After the meeting I had a sandwich made in a Tom Thumb grocery. The woman behind the counter was a bit hard of hearing. I am a bit soft-spoken. Our communication was imperfect. But I came away with a very nice bit of chicken, some baby white potatoes and a kale salad with a tasty raspberry vinaigrette dressing. I had had instant oatmeal for breakfast. At dinner, we ate London broil, an ear of corn, and salad.
I put out dried mealworms instead of birdseed. I bought mealworms because my resealable bag of birdseed was empty. I wanted to get another resealable bag, because experience shows that spilled seed can be an issue with a non-resealable bag. The woman at the checkout counter told me that her first thought on seeing the bag was that it was for human consumption. I started to launch into the story of the tourist guide that told me of a restaurant in Mexico City which specializes in insect dishes. But it seemed a bit more story than the situation demanded.
The slogan on the bag advised "attract new birds", since new birds are a goal. The bag even mentioned bluebirds, which is understandable, as Eastern Bluebirds are lovely. I spread some dried mealworms on the little memorial bench in our bag yard (Scout's bench). A few minutes later, I saw a Blue Jay and a Mourning Dove eating the mealworms. This morning I put more out. A Northern Cardinal sang in our back yard crape myrtle tree.
Yesterday I walked in Allen Station Park. I saw another hummingbird. We get hummingbirds mostly as they migrate in Spring and Fall,though a very few will Summer with us. The evening weather was warm and a bit muggy. I took pictures of a skink, one of a couple of skinks who lived together in an old tree stump.
I have plenty to do at work. I am glad it's only Thursday.
(cross-posted to DW because life is silly)