Daily Pics #205.

Good morning everyone on this very beautiful, sunny morning! The warmth has returned, there is a light south wind blowing bringing in some hot weather once more, starting tomorrow. Though even today is going to be nice with a high of 81F (27C). And the sun is supposed to shine all day, which is super nice. Sir George and Lady Pearl were here first this morning and were the only gulls to arrive today so far. It was beautiful once again watching the sunrise, there is just such a wonderful golden glow to everything just as the sun peeks over the horizon. The suns bright rays bringing that morning warmth to everything they touch. The hummingbirds were busy at the feeder quite early this morning, even the goldfinches were waiting for me to bring out their feeders, normally they don’t come around so early.

Skamper was the first chipmunk, followed by Skatter and Coffee. Then Skitter showed up and last was Pocket today, which is odd, guess he slept late today. Watching all the chipmunks this morning I counted 6 of them, not five as before. Coffee is the smallest, then Skatter, Skitter and Skamper are the same size, then there is Pocket and a new chipmunk the same size as Pocket. And he has the biggest tail I have ever seen on a chipmunk. So now I need another new name for him. At least he’s easy to identify. Interesting that I only get male chipmunks around here, there must be some females in the area. However, I’m not sure about Coffee yet. A new squirrel showed up yesterday as well, he came around in the evening when Jasper was here. He’s a big squirrel so Jasper decided not to get into a “discussion” with him. Runner better be careful too.

Well, I guess it’s time for our pics for today. The featured image at the top is a geranium from my little container garden. I really like the two tone white and pink look of those flowers.

In the picture above is a beautifully patterned dark pink hollyhock from my landlord’s garden. It doesn’t look like she will have many hollyhocks blooming this year for some reason. This particular flower is 4 inches (10cm) across. They are a wonderful addition to any old fashioned or country garden. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

57 Comments on “Daily Pics #205.

    • All I can tell from my detective info is that he posted 7 hours ago and commented 7 hours ago. Now, that’s never correct, but I’ll give it to you this time.
      I’m kinda on your side… so try to beat Simon tomorrow cuz I won’t be here again. Gotta babysit again. Most exhausting job ever!!!!
      Good job!

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      • You are on my side!?! Then i WILL beat Simon tomorrow!!! I WILL!
        Yeah babysitting is the worst! Specially when you gotta clean diapers!!!
        THANKS!

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      • Of course! Girls vs. Boys.
        Great! Go for it!!!!
        It is… almost made me decide that I don’t wanna be a mom, but I guess I can train my kids differently so they won’t be like the spoiled kids I watch.

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  1. Nature is never old fashioned Steve 😍 Amazing Beautiful flowers, especially pink hollyhock are a beauty 😍. You have new visitors, that’s a good news. Hope your health is better now. Take care and also have fun πŸ₯°πŸ€—βœοΈ Have a wonderful Thursday πŸ₯³

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    • In this case “old fashioned” is not meant in a bad way, just that gardens years ago nearly always had hollyhocks and gardens today seldom have them.πŸ˜• So they are a must have flower for those who want to achieve that old fashioned look from years ago.😁🌺🌺 Also referred to as a country garden look.
      It will take a long time for my health to get back to normal unfortunately.πŸ˜•πŸ€ͺ But today I feel quite goodπŸ˜€πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ after yesterday being a terrible day, so maybe I can go walking today.πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸž I hope you had a good day Simon!😁 Please stay safe, don’t take chances!πŸ˜ƒ Muffin meows “hi”!😺😸

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      • I love old fashion πŸ˜‰ but not in every way 😁 but nature, I’ll always stick with ancient practices 😁 and I didn’t meant that too 😸 Have you tried other immune boosters 😳 I’m sure you have other methods of immune boosters to have everyday πŸ˜ƒ. Do try and stay safe. I’m making a minor renovation, my kitchen and house paint colors 😁 so I’ll be home until Sunday πŸ˜‰ but the house is a mess now πŸ™„ having hard time to sleep after all works 😡 I hate to see.my thing’s so dusty now 😳 Have to clean all of them and I don’t have all day 😡 they have to finish everything before Sunday so that I can have a busy Sunday 😹. Let’s see πŸ˜‰

