It's mid summer here and very hot, but the last few days have been cooler with a breeze in the mornings. I like to do my grocery shopping and errands early so I can escape the heat. The mama blue jay is a protective bird, always finding bits of food for her young ones. Her call is so loud that it hurts my ears sometimes. But she's thankful, I'm sure, for the morsels of loaf I give her and screeches for more. There are still a few crepe myrtles left that are so pretty, one in particular that I pass by daily. The tree branches cover the tiny white church, and this is where many couples get married in my town. Have you ever seen a turkey scratching itself, it's amusing to watch? And the tree at the trail is like one from Alice in Wonderland with eyes on its trunk as if it's watching you. I'm enjoying these last days of summer, but looking forward to Autumn's arrival, as the heat is getting to be fierce.