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.
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