Daily Pics 2020…#11.

Geranium

Good morning and Happy Saturday to everyone!  It’s definitely a cold one out there today.  Chilly too.  Not a good day to be standing outside with a camera taking pictures. Although the sun will be shining, so maybe…I doubt it.  But it’s always possible with me.  I do strange things sometimes.  Well, okay, I do strange things a lot.  I inherited that from my dad.  My mom always agreed with that.  The birds were very active at the feeders again yesterday.  Perhaps their natural food supply is running low now.  This is such a different winter.  There are lots of purple finches and goldfinches this winter, birds that don’t stay the winter.  I have never seen a goldfinch here in winter, purple finches yes, but only 2 or 3, there is at least 29 here this winter.  But no grosbeaks or redpolls which are the normal winter birds.

Now, instead of cold sunshine, let’s have some warm sunshine…

IMG_5095

I’m not sure if these are wild or a garden variety of something, but whatever they are, they certainly are bright and cheerful looking.IMG_5583

And here we have the birdfoot trefoil, a very bright and sunny little flower that grow in masses of yellow almost everywhere that is an open sunny location.

And there is today’s wildflower selection for us, I hope you have enjoyed them.  And I hope you have a truly sunny weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2020 Steve McLeod.

83 Comments on “Daily Pics 2020…#11.

  1. Your post has me wondering about the migration patterns of birds, especially those who are still with you. Perhaps, I better stick to writing as science isn’t one of my strengths, but I am curious.

    Liked by 1 person

    • I have studied birds for years working with the National Audubon Society and Canadian Wildlife Service and bird migration is interesting and can change suddenly for no apparent reason, then go back to normal. Our early part of winter was milder than normal, very little snow and abundant natural food. So a lot of birds stayed behind that normally wouldn’t. Then the cold hits and it’s too late for them to head south, so they are stuck here for the winter. Often many of those birds would die unless they find bird feeders. But it is odd for so many of these birds to stay, normally it would be just small numbers. I think it’s because of the abundant natural food, which is now starting to run out since there is a lot of competition with our normal winter birds. Lack of snow also plays a part, makes the food easier to get at. Thanks for reading!

      Liked by 1 person

    • I did manage to get a good sleep even though not quite as long as normal. But I do feel very refreshed today. I hope you have a wonderful evening Simon!!😁😸🌙⛄

      Like

      • Still quite a bit of pain, but not as bad now. Don’t need to see a doctor for this, I will explain it to you one of these days, it’s a long explanation.😳 Thanks for your concern Simon!😁😸 I have to rush to another appointment now. Sigh.😕🙄 Enjoy your evening!😀😺

        Like

      • Good to hear that you get better now. Whatever that causes backpain stop doing that. Take care of your appointments. Have a beautiful refreshing day✨💐

        Liked by 1 person

      • I’m back again, exercising is done and time to relax again for a while. It is a beautiful day, even though a little snowy. Hope you are enjoying the warm days back home now!😁⛄😺🌴

        Like

      • Yeah Steve, that’s the way to go. Do it every day. Don’t miss it. Take care and do everything to avoid hurting yourself. I’m back home. So relaxing ✨🤗 and warm but my skin is tanned 🙄 i look like a dark man 🤪 need to untan myself now,😋

        Liked by 1 person

      • Yep, I’m trying hard to do things right this time. I miss a bit though.🙄What’s wrong with a tan? You should see me right now, pale as a ghost!😜👻Warm here today too, only -7C, almost spring like. Only a few months to go!😃😎🌞🌼

        Like

      • Woah Steve, few months to go for Spring, your heaven!!! Tan🙄 i was in a place for two days where it was -1C to 9 C and i actually got white like you and then same day i happen to spend hours at noon on ⛅ Sun which actually tanned me😒 crazy climate 😳🙄🤔 chose a beautiful place to visit, but sadly tanned myself in the name of enjoying sun touch. Pictures will be soon out on blog😁.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Usually our snow is gone by mid to late April, but sometimes it’s closer to mid May. Some years our summers can be very short, mid May to mid Sept and the snow is back again.😳☃ But sometimes the snow has been gone by mid March and doesn’t come back till mid Nov. Changes a lot from year to year. So far though our winter has been warmer than normal, which is nice. 😀⛄We had 4 very bad winters in a row, so it’s nice to get a break. Wow, why would you want to go somewhere cold?🤔😬 You’re going the wrong direction Simon! Waiting for those pics!!😃😺📷

