Daily Pics #208.

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! It is such a beautiful summer morning, very fresh smelling after getting another huge thunderstorm overnight. But at least it was just one storm, not a series of storms like the night before. But it was another loud one, shaking this apartment constantly with it’s loud booms, bangs and crashes. I think I said that yesterday too. But this morning it is sunny, a little cooler but still very nice, the sky is such a brilliant blue, it’s just a fabulous morning. A great morning to sit on the deck with my coffee and…get wet. Everything is wet out there this morning, including my bench. Oh well, minor detail. The chipmunks are busy running back and forth picking up their peanuts, the new squirrel is here too getting his share. Amazingly so far the squirrel and chipmunks have not met this morning. I think the chipmunks are watching this new squirrel carefully so they can time their trips safely.

I haven’t seen Runner now for 3 days, not good, seems something must have happened to him. There’s a lot of traffic on our street now with all the cottagers back in town. That’s not good for squirrels or chipmunks. Fortunately none of my chipmunks this year cross that street. Runner never did either that I know of, but maybe he decided to check it out one day. So, without Runner, this new squirrel decided to move in. Likely this is the squirrel that Runner was fighting all spring, each trying to win this territory, and Runner finally did it. Jasper just slips in and out when he can. He even gets along with the chipmunks and won’t waste time chasing them. Smart squirrel.

Well, for our pics today, the top featured image is some kind of weird looking cactus from my landlord’s collection. She leaves it on the deck in summer, otherwise it’s indoors.

Then in the above picture is an “orchid cactus” from my landlord’s collection of plants. She keeps this one on the deck in the summer as well and brings it inside in early fall until next summer. That flower is huge, 6 inches (15cm) across and the cactus is not very big. That’s all for our pics today, I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β© 2020 Steve McLeod.

71 Comments on “Daily Pics #208.

  1. Good morning! I was wondering… hmm, I wonder if Steve is gonna post this morning. 2 seconds later I see your blog post. As expected. πŸ§˜β€β™€οΈπŸŒ±

    I didn’t sleep at all. I had a full night of insomnia, so I know that I’m gonna pay for it later today. Already feeling the insomniac headache. πŸ€•

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  2. Happy Sunday Steve πŸ€— What happened to runner πŸ™„ Hope it’s safe, u better keep some camera and your toy gun ready, to have some fun shooting at the chipmunk gangsters 😜 That is a big flower, really big 😍 and Beautiful… Have a wonderful day Steve and Muffin πŸ˜ΈπŸ€—

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    • Hi Simon! I don’t think there’s much hope for Runner, he isn’t going to leave so he must have met with a tragic… Sigh.😳😲
      Yes, that is a fantastic flower!πŸ˜ƒ
      It’s a beautiful day, Have a great week Simon, stay safe!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•


      • That’s what I need, a nice quiet night, to sleeeeeeeeep. AAAAA, you changed your pic again! Nice pic though. Wow, you’re changing it a lot lately. I still need to do mine. Some day.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ™„

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      • Pretty much same pictures with zoom in and zoom out 😁Thanks for noticing 😊. Hope you are feeling okay. Take are and sleep peacefully πŸ˜‡

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      • That’s a good way to do it, though I certainly wouldn’t want to do a zoom in feature on my face!😳😳πŸ€ͺ Hmm, maybe Muffin?πŸ€”πŸ˜Έ Not a bad thought.😻😻 Kind of a rough day today.πŸ˜•But a nice day though!😁 Much cooler today too. Hope you have a good and safe day at work!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒž I’m off to bed, good night and good morning Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  3. We had a GIANT thunderstorm here yesterday! I had fun playing in it.😁
    Nice pics!
    Have a fantastic Sunday.
    I can’t believe two of my biggest competitors beat me!!!

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    • Hi Pene! It is a fantastic day, but I think Muffin and I are enjoying sleeping more today! I hope you are improving each day! Have a wonderful week!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  4. The first cactus is kind of creepy but the brilliant red orchid cactus is a winner in my book ! It would look great in my kitchen !…the storm never reached us…once again ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸ˜€


  5. Good morning Steve β˜€οΈ
    Gorgeous flowers! My mother in law has a cactus that makes flowers like the second one only that are white and pink! Gorgeous 🌸🌸

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    • Good evening Ribana! Hope your day was a good one. Those flowers sound beautiful! I was so surprised to see such big flowers on a small cactus.πŸ˜„πŸŒΈ
      Have a wonderful week Ribana!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  6. Beautiful pics, Steve. That cactus is quite unique. I hope nothing bad happened to Runner. 😬 🌺 🌸🌡🎍 πŸŽ‹β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • Hi Richard! Yes, it is a most unusual cactus, I wish I knew the name of it, but my landlord couldn’t remember what it was. Enjoy your day!😁😺


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