Wednesday’s Wanderings…Walking.

Hello to everyone on this Wednesday afternoon!  Going outside without having to wear a jacket is so nice.  Listening to the many birds singing.  Squirrels chasing each other.  The last of the snow melting.  Sun shining brightly.  Well, it was anyway, the clouds have moved in and blocked that warm sunshine.  But it is still beautiful out there.  So nice to hear the robins singing again.  That is definitely a real spring song.

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A beautiful male purple finch checking the ground for seeds.

There is nothing quite like a nice spring walk.  One time I decided to follow this old trail I discovered.  There really wasn’t much of a trail, but what was left of it was still visible anyway.  Off I went.  There were no leaves out yet so I could see for a long distance through the trees.  The only sound for the first part of my walk was the sound of my footsteps.  Then I heard some rustling in old leaves.  Sure enough, it was a squirrel, looking for something to eat.  Then I heard some birds singing up ahead.  White-throated sparrows, a fox sparrow, even a warbler, my first of the year.

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Two male goldfinches, this way you can see the front and back at the same time.

I came to some muddy part of the trail.  Hmm, some bear tracks, big ones at that, and fresh.  Probably made the previous night I assured myself.  I kept on going.  Then a large crashing through the trees.  It startled me I must admit.  But it was only some deer running away from me.

It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon.  Overhead a majestic eagle soared higher and higher. I kept on walking.  Soon I came to a beaver pond.  I noticed close to the shore a nice freshly cut stick, just perfect to walk with.  Who knows, it might come in handy.  I didn’t know just how handy.  After about half an hour I came to a small clearing and it looked like a pile of old lumber over on one side of that clearing.  So I started across to check it out.  Maybe there will be something interesting lying around.  As I got closer to the pile of lumber I suddenly heard a cracking sound.  I looked down to see I was standing on some old wooden door or something.  Then a very loud crack and down I went.  Fortunately I had that stick with me and managed to put it across the opening.  It was a cover of an old well.  And my feet were in the water.  Sometimes these wells can be quite deep.

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One of my new female squirrels, which until today would not come near me, and now she sits on my knee.

And cold.  That water was definitely cold.  Now I’m thinking how long this stick can hold me, it’s not exactly large.  The sides of the well were lined with wood and were very slippery.  So that didn’t help me much to climb up.   Well, guess I will hope that stick will hold me so I can pull myself up.  I’m just about at the top, then, another crack.  The stick.  This isn’t good.  At the top of the well was a large metal hook which I quickly grabbed.  Then I was able to pull myself the rest of the way up.  Nice to be back on firm ground again.

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Here we have a female goldfinch, a little braver than the males.

 

Well, at least I knew where the well was, now I don’t need to worry.  After all, they wouldn’t have two wells.  I mean, why?  At some point in the past some people lived here.  But why?  There was really no reason for living so far out, certainly wasn’t farm country.  Oh well, probably never know the answer to that one.

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A beautiful male evening grosbeak.

The sun is trying to come out again.  It’s one of those days that is just so nice.  I will finish my little walk next time, which will be on Friday.  Until then, enjoy the rest of your week and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

 

 

 

124 Comments on “Wednesday’s Wanderings…Walking.

  1. Since the weather has warmed in you “Neck” of the woods and the Sun is higher in the sky.. Don’t forget the Sunscreen! Very nice post Steve!

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      • How are you? We haven’t spent much time conversing. Probably my fault and I am sorry about that. You are getting quite a following now . I am proud of you. You have put in much hard work and dedication so you deserve to reap the benefits.

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      • Thanks RJ, it does keep getting better on here! It can take a lot of time, I don’t know how others do it who have a lot more followers than I do. Kind of a rough day today, a number of things are not working out quite right but that’s the way it is sometimes. Such a nice day I should really be outside trying for some photos. Have a great day!😃

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      • I will have the best day I can. I am a little disappointed my plans for the weekend didn’t work out. There will be other opportunities. I have learned to not give up. Someone I love taught me that, Persevere and you never know what can happen! I trust her and her wisdom! Have a Great Easter!

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  2. Beautiful spring, looks likes everything is waking up, all the nature, animals, flowers and even you🤗☀️

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      • I guess I totally stopped about 10 years ago, give or take a few days! In some ways it’s nice, in other ways it isn’t.🤔😃😕

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      • I see you closed comments already, right while I was writing!😂 Anyway, I was saying I guess that summer is the busiest time over there, am I right?😄🌞

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      • Exactly, how did you knew?😂aha i answerd all and i coded because have to do few things🤗how many pictures you got today?

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      • You coded? What’s that? I took several pictures today, some birds, got a couple real nice ones there, plus some pictures of the lake now that the ice is gone, looks nice out there. I’m going to do a tour of our town one of these days. I will probably wait for the leaves to come out first so it really looks nice. Saw your latest picture on instagram, who are you teasing?😃📷💛🌴

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      • Hey, you said it not me! Oh well, that’s me, I’m not too bright sometimes! Maybe I should say all the time!😂 cute pic anyway. I left a comment, at least I think I did on that one. Anyway, I noticed your eyes are the same color as mine, unless the color in the picture isn’t quite true.😃🌞😺

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      • I will be back in a little while, have to help for my mum at home, she is finally back🤗

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      • hahaha lol, no, i will keep her out of my blog😂 she already dont like it so much she said i’m glued to my computer😂

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      • Lol, well gotta answer to the comments and to read other blogs, you as well it takes time thought🤗

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      • That’s true, but I have already done a lot of reading today, time for a bit of a break. Does this mean no more talking now? Don’t forget my post!😂😹

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      • Hey hey!! I’m here, Muffin is sleeping in her sunshine, I’m making something to eat. Hopefully I’ll eat it all this time, I’m losing weight!😂😸🍇 Got any grapes? You never should have showed me that one!😏😀

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      • Hey hey! Are you around today? Or are you just catching up on reading? There is such a bright full moon out there right now, maybe that’s why Muffin is a bit odd this morning!😃🌞😸

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      • Hello, working today, like everyday, but finally is weekend so is good news, yes spring brings happy and bright days i like it a lot, more than summer, because in summer is to hot, over39, reading few posts until i still can, how about you? how is your blogging journey so far?

