Daily Pics #169.

Good morning everyone! Well, this is easily our warmest morning so far, with a temp of 23C (73F), however the humidity makes it feel even warmer. So nice. Today it should get to 90F (32C), which would make this our warmest day if it happens. My kind of weather. However, tomorrow we return to reality once again with much cooler temps. Really they are normal temps ranging from 68 to 73F (20-23C). Bird activity was a bit different this morning. Only 2 gulls showed up and none were my main gulls, and only 2 crows showed up and they were late. But the blue jays were here on time, the grackles showed up a bit later. I’m still trying to get a good pic of that purple headed grackle. I have some nice ones of the blue headed variety, but I need to add that purple one to my collection.

He comes around a lot and is getting tamer, but something always happens when I finally get focused on him. It isn’t easy focusing my camera ever since I accidentally smacked it on a rock. So it is making it a bit more challenging taking pics at times. And birds don’t hang around longer than necessary, so I have to work fast to get their picture. And fast is not part of the equation right now. Sigh. Next cup of coffee. That phoebe is singing out of reach again. The song sparrow has joined him. The robin has been singing since before I got up this morning and so has the red-eyed vireo and a solitary vireo. The chestnut-sided warbler is with them this morning singing his happy song. The hermit thrush is singing his beautiful flute like song as well. I love to listen to the different thrush songs. Now for some pics…

This first one in the above pic is a beautiful daylily, a smaller variety and the first to bloom usually. My landlord has a lot of these around. They produce a lot of flowers but they have a short blooming period, unlike the larger daylilies.

Then in the above pic is another garden flower of some kind, I don’t know what however. They are a bit overwhelmed by the jungle of grass and raspberry bushes out back here this year. But they are quite large and beautiful, just can’t see them too easily. And the very top featured image is a geranium flower opening. Don’t forget our coffee post a little later and another chapter in our mystery story is also coming up. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

35 Comments on “Daily Pics #169.

  1. Good morning Steve!
    Oh yes, need to be very fast with your camera to take pictures of the little birds but you are doing just right πŸ˜‰
    Beautiful flowers! 🌸
    Have a wonderful day! Enjoy the sunny and hot day πŸ˜‰ 😎

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    • Good morning Ribana!
      Thanks so much! It is getting a bit harder, especially with some that a bit more nervous and don’t stay around long, but I’m trying to learn some new techniques to hopefully help with that.
      Thank you very much! Yes, one more hot day to enjoy! With the humidity it will feel like 40C today. Poor Muffin though, doesn’t like it quite this hot,πŸ™€ she likes it just hot enough to have her window open!😸
      Have a great day!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•πŸ˜Ž

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  2. I agree with Muffin ! Way to hot for me…I find it hard to breathe…lovely pics Steve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™€πŸ˜’πŸ™‚β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ€ΌοΈ

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    • Thank you so much Sharon! Only one more day and it cools off again. Hope you can enjoy your day anyway!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  3. We are rocking at 100+F and people say lot of F words for 100+F πŸ€ͺ Good Luck capturing the purple grackle πŸ™„ Who names them anyway, Can you translate this in double quotes? “ungaluku enathu munkootiya iniya pirantha naal nal vaazhthukkal” don’t let others do it. You do it first and edit my comment like I never mentioned it πŸ˜πŸ˜‡Enjoy this beautiful Wednesday βœ¨πŸ€—

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    • Thanks so much Simon!😁 I just have to get that grackle in a place where the sun shines on him so that purple will show up nicely.πŸ“· He looks beautiful really. πŸ˜€His mate has a purple head too but it’s not as bright.
      Hope you have a good sleep. Don’t let any mosquitoes inside!😁😸😴🦟🦟😳

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      • Is this Thank you after reading my message in double quotes πŸ™„. My pleasure Steve βœ¨πŸ€— Im looking forward to see the pic πŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘ I have kept the board 😁 I’m sure it won’t come πŸ˜‰

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      • Yes, that’s why the thank you Simon! I would never have guessed the message! Thanks again! And Good Night too!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Hi Simon! It’s a cooler but very humid day, with some rain too,😳🌧🌧 so guess I will be inside mostly today.😜 That’s okay, time to do some cleaning anyway.πŸ˜‚πŸ™„

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      • Oh u r back to ur work. Stop doing that or do it without any hardwork. Don’t hurt. And do it safe βœ¨πŸ€—Enjoy the indoor day✨🧞

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      • Well, the sun is trying to come out again, so perhaps I will go for a walk instead of cleaning!πŸ˜‚πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸž

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      • Oops, didn’t go walking, it started to rain, so had to clean instead. And indoor workout.πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ But I did get some pics around here too.πŸŒžπŸ“· It was a good day!πŸ˜€ Hope your day was good! No, wait, you’re just starting,πŸ™„πŸ˜³ hope you have a great Friday!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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  4. You are extremely lucky that, without leaving home, you attend your music concerts of the most varied shades. You will have the opportunity with your elusive bird. It must be a very bright color, the purple that you hope to capture in your camera. The photos of the flowers are great. A detail to light up the day.
    A big hug
    Manuel

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    • Yes, that is true, and they are very beautiful concerts too. It is a very beautiful shade of purple, especially with the sun shining on it. One of these days I will capture him with my camera. Thank you so very much Manuel! I hope you have a wonderful day! A hug to you as well.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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    • Thanks so very much for your kind words!
      This is a great time of year for listening to the birds singing so joyously!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ¦πŸ¦‰πŸ¦†

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