Daily Pics #282.

Good morning everyone on this beautiful sunny morning! The trees are looking rather empty and barren these days. But with that morning sun shining on their branches it brings out a new warmth and color to them. Yesterday morning I went out to feed the birds, I just got out the door and noticed Theodore sitting on the post that holds one of the hanging feeders and which is just outside the door. “I hope you haven’t been waiting long Theodore”, I said. Back in I went to get some sunflower seeds for him and spread them on the large feeder. He came over right away and starting feasting. A bird that size can eat a lot of seeds! Wild turkeys like peanuts also but they need to be broken open for them. I don’t plan on feeding him peanuts. At least not before winter. It still looks funny to see that big bird on my bird feeder. But I’m glad he comes around, he’s getting quite tame, and it will be fun having him here this winter. In the afternoon the sun was shining, but still cold. Jasper came looking for peanuts so I sat down and gave him one. He sat beside me and decided to eat the peanut right away.

You really miss those chipmunks, don’t you? He looks at me with sad eyes. Then keeps eating. You don’t like the blue jays? He looks at me and gives a little “chip”. Then keeps eating. You need to find yourself a mate, I told him. He looks at me, gives a bigger “chip”. Then keeps eating. Hmm, no females left on this side of the street? He just looks at me and keeps eating. Don’t cross the street, I said, too dangerous, you might get run over. He gives another little “chip” and keeps eating. We keep sitting there in the sun until he’s finished. Then he comes on my lap looking for more. I give him a nice big peanut, he takes it, looks up at me, then runs off. That’s twice we have been able to sit together. Maybe he just needs someone to talk with. There was a nice treat this morning. A gray jay showed up so I ran outside with some food for him. He came and got it right away and off he went. Then he was back a few minutes later, got some more food and this time flew back across the street, which is where they live. There is actually 3 of them that I have seen this fall, but they have never come to my feeder. But I haven’t been putting out food for them because I don’t want the crows coming back again. They eat the same food. Gray jays don’t eat seeds or peanuts, they want bread or meat. It was so nice having him come to the feeder again. Too bad I didn’t have my camera ready. The only pics I have of gray jays are in the winter, which is normally the only time they come to the feeder. It would be nice to get a pic without snow around.

Water smartweed.

Our featured image today is the northern bedstraw. This is a wildflower that produces loose clusters of tiny flowers and thrives for a good portion of the summer. In the pic above is the water smartweed, another wildflower that is really very beautiful and also produces tiny flowers, in this case pink. Only a few open at a time so the flowers are in bloom for quite a while mostly in July. There are a lot of them down by our river. I hope you all have a beautiful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

30 Comments on “Daily Pics #282.

  1. Now you started to talk to birds, πŸ˜ΌπŸ€” hmm I was searching for dr. dolittle and here he is πŸ˜‰ that was a lovely talk with blue Jay 😻 yep I miss the Chipmunks tooπŸ₯Ί its okay they will be back soon πŸ€— Hope all is well ✨ and free from pains… Have a lovely warm day β˜ΊοΈπŸ˜‰βœ¨

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    • Did I talk with a blue jay?πŸ€” I thought I was talking with Jasper?πŸ™„ Oh my, is my head on backwards?😱 Am I mixed up?πŸ€ͺ Am I crazy?🀯
      Feeling okay today, except maybe my brain, think I froze it when I was outside today.πŸ€ͺ🧊 Stayed out there too long.😳πŸ₯Ά

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      • Why πŸ™„ you like getting frozen πŸ€” u r very strange, Muffin, u shud grab him next time as an ice cube 😜 see he is freezing himself πŸ˜…. Oh yes u were talking to Jasper first then Blue Jay, then u pretended Blue jay as Jasper with long tails and four legs whigc obviously Blue Jays didn’t had and he looked at you like what happened to him and then he flew away feeling happy that finally you can able to talk to him thinking he is the Jasper but you were talking to Jasper, oops no Blue Jay πŸ˜‰ Hope I made it crystal clear right πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜„

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      • Yep, I got it clear that time. Blue jays have fur and Jasper has wings and they both eat peanuts. And I talk to all of them, which is true.πŸ˜³πŸ™„ I also talk to Theodore, and he talks to me now too.πŸ˜€πŸ¦ƒ Yep, I’m going crazy,πŸ€ͺ I know it!πŸ˜„πŸ˜± Hope you had a great day! Have a good night also!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • ha ha ha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ thanks for the laugh, that would digest what I ate πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… it’s good Theodore talks to you too 😻😍 is he still around there? that means he is been tamed.. he will soon have more friends πŸ˜„. Have a Beautiful Morning 😍✨πŸ€ͺ

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      • Yes, Theodore has been here all morning eating seeds. When the seeds are all gone he comes to the window and looks in telling me he needs some more! I can go out and stand right next to him and talk and he won’t move away. It’s nice to have him here.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ¦ƒ