        Like

      • Great to know that your this year winter is okay comparing your worst winters 😉 somewhere cold🤔 Second honeymoon 😁🥰😋 actually my cousin brother got married and i wanted to take him to.a cold place for honeymoon, he wanted other couples to also to join on this trip and there myself and my wife and this new couple and an year old couple. 3 couples lot of fun 😍✨🥂

        Liked by 1 person

      • Wow, second honeymoon in a cold place. Hard to believe.😳 Crazy.🤪😜But glad you had a lot of fun anyway, that’s the important thing!😃😺⛄🤪😜😎

        Like

      • Yes Steve, you won’t believe my first honey moon was also in a cold place 😁 it’s always good for romance 😍🥰 Fun.. yes that’s the important thing…🥰☺️☺️☺️

        Liked by 1 person

      • Amazing.😳 I never would have thought.😜🤪🙄But then, why do I live here?🤔😬You’re going to be tired at work tomorrow.🤪😀

        Like

      • One more surprise, it’s big festival tomorrow here, it’s a holiday 😁😁😁😁 We call this festival as Pongal Festival.. I don’t celebrate but i celebrate the holiday 🥰😍

        Liked by 1 person

      • Hey, sounds great, enjoy the holiday, nice to have a day off work!😃🤸‍♂️🥳 Now you can stay up all night.🤪😜😴

        Like

      • That’s my usual for summer,😜 that’s about all the darkness we get,🙄🌙 and I can’t sleep in daylight.🌞😎 I make up for it in the winter normally.😁⛄😴

        Like

      • Usual summer 😳 5 hrs is too less Steve, as I’ve given a break to my workouts I’m just cheating diet and doing all stuff i don’t suppose to do. Even i can’t sleep at daylight 🙄 but afternoon after lunch is exceptional 😜🤪😂😂 never could able to control that 😂😂

        Liked by 1 person

      • I survive okay, don’t need much sleep when it’s daylight,🤪🌞😜 need to get up and get going!🤸‍♂️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♂️ Winter who cares, time for sleeping then.😂😹

        Liked by 1 person

      • Here’s a mystery for you Simon. I like candles, and have one on the table, but it wasn’t lit. I heard a noise like the striking of a match and I looked, the candle was burning brightly.😲😳🤔

        Like

      • Muffin is using a lighter 😳 Strange 😉🤪 But i know that’s not an answer, what was that. My half kg brain never worked so deep Steve. 😒 Please answer…

        Liked by 1 person

      • I figure maybe it’s a match saving candle, no need to light it, does it all by itself.😳😲 Could be dangerous though so I threw it out.🤔🤪 Don’t buy cheap candles anymore Steve.😂😹🙄

        Liked by 1 person

      • Or maybe, think like Simon. That candle is haunted by dark spirit. Whenever it lit by itself, it releases one of the darkest spirit around you. Woah! i got a story here to write now. 😀 Thank you Steve 🙂 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • 🙄😜 Hope you read my Don’t touch it 😜 Not scary at all, a fun-filled ghost story. 🤪 I’m a good liar isn’t it 😁😜 You can sleep peacefully after reading it 😳🙄🤪 So how is your backpain last night. Hope it wasn’t back again. Enjoy the beautiful day✨🤗

        Liked by 1 person

      • Yep, I read it yesterday, kept my eyes wide open all night.😳😬Made my hair stand straight up!😲😲 Took me an hour to get it laying flat again.😁😄My back was okay last night, thanks for asking! Don’t stay up too late writing!😁😸🌙🤪😂😹

        Like

      • Enough of Jeremiah Steve, Done with the Story, Should start to choose pics of my Vacation ☺️ i have two horror stories in my head. One is your candle and another one is a daily hunter ghost 😁 Let’s see … I need to complete it soon.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Horror stories?😲 Like the Don’t Touch It one?😳 Don’t you want me to sleep?😬 AAAA!!!! It’s okay, I’m fine, I’m calm. No rush to complete, take your time.😁😂😸🙄

        Like

      • Yup, Horror Horror on the way, Will keep you awake all the night 😉 Invisible, white and scary that knocks your under bed😳😳😳😂🤪 Sure will take sometime. Before that my vacation pic first 😍

        Liked by 1 person

      • Looking forward to the vacation pics Simon! Yeah, I’m back again, had to take a break and do some grocery shopping. Need some food!😀😺🙄🍕🍟🥞🍞🥗🍗🥘🍲🥧

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: