Wednesday Wanderings…My Backyard.

Good evening everyone!  Or good morning to some of my readers.  Hmm, probably late night for others.  Sigh.  Actually I usually like to say ‘good morning’ all the time.  No matter what time of day it is.  Because somewhere it is morning.  And I love mornings. I love to watch a morning sunrise.  Especially if it’s a country sunrise.  Anyone with some beautiful sunrise photos you would like to share?  From anywhere.  One of my readers actually wanted to see pics of my backyard from today.  Amazing really.  Now, I really don’t have a backyard.  More like a side yard, about 8 feet wide and 12 feet long.  Mostly I have my deck which is 6 by 20 feet.  I rent a small apartment which is why the lack of a real yard.  But here are some pics from today, including my some of my backyard friends.

This is directly looking south, this is what I see coming directly out from my door.
This is my landlord’s apple tree, about 6 feet from my deck. Looks much nicer when it’s in full bloom.
The entrance to my deck. That little blue sign is about 4 feet off the ground.

Not much to see really.  It’s all my little, and not so little friends that make it interesting.  Including a coyote that walked by last night.  I have heard them close by before but this is the first time one actually came around.  Well, that I know of anyway.  Too bad I couldn’t get a pic of that one, would have made a nice addition to my collection!  But if I had gone out there it would have scared it, my screen door is kind of noisy right now, impossible to go out quietly.  Sigh.

But Now…

We get to meet some of my backyard friends again.  Or maybe I should say deck friends, but some don’t come onto the deck, so I guess that won’t work.  Sigh.

This is Mama which some of you already know, it was snowing when she arrived this afternoon.

And then we have some of the smaller friends like the woodpeckers.  I just love this next pic, this little critter is looking right at me, about 3 feet away.

Not the best pic, but it is cute anyway so I had to keep it. This is a male downy woodpecker, they are small birds.

I could keep adding more pics but I will stop there for now.  Of course there is the featured image at the top.  Ten extra points if you can spot the pine siskins.  It looked beautiful today with the snow on everything, just the right amount to really add texture to the landscape.  Would have been even better if the sun was shining.  But it was milder today so that was nice.  I could be outside without freezing my hands so quickly.  That is always a plus.

I Was So Happy…

I actually did something without hurting myself.  Really, that is amazing.  Even with simple projects I can find simple ways to simply hurt myself.  Sigh.  It’s true.  Like this afternoon I was baking some meatballs.  I opened the door to check on them.  The oven door does not always like to stay open.  I forgot that little point today.  And it closed against the back of my hand.  My hand turned red.  And it was a bit painful.  Good thing Muffin was sleeping.  That way she didn’t see me jumping all over the kitchen shaking my hand like I was trying to toss it away.  Which at the time wasn’t such a bad idea.  Sigh.

Back To Happy…

I have this stack of Rubbermaid totes in a corner of the living room.IMG_9825  Why?  No where else to put them.  And I need them for when I move.  I move a lot.  Sigh.  But that’s another story.  I finally got tired of looking at them.  So I made a little curtain thing to hide them.  Plus Muffin gets a new bed on top which she will enjoy when summer arrives and the windows are open.IMG_9895  She likes that spot in the summer, she really does.  It gets hot in here.  But that’s another story.  Just don’t look too close, I know I’m not that good at sewing.  But at least I don’t have to look at those totes any more.


It’s time to go already.  Please don’t forget to check out the new stuff, like the ‘chuckles’ page.  And there is more on the ‘extras’ page too, as well as the ‘poetry’ page.  My other new page is still in the work stage.  Sigh.  It’s taking much longer than I planned.  Unexpected technical problems.

I was thinking of giving an inside tour as well, but I don’t want to give you nightmares! I hope you all enjoy the remainder of your week, I will be back Friday, God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod


25 Comments on “Wednesday Wanderings…My Backyard.

  1. Keep optimistic Steve. The good morning every time is actually a good thing, for “Joy cometh in the morning” according to the scriptures. Keep hopeful.

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