Sunny Days!

Good morning everyone whatever time of day it is for you!  Yes, I know.  It’s not morning here either.  But it just sounds so nice.  It was a beautiful sunny day!  And we just have not been getting many of those this winter.  And it wasn’t too cold.  Kind of nice after getting all that extra snow yesterday.  Sigh.  So I was outside for a while getting some new pics.  I know you are probably tired of looking at the same birds all the time, but there really isn’t a huge variety this time of year.

This little chickadee just looked too nice not to share his pic.

Unfortunately the little redpolls were once again not cooperating with me.  There was several of them out there as I watched out the window.  So I grabbed my camera and out I went.  They were gone.  Rats, gnats and blueberry bats.  Another time.  Which came a few hours later.  Great!  Grabbed my camera and out I went.  They were still there!  Just as I got them in view…big blue landed in the apple tree and scared them away.  I know he didn’t mean to, but, sigh.  So I took his pic instead, but, just as I clicked…well, the result is my featured image.

Speaking of…

Visitors to my deck.  I added another new one the other night.  I heard something out on the feeder outside my window.  I mean the board sitting on boxes outside my window.  Have to be careful what I say.  Feeders are not supposed to be like that.  Anyway, Muffin was looking intently so I knew it must be something different.  Sure enough, a flying squirrel.  Now, flying squirrels don’t fly, they soar.  Incredibly.  And fast.  I have watched them soar from tree to tree.  I have had them at my feeders in other places I have lived. At one place they became very friendly, just like the red squirrels.  By the way, red squirrels are not red, they are brown.  In the summer we have gray tree frogs.  They are a bright green.  And purple finches that are bright red.  I often wonder who names these critters.

This little nuthatch came along and chased my chickadee away so I took his pic instead.

  Back to…

The flying squirrels.  This one family kept coming to my feeder and they became very friendly.  They would even sit on my hand while they ate.  Including the 2 young ones that were not quite half the size of the mother.  Both the young would sit on my hand at the same time.  The fur on these squirrels is very thick and ultra soft.  I would pet them, rub their tummies.  Their tails are very thick and bushy.  I imagine they stay very warm. They lived in one of the bird houses I had put up for woodpeckers.


Is coming, I think.  But today I heard the chickadees singing their spring song.  Did that ever sound nice.  First time I have heard it this year.  Their was several of them singing out their this morning.  Maybe they know something.  Right.  They do this every year, sometimes they start earlier than this.  But it doesn’t mean an early spring.  Still, it does sound nice.  And I can dream…sigh.

Why me?

It was snowing yesterday, so naturally when I come in from outside some of that snow sticks to my boots.  And comes off on the mat by the door.  That’s okay.  But my bedroom door is right there also.  So I came out of my bedroom and forgot that the mat was wet.  Now my socks were wet.  I don’t like wet socks.  Especially in the winter.  This floor is cold.  So I go back in the bedroom and change socks.  Fine.  Then I went back outside to shovel snow.  Got snow in my boot.  My sock was now wet.  I don’t like wet socks.  I changed them when I got back inside.  A little while later I was washing dishes.  A pot slipped out of my hand.  And dumped water on the floor.  And on my feet.  Soaked.  I don’t like wet socks.  But this time I just started laughing.  Couldn’t help it.  It was just too hard to believe.  Poor Muffin.  She came to check on me to make sure I was okay.  Guess I woke her up.

And also…

That same day I managed to hit my head twice, the second time gave me a headache.  That second time my ear kind of split open a bit and started bleeding, a lot.  Sigh.  I also hit my knee on a stool.  Don’t ask.  And I dropped a pile of papers on the floor that I had been trying to sort out.  I was nearly finished.  Had to start over.  I am always surprised at how far papers can spread out across the floor when dropped like that.  They never just drop straight down.  Never.  Sigh.  And that’s just one day.

But today…

Was a nice sunny day.  It felt so nice and warm as it streamed in through the window.  Not long ago the birds were all gone to bed by 4:30 pm.  Now they stay until 5:20 pm. The days are getting longer.  And I am dreaming of warmer sunny spring days ahead.  And as I sit here writing and dreaming I am sipping a hot cup of raspberry leaf tea.

But for now…

It is time to say good bye from Muffin and I until next week.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod

42 Comments on “Sunny Days!

  1. You may wish to invest in a stock company at the rate you’re going!! But I get it. I dont like wet socks either!!! Ewwww Have a great weekend!

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  2. That is supposed to SOCK company. Darn auto correct. Did I ever tell you I’m not good at these phones! I think they’re smarter than me sometimes. But not this time! HA!

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      • Yes, it could be! R U picking on me? I have a new post about to come out if I can muster the courage.. It’s a delicate subject so I’m still mulling it over. It’s all written just not sure how the newby’s following my posts will take it. I could email it to you to preview? If you want to get a sneak peak?

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  3. Well-articulated. Quite engaging.

    I’m happy that you finally enjoyed a sunny day. I hope they last for days to make up for the snow days.

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      • Let’s hope it carries on, so you may rest from shoveling snow and soaking your socks. Lol 😂

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      • Yes, I certainly hope it does last a while. It was nice outside this afternoon taking some pictures without freezing my hands and I had 2 different birds land on my camera! If only I could have gotten a picture of that! Imagine laughing at me!😅. But that’s okay, I do it all the time! Enjoy your evening, well, I guess it’s probably morning for you.

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      • Haha 😅. Enjoy your evening. Its now morning 5.18 AM. But I’m going to sleep to wake in the after afternoon around 12PM.


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