Last night it got downright chilly. About four in the morning — which these days seems to be my automatic wake-up time — I got up, took the cover off the bed. Folded it and moved the next weight covering from the quilt rack and to the bed. We have three basic covers — very light, a bit weightier, and winter, which is to say, the down comforter. For those other weirdly in-between nights, there’s a very lightweight quilted cotton cover and a heavier quilted cover, and an actual made-by-the-Amish quilt that I really use because it has a lot of heft and make my feet curl up.
Birds are everywhere
When I come out in the morning, there are birds everywhere. This morning there was a bright red Cardinal sharing a feeder with a brilliant yellow Goldfinch and at least half a dozen other species flying around. We have a big ladder-backed woodpecker who has a serious passion for one of our Catalpa trees. He bangs his head into it all day long, then drops by the feeder for, I assume, dessert. He is quite a big lad.
It’s hard to tell the woodpeckers apart. The Downy, Hairy, Black and Ladderback all look very much alike, at least at a glance. This guy is just noticeably bigger than the Hairy and a lot bigger than the downy. Wicked beak, too. When he takes over a feeder, he stares down all the other birds.
So the question is first, can I use the block editor. Yes, I can. Will anyone else be willing to use it? That is a really big question and I don’t have an answer. I’m not convinced this format is going to work with my template or any template I choose. The templates have been crashing for quite a while already — and if they don’t fix them so they can work with the new editor, they will very soon not work at all.
Also, the roses are still blooming. Not with the enthusiasm of July, but definitely alive and well. How they have survived with so little rain, I do not know.