Steve’s Daily Pics #182.

Good morning everyone! It’s another lovely morning here, the sun is just beginning to shine on the trees, there is a barred owl hooting in the distance. Haven’t heard that owl for quite a while now, nice to know it’s still around. The loons are also calling down at the river, the Swainson’s thrushes are singing steadily with their flute like song, it’s just so beautiful listening to them. The sun is beginning to climb higher but suddenly fog is moving in. Thick enough to block the sun. How odd to get fog like that this time of the year. Speaking of odd, I woke up precisely at midnight to sounds on the deck. Muffin had been at the window because I heard her jump down. So I got up to see what was going on. Muffin was scared, sitting on the floor closer to the kitchen and staring toward the window. Hmm, so it’s not a cat, or raccoon, or a dog.

There are only 3 things that would scare her. That would be a wolf, a bear, or a person. I turn the light on and look. All is quiet, nothing out of place, which I found odd since there had been noises out there. I look out the windows and the door but could see nothing. So back to bed, until 3:38 when the noises were back and Muffin once again jumped down from the window. I moved a bit faster this time, got the light on and, sure enough, it was a bear, just a normal size and he wasn’t really doing anything except bumping into things which is what caused the noise. But it means they are getting hungry, there isn’t much for them to eat yet, the berries are not even close to getting ripe. It’s summer. Supposed to be cloudy with a slight chance of showers or thundershowers today.

And for today’s pics are 2 different colors of “bachelor’s buttons”, also known as “cornflower”, the one at the top is purple and the other a typical blue. A very easy to grow flower, really needs very little care and they provide some nice summer color in a flower garden. Well, I hope all of you have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

55 Comments on “Steve’s Daily Pics #182.

    • I figure the bear must have stood up and looked in the window for Muffin to be so scared! That has happened before. Worst thing is this bear comes from the area where I go walking!πŸ˜³πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸžπŸ»

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      • I am careful, always watching and listening, but bears can be amazingly quiet! But I also carry bear spray with me, hope I never have an encounter where I have to use it though.😳🐻

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    • Yes, that bear comes from the area where I go walking each day! Not a nice thought.😳🐻
      Thanks Ribana, hope you have a great evening!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  1. Why are you looking for trouble with Bears πŸ™„πŸ˜³Oops, they come searching for you πŸ˜‰ I think they likes you more, must be watching you feed the birds, they must have thought ‘This human feeds birds, must have food for us too’ 🐻 Talk 😜 Have a beautiful day Steve βœ¨πŸ˜ΈπŸ€—

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    • Yep, I think they must like me for some reason. And he lives over where I go walking each day!😳🐻 “Steve faints”.πŸ€ͺ It’s nice and warm, but cloudy today. Hmm, the sun is shining now,🌞 very nice! Don’t forget to sleep tonight,πŸ€”πŸ˜΄ or today which is tonight today because soon it will be tomorrow today yesterday and thinking about that will keep you awake, so don’t think about it, just sleep.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      • That gives me head ache πŸ™„πŸ˜³ What did you say again? πŸ™ƒπŸ˜… I’m not getting it right this time, Montth end tasks pulled by brain out from my head 😸. Have to sleep soon, I don’t think that will happenπŸ™„πŸ˜’

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      • You definitely need to sleep. I just finished my lunch so I’m heading out for my walk while the sun is shining.πŸŒžπŸ˜ŽπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸž
        Month end tasks are so much fun!πŸ™„πŸ™„ Have a great night Simon!😴😴

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      • Month end is fun, but the phone is not fun πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ . People talk and talk all the night πŸ˜³πŸ™„ As if like their talking will bring some change in performance πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚.. World will never change, especially indian work ethics has a long way to go…

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      • Wow, I would hang up.πŸ˜‚ Or just turn my phone off.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Oh, it wasn’t working?πŸ€”πŸ™„ Good morning Simon!πŸ˜ƒπŸŒž

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      • Good morning Simon!πŸ˜„ Good night Steve!πŸ˜ƒ No, wait, I’m Steve.πŸ€”πŸ™„ Might have to wait on going to bed, it’s still 38 in here, same outside.πŸ˜€πŸ™€ So nice really.😁πŸ€ͺ😎

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    • Thank you so much Simon!😁 You’re one of the first to comment on it🌞 and it’s only been up for 3 months.πŸ™„πŸ™„I have been getting ready to change it.πŸ˜€πŸ˜œ

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      • I’m really Sorry 😳 How did I not commented about it πŸ™„ Are you sure I did not commented about it before πŸ€” Last time when you changed to Mama deer picture I commented 😁 This time you have changed the main picture that’s the difference 😊 Too bad that I didn’t notice that πŸ˜’

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      • That’s okay Simon, only 2 other people noticed that I changed it, though they did notice right away.πŸ€” Hmm.πŸ™„ Not many people notice that picture anyway, it’s the regular profile pic that everyone notices right away. I want to change that one soon.πŸ˜€ Maybe.πŸ˜‚

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      • Yes, Now you are at right place.do that first, I always look at these mama deer picture all the time, and I remember that the most. 😊 Do change it soon, I’ll be waiting to see that 😸

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  2. A bear ! It must have looked in your window to scare Muffin like that ! Twice !…the flowers are so breath-taking ! Love the colours ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™€πŸ€”β€ΌοΈ

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    • Yes, she does. The second time was hard to get back to sleep and then I only slept a short time so decided to get up.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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    • In the summer, because our nights are so short owls are active in early morning and late evening too so they will call during those times.
      Yes, I hope the bear decided to go elsewhere, makes me too nervous when they are around. When they are looking for food they can get aggressive.

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      • that must be cool to hear the owl hooting, but to be honest with you, owls kind of creep me out..
        And I don’t blame you being nervous about the bear…

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      • I used to do owl surveys for our Canadian Wildlife Service so I was out between 11pm and 2 am wandering around the forest calling owls. I got quite good at it and they would come in nice and close. One time a barred owl landed in a tree right next to me and he was almost within reach of my hand. It was fun, though wandering around at night alone wasn’t the best idea.

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      • That sounds like the kind of thing that would creep me out! Now I’m starting to see where your love of animals comes from!

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      • I worked with the Canadian Wildlife Service for several years and also the National Audubon Society and other groups, doing many different bird and mammal studies and surveys. So it helped cultivate a love for animals and nature in general.

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      • So true, but it seems that a lot of young people today want to start at the top. In reality we can learn so much more by starting at the ground level and working up. And I ended up really loving what I did.

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      • And the advice that young people often get is to pursue their passion. Most of them do not yet know what that passion is, but if they are willing to try some things and put in a good effort, they just might discover a passion like you did.

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