Daily Pics #128.

Good morning everyone!  Wow, hard to believe another day is here already.  Sometimes the days just seem to disappear so fast.  Yesterday was one of those days.  I did get a lot accomplished though, but not everything on my list.  I think I should stop sleeping so much, no more of these 7 hour nights, I need more time to get things done.  Speaking of walking yesterday.  It was a nice sunny day, but rather cool with a fairly strong north wind.  But I decided to go for my walk down to the river anyway.  It was cold down there sitting in the shade, so I didn’t stay very long.  And with the wind singing through the pines, or is it the pines singing in the wind? 

Anyway, it made it hard to hear, which is not something I like when wandering alone along that path.  I was about half way to the river when I heard a loud crack and something heavy run off through the trees.  That was a bit unnerving to say the least.  Then a little farther on I stop.  In the middle of the path is fresh bear poop.  That confirmed my suspicions on the noise I just heard.  Now, a normal person would have turned around and gone back home at that point.  I’m not normal, so I kept going to the river, where I didn’t stay long anyway because it was too cold, so I decided to head back home.  Didn’t see or hear anything amiss on the way back, which was nice.  But I was certainly looking around a lot.  Now I’m going to be nervous for a while walking along that path.  Sigh.

And now for today’s spring pics I would like to share with you…

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In the pic above is a male and female mallard duck down at the river.  I sometimes wonder if it’s Mike and Maggie that come around my bird feeder.IMG_4075

And when I get back home, I am greeted by a nice happy robin sitting in one of the trees, not far from my deck.

And there are the pics for today, thank you very much for joining us once again!  I hope you have a wonderful day, please stay safe and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

 

44 Comments on “Daily Pics #128.

    • Thank you so very much Saba!😃😺
      Yes, that water is very cold right now, but it doesn’t bother the ducks!🥶🦆🦆
      Thanks! Muffin started her morning nap early today.😹 It is beautiful and sunny and -4C this morning with a cold north wind blowing!😳🙀 I hope you have a wonderful evening Saba!😁😸😸😻😻😻😺😺🐱🐱

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      • I think nap brings warmth in winter and pleasant effects in summer, that’s why these beautiful cats keep their eyes closed in summer and winter. 😸😹
        It’s really hot here that’s why Sweetie and kittens prefer looooooooong nap over playing 😺😻
        But fortunately nights are always pleasant, Alhamdulillah 💖
        Have a joyous day 😻😺😸🤗🌞☀️😍

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      • Yes, I agree, they certainly do like their napping! I can understand they wouldn’t like to play in the heat. In summer when it starts to get hotter Muffin doesn’t like to play. She either sleeps or sits and watches out the window.😺😺😸😸😻😻
        When we get a cool day then she runs around the apartment like a wild tiger!😼😼🐯🐯🐅🐅
        It’s nice that your nights are pleasant anyway.😃😺🌙
        Thank you Saba!😁😸😸😻😻

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      • Many a times I got wild kicks of Sweetie and kittens 😹🤩🤣😻
        Once Sweetie caught my leg, her grip was really like a tiger. Even I couldn’t move my leg🙀🙀

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    • Yes, I am happy about that too, now I’m going to be a bit nervous on my walks though.😳🐻 For me, yes, I’m not saying for everyone.🙂 During the summer I always like to take advantage of our long days so usually only sleep for 5 -6 hours, in winter 7-8 hours. I have been doing that since my teens. I know, I’m terrible, but that’s just me.😁😸

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  1. Robin is so beautiful 😍✨ You are really brave, that was awesome 😱 but thrilling, don’t take risk next time Steve, and I have this question, this playing dead trick really works on bear? 😳 You are the right person to answer that for me. And also tell me kn thing you miss the most from your childhood 😉 Have a beautiful day ✨💐

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    • Well, we could look at it two ways. Being brave or being stupid.🤔 Probably the second would be a better fit considering how close he was.😳😲🐻 Playing dead works with some species of bears, but not all and should be done only as a last resort.😵 Banging metal is a good way to scare them, usually always works, some loud metal, so it’s good to carry something with you that you can bang on if necessary. But I don’t like something that makes a noise all the time because it will scare everything away. I need to figure out something.
      What do I miss most?🤔 Being a kid!🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ All the times with my dad, from young through my teens and even after. Carefree, no worries, lots of fun.🤪😜🤸‍♂️🥳🏃‍♂️🙃😛
      You have probably gone to bed, good night Simon!😁😸🌙😴

