Daily Pics #289.

Good morning everyone! I finally got back from my weekly shopping. It wasn’t too busy at the store and everyone was so nice and polite. Right. We’ll skip the nice and polite part. I said good morning to one of the employees. His response? Yeah, yeah, in a mumbled and grumbled sort of way. I understand mornings can be hard on some people, but when you work at a store, fake it and say good morning. Another employee was stocking shelves, but I needed something right where he was standing. Excuse me, I said. I’m busy, his response. I need something right where you’re standing. Figures, his response. But he did move away, arms folded, waiting for me to pick up my item and get out of his way. Thank you, I said. Yeah, his response. Is that the favorite word of the day?

Another guy, a shopper this time, kind of a big guy had stopped 3/4 of the way down the aisle, right in the middle of the aisle. He was on his phone texting. Excuse me, said I. He moved about a foot and stopped. I want to get past this guy. Excuse me, I said a little louder this time. He turned around, his eyes got big and he actually ran down the aisle and off to the next aisle. I look around. Just me here. What made him get so scared? Do I have a sign on me that reads, “this guy has Covid”? Very strange reaction. The woman working in the self checkout area was very nice though. She didn’t say anything. She went on break before I was finished and another woman took her place. As I left she said, have a nice day! Thank you, I hope you do as well. Thanks, she said. Some people are happy. As I went out the door I said to the security guy, have a nice day! Yeah, whatever, his response. Amazing.

Male ruby throated hummingbird.

For the featured image today we have another bald eagle, looking down at me from his perch. He’s probably thinking, “My brother Herb told me about that guy, goes around taking pics of us birds, invading our privacy, I’ll keep my eye on him.” Then in the pic above is another look at our little ruby throated hummingbird, a male. Our tiniest bird up to one of our biggest birds today. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2020 Steve McLeod.

175 Comments on “Daily Pics #289.

  1. Steve, God bless and keep you today. Those folks in the store need some sunshine and sweetness in their lives. Light always conquers darkness! What is in their hearts, comes out of their mouths. May every rude comment made to you, come back as an overflowing blessing to you today! Thankfully we can be a thermostat and not a thermometer reflecting their negativity. Honey makes the day so much sweeter. Your politeness sowed light!

    Enjoy seeing your photos and they leave me smiling. Have a phenomenal rest of the day and the week.

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    • Yes, so true, I just let the negative comments go flying past and continue to be nice and polite no matter what. Keeps me with a cheerful heart and hopefully sends out sunshine through what I say. Just like my blog subtitle, “for a smile as wide as a country sunrise”.
      Thanks so much for your kind words, I hope your week goes great as well!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž

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  2. Oh I thought only here people are like this ๐Ÿคช it seems is very difficult to be polite ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ especially for those working in customer service ๐Ÿคช
    Never mind Steve! Be happy, stay healthy and take care! Beautiful photos ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Oh well, if they want to be negative I won’t let it spoil my day.๐ŸŒž Maybe it’s the cold weather.๐Ÿค” It was terribly cold today and snowing again, about 5cm so far and still snowing.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐ŸŒจ๐ŸŒจ
      Thanks Ribana, have a beautiful day!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜บ

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  3. I think you mean, Good afternoon (not good morning)! ๐Ÿ˜‚ I did enjoy an afternoon coffee. It was a Starbucks vanilla drink you get from the grocery stores and it was lovely.

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    • I was late for sure, but it was still morning when published, even if not by much.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ™„ It would have been earlier, but I got sidetracked for awhile. Typical.๐Ÿ™„ Hmm, I think I’ll stay with regular coffee.๐Ÿ˜โ˜•โ˜•

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    • It happens sometimes for sure, but if they want to be negative that’s up to them, it won’t spoil my sunshine!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜บ
      Thanks Stu!๐Ÿ˜

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      • Thanks Steve! So far so good. Just tired from work. You ever hit that spot were you are too tired to actually sleep…yeah that’s me this week. I’ll sleep good this weekend though!

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      • Yes, I have been there, too tired to sleep. Hard to believe it can happen, but it does! Hope you get to relax this weekend and catch up a bit on your sleep. Hey, we get an extra hour of sleep this weekend! Do you change time down there?

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      • Oh, I forgot about that…Yah!!!

        We still do the time change but we, here in Louisiana, are trying to legislate it out. It’s so stupid to continue doing this. Farmers no longer need an extra hour of light to see. Tractors have headlights ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • We have legislation going on right now that would put us at permanent daylight savings time year round, better for us than standard time due to the fact our days and nights change so drastically between summer and winter. That would start a year from now.

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  4. Yes, people can be rude and have little regard for choosing to smile at one another…it is their loss…love the pics ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿช๐Ÿช๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป

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    • Yes, people make their choice, I prefer being happy.๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ธ
      Thanks so much, have a good night!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜บ

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  5. I liked this part ๐Ÿ˜‚ Is that the favorite word of the day ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ some days are ๐Ÿ™„sigh no comments about that ๐Ÿ˜‚ Bald eagle๐Ÿค” if I’m seeing it clear, the eagle is not bald ,yet๐Ÿ˜œ why you call it then bald๐Ÿ˜‚ lovely post โœจ๐Ÿค— Have a beautiful day ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    • Glad you enjoyed this Simon! Need a bit of comedy now and then. Bald eagles are not bald, but seen from a distance people thought that white head was bald and the name stayed even after they found out. Theodore the turkey is bald, so are turkey vultures. I don’t think we have any other truly bald headed birds though.๐Ÿค” Have a great evening!๐Ÿ˜ Don’t forget to eat some chocolate.๐Ÿ˜›๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜‹

