Daily Pics #251.

Good morning everyone! Here we are with our long weekend Monday, called Labor Day, an extra day to relax, at least for some people. But some people still have to work today. I don’t know if other countries have a holiday today or not, but it’s something we have here. It is a nice sunny morning, it’s so beautiful to see the sun bouncing off the leaves still. But it’s chilly. Only 43F (6C) this morning but going all the way up to 50F (10C) today. And there is a strong north wind which makes it feel a bit cooler. But lots of people enjoy this kind of weather. At one time it didn’t bother me either. I still preferred warm weather, but cold weather wasn’t a problem. But things change. Now cold weather bothers me. A lot. Oh well, that’s the way it goes sometimes. But it does look so beautiful out there. However, I decided to enjoy my coffee indoors this morning so I wasn’t able to watch what was going on with Jasper and the chipmunks today. They were out there and the few times I looked things seemed to be quite normal. Amazing really. Maybe this cold weather is making them get along better. It’s a common enemy, so time to share the food! I just saw a blue jay and a chipmunk side by side getting peanuts. So maybe that idea is true. Interesting anyway.

A grackle has joined the group this morning as well, though he’s not quite so brave, but he did come down and get a peanut after watching the blue jays and chipmunks do it. He’s the blue headed variety grackle. I never did get a picture of the purple headed ones that were here earlier this summer. I certainly tried enough times, but none ever turned out. Guess I will have to wait until next year now. Poor Jasper. Yesterday he gets a peanut and runs off to hide it. He went onto the rock hill out here and buried it. I told him that wasn’t very smart. Shortly after he left a little head popped up in the grass…a chipmunk. He starts sniffing around where Jasper hid his peanut and found it, happily carrying it off to his own little home. Another time he hid his peanut, again burying it while a blue jay was watching. After Jasper left the blue jay came and dug it up and flew off. Jasper saw it that time and went off chasing that blue jay, running up the tree. The blue jay, of course, just flew to another tree leaving Jasper to chatter angrily from a branch. He does have his fun.

Well, today we have two more different colors of the zinnia to enjoy, a lighter purple than the other one we saw before, there’s an even lighter one yet. And a nice golden yellow, or dark yellow, very different than the last yellow we saw. I hope you all have a very Happy Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin (๐Ÿ˜บ that me!)

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

45 Comments on “Daily Pics #251.

  1. Happy Labor Day!! โœจ๐Ÿ’ Zinnias colours are so bright and beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ How many colours does it have ๐Ÿค”? Well, Jasper had his for the day,๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ that was fun reading him chasing blue Jay ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a wonderful day Steve, Stay warm ๐Ÿค— and stay away from all that keeps you up.โ˜บ๏ธ

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    • Happy Labor Day to you too! Though I guess you don’t have that holiday.๐Ÿค” Muffin and I are celebrating by doing nothing but relaxing today.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜ฝ I’m not sure how many colors there are,๐Ÿค” but more than I have pictures of that’s for sure.๐Ÿ“ท Each color has different shades so there’s probably 20 or more colors altogether. Would be nice to get them all.๐Ÿ˜ƒ I was going to share an orange one today but wasn’t able to upload it for some reason.๐Ÿ™„ I had to turn my heater on this morning, it was cold in here!๐Ÿฅถ Slightly warmer weather is on the way by Thursday, I hope! Hope you are having a good evening,๐ŸŒ™ actually, guess you are in bed now.๐Ÿ˜ด Have a great week Simon!๐Ÿ˜„


      • Thats a good way to Celebrate ๐ŸฅณDoing Nothing โ˜บ๏ธ Here the Labor Day comes on my wedding day May 1st ๐Ÿ˜ and from my side I had 6 friends, and none of them in touch with me ๐Ÿ˜‚ I don’t have real friends ๐Ÿ™„ except one or two again ๐Ÿคฃ. 20 more colours ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ˜ That would be lovely to see them all at once isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ Do share the orange one next time ๐Ÿ˜. It’s cold there isn’t it ๐Ÿ˜ฑ how these flowers survive ๐Ÿค” forget it, hope you are warm, Muffin would love heater right ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ stay warm, and hope for the warmest day in this fall season. Now I’m wide awake, and still wanted to sleep ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ

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      • It was a good relaxing day! hehe.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น I want to show the orange one but it won’t let me upload that one for some reason.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ“ท I’ve never had that problem before, very odd. The flowers survive the cold, they just slow down on their growing, unless frost comes, that finishes them.๐Ÿคช But all these pics were taken a couple weeks ago while it was still warm. It’s now time for that heater every day, just too cold. It was 9C yesterday, today should be 10C with showers. ๐ŸฅถHave a good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ

