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.
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