Coffee with Steve, muffin And Friends #4.

Hello everyone and welcome back to another coffee time here at Steve’s Country! We have coffee to suit everyone’s tastes, plus we have tea, and herbal tea. Two of our teas, mint and raspberry leaf are available hot or cold. Plus we have regular iced tea as well, made the Canadian way of course. And it is a rather hot day, so the cold varieties will likely be popular today. I also have lots of just plain old ice cold water. Today we are at a beautiful spot along the river, further downstream than where I go for my walks. The river here is wider, as you can see in the following photos.

This is a nice picnic spot, mostly a place where people launch their boats into the river, but a delightful spot anyway, and not often used by anyone. They are busy mowing the grass but are nearly finished so they won’t interfere with our coffee time. We will most likely want to stay close to the trees for the shade anyway. However, there is lots of open grass area if you would like to lay in the sun and bake for awhile. I did bring some blankets to sit on, and there is some picnic table which we can move closer together for those who would rather not sit on the ground.

We are getting just a nice breeze off the river which actually does cool the area quite a bit since the water is still quite cold this time of the year. Hi Sheree, thanks so much for coming and wow, look at all the goodies you brought with you! Muffin spotted you quickly too I see. Hi Renee, nice to see you here today, and Tiffany too, thanks for both of you for coming. Hi Suni and Dee, you have traveled a long way, but I’m glad you came. Hi Jeanne, and Diane, glad you could both make it today. Hi Sophie, oh look, Muffin ran right over to you as soon as she saw you! Hi Buddy, Richard and Jim, wow, you all arrived at the same time. And here comes Mr and Mrs Holliman too, so nice you all could make it today. Hi Ribana, that was a long flight, I’m so happy you could make it.

Hey, look everyone, a single pelican soaring overhead, and there he goes upriver likely to join his friends at the dam. The pelicans enjoy fishing over there and sitting on the rocks too. And look down there on the river, a couple of double crested cormorants. One is swimming with his wings spread, they do that to help dry their feathers. They are not so waterproof as ducks.

Around here we should be able to find some wildflowers along the edges. Yes indeed, here are some Bicknell’s cranesbills, such a beautiful and delicate, tiny, lavender colored flower. It’s always fun finding them. And over here are some beautiful small wild lily-of-the-valley, a bright white and rather odd looking little flower. Just keep helping yourself everyone, there’s lots to eat and drink, unless Muffin gets to it first. Just joking Muffin! Muffin? AAAAAA, right on my leg! Guess she didn’t like the joke. Thank you once again for coming today everyone, I sure hope you all have enjoyed yourselves. Another nice attraction to this picnic spot, we don’t have to walk to get here, just drive right up to the spot and enjoy it! Just 6 days left. Have a wonderful week everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

54 Comments on “Coffee with Steve, muffin And Friends #4.

  1. “Plus we have regular iced tea as well, made the Canadian way of course”🀣🀣🀣
    That is a REALLY pretty river!!
    Nice flower pics!

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    • It is a great place to spend some time, that’s for sure, I could easily spend all day sitting there. I likely would get to see a lot of birdlife too. Thanks for joining us today!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  2. Nice pics, Steve!
    I enjoy your hot coffee, even if there are hot temps. Coffee must always be hot and bitter, for my taste. If it’s too hot outside I prefer not to drink coffee, rather than drink it warm.
    Oh, now you have to tell us how it is “Canadian way”! I’m curious πŸ˜„

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    • Thanks so much, glad you could join us again today! Some places make their iced tea just cold tea. That’s not how we do it. Make hot tea and steep to taste, add sugar to taste while the tea is hot, must always have sugar. Add lemon to taste while hot (some people add the lemon after it is cold, works both ways). Get the tea nice and cold, put ice in tall glass and add the tea. Can also add another half slice of lemon at this point. Iced tea needs sugar and lemon to make it taste really good! Have a great week!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•πŸ‹

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  3. I think I will take a glass of iced tea today! What a lovely picnic and beautiful scenery! God’s blessings ever flowing! πŸ™‚
    It was good to see everyone today!! Hope everyone has a good evening.😸😸

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    • Hi Renee! Glad you were able to come to our coffee time, I noticed Muffin spent time with you today as well. So true, God’s blessings indeed!
      It was so enjoyable to have everyone out again on such a beautiful day. Have a great week Renee!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžβ˜•

