Good morning on this very chilly, but sunny Saturday! Those poor hummingbirds. It must be getting cold for them these days and there is colder weather coming up. Guess I will have to take down my hummingbird feeder soon. I don’t leave it up too late as it encourages the hummingbirds to stay later than they normally would. That can make it hard for them migrating southward as there will soon not be many flowers left for them to get nourishment along the way. In places where there are more people and towns then it’s not so much of a problem as there is usually a good supply of flowers and people with hummingbird feeders to help them along their way. But up here that is not the case.
Speaking of cool, I was outside for a while this morning, coffee in insulated cup to keep it nice and warm, which would have worked okay except it has no lid, it broke the last time I used it. What are the chances of it landing upside down on a sharp rock and cracking the lid in about 550 different directions? So the coffee cooled off rather quickly. Anyway, I was out there for awhile watching Jasper and the chipmunks to see if anything fun would happen. I was not disappointed. There was one chipmunk in the box getting peanuts. Three others came up on the deck at the same time. Jasper came up the steps just then and came running nicely across the deck and spotted one of the chipmunks that had just come up. The chase was on! Except there were 3 chipmunks and every time Jasper came around a box or a flower pot there was a chipmunk going in a different direction. Poor Jasper. He just didn’t know what to do. He kept going back and forth, around in circles but the chipmunks were not giving up and leaving like they normally would.
Finally they all stopped behind something so Jasper couldn’t see them. Jasper also stopped and looked around around. The chipmunk in the box was gone, but a new one had taken his place. Jasper went inside the box, obviously not expecting a chipmunk to be inside too. Poor Jasper. The chipmunk jumped straight up and landed on Jasper which made Jasper panic and he ended up running around inside the box including right upside down! The chipmunk went out one door and Jasper went out the other door. Jasper then stopped, went back, peered inside the box, looked around outside the box, then went in grabbed a peanut and ran away. He was probably hoping that no one saw that.
The above featured image showing maple leaves have begun changing color. Then we have a pic of Jasper with a dirty face yesterday, he must have been digging. Then lastly we have a pic of Skamper on my knee with one large peanut in his cheek. He put another one in the other cheek, then one in his mouth and off he went. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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