Good morning everyone! It’s a warm, sunny morning here at Steve’s Country. And I’m late again. I was going to be earlier this morning, but, the internet wasn’t working. Naturally. Seems to happen a lot around here. I think perhaps I will start posting my daily pics at a new time, then I won’t be late. So my late time will be my new time so I will be on time once again. I think. Skamper was the first chipmunk here this morning, but the others were close behind. I haven’t seen Rocky for 2 days now, only Jasper, and he is finally learning to chase the chipmunks. I knew it would happen sooner or later. Poor Jasper is in for a tough time taking on the chipmunks though. Yesterday I decided to try something new and put the food around in 4 places, the regular spot and 3 new locations. I figured the chipmunks would find the new spots quickly, and they did. Jasper continued at the old spot so it was quite peaceful for a bit.
Then Jasper had just picked up a peanut when he spotted Skamper just coming on the deck. The chase was on. Around the flower pots they went until Skamper took a sudden 180 degree turn. Jasper isn’t quite as agile but he tried, and slid, head first into one of the flower pots. That peanut must have jammed into his mouth quite solidly. He probably had a hard time getting it out later. By the time he got himself composed again, Skamper was long gone, so Jasper left. Skamper returned right away, got his peanuts and left long before Jasper returned. This morning I put some food out for Sir Henry and I guess Jasper wanted to take a look so he ran up there right away, just as Sir Henry came and landed on the feeder. Poor Jasper. He jumped, ran in circles and…down he went, plop. At least there are no raspberry plants in that spot and Jasper came running back up, just as Sir Henry flew off. Poor Jasper. He went crazy and flew off the deck right into a patch of raspberry plants. I’m not sure if he’s been back since. Those big birds really scare Jasper.
Well, our featured image at the top is another different color of those odd looking flowers with the long “antennae”. Yes, I know they are not, just looks like it. They are pretty flowers though. Then in the pic above is a bright, though quite small, sunflower. One of these seeds managed to survive being found and grew. It’s only a foot (30cm) tall with a small 3 inch (7.5cm) flower, but so nice, bright and cheerful! I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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