Daily Pics #260.

Good morning everyone! I am really late this morning I see, but this was my shopping day and I like to go early before the stores get crowded. I don’t exactly like shopping and I like it less when stores are crowded. Speaking of crowded, this has nothing to do with it at all, but it’s interesting anyway. In an odd kind of way. Over the last few years living here there have been odd things happen on my deck. Most are easily explained, to a point, other things are not. The other night I awoke to the sound of someone/something tapping on my living room window. I got up to check it out. I kept the lights off though since I didn’t want to scare whoever is doing this until I saw who it was. It was a regular tap, tap, tap, then a pause, then tap, tap, tap. Muffin was on the floor looking at the window. Okay, I unlock my door quietly and there it was again, tap, tap, tap. Got him this time, I turned on the deck light and quickly opened the door and…nothing. No human, no animal.

It was a calm night, there is nothing that could tap against the window anyway, even with wind. But the tapping stopped. Anyone out there would have to run past my door to get off the deck, but there was not a sound of anyone running away. After I opened the door Muffin was brave enough to jump up and look out the window. But she wouldn’t do it before. She was scared. That was weird. This was about 2am. I don’t know of any animal that can tap like that, so regular. And it wasn’t a person. So what was it? I have no idea. I was looking out the window one evening, there was no wind, the birds had gone off to bed, I was just going to go and get the 2 hanging feeders and bring them in for the night. They were hanging there perfectly still. Then they start to swing back and forth, just a little, in perfect unison with each other, until they were really flying back and forth. Then they started to slow down, but quite quickly until they were perfectly stopped again. That one at least has a logical reason behind it, though I haven’t figured it out yet. Odd things. There’s one more from last night, but I will keep that one for tomorrow.


The featured image shows some of our fall colors along Rabbit Lake, a small lake on the north edge of town. And in the pic above is Baxter, one of my 10 regular blue jays. Happy Monday everyone, and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

43 Comments on “Daily Pics #260.

    • Yes, blue jays are such a beautiful bird, I keep trying to get one to land on my hand, but so far the closest they have come is 3 feet. Maybe one day. I’m still fighting these symptoms from getting Covid before, slow going. How are you these days? How is school going?

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  1. It is definitely scary to live there. I’m pretty terrified 😱😱😱
    You could make a collection of such stories and keep them for Halloween night.
    Take care!!!!

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  2. There is always a reason for the noises/tapping you heard…use your detective cats and yourself to search out the reasoning ! Lovely pics of autunm colours ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ€”πŸ™€πŸ˜Όβ€ΌοΈ

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  3. I like this, now you are saying creepy stories too 😍 which I love it 😁 love the picture at the top 😍 looks like an absolute painting, beauty of the fall 😍 and don’t go out at the unusual time πŸ€” because it is dark and scary 😡.,πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚ It must have been muffins boyfriend I think 😻 Hope you had a good sleep, β˜ΊοΈπŸ€—

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    • Did I do that?😲 Really?😬 I won’t go out after dark anymore,😳 not me,😬 no way,😲 not going to happen,πŸ˜’ not at all!😠 Unless I forget.πŸ˜› Then I have to.πŸ™„ But if I remember then I won’t go out, only if I forget and I hope I won’t forget because I don’t want to go out after dark anymore, no way, not me, not going to happen! But Muffin’s boyfriend doesn’t live here.πŸ€” Yep, I slept good, tired again now,πŸ₯± doing too much today I guess. Sigh.πŸ™„ Enjoy your day now that month end is over!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž


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