Coffee At Steve’s Country #10.

Good morning to everyone and Happy Sunday! Help yourself to some coffee, or tea if you prefer, sit back and relax with us for a little while. We had more ice fog last night, so the trees are once again beautifully frosted this morning. Actually, everything is frosted, including the bird feeders and the deck railing which I hold onto so I don’t flip over it while standing on the box to put food on the feeder. Plus I had to refill a couple of the hanging feeders this morning as well and they were also frosted. So my hands got a bit chilled. Good thing it wasn’t a cold morning at least.

Beautiful phlox.

Speaking of temperature, it was 18F (-8C) this morning, and we might get to see the sun a bit today. That would be nice. Hmm, it looks like Jasper has lost in the fight for his territory. The “other” squirrel was here eating sunflower seeds yesterday and Jasper came along. The “other” squirrel chattered a warning and Jasper stayed on the other side of the fence. Too bad the chipmunks are not around in the winter. I’m sure they would help Jasper chase this new squirrel away from here.

Bright and beautiful hollyhock.

I should probably name this “other” squirrel since it looks like he will be staying around here for awhile. There is also a third squirrel that has started to come around, he is from across the street. So he likely won’t be around very long. He has managed to stay away from fighting with either of the other two. But he’s not very friendly, at least not yet. The “other” squirrel isn’t friendly either. Sigh. All three of them are amazingly similar in color, but Jasper is a little darker than the others, hard to tell from a distance though. So far only the chickadees, nuthatches, redpolls and blue jays have been here this morning. The grosbeaks are once again missing, but hopefully they will show up today. The blue jays just chased the shrike away, and they went a long distance away too. But they are now returning. There are 6 of them today, an increase of one. Perhaps that lone blue jay has found himself a mate now. Well, time to go once again, I do hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

31 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #10.

    • Yes indeed! Two especially are quite friendly. Blue jays are quite a wary bird so it can be hard to gain their trust. But little by little they can become quite friendly.


  1. I am choosing Tea 😍 Jubilant Morning Steve, ooooo that’s cold.. where is my sweater, no not just sweater, how about pile of clothes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ πŸ™„πŸ˜³ Oops Jasper has got lot of neighbours now πŸ€” Hope Jasper survivesπŸ˜‹ whoever did the matrimony job for that Blue Jay, I bless these little birds to stay jubilant together. It is a nice morning. Blissful visiting…πŸ₯°Have a Lovely Day πŸ’πŸ€—

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    • Nice to have you stop in and visit this morning Simon!πŸ˜€ How about some blankets to keep you warm on this nice mild day?πŸ€”πŸ˜ It’s been a beautiful day so far, lots of birds today, even a little sunshine,🌞 though cloudy once again.πŸ€ͺ Have a great week!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•


      • Ha ha, not some blankets. That suppose to be some more more blankets for that temperature πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.It was cloudy here too.. enjoy the beautiful weather βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • It’s not so bad really.😁😳 After a few weeks of freezing solidπŸ₯ΆπŸ₯ΆπŸ§ŠπŸ§Š it won’t feel that bad anymore.πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‚πŸ€£

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      • ha ha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ That’s terrible isn’t it πŸ˜‚frozen solid πŸ€”wait that will be painful 😳😳 No fun to laugh🀨 I tried a solid ice cube from a party on my palm, and it was very painful πŸ™„ And I put it in a bowl and added hot water and smiled at the smokes πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. It was nice though 😜πŸ₯°

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      • You’re not supposed to put ice cubes on your palm,πŸ™„ put them down your back instead to get a real experience of cold.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή When it gets real cold here, we just put out an ice cube tray with water outside for a few minutes and bring it back in nicely frozen!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή


      • πŸ€”πŸ™„Let me try to the person that sits in Canada Ontario and his name starts with SπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ hey!that was niceπŸ˜‚ we use to do that in summer, instead of playing with ice cubes we play with egg, we make omlet on a sun heat πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Here it doesn’t get hot enough for that!πŸ€ͺ
        What?😲 You would do that to me?😳 Actually I have had it done to me and it’s cold!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

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      • πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚No way! You tried that πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ™„ You are a strange Author πŸ˜ŽπŸ€“ Hey! I got a question do you wear glasses ? πŸ€” I wear it when the sun is hot πŸ˜‰ and getting little blind lately πŸ₯Ί Just a little little, can’t read tiny words these days 😳 getting old πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ and! I missed to tell you, I washed away my hairdye and looked at my hair 😳😳😳 It was scary… so close to snow white πŸ™„ I colored it with black again πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I can’t see my hair in white πŸ€“

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      • Yes, I wear glasses for reading and when I’m taking pictures,πŸ€“ otherwise my pics would all be fuzzy! What?😲 You dye your hair?😳😳 You should leave it natural,πŸ‘¨β€πŸ¦³ makes you look sophisticatedπŸ€ͺ and, and, everything!πŸ˜³πŸ™„ Gave me a good laugh!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • ha ha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Yes maybe I would have looked sophisticated more than that, people would start calling me with respect “Uncle Simon” I didn’t adapted to hearing thatπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‹ I can call you Uncle Steve, not because your hair was white 😜I like youπŸ₯°. stop laughing pls, I’ll look like a young man on a Halloween costume 😁


  2. Oh, I hope Jasper gains control again! Glad the Blue Jays were around to go after the shrike…sleep well ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜΄πŸ™‚

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