I was up before sunrise today and discovered we may have a colony of bats living nearby. I was out on the porch and noticed a half dozen black shapes swooping through the predawn light. My hopeful identification was bats and I silently thanked them for devouring mosquitoes and other pesky bugs! By the time the sun came up, they were gone, so I'm assuming my identification was correct.
My plan was to enjoy some porch time while I hand-appliqued the second (cheddar) crown on my 4 block eagle quilt. Unfortunately, my neighbor also planned to barbecue and fired up his smoker just as I finished my first cup of coffee. The smoke hung over both of our yards and irritated my eyes and throat to the extreme. I had to give up and come inside. It's OK, as the outdoor temps were climbing and outdoor comfort was about to be over. And I love barbecue, so I don't begrudge anyone creating a little smoke. I'll just sit in my rocking chair and do some Slow Sunday Stitching while I enjoy some air conditioned comfort!