Daily Pics #138.

Good morning to all of you on this fine, sunny Sunday!  I hope everyone is feeling well and that your day is going well also.  Muffin is very happy now that she can have the door and windows open once again.  I don’t blame her, it is nice to have the windows open and get that fresh air inside.  My chipmunks, Skamper and Pocket, had disappeared for a number of days, but the warmer weather has brought them back looking for peanuts again. 

Last evening there was a hairy woodpecker on the step outside my door pounding away on some peanuts to get the delicious food inside.  Seems most everything around here loves peanuts.  It is a good source of nutrition for these animals.  In this case it was a male looking for some food to take back to his mate who is sitting on eggs right now.  Once they have their young, then both will be making numerous trips here to fill up on sunflower seeds to take back to them.

And now, would you like to join me today for another stroll down to the river?


Walking along a sunny path on a warm spring day, as this path winds it’s way through a forest of pine and balsam trees.  Also some smaller shrubs of willow, alders and maples which are still waiting for their leaves to appear.IMG_4431

Here and there along the path, wild roses are beginning to get their bright green leaves.  In two or three weeks the first flowers should appear.  Though everything is late this year so it might take a little longer.IMG_4107

Catkins, like this fuzzy one, have been dropping from the aspen trees spreading their seeds far and wide.  Tiny bright leaves are beginning to show on those same aspens glistening in the sunlight as we walk past.

To be continued a little later.

Steve and Muffin.

©2020 Steve McLeod.

49 Comments on “Daily Pics #138.

      • Meow meow!=Am fine, warm now so I can have windows open, so nice!😺😸😻
        I’m doing fine as well! Weather is nicer now so I can go out and walk, get my legs strengthened again.😁🚶‍♂️
        How have you been?

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      • Meow: great!
        That sounds great, how does spring typically looks and feels and smell to you?
        We’re still under lockdown but my summer holidays have started so I’m happy 😁
        I hope you have a great week ahead!

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      • Meow, meow.=I like smell of spring, warm ground, things grow, all has different smells, so much different, no more white stuff called snow, now starting to turn green, more happening outside especially at night, lots to see.
        Meow, meow=Have nice week too!😺😸😻

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      • Meow, meow!=Like my oatgrass to eat, like my human’s African violets, easy to push off table!😹 Like pink flowers best.😻😻Big hug to you!😸😻😽
        Hi Sophie! I’m doing fine, enjoying the nice spring weather and walks to the river. Going out for a walk shortly, hope to get some more pics today. I hope you are having a wonderful day!😃😺😸😻

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      • Meow meow: ooh, sounds so pretty. Pink as strawberry muffins ! ❤ hugging you back
        Steve, I'm so sorry for my late reply, 😦 but it's great to hear from you! Is your lockdown lifted now? How are you?

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      • Meow, meow!=Love strawberry muffins, and caramel muffins, and maple muffins, YUM! Big hug to my good friend Sophie!😸😻😽
        That’s okay, it’s easy to get busy with other things, I’m behind in things too.😕 Ours has been extended to June 30th.😳 Although phase 1 of reopening has started. But the number of cases still continues to grow faster in our province than anywhere else in Canada. But it’s mostly in the southern part of the province, up here in the north there isn’t much happening.
        I’m doing fine, Muffin and I are enjoying the nice summer weather.😁🌞😸
        How are you? Is the weather nice? I hope you have a wonderful day!😃😺😻

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      • Meow, meow= lots of hugs to you too ❤
        The lockdown is just extending 😦 I do hope everything comes to normal soon.
        Ooh, your weather does sound awesome, ours is too hot and then there was a cyclone too. How are you? How is Muffins? I hope you've the best weekend ❤

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      • Yes, it will be nice when things get back to normal, might take awhile though, but it will get there.
        Muffin and I are both fine, and enjoying summer. Though it is going to get rather cold next week.
        Thanks so much, I hope you have a great weekend as well!😀🌞
        Meow!=I say that too!😻

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  1. Hi Steve, good to see you back with your little friends again 🤗 I have this question, since the spring is delayed this time it will be extended as well 🤔 I’m just wondering if the climate is so kind like us 😉😋 Have a beautiful day ✨💐

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    • When spring is late like this year, it just means a very short spring normally.🤔😲 Sometimes it will continue longer but then we get a short summer.😳🌳 I would rather have a short spring.😁


      • You’ll get that I hope 😊 a huge cyclone is moving away from our state which has a huge side effect, temperature is going to rise historical rise could happen 🙁 its going to be like sitting inside oven 😜

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      • Wow, all that nice heat!😁🤪 Try sending some of it this way!🤸‍♂️🤸‍♂️ I would be so happy if we could get temps even around 35 like we used to get.🌞😎 Sigh. Hope you first day on the new job went well!😃😺


  2. It is amazing to witness spring arriving as the landscape changes day by day. I visited a park with giant sycamore trees, and their leaves always fill out later than the other trees.

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    • Yes, things do change quite a bit from day to day now. Two days ago when I went for my walk there was no sign of green leaves on the trees and today the green is showing up in the aspen trees. So late this year, but changing fast now. I have never seen a sycamore tree, but have heard they can get large.
      Have a wonderful evening and week!


  3. Great walk ! Those seeds from the Aspen trees look like caterpillars ! All in all, it was a refreshing walk ! ☕️☕️🙂

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