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  4. I like how you specified that it was Canadian iced tea. I once ordered an iced tea in New York the the waitress looked at me funny. I literally got a glass of chilled orange pekoe tea with a lemon wedge. She handed me some brown sugar packets to sweeten my tea. It was the least appetizing iced tea I ever had, but now, I drink my tea chilled without sugar. An acquired taste I guess! πŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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    • That happened to me in Iowa, but I didn’t get any lemon or sugar. I nearly choked when I tried it, didn’t realize that it was made that way. I ordered a coke, no way I could drink that. I asked how they made it. By putting tea bags in a pitcher and filling it up with cold tap water. I never ordered iced tea in the US again.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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  5. I’m so glad I could join you in this beautiful place Steve!
    Some mint and raspberry leaf tea for me, before Muffin gets to it 😼😻😸
    Wonderful place, great people! Thank you! 😊🌸

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    • It was nice that you could come today Ribana!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί Actually Muffin has tried mint tea before and enjoyed it!😺 This is a very beautiful spot for a nice picnic. I hope Muffin didn’t bother you too much today!😻 Have a great week!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžβ˜•

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      • Too much? I would say too little πŸ€ͺ I love cats and dogs πŸ•πŸ˜» actually I like all animals…πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to have some of my own πŸ˜‰πŸ•πŸ˜»

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      • Muffin saw that, now she’ll be spending more time with you! It really is nice to have a pet around, especially for singles like me. But they really are good to have, and they provide us with many health benefits too.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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      • Oh, thank you Muffin 😻😻 So very true! Unfortunately Singapore is not pet friendly and I’m out to work from morning to evening…So not the perfect environment to have pets here…I know cats can stay by their own as they are more independent but they still love the presence of their pawrents 😻 Look at Muffin how much fun she has with you πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»πŸ€©
        They are a pure joy for us, always knowing how to cheer us up πŸ˜‰πŸ˜»πŸ˜Ό

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      • Yes, cats are independent and can stay alone during the day, they just sleep usually. However, it depends on the cat too, some are more people oriented and don’t like to be left alone for long periods. Unfortunately it’s impossible to tell what the cat will be like ahead of time. When I was working I decided not to have a cat for that reason. Then I gave in and got two cats so they could keep each other company and that worked out great. Yes, they know a lot about us and how we feel. Both cats and dogs are like that. I like dogs too, but prefer bigger dogs which are not good for an apartment.😳πŸ€ͺ Muffin meows “hi”!😻

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  6. Nice to see a big crowd out…delicious treats…actually, if you drink something hot when the temps are high it makes you feel cooler ! Try it ! Pretty flowers ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜ΊπŸ“πŸ“β€ΌοΈ

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    • Nice that you could join us today Sharon! Hmm, I’ll have to think about that one. Have a wonderful week!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  7. How did I miss this? Hmm, Now my laptop is talking. It was hiding your posts to me. How bad! Beautiful pictures Steve, I know I am late these days reading the posts. But now I am catching up. Now I can ask here, I Hope this post was long gone for most. Hope you had planned for the big day that reminds you a special day. Have a beautiful Saturday… Wish I was there to spend some time πŸ™‚ Enjoy the day Steve and Muffin πŸ˜‰

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    • Yep, Tuesday is coming fast!😬 Right now it looks like it will be a rainy cool day.😭 I wasn’t able to get anything planned this year anyway.πŸ˜•πŸ˜Ύ Muffin wants to buy me a present though,πŸ˜ΈπŸ™„ so I’ll get her up here this afternoon and we can do some online shopping for something.😜😺🎁 Today started so nice and sunny,🌞 now it’s cloudy and raining. Have a great evening Simon and thanks!😁😸🌧🌧

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      • Hi Steve, Very Good Mrng to you. What? is it going to be rainy? I’ll pray for it to change it to a warmer day. Keep your little muffin awake, I’m sure she wanted to surprise youπŸ§žπŸ˜ΈπŸ€—. Don’t think about it Steve, I’m sure the cold weather will soon turn into a sunshine, It will be back sunny, do enjoy the day βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • I hope the sun comes back,🌞 still raining,πŸ˜•πŸŒ§πŸŒ§ very wet outside.😜 Squirrels and chipmunks are busy though, rain doesn’t stop them! Muffin is sleeping, think I should join her!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜΄

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      • Hope you had good time today… 😊 Did u sleep with Muffin πŸ˜‰ Have a peaceful night Steve βœ¨πŸ€—

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