Daily Pics #281.

Good morning everyone! Happy Monday to everyone as well! It seems to be getting colder each day, yesterday it only reached a high of 28F (about -2C) and this morning it is only 21F (about -6C), and it feels colder with the wind. We’re supposed to get a bit of snow this week as well. But since it’s cold it’s better to have some snow on the ground or the frost will go deep into the ground this year. And that’s not good. It means a lot of frozen water pipes this winter. My chipmunks have all gone to bed now but they did stay around much later than normal this year. At least some of them did. Now Jasper has no one to play with. They helped keep Jasper in shape. Still, there is the blue jays. A blue jay went in the box to get some peanuts. He just got in there when Jasper came along all happy and went in the same box, but opposite end. What a commotion in that box! Then the blue jay came flying out his end and Jasper came flying out his end! They both stopped and looked back. Jasper came walking slowly back to the box and looked inside. Empty. So he went in slowly, grabbed a peanut and ran off fast.

Then the blue jay came back and did the same thing. Not quite the same as a chipmunk though. For some reason Jasper would slide a lot more than the chipmunks when he chased them. Perhaps because he was bigger. And heavier. Meaning he was fatter. One time chasing Pocket they were really moving along. Pocket made a sudden right hand turn by the water dish and jumped off the deck. Jasper tried that too and slid against the water dish splashing water all over himself! Good thing it was summer and a warm morning. I sat down and gave Jasper a triple peanut, a nice big one. Just as he took it Skamper showed up and the chase was on! Momentarily. That long peanut got in Jasper’s way and I guess it got stuck in between the boards on the deck just a little bit which caused Jasper to flip right over! That gave Skamper time to hide and Jasper just ran off, probably a little embarrassed. I waited until he left before I laughed. Those were good summer mornings. The chipmunks might disagree.

The featured image is a nice bright hollyhock from back in the summer. And the pic above is a beautiful single daylily which grow beside my deck, this one is from late July. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

37 Comments on “Daily Pics #281.

  1. Lovely flowers ! Well, Jasper is still amongst the living…and the blue jays…they surely bring a spot of joy to one’s heart ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ©πŸͺ

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    • Yes, perhaps going down to -14C tonight. A little early for such cold temps.πŸ₯Ά
      As it gets colder Jasper won’t have me outside, just the blue jays!😁😸

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  2. Hollyhocks 😍😍 so beautiful as always.πŸ˜„. It’s lovely to read Jasper and Blue Jays fun πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Jasper is fat πŸ€” he should follow my diet then 😜I got rid of that fat and still crunching down to look sharp 😁 ouch .. no comments… that was I … almost… sigh.. let me tell u another day πŸ˜… Have a beautiful lovely day βœ¨πŸ’

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    • Yep, Jasper has put on a few extra ounces but winter will help clear that up.πŸ₯ΆπŸ€ͺ It was a nice day, except for the cold!πŸ₯Ά It’s snowing lightly right now,πŸ˜›πŸŒ¨ and it’s cold.πŸ₯Ά Nice inside though!😁 Have a great day Simon!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Thank you Steve, the day began with an itch πŸ™„ which I never expected πŸ˜’ it’s back again😳 I should stick to my diet. I am sticking with my diet 😳 sometime it’s just out of my control, anyway I’ll have fun today 😁 Have a nice night βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • Oh no, itches are bad, real bad.😱 They always lead to problems.πŸ˜’ Sometimes anyway.🀨 I have itchy feet and you know what that means!πŸ˜œπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Glad you had a fun day.πŸ†πŸ₯§ I’m having fun too.πŸ˜„ I think.πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • Yep, I have multiple answers for tat πŸ™„ which one to match πŸ€”. I had an itch because of my yesterday’s food, I had added something unusual extra, not sure what I put while I cook πŸ˜³πŸ™„ that happens when you sleep while cooking πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚. I hope it will not repeat πŸ€— let’s hope this is just a side effect of a foood πŸ˜…πŸ˜. It was a fun day 😻 have fun you too.😍😍

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      • Yep, certain foods do strange things to me sometimes too,πŸ™„ usually it’s a spice that will give me sores which can be painful.πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚ Well, I don’t know if today was fun exactly,πŸ€” but a great day anyway!😁😹😸 But I hurt myself again with all that snow.πŸ€•πŸ˜’ Sigh.πŸ™„

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      • Ouch! what did you do? Did you hurt? where? can you pls stop getting hurt πŸ˜³πŸ™„ you know you have to be careful during this snow time 😼Let me tell Muffin about it πŸ˜‰. Hope all is well now? or is it still paining ? take care and stay warm πŸ€—

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      • It’s still paining. Snow means slippery and slippery means that Steve falls down a lot. I cleared the snow off the deck, it was wet under the snow, which froze right away.🧊 I stood on a box to put seeds out and the box slid on the ice.😳🧊 Not good. πŸ™„ Box went one way,😬 Steve went the other way. 😲 Not good.πŸ™„ Steve hit back on postπŸ™€ and sit down moaning and groaning.πŸ€ͺ Now it’s time for bed.πŸŒ™ Looking forward to lie down again. I hope. Good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜Έ

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      • Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! can yu get some help pls 😳😳 I’m seeing a movie here in my head πŸ˜’ You should stop taking risks, all you need is patience 😌 think all your plans once with side effects, have that one question what if it goes wrong, and be preparedπŸ˜‰ that way you can climb onto something prepared so that you won’t get slipped. Dont do that again 😳😳 it must have been painful,😼 how is it now? have any medicine to put on the injured places πŸ€”. Take care Steve πŸ€— and sleep and recover πŸ˜ŒπŸ€—

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      • Well look at that!πŸ˜€ I gave you a free movie to watch, isn’t that nice of me?πŸ™„πŸ˜³ I’m feeling quite a bit better now. As for getting help, no way I can do that just to go feed the birds. If it wasn’t for our town’s bylaw for having bird feeders 10 feet high I would be okay,πŸ˜¬πŸ™„πŸ˜Ύ I wouldn’t have to stand on boxes. Sigh. Winter is a hard time of year.πŸ€•πŸŒ¨ Especially for me it seems. Maybe I need to stop feeding birds.πŸ€”πŸ¦ƒ Sigh. Have a nice relaxing evening Simon.πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜Έ And stop watching these terrible Steve movies!πŸ˜²πŸ˜„πŸ˜Ή

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      • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Yes u were too nice, but I dislike a movie u get hurt ☺️.I’m kind of sensitive to such graphical content 😁😜. U can feed birds may be on lap or on the ground , why bird feeder πŸ˜„Happy bird feeding πŸ˜‚and don’t get hurt πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • Can’t feed birds on the ground, not legal, it must be on a feeder 10 feet (about 3 meters) off the ground. Otherwise I get a $500 fine.😲 My neighbor turned me in once so now I have to do things just right.πŸ™„ Hopefully I won’t fall, it’s a long ways down to the ground.😳 Just ask Jasper, he’s made the trip many times!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • We do have those, but they really are not too good directly on ice as they are not sharp enough to dig in. My landlord wouldn’t like it anyway, they would tear up the wood deck.

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