Daily Pics #170.

Good morning everyone! It is rather wet here today, we had thunderstorms move through again last night. We didn’t get a lot of rain, we must have been on the edge of the storms. But there was a lot of lightning and thunder. Poor Muffin. Not only was it too hot for her, but then to have the thunder on top of it, well, she didn’t get much sleep. So she is enjoying a nap right now, which will likely last all morning, and maybe into the afternoon as well. The birds were not singing much this morning as there was light rain from the time I got up until just a little while ago. When it rains they prefer to try and stay dry, can’t blame them for that. A loon was calling so beautifully early this morning, before I got out of bed, it sounded so nice. I would like to get a pic of a loon chick, especially while they are still young enough to be riding on the parent’s back. They usually have one or two chicks, but I have seen three chicks once. But it seems that one chick is the normal for them.

I am having my coffee indoors this morning, but you probably guessed that already. I forgot to mention in yesterday’s Daily Pics that it was my 400th post for the year. Thank you everyone for being here so regularly, reading my posts and enjoying my pics! Only had one gull here this morning, one of the not quite so friendly ones, but as long as I don’t look at him then he will come down for the food. The chipmunks and one squirrel were here early once again. Skamper is still the most friendly of the chipmunks, but Skitter is getting there fast though he would still be in third place after Pocket. Now time for some pink wildflower pics…

The featured image at the top is the alsike clover just beginning to open. In the above pic is the “twinflower”, one of my all time favorite wildflowers. They are small, the plant is about 2 inches (5cm) tall and the flower is about half an inch (about 12mm) long. I had to lie on the ground to get this pic. And they have such a beautiful scent, something you notice long before seeing these small flowers.

In the above pic is the wild rose, or pasture rose. They are not so beautiful as the garden variety perhaps, but they are beautiful in their simplicity and they also have a most wonderful scent that can carry a long distance as well. There we have our pics for today. I hope you all have a fantastic Thursday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

34 Comments on “Daily Pics #170.

  1. Good morning Steve! Oh poor Muffin, at least she can enjoy a good nap now ๐Ÿ˜ธ
    I love the wild flowers! So special! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ
    Have a wonderful day Steve!

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    • Good evening Ribana!
      Yes, she is sleeping peacefully at the window where she gets a nice cooler breeze.๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ป
      Wildflowers can be very beautiful even though many are so small.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒบ
      Thanks so much! Enjoy your evening!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ

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  2. Why there was only one gull? ๐Ÿค” It must have been a bad weather for Muffin ๐Ÿ˜ผ It’s good she is taking her naps at daytime. Congratulations on ur 400th post โœจ๐Ÿงž Yay!!! Ur are doing awesome… Best wishes to the 1000th Post ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘ Have a beautiful day โœจ๐Ÿค—

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    • Hi Simon, the gulls are busy with their babies now so they won’t show up much until the babies are flying, which will be sometime in the first half of July. Then all my gulls will return again. Thanks Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ I just looked and since I started blogging I have now had 1,044 posts!๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ I wasn’t even keeping track of that one.๐Ÿค” So thanks for that one too!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ Have a great evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒง

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      • that was awesome๐Ÿ˜ gulls will come back with their family to meet you๐Ÿ˜Š 1044 โœจ๐Ÿ˜‰That is wow ๐Ÿ˜ You have made 1000 already. well, my best wishes for reaching 2000 soon ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ Good Night Steve โœจ๐Ÿค—

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      • Might take a little longer to reach 2,000, I’m not posting as much as I did last year.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜„ But hopefully I’ll make it eventually!๐Ÿ˜œ Good night Simon, hope you sleep well!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด No, wait, it’s me that’s going to bed.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณ Hope I sleep well!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • ha ha ha ๐Ÿ˜‚ Come on Steve u can’t confuse me๐Ÿ˜ I’m gng to bed and u r gng to ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” No no no, u gng to bed and I’m gng to sleep now, I’m tired of workout, how about a 5 mins nap ๐Ÿ˜œ Good Night Steve, I’ll take a short break ๐Ÿค—

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      • See? You are mixed up,๐Ÿคช saying good night to me in the morning.๐Ÿ˜œ๐ŸŒž I’m up now. I think I am anyway.๐Ÿค” Sometimes it’s hard to tell though!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ A nap? Good idea, but I just had breakfast,๐Ÿค”โ˜• still drinking my coffee, no time for a nap now. Oh well. Enjoy your evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒ™

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      • Now I see why u don’t fall asleep, You have coffee in ur hand ๐Ÿ˜‚. Don’t drink caffeine, then you’ll likely to feel asleep at daytime. but I feel instead of blood there is only coffee running in ur veins ๐Ÿ˜œ like I have black tea ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคช Are you sure it’s morning, because it’s dark out here (โ— โ€ฟโ—•) Have a beautiful Friday โœจ๐Ÿค—

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      • It’s dark so early in the evening?๐Ÿ˜ฒ Doesn’t get dark here until past 10:30pm!๐Ÿ˜ I don’t drink caffeine, only coffee,๐Ÿ˜œโ˜•โ˜• it’s the decaf kind of coffee,๐Ÿ˜ฌ not quite as good but better than no coffee!๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ
        It’s a cold, cloudy day here, the sun did come out and the clouds disappeared for about an hour, but the clouds came back. Looks like an indoor day again.๐Ÿ˜•

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      • Here usually we won’t have sunlight after 6 to 6:30 pm during summer on other seasons it will be 6pm during rainy season it will be 5:40 ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚. our morning sunshine begins at 6 to 6:30 sharp ๐Ÿ˜‹ during rainy season that will be delayed. 10:30 pm is a sunlight๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ glad it never happened here, else we will be wrkng for 15 hrs a day ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚. Oops indoor day again ๐Ÿ™„ Hope u have something better to do inside ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Right now it’s daylight about 3:40am until 10:30pm, nice long days!๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Quite a difference from that other season of the year I don’t like talking about!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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  3. Lovely pics again ! Thunderstorms can be scary, even for humans…we finally got a โ€œrealโ€ rain…one inch…minor thunder and lightning…โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • We only got a quarter inch of rain but lots of lightning and thunder, mostly south of us.
      Thanks so much!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒง

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    • I was kind of surprised I got there so fast since I’m not posting as much as I did last year. Have a great evening Stu!๐Ÿ˜

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      • I probably have not even done half the posts you have. Just sort of taking it easy this year. Last year sort of wore me out.

        You are consistent brother! That’s what counts๐Ÿ˜Š

        Thanks! You too! Tell Muffin no toe biting or scratching tonight๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • It actually cooled off so much in here last night that Muffin was back to sleeping with me. When it gets too hot she sleeps by herself in the coolest place she can find, normally by her window.
        Posting too much can be hard at times, best to find a schedule that works good without draining you.
        Have a great day Stu!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž

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      • You live too far south brother. Yesterday I was wearing a Tshirt and sweating, today I had on a jacket and still wasn’t warm!๐Ÿ˜‚

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  4. Well Steve, the rain will keep those wildflowers blooming. Yesterday’s walk took me to a different park for my first visit of the summer. Fortunately, I took my camera, and my route took to a rendezvous with a very relaxed deer.

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    • Hey, that’s great! Yes, you should always have that camera ready just in case! The wildflowers are really starting to pop now. I was hoping to get out to a different area to find some ladyslippers, but it just hasn’t worked out and it’s probably too late now. Too bad.๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿ“ท

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