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      • You think 🤔 I think I’m still preparing to sleep 😁 No Steve that can’t be taken as being stupid, because this is an unexpected situation, either way we are wrong, it’s all about luck 🤗 what 😳 playing dead not works 🙄 our education department should stop teaching kids that as a survival instinct 🤔🙄😳, how about a piece of wood and a piece of noise making rod shoved inside it. When there is a situation you can just pull it out and bang! You’ll get noise 😁 don’t appreciate me 🤗☺️ I know I give good ideas some time 🙄 may be not now 😜😂 I’m going to sleep now, so good night now 😍✨🤗

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      • Yep, playing dead does not work for black bears, sometimes for grizzly or brown bears, but not a good thing to try. Better to carry something to fight back with. Something metal to hit against more metal, makes a loud clanging noise that bears don’t like. Also metal banging on a rock works too.😜 I still use a cane for walking and it’s metal, there are always rocks around, mostly, so that would help.🙂 I just ordered some bear spray, strong stuff, to carry with me. Should be here by Monday. It shoots a spray up to 10.5 meters.😁😳
        Good night Simon!😀😺🌙😴

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      • Ha ha 🐻’s are dangerous but we have so many things to survive from it. Looks like they are not that dangerous, but they are. 😁 Thanks for sharing this information Steve, might help for me ☺️ likewise u can also share a better advice for me with mosquitoes, not the board again 😜. Ha ha. Have a peaceful night Steve and Muffin 😸🤗✨

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      • What?😲 My mosquito advice didn’t work?😳😳🦟🦟 How terrible. I usually just let them bite me, then I can sleep. Though some can be quite annoying and just buzz around my ears for half an hour before they decide on getting their meal. How about a cat?🤔😺 Muffin is great at catching mosquitoes, she doesn’t like that buzzing around her ears either. Or try covering yourself with blankets, right up over your head.😛 Or try putting a bit of honey on one spot on your arm.🦟 When the mosquitoes come to check on the honey, whack!🤪 You got it. Let me know if any of these work.😃😺🌞

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      • 😜😂😂 LOL… A honey on my skin on this sweating summer no way 😂😂😜 For the body odour the mosquitoes are celebrating 😱🦟 Yup, I am using that full head cover strategy right now to avoid clapping for them. It’s lot better 😁 The sign might work, but now now exactly next 25 days we have hot days ahead. 🙄😳 Not Sure, I might lose some excess fat. Been eating oily foods lately 😁😁😁

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      • 25 days of hot weather??😳😳😳 Sigh.😕 The next 5 days here is cold, down to -8C at night and 4 during the day,😭 with nice sunshine though.🌞 No need to worry about mosquitoes here yet.😂😹 Good idea, eat more french fries, keeps mosquitoes away!😜😄😸🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟

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      • What should I say🤔 I can’t say you are lucky, from your position I can’t call myself lucky 🙄😱 We both are in bad climate 🤔🙄😜 I don’t eat Potatoes 😜 French fries too, I think french fries are from Potatoes right 🤔 I’m sure it’s not from Tomato 🙄 it should be potatoes ☺️😉 Maths clear!

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      • Hmm, technically fries are from potatoes,🤔 but there is also sweet potato fries,😀 and now there is carrot fries!😁 Health food with that great fries taste!🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟🍟I need to log off for a while but I’ll be back! Hmm, french fried mosquitoes,🤔 probably wouldn’t work, need to many of them.😂😹🦟🦟🦟

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      • You might get it here, a lot of them 😂😂😂 Carrot fries 😍 I should try that now. I love Carrots ☺️

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      • I wanted to try 😁 but with the carrot price going high over here, that Will be soon added as a luxury food it seems 😜😂 next week should try, here corona spread through a biggest market, expecting more than 10k from my city alone in coming days 🙄 people will never understand the seriousness 😕 I’m scared of going shopping now, the place I go is now sealed because the employees got corona😳 It’s terrible how fast it’s spreading. I Hope things will get back to normal ASAP!

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      • Wow, that’s not good Simon,😬 be careful whenever you go out, stock up on some things if you can so you don’t need to go out so often.🤔😳 And wear a mask!😲😷 Gloves too if you have them.😳😳

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      • Yes Steve, now started to search for my gloves too. In this summer trying to wear all this is a pain🙄 but we had to in order to stay safe 😕 Enjoy the beautiful Night Steve ✨🤗

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  2. If a bear was that close I would have fainted ! Make sure the bear spray works well before you take your walk ! Lovely pics Steve ! Some stores have opened, but with restrictions…no schools…no churches are to open yet…no sport games except golf…we need to be careful…🦆☕️☕️😕🤔☕️☕️

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    • Thanks for reading! That bear spray is much too expensive to try it out for no reason. Every spray counts in those canisters, they don’t hold much.
      Not much happening here yet with restrictions, minor changes starting next week.
      Enjoy your afternoon!😃😺🌞☕☕

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