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      • That must be a coincidence I wondered the same ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Great minds think alike. wait ๐Ÿค” did I said great minds? let me search for my mind, yep I kept it here I sure know that, it’s missing ๐Ÿ™„ don’t include me on that now until I find that ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a lovely morning โœจ๐Ÿ˜

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      • I was just about to say the same about me but you already said the same about you so maybe I don’t need to say the same about me that you didn’t say about me because you said it about you that I didn’t say about you since I was going to say it about me which I didn’t do.๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜ต๐Ÿคฃ I think.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ It is a great morning for sure, even with the snow. Oops, Muffin is awake,๐Ÿ˜บ probably wants lunch,๐Ÿ˜ธ she’s early today.๐Ÿ˜พ Enjoy your evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒ™

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      • Wait๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” I was searching my mind, looks like I forgot my brain too, it must be here somewhere, under the pillow? no no, somewhere, did I ate that ๐Ÿค” no I am sure I didn’t ate such small thing today ๐Ÿ™„sigh, I don’t find my brain yet. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ It’s a great evening for me ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ dinner is over and wondering what I ate ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿ˜ณ my brain got crashed after a comment, it starts with S and ends with Y. still searching that blog. I will let you know Steve ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • I know how you feel, I usually let my brain sleep longer than me.๐Ÿ˜› Look under the pillow again,๐Ÿคช or hiding among the blankets, maybe even under the bed.๐Ÿ˜ฒ Hmm, don’t think I know that blog,๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ sounds like a dangerous one!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคฃ

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      • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚LOL, we both forget often such a precious member called brain from our head exists ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ maybe that why we often hurt ourselves ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” u don’t know that blog ๐Ÿค”hmm I thought it was from a guy called Steve, sounds like a familiar name๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”still figuring out ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Yep I’m still searching, now I remember his profile got a deer picture and I still don’t remember where i saw ๐Ÿค”hmm, anyway I’m not going to find him, A guy called Steve messed up with my brain ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope u had a lovely day๐Ÿค—

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      • missed to say this, ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‰ see, I am worse at handling my brain ๐Ÿ˜, good night โœจ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

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      • And here I thought you were better at it than me. Shows how much I don’t know!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„ Good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด I’m off to write chapter 3 of my new story!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜„โœ

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      • Oh, you are a high speed writer you know tat? ๐Ÿ˜ hope you completed that… time for bed then.. Have a peaceful night๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Good morning Simon! Oh not really, I just pretend!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜นI’m actually very slow these days, have to change that and get back to normal again.๐Ÿ™„ Hopefully. Have a nice evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜บ

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      • Hi Steve, Stuck with month end ๐Ÿ˜Š not really free to checkout I only wish these three days to disappear just like that ๐Ÿ˜‚ and time is slow sometimes or time is relative or we are speed/slow science will just confuse us to the egde. let’s not worry about the speed, and have some gratitude with the consistency ๐Ÿ˜‰โœจHave a lovely day Steve โœจ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      • End of month already?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ You just did that, um, well, lets’ see, oh, it was a month ago,๐Ÿ™„ we’re back at the end of the month again.๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ™„ Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana, as they say in the old country.๐Ÿ˜ A few snowflakes coming down again, not much though. Enjoy your evening and don’t forget your chocolate!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿซ๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒ™

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      • I should carry a box now ๐Ÿ™„ have to get distract myself from job ๐Ÿ˜œ and its anice saying I love it “Time flies like an arrow fruit flies like a banana” ๐Ÿ˜„ so nice. snowflakes ๐Ÿ˜ wish I can see here wait let me come outside hey Steve can you just throw that in the direction of ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”um…nowhere ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • You can have all of our snowflakes if you want. We don’t need them, honest.๐Ÿ˜ณ Oh well, we’re stuck with them anyway.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚ They are beautiful though,๐Ÿ˜ I should try and get more pics of them.๐Ÿ“ท Maybe tomorrow. Have a great evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐ŸŒจ

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      • Yes, send it all of them ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜… and yes it’s beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ you try mean while I’ll have an 8 hr sleep, busy day ahead ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ™„ month end ,๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค—

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      • Wow, you can actually sleep for 8 hours?๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ด I should try that.๐Ÿค” No wait, that would make my day shorter.๐Ÿ˜ณ I’ll have to think about that, I’m confused again!๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคญ Hope your month end goes good.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•

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      • Actually it’s the total hours I spend on bed, I’ll stay awake in the middle for few hours but then I’ll sleep anyway which makes this 8 hours ๐Ÿ˜ honestly not 8 ๐Ÿ™„ I highly doubt I sleep for 6 hours these days ๐Ÿค” anyway hoping for a better day ๐Ÿ˜Š Month end ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Now you’re talking, although even staying in bed for 8 hours isn’t easy usually, though I have done it this year more than I can ever remember not doing it any year before!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Not sure if I said that right, getting tired, time to sign off and go to bed.๐Ÿฅฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐ŸŒ™ Hope your day goes well Simon!๐Ÿ˜

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      • ๐Ÿ˜staying in bed so easy, but sleeping ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ not easy ๐Ÿ˜’ lucky for you, that’s a good habit, you haven’t done for years โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค”why I can’t follow such good habits ๐Ÿ™„ fine, and it’s time for bed ๐Ÿ˜‰ Gud Night Steve โœจ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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