Good morning everyone on this beautiful fall day! It’s always so nice when a day begins with the sun shining brightly, it kind of energizes a person to help us get ready for the day ahead. I think it energizes Jasper too. Or perhaps the cooler mornings makes him want to run faster to stay warm. But he seems to be sleeping later these mornings, the chipmunks can usually finish the first batch of peanuts before he arrives. Then the fun begins. He is just coming up the stairs and onto the deck as Pocket is leaving with a mouthful of peanuts. The chase is on! But Pocket has a good lead and is over the edge of the deck long before Jasper gets there. Didn’t stop Jasper from following though. Just after he went over the edge another little head looks out from behind a flower pot, it’s Skamper, and he rushes over and picks up his peanuts and leaves just as Jasper comes onto the deck again. They are almost side by side.
Skamper leaps and Jasper scrambles to get after him sliding into a post, losing his balance and over the edge he goes legs waving frantically. I think someone needs to tell him he can’t fly, flapping his legs just won’t help him. Back up he comes as Coffee is leaving with his peanuts, but he has a good lead so Jasper just looks and decides not to chase. And off to the peanut box he goes only to find…another chipmunk filling his cheeks! That was too much! He pushed his way through the door as fast as he could, the chipmunk was out the other door, the chase continued around the other boxes and through the boxes and finally over the edge. Meanwhile, along comes Chester, gets his peanuts and starts to leave over the edge as Jasper comes up. Jasper’s mad scramble to turn around and fly over the edge! But Chester was gone. Coffee comes back, gets his peanuts and leaves as Jasper comes back up. Jasper looks, decides against it once more and gets a peanut instead. Smart idea.
Today for the featured image is another look at the river from further downstream. And another bright rudbeckia, sort of a golden orange color instead of the bright yellow I showed before. A beautiful bright flower for any day of the week! I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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