seen the bird pics I’ve lately posted. Two were of the Anhinga, an interesting, large bird that swims and dives. This is how they look in the water. Doesn’t it remind you of the Loch Ness Monster? It pushes its head forward as it moves, in an undulating motion. They’re fun to watch.
Later that same day, I took a photo of a small, bright red dragonfly perched on a twig at the side of the canal. I generally like to get pics side-on or from the front, but I didn’t have an opportunity; Suki was with me. I’m going to try again in the next couple days. I think this is an Autumn Meadowhawk, but I’m not completely sure yet. More research is required. Click on it to see more detail.
On the canal there is a family of ducklings that number sixteen plus Mom. During the thunderstorm the other day, four of them got separated from the group and raised holy hell until Mom finally heard and ran over. I watched the happy reunion. 🙂 The white one in this photo is the only one of its color in the group. All the others are dark or mixed.
Have a great weekend! See you Monday.