9:33 am. Location: Lake Forest backyard, sunny perfect day, having coffee and reading Chicago Historical Society journal and the NYTimes, while texting to see if anyone wants to see A Midsummer Night’s Dream with me tonight (no one (so far) does, how is that possible!?) being staged by Lake Forest Openlands Association and Citadel Theater Company.
Action: a movement across the way, in the birdbath, a robin taking a rambunctious bath, lots of splashing, flies off.
9:35 am. Same Location. Same circumstances.
Action: a movement across the way, in the birdbath, Mr. Cardinal takes a bath, but with longer and more restrained splashing than the robin’s. Flies to pine tree, misses, flies on to tulip tree.
Thought: Do birds schedule their bath times for 9:30 on Sundays?
Here are a few more signs that it is, indeed, summer in Chicago:
Male Widow Skimmer Dragonfly at Richmond, IL. Check out midewinrestoration.net for more info.
Last but not least, here’s the start of peach and blueberry cobbler. Thank you, God, for summer!##