Daily Pics #250.

Good morning and Happy Sunday! Well, after a nice day yesterday today is, well, not quite so nice. It’s cloudy, rainy and once the cold front moves in we are going to get a wind storm as well. That is going to drop our temps a lot over the next few days. It will be down to 5C tonight (41F). That’s not so good, it can actually snow at that temp, though I sincerely hope it doesn’t. It’s too early for that. Though it has happened before, but we won’t think about that right now. Speaking of migrating. That’s something I should do, birds are smart, they head to warmer locations when the cold air moves in. Well, most do anyway. It’s nice that there are a few different species that will stick around, around 20 species normally, some years a few more. Larger flocks of geese have been migrating through the last few days. And yesterday the sandhill cranes began their migration south. Those birds often fly so high they can’t be seen, and they are big birds. But they can always be heard. They have an unmistakable call as they migrate and they are constantly talking to each other. And they migrate in large flocks as well. They have started a bit earlier than normal this year, hope that doesn’t mean anything.

Yesterday afternoon I had just put out a fresh batch of peanuts and 5 chipmunks showed up all at the same time. They started chasing each other around the box, around me (I was kneeling down at the time), then up one arm, across my back, down the other arm, running around on my back, all around the flower pots. But they didn’t seem to be very serious about it, perhaps they were just excited that more peanuts were coming out. Whatever the case, it was fun to watch and get trampled! Jasper wasn’t around either. Sad to think these little chipmunks won’t be around much longer. Their little storage rooms must be bursting with food by now and in about 3 or 4 weeks they will be settled in their homes for the winter. They go to bed early. Probably so they won’t be caught off guard by an early snowstorm. Smart little critters.

Zinnia.

More zinnias for today’s flower enjoyment. The featured image is a nice bright white flower, followed by this bright yellow. The colors of these flowers are definitely bright and cheerful, just perfect for cloudy, stormy days like today or for any day really. I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

131 Comments on “Daily Pics #250.

  1. Good Morning Steve ✨😁 Hope you had good Sleep 😸 Cool , getting cool again 😱 that curse word, who put that spell on your country 😳🧐 Chipmunks are fun 😍😁 and very smart critters soon they’ll be taking their nap and food. You should think about moving to Florida 😜or France 😸 to stay warm πŸ˜‡ Take care, stay warm and stay away from all that keeps you up βœ¨πŸ˜‰Have a fantastic Sunday πŸ₯³πŸ’

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      • Life has ups and downs everywhere .Thank God …
        You were talking about migrating . Believe me that bo place in the world is perfect . Here , in Lebanon, some are leaving and some are revolting to rebuild the country .
        Out of 4 million citizens , 66 thousands have left the country in 2019 and that number may be less or more the same in 2020 …
        May God bless all …

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      • Birds migrating, not me, though it would be nice. No place is perfect but some places are more perfect than others! Of course I’m talking about weather, not other things which are a totally different subject.

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  2. Love the flowers ! It would be great to have such interaction with your critters ! Have a warm Sunday ! We have a wind warning…north wind…sigh…β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ’¨πŸ’¨πŸΏπŸΏπŸΏπŸ₯œβ€ΌοΈ

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  3. I wish to have a squirrel or chipmunk running on my arms and back πŸ€ͺ😍 🐿 They’re way too cute 😍 Thanks to you they have their home full of food, ready for winter ❄️ πŸ˜‰

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  5. Beautiful photos, Steve! Sorry, your temps are cooling down so quickly. We are seeing a little coolness and it’s quite pleasant. In the 60s F at night and mid-80s F during the day. Stay warm and healthy. πŸ§¦πŸ§£β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ₯œπŸ₯œ

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    • Thanks Eugenia! Sounds like perfect temps. We’re supposed to get up to 50F today, but it’s a strong north wind so it feels colder. Had to turn my heater on this morning!πŸ˜³πŸ˜β˜•β˜•πŸŒžπŸ˜Έ

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