Daily Pics #266.

Good morning on this bright and sunny Sunday! It is a nice crisp morning with a temp of 36F (2C). It was so silent and still when I went out to hang the bird feeders this morning. But before I got back inside some little white-throated sparrows and juncos were starting to chirp. Then I took some seeds out to spread around for those little birds and more birds began chirping and the blue jays showed up as well. But oddly, only 2 blue jays showed up this morning. There is 10 of them. Even an hour later there was only 3. Very odd indeed. Coffee was here nice and early this morning. Perhaps the lack of blue jays helped him out a bit, he’s the only chipmunk that is afraid of the blue jays. A couple of those blue jays can be quite protective of “their” pile of peanuts, so they try chasing the chipmunks, who usually just ignore them. Sometimes the blue jays will even snap at the chipmunk tails. That’s a mistake though. That’s when the chipmunks jump at the blue jays. And that’s when the blue jays decide to retreat.

It’s interesting to watch that, especially since those blue jays are much larger than the chipmunks, but the chipmunks can make them run, I mean fly. Jasper hasn’t been here yet this morning. I wonder if he has chipmunk nightmares? Yesterday he was about to go in one of the boxes and 3 juncos came out so he tried to chase them. Guess he wasn’t sure which one to chase so he was going in circles again until he went head first into the side of the box. That made him stop. I put out some peanuts right then and Coffee was there and started filling up. Jasper didn’t see Coffee on the step and he jumped up to get a peanut. Both Jasper and Coffee took off in different directions. Jasper hid behind a bench while Coffee headed home. Jasper stuck his head out and saw it was all clear and he came back up on the step very slowly, grabbed a peanut and off he went in a hurry. He really is a nervous type squirrel. Maybe he will become more relaxed during the winter.

Birdfoot trefoil.

The featured image above is the “maiden pink”, a very beautiful little flower and very easy to grow. “Pink” does not refer to it’s color, it is a variety of flower and comes in different colors such as white, pink, red and purple. The pic above is the “birdfoot trefoil”, a fairly common and very bright wildflower that is not native to our area but has become common here over the years. Sorry if I might repeat some of my flower pics, but when my laptop quit working on me I did lose some things including which flowers I had used and not used. Sigh. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

21 Comments on “Daily Pics #266.

    • Yes, I think Jasper is going to enjoy winter with no chipmunks. Maybe he won’t be so nervous by spring. Of course there is still the blue jays…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
      Thanks, have a great day Ribana!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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  1. Thank you Steve for the delightful update. It is a blessing to view summer’s color from afar as winter begins to get its act together in the coming months. Fog has rolled in here towards mid-morning.

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    • We have had quite a bit of fog here lately too, always at night as the air temp drops below that of the water. But it clears in early morning.
      Thanks for stopping by today!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•

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  2. Beautiful pics, Steve, and I see your outside gang are up to their usual shenanigans! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸŒΊ πŸŒΈπŸ€ πŸ¦” 🐾 πŸ¦† πŸ¦… πŸ¦‰

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  3. To start with, pretty flowers 😍😍 awesome maiden pink, so attractive, birdfoot trefoil calm and beautiful. Coffee and Jasper had their fun yesterday, πŸ™„I mean the yesterday when you were in that day the day you posted this post ☺️ sigh, so easy to say that. 😁 fine, Jasper must have been taking some rest, hope he is back to business πŸ˜‰ How is your week so far πŸ˜‰ mine is so much of a mystery🧐 still not sure whats going to happen but I’m here the place where I suppose to be at the right time, and hoping all would become normal ✨ Have a wonderful week βœ¨πŸ€—πŸŽ‰

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    • Good morning/evening Simon!πŸ™‹β€β™‚οΈ Yes, Jasper seems to be back again, but since there is only 2 chipmunks right now they don’t usually meet too often.πŸ€ͺπŸ™„ So I guess the fun between them is gone for this year.πŸ˜„πŸ˜Έ I have had kind of a rough week healthwise.πŸ˜• So I’m not getting much done these days.πŸ˜›πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή I hope everything gets settled quickly for you Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜Έ

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      • Good Morning Steve βœ¨πŸ€— oops that would be lots of fun missing 😳 anyway we still have muffin to. comment about you ☺️ take care Steve, πŸ˜’ please take care of your health seriously, and don’t hesitate to meet your doctor. is he back? πŸ™„ I’m afraid about the health condition of my father in law, me trying to be positive and giving all support and time, I only hope he comes home asap. πŸ™‚ and that’s why I’ve been too off lately πŸ˜’ I’ll be back online as soon things gets settled. ☺️ Have a wonderful Friday βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Yep, Muffin is very happy to talk about me!😹 My doctor is back now, but there’s nothing really that can be done with this, except get lots of rest, eat properly, take my medication and stay home as much as possible.😳 Mostly I’m doing these things, almost.πŸ™„ Don’t worry about being away from blogging, family is more important.πŸ™‚ You’re a bit ahead of time, it’s only Thursday, but thanks!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Thank you Steve πŸ€— I’m not worried of being away from blogging, only worries of being away from bloggers πŸ˜’ πŸ˜‰ . But you, take rest, recover your body and mind πŸ€— Yes I’m ahead of time, and now the time is uncontrollable 😡. I’ll stick with time anyhow 😁

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      • That’s okay, we’ll still be around when you get back.😁 Hopefully anyway.😁 I’m resting and doing this that and the other thing.πŸ™„ Make sure you get enough rest too.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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