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      • Hey, that’s great Simon!😁 Renovations are so much fun,πŸ˜„ especially when it’s all done!πŸ˜‚ I always enjoyed doing renovations, even just painting a room can make such a big difference to the look of the room.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Έ I want to rearrange my furniture, I can’t do it myself, I will need to get help for that.πŸ€” But I need to figure out how to do it,πŸ€” where to put everything, before I get helpers over here to move stuff.😜 I would also like to get rid of some more stuff so this would be a good time to do it.😁 Having a big birthday party on Sunday?πŸ€”πŸ₯³ Or is Nisha coming home?πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ί

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      • Nothing special Steve, it’s been 8 years, and since then I hardly made changes in my house, now it’s corona time and I thought I can give some work to the business supporters of my dad, people are jobless while I earn and do nothing, I planned to invest my money so that someone can earn in this lockdown. Tats too much to say, but this is where everything began. by August I’m expecting Nisha to come here, for that I’ll make a long drive to her place 😁 can’t wait to drive that long 😍 and my fav colour blue varient is getting painted in my hall πŸ˜‰. You better get some help for everything, why take risk, just for few months, try not to do much and recover your health. But keep walking as much as you can. My grandma always use to say, keep walking πŸ€— Have a wonderful day Steve ✨

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      • That’s a great way to do things Simon! Yes, I will definitely get help moving the furniture, I just need to make sure everything will fit where I want it, so a lot of careful measuring is necessary!😁 I have too much stuff! Don’t forget to sleep tonight!πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄πŸŒ™ Just count those chipmunks gathering peanuts, it works!πŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸΏ
        Yes indeed, keep walking, carefully.πŸ˜ƒπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸž

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      • Thanks Simon! It was a great day, only ended up with some minor scrapes and bruises, oh, and I guess a rather sore back, but it was amazing!😁🌞 And soon to bed.😴 I think.πŸ€” If the pain settles down.😳

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      • oops not again 😳 scrapes and bruises🧐 why is it always happening πŸ™„Take care Steve, try to sleep or focus on something else, to change your mind. Good Night ✨

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      • Good thinking, I’ll count chipmunks gathering peanuts!😜πŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸΏ Bedtime soon, but not quite yet. Need to do something first.😁😸

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      • You always got something to do. Look at here lot of things to do πŸ˜΅πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I need a help πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      • Terrible, isn’t it?πŸ€”πŸ˜œ But I wanted to post my latest poem! Now I can go to bed.😴 Almost.πŸ™„ Have to answer a couple comments first.πŸ™„ hehe.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • Ha πŸ˜‚haπŸ˜‚ See u got something to do again 😸. It’s late.. Go to bed or muffin gets the bed First πŸ˜‚

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      • Muffin just woke up from her evening nap, she’ll be up until midnight, then she naps until about 3 am. Then she’s up until I feed her breakfast, then she naps until my breakfast.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή But now I’m signing off and going to bed, good night Simon!πŸ˜΄πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  2. I love geraniums and I’m sorry I’m Singapore I can’t find them…I guess is not their favorite climate 🌸
    That hollyhock is huge 🌸 πŸ˜‰
    Hope your day was great Steve and you managed to get some rest! 😻😺

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    • Too bad they are not available there, but yes, the climate is probably not good for them.
      There are a couple hollyhock flowers blooming now that are 12.5cm across, just beautiful!
      I had a great day, nice walk, good rest and I actually saw a bird that I have never seen here before, it really surprised me!
      Have a great Friday Ribana!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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  3. I see that my reply did not go through, so I will try again ! The flowers are lovely…you have captured their beauty ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ€ΌοΈ

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    • Gumamela flowers are hibiscus flowers, but they do look like the hollyhock, not related though. Thanks for taking a look! Have a great night!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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      • I see… I can always rely on you with flowers. I bet Muffin is feeling very lucky to be one of the girls beside you 😁 Yeah I sure will have… I’m resume 20/20 marathon soon after this. Haha

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      • Actually Muffin is the only girl beside me, and on me and bouncing all over me…😺😻😺😻😺😻
        Sounds great, tomorrow, which is already today for you, comes chapter 15!😁😸 And it has a surprise or two. Maybe.πŸ˜‚πŸ™„

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      • Hopefully the next chapter will be ready by the time you wake up.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™‚οΈπŸ‘±β€β™€οΈπŸ”“πŸ”‘Still have to figure out what the key is for.πŸ€”

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