I’ve been watching the hummingbirds at my feeder all summer. As it got closer to the end of summer, there were more and more hummingbirds at the feeder. Sometimes as many as four at one time. Most of the time they would chase each other off. Some days, they were too hot and thirsty to play the chase game. Some of the hummingbirds figured out that if they approached the feeder at just the right angle, they could sneak a drink without being seen. (Click to embiggen.)
They trick me every year though. Just when I decide that I’m not putting enough sugar water in the feeder, they are gone and I a feeder full of sugar water. This year they left town right at the stroke of fall. One day the feeder is busy and the next it’s abandoned.
I swear I keep trying to post more often but the long hours lately haven’t left much posting time. It’s getting better though. In the meantime, here’s some things I’ve found on the Internet.
Found on the Internet
This illustrated guide to a PhD keeps it all in perspective.
Star Wars done with paper. I love the animation and the music in this video. I’ve watched it several times already.
Why cats suck at social media, although there are some cats on Twitter who have way more followers than I do.
I’m kind of fascinated by this mind-bending geologic time spiral from the USGS. It’s available in poster form too.
Speaking of mind-bending, this mash-up of Pink Floyd and the Bee Gees, Stayin’ Alive In The Wall, is strange but surprisingly catchy. Watch out for ear worms.
Katie cat has an admirer. He/She wants Katie to come out and play, but Katie will have nothing to do with it. There’s nothing but hissing, spitting, and growling from her side while Stray Cat runs his paws and claws longingly down the glass.
“Oh you beautiful gray cat, won’t you
come out and play with me?” – Stray Cat
“Mom, there’s a Peeping Tom outside!” – Clyde