Steve’s Daily Pics #179.

Good morning on this beautiful, sunny Saturday! It is going to be a hot day for us with the temp getting up to 90F (32C) this afternoon, but it will feel hotter due to the humidity. And it’s supposed to stay this way for a few days. We haven’t had temps like this in years, feels more like a typical summer once more. Actually our summers have been generally cooling off for the last 20 years. Before that we could count on getting temps like this for about 3 weeks each summer. So it’s kind of nice to have real summer temps coming our way. Wow, it was just fabulous sitting on the deck this morning, warm and so fresh smelling. The sun causing the leaves to “glow” in varying shades of green. The wren singing so loudly and non stop. It’s always amazing how long birds can keep up with their singing in the morning. The phoebe joining the chorus again.

The grackles walking in the sun with their colorful feathers literally sparkling. The blue headed grackle doesn’t mind the sight of the camera, but the purple headed grackle flies when he sees it, even though he’s brave enough to come close when the camera is not if view. Sigh. The female hairy woodpecker was out here with one of her babies, who is just as big as she is now. The mother was so quickly going through the sunflower seeds, then coming over to the baby to feed her. But even though I tried to be quiet coming out the door to get a picture of them, the squirrel came along just then and scared them away.

The top pic today is two pelicans down at the river, they are getting braver all the time with me sitting there so they keep coming closer. You can see the bump on the one pelicans beak, that one is a breeder, the other one is still too young.

In the pic above are male (in the water) and female ( on the rock) common merganser ducks. I was able to sneak up on them the other day while they were taking a nap. They did wake up when I got there but I sat down right away so they just went back to sleep again. Guess they are getting used to seeing me as well. That is it for today’s pics, I hope you all have a most wonderful Saturday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

38 Comments on “Steve’s Daily Pics #179.

  1. Hi Steve, Very Good Morning, She nailed it today too 😁 Lovely Pelicans, hope your saturday is awesome βœ¨πŸ€— Enjoy this beautiful Day✨✍️

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    • Yep, she gets up early!πŸ˜‚ I really like pelicans, such an amazing and huge bird!πŸ˜„πŸ“· Day is going great, sunny and warm!🌞😎 Hope you are having a great evening!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™

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      • I’m feeling little sick, can’t wait to sleep again , and wake up in the middle πŸ˜‚. Enjoy your awesome warm day πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • Good Mrng Steve, Thank you, I followed your advice. Slept extra hours 😸 Today I woke up at only 7 am πŸ˜‡

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      • I’m usually up at 4:30 so 5 is late.πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή But I managed to get up before Muffin jumped on me! 5:30 is a good time to get up, that’s my winter time for getting up.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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      • Well, Assume I have winter 365 days a year πŸ˜‚. I’ll never wake up at 4:30 that’s my insomnia period 2:30 to 4:30 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • What a terrible thought,😲 winter all year long,😳😳 I would go crazy.😜 Or maybe I should say, crazier!πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ Hmm, maybe you need to get up and have a cup of tea, sit in bed and read and you will soon be asleep.πŸ˜β˜•πŸ“˜πŸ“•πŸ˜΄

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      • Ha ha ha , I do that, I read blogs 😊 and mostly wake up with a new story 😁 for myself 😁

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      • Enjoy the Beautiful sunny sunday πŸ€— We got first rain after summer today. It was cool for while, and it turns super hot at night. I’m gng bed, gud n8 Steve πŸ˜‡

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      • It’s a great day so far, sunny and warm! Have a good sleep Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄ And try not to wake up too early!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • Hi Steve, I woke up early 😁 5:30 and the usual rolling time betwn 2 to 4 πŸ˜‚. Have a peaceful night βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Good for you!πŸ˜ƒ Except the rolling around part, you should stop that one.πŸ™„ A beautiful good morning to you!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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  2. Lovely pics ! Glad you are enjoying the hot weather ! Have a good rest tonight…and Muffin too ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜»πŸ˜ŽπŸͺπŸͺπŸ“πŸ“πŸ˜΄

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    • Thanks so much! It’s just been nice weather for me, we haven’t really had it hot, though yesterday got close. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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