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      • Hi! Glad you are around today, wasn’t sure if you were working today or not, it’s a holiday over here. That is warm temps all right. Yes, I have been reading a lot this morning too. I got nominated for another award, hard to believe. Thanks for responding! Hope your day is going great, had your coffee yet?😃🌞💛😺

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      • Are you still at work? I can never remember when your day is finished, work wise that is. Another beautiful day here. I noticed you unfollowed me, or was that just a wordpress mess? I lost several followers today, just when I was getting close to 250! Oh well, these things happen. Hope all is going well today, I notice you’re not very talkative today. Keep that positivity glowing!😃🌞😺

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      • I haven’t unfollowed anyone, i will check from home, still at work, sorry about it, i wrote post about whats happening here, thank you for lettinf me know☀️

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      • Yes, I notice your post, but I wanted to check and see, just to make sure. Thanks Ilona! Hey why did you remove that great video from instagram? I wanted a morning smile and it was gone! Sigh.😃🌞😸

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      • How could you even think such a think, that i unfollowed you on purpose?I would never do anything like this🍒

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      • I am so sorry, I really do apologize! Please forgive me. I would have answered this sooner but it just showed up. I feel bad. You will forgive me? I need to know. Please.😥🙁

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      • Good morning Ilona! How are you today? Looks like another nice morning here, the moon is shining brightly through a few clouds. Muffin has gone back to bed after her breakfast. I am just getting my first cup of coffee. How’s Leya today?😃🌞💛😺

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      • Hey Hey Ilona! Loved your new award post, great answers, always fun to learn more about people. Hope you are having a great day so far, almost noon there I guess. Please read my award post from yesterday when you have time. Thanks! Muffin says hi too!😃🌞😺☕

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      • Hey hey Ilona, how is your day going? Must be a busy one for you today. Maybe my comments are ending up in your spam since I don’t see them on your blog, even one I sent from here disappeared, more WordPress problems. Some people that commented on my blog had their comments disappear too but they didn’t go to spam. Odd. Anyway, hope this gets through and that you day is going well!😃🌞😺🌴

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      • I believe, that they havent unfollowed you, it happened automatically, because of word press issues.. 🙏

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      • No, i think is not people who unfollowed you really, at least in my opinion🙏

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      • Getting busy at work as i said before, i will be here less and less, i’m positive and very happy, just dont have this much free time like i had before🤗

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      • Oh no, until you dont tell me, that my blogs shitty and i should stop blogging i wont unfollow you😂

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      • 😂😂some people have told me they have this ediction to my blog lol😂😂😂

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      • I dont want to talk about this kind of topics, if it doesnt bother you i hope?🙂

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      • No, that’s not a problem at all. I can understand that, it could get out of control with some people!🙂😀 I always try to be careful in what I say.

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      • Oh, I was wondering, since I know you are busy these days. I was just nominated for the Mystery Blogger award, would it be okay to nominate you?😃😺🌞

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      • Sure, i will answer this weekend your nomination i hope you dont mind🤗🙏

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      • Since it’s Friday I imagine you are out relaxing, hope your day wasn’t too tiring and you can now have a good time! Still a beautiful day here, lot’s of birds singing, nice spring day. Have a great evening!😃🌙😸

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      • I just wanted to share the song because of beautiful and meaningful words🙂

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      • Flash back happens sometimes🙂🙏☀️How was your day so far? I didnt had time even for 1coffee😂

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      • What?? No time for COFFEE!☕😲 I don’t think I could do that. It’s been a good day so far,😃 might have to go out later for a bit, don’t want to though, not fun. I did manage to get some nice pictures this morning,📷 but it’s going to be a bit harder this year. I might talk about that on my blog today. Some people just like to cause problems it seems.😃💛😺

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    • Thanks for reading Ryan! Animals just seem to like me for some reason. Yes, that well experience wasn’t fun, that wasn’t my only encounter with old wells either. God bless!😃

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  3. Our robins have returned…nice to hear them praising God in the morning and again at night !…wells are hard to spot ! Kind of scary…

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  4. Good morning Steve, I believe it’s Thursday by now and glad yesterday was a beautiful sunny day! 😊 Beautiful and lovely pictures and birds! Really amazing shots! 😊
    Watch out from the bear! And glad you had that stick, sounds a bit risky there!
    Oh those squirrels are really cute and friendly! A new female!
    Hope today will also be sunny and beautiful! Have a great day 😊

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    • Good morning Huguette, it’s Thursday, yes, and it’s supposed to be another sunny warm day. Right now it’s still dark, bright moon. Thank you for such a great comment about my photos. I was amazed how quickly that female squirrel got friendly. Enjoy your day Huguette!😃

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      • Good morning 😀 Hope it will get better during the day then! Always my pleasure to read and enjoy the beautiful nature and birds! Oh yes she’s so cute and friendly 🙂 Have a great day as well

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      • Thank you Huguette for such kind words! I just got a notice of your new post, usually I don’t, which is why I miss some. I will be over soon to read!😃

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      • My pleasure always Steve 🙂 Oh that’s good and don’t worry at all! I also miss many posts but I make sure to check some blogs regularly to see what I missed, hope I’ll always have time to do so 🙂

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