I have mentioned in past blog postings about my bird feeder and how much we enjoy watching all the birds. We have been seeing a painted bunting quite often and he is really pretty flashing all those different colors. Here is a picture that I found on www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/painted-bunting:
Back to "how hot is it?", well it is so hot that it melted the suet blocks that I purchased to feed the birds. In this next picture, you can see that the block of suet with seeds has almost three quarters of it melted away and a lot of it dripped on the bird feeder.
And of course one of the many squirrels just had to have a bite at the free lunch counter:
I was standing right there when he came out of the bushes and right after I took that picture, he was joined by another squirrel. It is not unusual to see a half a dozen or more of them out there at one time, but not when I am standing right there. They must be hungry or too lazy to go forage for food in the wild. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?