Daily Pics #211.

Good morning on this lovely sunny morning! There is a light wind blowing with a temp of 57F (14C). Those green leaves are glowing so wonderfully against the blue sky. A very nice later summer morning. Nights are cool now though days can still get warm, though probably not many hot days left in our summer. Last year summer ended the middle of August, which is not far off. I’m hoping for a nicer fall than last year, however, whatever we get we will.๐Ÿ˜‚ The chipmunks have been timing their trips amazingly well this morning so, as the squirrel leaves, the chipmunks arrive. And for the most part the chipmunks have been very good at taking turns this morning. There have been a couple of “discussions”, but not as many as usual.

On one occasion Pocket was sitting on the bench waiting for more peanuts to be put out on the step and another Chester came along. Chester didn’t see Pocket on the bench. Pocket waited…then jumped on Chester and the chase was on! That’s when I put more peanuts out. I have to wait until they’re busy or not around since sometimes, like this morning, they get a little anxious and try to come inside. That’s not a good idea. Skamper made it inside this morning, but Muffin was eating at the time and I managed to get Skamper back outside before Muffin knew what was going on. Thankfully. One other time the squirrel had just left over the edge of the deck and a chipmunk just came up. I guess the squirrel didn’t like that and he came flying back up so fast he ran into a flower pot and the chipmunk got away easily. Otherwise it went very well this morning.

Well, our featured image at the top is one of my bright red geraniums with the sun shining on it early in the morning.

Then in the picture above is a very light pink hollyhock. My landlord’s hollyhocks are not doing well this year, her red and maroon colored hollyhocks didn’t grow at all, only some different shades of pink. I hope you all have a most wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

44 Comments on “Daily Pics #211.

  1. Good morning Steve โ˜€๏ธ
    Oh wow, they donโ€™t know whoโ€™s expecting them inside ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ผ
    Have a wonderful day you two ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒธ

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    • Good morning Ribana!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ป
      Yes, I certainly hope it doesn’t happen again, I’ll have a heart attack!๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿฟ
      Thanks so much, have a great day too! (tomorrow, since today would be finished for you)๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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    • Yep, summers are short in the north, but it is all the way up to 66F now so at least I won’t need a jacket when I go for my walk.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿž

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    • Yes, this month we have had it up to 32C, several times. But now we are entering late summer so temps start to cool off. We’ll be back to mid 20s for a few days starting tomorrow. That’s for our area.


  2. It’s so cold where you live๐Ÿค’ it’s really rainy where I live these daysโ˜”โ˜”โ˜”
    Loved the pics Steve!

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  3. Both flowers are lovely ! I believe I would panic should a squirrel enter our house uninvited ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฎโ€ผ๏ธ

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    • Especially those big squirrels you have! But you might be able to grab that big tail easily.
      Thanks so much!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž


  4. Good Morning Steve, is it noon already ๐Ÿค” Guess I’m too busy these days, honestly blogging makes my mind at peace, it’s awesome to watch them talk and chase each other, Did muffin ever tasted other than your foods, like spiders squirrels or rats ๐Ÿ˜œ. beautiful hollyhock ๐Ÿ˜ have a wonderful day โœจ๐Ÿค—

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    • Good morning Simon!
      I’m sure Muffin was a good hunter in her early days when she had kittens to look after.๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ป That was after she ran away from the person who abused her. Now she is quite content to feast on cat food, my food and some bugs that come around.๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜„

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      • That was a long Story, Poor Muffin, Glad she got you, you take good care of her ๐Ÿ˜ธ Have fun with Muffin ๐Ÿ˜ and a peaceful night ๐Ÿค—

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  5. Beautiful flowers, Steve, and it’s nice your temps are still mild. I hope you feel better soon. ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿ˜ท๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • Thank you Eugenia! It’s a fairly good day today after a few bad days, but I think I overdid it this morning!๐Ÿ™„ Have a great day!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•


  6. Steve, thanks for sharing the beauty of summer flowers. Does the peanut frenzy of the squirrels and the chipmunks become more intense in the late summer and early fall?

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    • I’m glad you are enjoying it Richard! No, it really doesn’t change. The chipmunks start gathering for winter in spring, almost as soon as they come out of their hibernation and it’s steady for them until about mid to late September when they hide in their little homes until spring. And since squirrels are out and about all winter they don’t store food like the chipmunks, though they will put away some stockpiles close to where they live so that in the very cold weather they don’t need to go far from home for their food. But those stockpiles are really only for those emergency times.
      Thanks so much, have a great day!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ


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