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      • That’s really sweet of him, also nice to have him beside you and talk 😍 maybe you can adopt him πŸ€ͺπŸ˜… Hope you had a lovely day βœ¨πŸ€—

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      • It was a great day, except maybe for the moaning and groaning part.πŸ˜³πŸ™€ But it was a perfect day to stay inside and enjoy being inside where it’s warm and safe.😁😸🌨🧊

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      • Hope all is well now πŸ˜ƒ U definitely need Muffin to bite your foot to distract you from your groan and moan ☺️get some some helping hand to do things at home don’t over do it πŸ˜‰ Have a peaceful night πŸ€—

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      • Well, my left hand was helping my right hand but that still wasn’t enough hands.πŸ˜›πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Guess I’m just not handy enough!πŸ™„
        Thanks Simon, enjoy your day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Well that’s not enoughπŸ€”maybe you should order one In amazon and one in flipkart , hey! thanks giving day is coming 😍 maybe you can wait for that offer πŸ€ͺ It’s a warm cloudy day πŸ™„ kind of feeling sleepy πŸ˜… and still cooking πŸ˜‚not sure how this is going to taste today πŸ˜³πŸ™„ let’s see. I’ll have fun this way πŸ˜‚πŸ€ͺ😝. Good Night Steve ☺️

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      • Speaking of flipping karts,πŸ™„ today was our garbage collection day so I had to take mine out to the street.😬 I won’t tell you what it was like, but I’m sure it was quite a sight, but I don’t want to give such a fright, to my friend so late at night! Jumping, slipping ,sliding, crunching, chopping piles of sharp edged ice, digging mounds of snow not nice, bleeding hands and bruising arm, time for coffee it’s no harm!πŸ˜›πŸ˜„β˜•β˜•β˜•πŸ˜Έ Have a good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • 😨😨😨😱😱😱 are you trying to scare this kid that was quiet old πŸ™„πŸ€” wait am I a kid, yup by Heart I’m always a kid 😜 coming to you, why 😱😱😱 you should stick with your snow shoes πŸ˜’ are you sure you live in that place for all these years πŸ€”πŸ™„It’s very simple, one step at a time, and think before doing it. please take care my dear Steve 😍 hope your arm is fine. have something for the bruises, don’t forget to call up for doc if there is any swelling😎 Have a beautiful morning Steve βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • Problem is, the snow starting melting a bit yesterday and people walked on snow leaving deep footprints, also bear walked on snow, more footprints, then the snow froze overnight so now those footprints are frozen and it’s hard to walk on the path now. Sigh. Wait, did I say bear? Yep, the bears are still out, doesn’t he know that he should hibernate when the snow is on the ground? Instead he comes here right after I bring in my bird feeders. I was late last night so it was dark, very dark and I went out to get the bird feeders, nervous the whole time.😬😱 I need some relaxation. I know, I’ll go somewhere hot.🌴🌞 Wait, can’t do that, too much virus around.😬 AAAAA!!!!😲 It’s okay. I’m fine. I’m happy.😳😁😹

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      • Now I get it, it’s the snow Nd the bears πŸ™„ why they are still out πŸ€”and yep, u can’t go to a warm place now 😳 too much virus πŸ˜’. oops time to sleep my eyes are trying to force shut down.. I’m logging off πŸ˜‰

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  2. Maybe he wants to embrace the single life and enjoy his food! Being single means he doesn’t have to share! Even in nature there is so much pressure to find a mate πŸ™„

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    • So true, it’s important to find a mate in nature if they are to carry on as a species, so there is pressure!πŸ€ͺ Being single also means being lonely.πŸ˜₯πŸ™„ I just hope he doesn’t have to go very far or he might decide to stay away!😬
      How’s things? We might be getting some snow tonight.πŸ₯ΆπŸ™€

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      • Too bad there aren’t online dating sites for squirrels, chipmunks, and blue jays! Yeah, it might not be good to give him too much independence or freedom πŸ˜‚

        To answer your question, it is complicated. I am still waiting for updates about how to proceed with school. Husband is getting on my case about applying for jobs but I don’t know where to begin with that, nor do I feel qualified. I am procrastinating like crazy πŸ™‡β€β™€οΈ He is also out of town this week so I am juggling homework, applying for jobs, doctor appointments, and driving back and forth to daycare which eats up a lot of my time.

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      • Oh wow, sounds like a busy and stressful time right now. I know it’s not always an easy thing, but try to get some relaxing time in there too.
        Is Rebecca real active or does she sit and play a lot by herself?
        I sure hope that school works things out so you can get everything finished, I know you’re looking forward to getting done and going to work. I hope your week goes well Hilary!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž It’s snowing here right now.πŸ˜•πŸŒ¨

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  3. Sweet Jasper ! It must be nice to have him staying close to you…those wildflowers sure are pretty ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜»πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸͺπŸͺπŸ™‚

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