Daily Pics #263. Yay, It’s Today!

Good morning everyone! It’s here! Happy International Coffee Day!! Muffin and I have begun celebrations already with a rousing game of fuzzball! And of course, COFFEE! Lots of coffee! Until we’re bouncing off the walls, that kind of lots of coffee! Okay, Muffin doesn’t like coffee, but she does like coffee cupcakes, so maybe I will try making those today. Most people around here have never heard of this amazing holiday before. Hard to believe really. Coffee shops around the world celebrate this holiday, except here. Mention it here and they go, “seriously?” Um, yeah, I’m serious. Oh well. So we will have another coffee post today to help celebrate the day. It’s a bit on the chilly side today, but the pictures will be from a warmer day earlier in September.

I went out to feed the birds this morning, and clean up my deck of the big mess, and nearly went flying. It rained overnight, and froze, so the deck was solid ice, though it didn’t look slippery. But it was kind of early and not fully daylight. Almost broke one of my bird feeders. I didn’t. Wish I could say the same for me. As I slid, I also twisted myself which finished my back for the day. As you know, I have serious back problems, so twisting like that, or falling, can have bad consequences for my back. The joys of living in a cold climate. Speaking of the mess on my deck. At 3:10am, Muffin is not the only one that likes to be up early for breakfast, I was awakened by some loud noises on the deck. Must be the raccoons again, I thought. Except Muffin wouldn’t go up to the window. Hmm, not raccoons, Muffin isn’t afraid of raccoons. On goes the light and there it is…a bear!

The nerve of him coming on the deck and making so much noise and waking me up this early! Open door, yell at bear, bear runs away. It was a different bear than the one the other night, not quite as big, maybe 250 to 300 pounds. But what a mess he made out there. Even knocked over my flower pots and dug out the dirt, probably looking for grubs or other insects. It’s a cold morning, but sunny, so it looks beautiful out there. We even had some flurries this morning, real snowflakes, a reminder that winter is not far away. The forecast for October is for milder than normal temps, I hope they are right. There is a second forecast for October, colder than normal temps and an early winter. We’ll see which one is right.

The featured image at the top is more fall color out on our big lake. The pic just above is one of our late summer and fall wildflowers, the arrow-leaved aster. We have a number of different asters around here, they are definitely a nice end of season flower. Happy October everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

50 Comments on “Daily Pics #263. Yay, It’s Today!

  1. Woohoo! Coffee Day! Cheers! ๐Ÿฅณโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿง
    Will you be posting the coffee cupcake recipe? Sounds yummy.
    Beautiful fall colors. Weโ€™ve noticed a strange thing here. The oaks which are usually bright goldโ€”went brown half way up the trees. The bottom part of the tree turned gold, but then middle ways up all went dull brown. I wonder if that was because of the smoke. It must be hard on the plants lungs too. No rain in the forecast until next week. Flurries would be nice here…
    Be careful doing the โ€œtwist and shoutโ€, Steve! See ya later! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜บ

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    • I would like to post the coffee cupcake recipe,๐Ÿ˜€ unfortunately I didn’t think of this being coffee day until last night.๐Ÿค” The recipe is in one of my old “Country Living” magazines from the 80s. I like those old magazines, the new “Country Living” just isn’t the same. I doubt I could find it easily enough for today,๐Ÿ™„ but I might try later.๐Ÿ˜‹
      Yes, the smoke might do that, so can dryness, it always hurts the tree tops first. Putting on a light layer of ash can be a problem, leaves can’t breathe properly then, and it would hurt the tree tops first as well.
      Too late for that one, my back is complaining still.๐Ÿ˜•
      Have a great day Nina!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•COFFEE time!

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  2. Happy International Coffee Day, Steve!!! My kind of day! โ˜•๏ธ โ˜•๏ธ โ˜•๏ธ
    I see you had snow flurries! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    Great pics! Need to get the bear spray out though! ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿป

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  3. That is new to me…coffee day…a very welcome day !…BEWARE OF THE BEARS STEVE ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿปโ€ผ๏ธ

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    • Yep, Coffee Day is a great holiday, Muffin and I had a fantastic time!๐Ÿคชโ˜•โ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ˜ธ It’s that time of year for the bears to come into town.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿป

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  4. Well… one good thing is that when Winter shows up the BEARS ๐Ÿป will disappear!๐Ÿ˜ How’s that positive?? Huh?? Not Bad! I thought that up all by myself!!๐Ÿ˜

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    • Very good, except for the winter part. That word always makes me want to jump up and down, pull my hair, bang my head on the wall and fall flat on the floor! What else would you expect after banging my head on the wall? Time for bed, it’s good for my head!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ด

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  5. Happy October Steve ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ and international coffee day ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ˜ Cheers!! the beauty of the fall is simply amazing ๐Ÿ˜ to watch… bears ๐Ÿ˜ฑ run….. dont even stand there ๐Ÿง or play freeze ๐Ÿ˜ oh such a mess ๐Ÿ˜ณ who cleared all that then ๐Ÿ˜’ be careful while doing things around ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have a peaceful night and a beautiful Friday ๐Ÿ˜yay!!!! month end is over ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜

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    • Happy October Simon!๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ And I hope it really is a happy one, our winter can start in October,๐Ÿฅถ that’s a terrible thought.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ฌ You know me, I’m always careful doing things.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ Have a great evening!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒ™

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      • I knew it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and that’s why I am asking you to be careful ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿคช. October starts what ๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿฅถ scary thought ofcourse, comeon Steve time to light some woods ๐Ÿคช oops! ๐Ÿ˜ณ to turn on the heater ๐Ÿ˜

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      • The scary thought that winter could start soon! 2 years ago our winter started on October 9th!๐Ÿฅถ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคช

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      • oh my god that was fast or was if the right time ๐Ÿ˜ณ how long it suppose to last ๐Ÿค” then when the summer begin ๐Ÿ˜Ž so eagerly waiting to see your sweat in the sun โ˜บ๏ธ

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      • A short winter for us would be 5 months,๐Ÿ˜ normal is 6 months,๐Ÿ˜ณ long is 7 months or more.๐Ÿ˜ญ It will be a long time before I do any sweating in the sun,๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž maybe late May?๐Ÿค”

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      • Can we not sweat inside house with the heater on ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” im just thinking why can’t we stay too hot inside home ๐Ÿคช. That’s long ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ 5 let’s wish it’s just 5 not a day beyond that ๐Ÿ˜ฟ. It’s ๐Ÿฅถ cold ๐Ÿฅถ

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      • I can’t turn the heater on that high,๐Ÿ˜ณ my landlord won’t allow it.๐Ÿ™„ But still, it’s warm enough inside and if I get cold there is lots of blankets!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸคชYes, a short winter would be nice, but so far 2 out of 3 forecasts are calling for a long and cold winter.๐Ÿฅถ Oh well, these things happen, it can change.๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž

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      • that’s bad ๐Ÿ˜ต you should ask your landlord for some offer ๐Ÿ˜ณ a warm offer, ๐Ÿ˜ oh these forecasts ๐Ÿฅบ sometimes it’s better not to know the future โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ let’s hope some warm days ahead,๐Ÿ˜

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