Daily Pics #315.

Good morning everyone! Yesterday we enjoyed a fair bit of sunshine, though it was still chilly. Today we are back to clouds and we’re expecting a little more snow as well. Nothing serious though, and the temp is going to drop again tonight. It’s winter. But not much snow yet, only about 3 inches (7.5cm) on the ground right now. A little unusual but it happens sometimes. We have had years with very little snow until after Christmas. Then it snows and snows and doesn’t like to stop! Every winter is a little different it seems. Sometimes just small differences, other times bigger differences. Some winters can be very mild and others incredibly cold. Some winters have very little snow, others can give us more than 7 feet (2.2 meters) of snow.

Speaking of birds. It seems the rock doves have definitely won this time. No evening grosbeaks showed up yesterday, one male pine grosbeak showed up and was immediately chased away by the rock doves. He never came back. Six of the 15 redpolls also showed up 3 times and each time were chased away by the rock doves. They also never came back after the third time. And I spent way too much time chasing the rock doves. Sigh. I think they were getting lessons from the crows during the summer. I have never had so much trouble feeding birds. Oh well, new problems, new challenges and hopefully, new solutions. Though it’s likely too late to get the grosbeaks back now, but perhaps there are more in the area that are still looking for a nice place to eat for the winter. I hope so.

Meanwhile, let’s enjoy some nice bright and cheery flowers today. To start things off, a nice pink rose as our featured image. And then we have two different colors of Iceland poppies. I hope you all have a very wonderful Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2020 Steve McLeod.

25 Comments on “Daily Pics #315.

  1. I read a quote once that I would paraphrase …
    ” Wisdom says that we are nothing . Love says that we are everything . Between the two, our lives flow .”
    In other words, Wisdom makes us realize, that we are as an extension of the divine source , are beyond any identification with any material stuff or world possessions.Whereas , The unlimited divine love , tells us that we are connected to the whole unlimited universal consciousness and therefore lack nothing and being everything as well…

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  2. Steve, I always appreciate the arrival of your flora pics. They remind me that spring will continue to arrive in due time. Your take on winter is very true . . . it keeps a schedule of its own. Then it dumps a pile of flaky surprises on our front door.

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    • Thanks so much Richard! Yep, spring is just around the corner, but the corner is a long way off!πŸ˜„πŸ˜Έ Winters can be very unpredictable sometimes, this one is going to be one of those winters it seems. Have a great day!

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  3. 2.2m of snow…is a lifetime from when I did not see so much snow β„οΈβ˜ΊοΈ
    That rock doves can be really annoying…they’ve found a nice restaurant it seems πŸ¦πŸ™„

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    • Yes, the rock doves can be a real problem at feeders. They are big and lots of them so they just move in and take over.😬 So now I have stopped putting food out, hopefully that will make them leave. Have to wait and see.πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™„

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  4. I love the cheery flower pics, Steve. So far, our weather has been very mild but inconsistent. Some days the high is 70 F and the next day it’s 60 F but I’m not complaining because it is tolerable and most pleasant. Give Muffin an extra hug. 🌻 πŸŒžβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜Ί

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    • Thanks Eugenia! Yes, the temp goes up and down a lot this year. Muffin purrs her thanks for the hug! And she meows ‘hi’ to Callie!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒ¨πŸ§Š

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