Daily Pics #230.

Good morning everyone on this cool August day! It looks like we might get a day or two of summer temps again this week, before cooling off once more. The days have gotten so short now. The leaves are turning yellow on the birch and maple trees. Such a sudden difference once we hit the middle of August. Things just change fast. But the rain we had on Friday made a big difference on the forest fires. The one threatening that town received nearly 4 inches (90mm) of rain so it is now classed as “being held”, meaning it’s mostly out, but still has hot spots. There is a larger fire a bit further north and east that didn’t get much rain so it is still burning out of control, it’s around 14,000 acres. It’s about 31 miles (52km) from the nearest community. Here the sun shines, the ground is wet, it is windy and cool.

The little birds are busy at the feeders. Sir George, Lady Pearl and Sir Henry have all been here a couple of times this morning. Baxter and Betty with one of their young ones have been here off and on all morning. I wasn’t here for a while this morning, Monday has become my day to get out shopping each week. And I like to go early before the stores get busy. I don’t really like shopping, I also don’t like crowded stores. I like to go in and out as quickly as possible. That’s just me, I’m different. Jasper was coming for a peanut this morning, I had just put out a new batch, and I stepped on part of a peanut shell. Did it make a loud cracking sound. Poor Jasper. He flew off the deck and into the raspberry bushes below! When he came back up he was scratching himself quite a bit. It’s those prickles. I don’t think he was too happy. Oh well.

For our pics today we have some petunias to enjoy. They are nice and bright, great for attracting hummingbirds. I hope you all have a Happy Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

43 Comments on “Daily Pics #230.

  1. i have read when men go shopping, they have a plan and know what they want and rarely wander around. we (men) shop with a purpose. women usually dont do shopping this way. btw…this week the temps will be in the triple digits here, again. 😦

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    • I’m certainly like that, I rarely wander around looking at things, I pick up what I want and get out!πŸ˜‚ Hmm, right now (2pm) it’s all the way up to 66F. But it should hit 68F.😳

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    • Most men are like that. My husband is an exception. He loves window shopping at malls! He often drags me to malls and takes me into all of the stores, browsing every aisle. We even went to the mall today. I’m different – I go there, get what I need, and get out. Window shopping is a waste of my time.

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      • Not all women though. I’m female (29 years old) and I don’t give a πŸ’© about fashion and design. What I care about is comfort and functionality. Yes, I’m very detailed oriented but that has nothing to do with fashion. There’s lots of women who don’t care about fashion at all.

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  2. I love the petunias…especially the arrangement ! We are suppose to get two very nice days…high 20’s Celsius …enjoy ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ŽπŸΏπŸ₯œβ€ΌοΈ

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  3. When I worked in the garden nursery at Walmart, they got large batches of petunias. It seemed to be one of the more popular varieties.

    Confession: During my shifts, I would pick the ripe strawberries off of the plants and eat them when nobody was looking! This was in Saskatchewan where we got away with more stuff.

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      • I left the semi-ripe and unripe ones. If I didn’t eat the ripe ones, they would fall off the plant and then nobody would be able to enjoy them. I might as well enjoy them! They were wild strawberries and really tasty! πŸ“One day Nick came to visit me while I was working and I saw him eat the strawberries too, so both of us are guilty lol

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      • Hmm, guess I never get to the plants soon enough!πŸ€” That’s true, why let them go to waste? I agree fully! Wild strawberries are much tastier than the others for sure!πŸ˜‹ Hope you have a great day Hilary!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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    • Thanks so much Ribana! It’s such a beautiful day so far, hopefully I can get out for a walk today.
      Have a great evening and day tomorrow!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ˜»

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  4. Such a big difference in very short period of time πŸ˜³πŸ™„ and be careful with the forest fires πŸ€— I hate shopping too, and crowds 😼 I wish I could get the cold temperature here, it’s too hot at a wrong time,😁 Have a wonderful day Steve βœ¨πŸ€—

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    • Maybe I could put some of that cold air in a box and send it to you? Looks like we will get a couple warm days this week, yay!πŸ˜„πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒžπŸ˜Ž
      Thanks Simon, have a good night!πŸ˜πŸŒ™

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