Good morning to everyone! It’s a beautiful, sunny and cool morning today. It was yesterday as well, but that changed quickly to cloudy and rainy. But, it’s supposed to stay sunny this time. We had some frost this morning too. My deck was wet looking again so I was very careful to check and make sure it was wet, not icy. Yep, wet it is, so off I went to hang up the bird feeders. Then I hit a patch of ice and slid about 2 feet. Good thing I have 2 feet to slide on. Then I hit one of the boxes out there and tripped. That made me sit down on another box. And drop one of the feeders. Which cracked. And sunflower seeds spilled out onto the deck. That was fun.
Muffin was sitting at the window watching all of this…and laughing. I know she was laughing. She does that. I use some tape to hold the feeder together temporarily until I can buy another one. Sigh. I stand on the box that I landed on previously so that I can stretch far enough to hang the bird feeder due to our town’s bird feeder regulations. The feeder slipped out of my hand. And I almost fell over the railing trying to catch the falling bird feeder. I missed. And the feeder went crashing to the ground in the middle of the raspberry patch. And I hit my head on the post that is meant to hold the hanging bird feeder. That causes me to back up a step, which is not good, I’m standing on a box. Moving back one step puts me on air. Air is not too stable. Nor will it hold me up.
Therefore I fall to the deck, landing on that patch of ice, which causes one foot to go east and one foot to go west. I end up sitting on the deck. That part is wet. So I get wet. Naturally. I can just see Muffin right now. She will likely be on the floor rolling around and laughing. I go down, wading my way through tall, wet grass and prickly raspberry plants to retrieve my bird feeder. What’s left of it anyway. I come back up. Jasper is standing there looking at me. I look at him. We shake paws. I give him a very large peanut. Then I come inside to change. Sigh. It’s a beautiful, sunny morning. The few gold and yellow leaves that are left on the trees are shining brightly in the morning sunshine. The birds are chirping happily. Jasper is eating his peanut. Coffee is filling up with his peanuts. Perfect.
The featured image today is a pic of Baxter, my friendliest blue jay. The pic just above is an adult bald eagle who is sitting in our local cemetery waiting his turn at a deer carcass which is beside the street. The deer had obviously been hit by a car. There was also a young bald eagle impatiently waiting, I will show that one another time. I hope you all have a beautiful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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