Good morning everyone! Coffee is ready! Please help yourself, find a comfortable chair and relax! It is a nice mild morning with a wonderful blue sky. Hopefully that will mean a sunny day. That’s what I thought yesterday, but it turned out to be a very cloudy day that was really quite dull and no good for pictures unfortunately. So I missed those nice frosty trees. The frost was gone before lunch as the temp rose to 34F (1C). Oh well, there might be more opportunities yet this winter. For the rest of December during my ‘Morning Coffee’ post I will be sharing some more of my favorite pics from this year, starting with January 1st. And I will try to make sure they are pictures I haven’t used yet.
Muffin is pacing back and forth anxiously waiting for our first friends to show up. The blue jays and chickadees are busy this morning, but oddly, I haven’t seen any other birds around yet. Perhaps I have just missed them. It’s easy to miss the woodpeckers since they don’t stay around long when they come to visit. But they do show up several times a day. Yesterday I went for a walk along my path to the river. I didn’t make it all the way though. It was a bit hard walking in that soft snow, especially on the hills. But I’m going to try again today. It was very dark yesterday walking through the pines and it was only 2:30pm. Those heavy clouds sure made a difference. It was very quiet back there. I did hear a couple of woodpeckers and a few chickadees in the distance. That was all. I did discover a lot of rabbit tracks however. I always figured there must be some back there. Actually, they are not rabbits, but hares, not that there is really much of a difference.
Speaking of cats. I was awakened by a horrible yowling and hissing at midnight so I quickly got up to see what was going on. Muffin was on her way to wake me up, she then turned around and went back to the window. I turned the light on and she pointed to the intruder on the deck. It was an orange cat who had obviously been up at the window. He ran. So I praised Muffin for defending our apartment! She was happy as could be. Then she wanted a snack. I figured she deserved it. She ate. I dragged myself back to bed and was dreaming peacefully once more. Thank you very much for joining us again this morning, please help yourself to more coffee before you leave. I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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