Good morning everyone! These days are certainly getting short. It doesn’t get light now until 5:30am. And that’s on a clear morning. My coffee sure doesn’t stay hot very long outside on these cooler mornings. But it’s still nice to sit out there for a while listening to the birds wake up with their various chirps and calls, and even the odd song from the sparrows. The loons were busy calling back and forth on the lake this morning too. I don’t live beside the lake, but I’m not far from it, right between the lake and the river actually, but closer to the river. Jasper has started chasing the chipmunks now, he will find that won’t work out too well. I think he is already finding out. He was chasing Skamper this morning and Skamper took a sudden 90 degree turn and jumped off the deck. Jasper didn’t really want to do that but he couldn’t stop himself in time after making the turn, and off he went, head first, legs flapping wildly in the air, landing right among the raspberry bushes.
He did make it back up amazingly fast though, shaking his head a bit. And probably wondering how those chipmunks do it. I had just put out some peanuts in their “box” and Jasper had gone it to get one while I stepped back…and onto half a peanut shell again. Sure can be loud when it breaks. Poor Jasper. He jumped straight up, hit his head on the top of the box, then ran in circles. Guess he wasn’t sure which way to go, but he finally got out and ran for the edge of the deck and flew through the air and down with a plop. At least there was no raspberry plants over in that area. I really didn’t mean to do that, but I don’t think Jasper believed me. However, he did come back. I think he forgave me. Then Pocket, the chipmunk came over to me and sat on my foot so I bounced him up and down while he looked around. When I stopped, he looked up at me so I started again and he sat there quite happily enjoying his little ride. Then he grabbed some peanuts and left.
Today we have 2 more cosmos to enjoy, one is similar in color to one before, the one at the top, but it’s a lighter shade of that color. Then we have this nice kind of lavender pink one in the pic just above. I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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