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      • Odd always choose Steve ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”I think I got the carelessness syndrome again, being to careless, dropping lot of things ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค” not sure why, have to be careful with talking too ๐Ÿ˜ณ Sigh, I need to workout hard ๐Ÿ˜‰ I think I missed your posts again ๐Ÿ˜ผ have to read that first, and here the climate is dull and dark in the morning, pretty hard to wake up ๐Ÿ™„ I wish it is hot ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Do share us orange one when you can ๐Ÿค— stay warm, turn on the heater, stay happy, and stay Warmer ๐Ÿ˜ bring the summer inside ๐Ÿ˜‰โœจ Good Night Steve, Have a beautiful day ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฅณ

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      • Oh, oh, got to be careful with being careless! I know, it’s easy to fall into that syndrome,๐Ÿคช especially when the weather is dull.๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿฅฑ Now with our days getting so short and long nights I get the same way and have to really watch myself.๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด And it only gets worse until the days start getting longer again in January.๐Ÿ˜ฌ
        I have tried that orange one 3 times already but I will try again tomorrow.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” My laptop is still not working quite the way it should although it is much better now. Then this morning I lost internet for a while again.๐Ÿ™„ Sigh. Even with my fall jacket on I’m still cold outside,๐Ÿฅถ but then it really shouldn’t be this cold so early, but warming up to normal by Friday.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      • Yes ๐Ÿ˜ณ It’s very dangerous, especially the whether is so dull ๐Ÿ™„ do take care Steve, Keep yourself active, keep doing something indoors without hurting yourself and stay warm, have you turned on the heater ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿค” If I were you my heater would be on all the time ๐Ÿ˜ About Friday ๐Ÿ˜‰I’m counting in it ๐Ÿ˜ just waiting for weekend ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Do something without hurting myself?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฒ That would mean sleeping!๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด Yes, I have used my heater,๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™€ it got too cold in here without. But warmer weather is returning today, it was 5C this morning and it’s going up to 16C today! YAY!๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Maybe I can go for a walk today finally.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿž And tomorrow is a big day, hopefully it all works out nicely.๐Ÿš— I need some nice sunny weather๐ŸŒž for tomorrow so I can get lots of pics๐Ÿ“ท from my day trip to where I used to live as a teen. Have a great evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


      • ๐Ÿ˜‚ true, while sleeping only we don’t hurt ourselves ๐Ÿ˜œ today mrng I got my skin burnt touching a hot pot ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„don’t ask me how ๐Ÿค”things happen just like that๐Ÿ˜ต second degree burn. See how I keep myself warm ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ yay ๐Ÿฅณ16C is awesome hope you had a nice walk ๐Ÿค“ And looking forward for the pictures ๐Ÿ˜โœจ๐Ÿค—

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      • Hmm, I can hurt myself even when sleeping, kind of, that’s when I get bit by spiders anyway.๐Ÿ˜ฌ Oh my, if you want to burn your skin, just lie in the sun for awhile.๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž Yep, I’m bad.๐Ÿ˜œ You need to be more careful or you’ll end up being like me!๐Ÿ˜‚ I didn’t go for a walk even though the weather was so nice, by the time I got back from my trip I was too sore for a walk.๐Ÿ™„ Hopefully today!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿž


      • My ankle stability is bad, I have to train for that ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ Sigh, I don’t want to trip again. This is happening often ๐Ÿค” What ๐Ÿ˜ณ spiders bite you ๐Ÿค”now I get why there are so many spider man movies ๐Ÿ˜ƒso you are one too ๐Ÿ˜ what happens when a spider bite ๐Ÿ™„ is it venomous ๐Ÿ˜ณ or like super power ๐Ÿ˜œ. Oops, tired for walk again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ It’s okay ๐Ÿ˜ƒ you can still have that short walk near house and stay fit. Keep yourself active, even though the walks are small, its okay, keep walking ๐Ÿ˜ƒ My grandma use to say that a LOT ๐Ÿ˜ she had knee issues and swollen legs but she never stopped her walking, always on the street and garden walking walking and talking with birds ๐Ÿ˜ she loves nature ๐Ÿฅฐ. oops I’m talking too much ๐Ÿ˜ Time for bed, ๐Ÿค“

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      • Yes I agree, even a little bit is better than nothing, plus my home workouts, it all helps. I wish that would work with my laptop! Sigh. If I need a new laptop it’s going to be awhile before I get back here. Good night Simon ๐Ÿ˜ด

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      • ๐Ÿ˜ƒHey that’s a good idea ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ You can complete your reading mean while ๐Ÿ˜โœจโ˜บ๏ธ Happy reading โœจ๐Ÿ’

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  2. Lovely flowers Steve ! Blue jays are smart…lots of chickadees around getting their sunflower seeds…have a good rest both of you ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ™‚

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