Okay last week it got to be 115 degrees, thankfully not here, but in lots of places. We are blessed by a more temperate climate and our hot spell only climbed to 92 degrees for us that was hot enough. There were waiting lines for the birdbath fountain, the garden fountain was over flowing and the pond was full of puppies. Birds and wildlife suffer dreadfully from the heat and having bird bath fountains, birdbaths and ponds is a huge help to our visiting friends. Around here it’s fledgling season and the babies are learning to fly. Well,
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