Coffee At Steve’s Country #12.

Good morning to everyone on this beautiful Tuesday! The coffee is ready, so is tea, so please help yourself and spend some relaxing time with Muffin and I this morning! The birds are waking up and arriving one by one, with the chickadees first in line for breakfast as usual. The first redpolls are also coming in and a male downy woodpecker is here nice and early today also. I went for a walk to the river yesterday, it was a nice day and was supposed to have a high of 32F, 0C, which is very nice for January. It didn’t quite get there however and stayed at 25F, -4C, instead. Still nice for this time of year, but for some reason I felt cold yesterday, even though I dressed just as warmly as usual. My toes got cold, so did my hands and face. Even the other day when the temp was 19F, -7C, I didn’t feel that cold.

Another beautiful hollyhock and friendly bee.

One surprising thing was the little bit of ice on the river was actually melting away. Some spots the ice was gone completely, which was a little odd. But the night temps have been a little milder the last few nights, so that does make a difference as the current is then able to melt the ice easier. I only saw 2 other people out walking yesterday and they were on the path across the river. There was a lot of chickadee and nuthatch activity all along the path, I haven’t heard that much activity in a long time. Plus there was a nice pileated woodpecker pounding away on a tall white pine that died last summer. That was down close to the river.

Male, in front, and female goldeneye at the river.

Also in the same area there was a black-backed woodpecker, a much smaller woodpecker than the pileated, working away on a smaller dead spruce tree. And just a little further away was a hairy woodpecker who was just flying around. There was a lot of ducks in two different areas on the river, but both flocks were too far away for good pics, though I tried anyway. The path was getting hard packed and slippery, especially on the two hills so I had to be careful walking in those locations. But it was beautiful sitting on the bench overlooking the river which was so nice and calm yesterday. I left sooner than I wanted since I was getting rather cold, but I enjoyed my walk. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

59 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #12.

  1. Steve, thanks for the coffee and sharing your walk at the river. On Sunday afternoon, I took advantage of the mild weather to again walk along the tow path of an old canal. The barren trees offered a much different view.

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    • Thanks for coming today Richard! I’m sure those old canals would be a great place for a walk. Yes, each season has it’s own beauty and different views with it.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί

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  2. Thanks for sharing today ! It brought joy to my heart ! How many mugs do you have with pics of birds ? Take care ! Hugs to Muffin !β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

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    • Thanks for stopping by! I have 4 with birds plus the cougar and jaguar. There are more to the set, I should have gotten them years ago when I bought these, they are so expensive now. Hugs given to Muffin, she meows thanks! Have a good night.πŸ˜πŸ˜»β˜•β˜•πŸŒ™

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  3. Sarah is getting married tomorrow….

    Thank-you Nancy Scott.

    On Tue., Jan. 12, 2021, 8:40 a.m. Steve`s Country, wrote:

    > stevescountry posted: ” Good morning to everyone on this beautiful > Tuesday! The coffee is ready, so is tea, so please help yourself and spend > some relaxing time with Muffin and I this morning! The birds are waking up > and arriving one by one, with the chickadees first in line ” >

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  4. Very nice pictures Steve. I very much enjoy your writing and descriptions of your surroundings. I am sorry I am so late with my response today. I received some very sad news this morning. My brother passed away last night. I’m afraid I didn’t get back soon enough to see him. I count it as,a blessing his sufferinf was short. Hope to chat tomorrow. I know you’re long in by now. I am having an issue similar to yours with unwanted emails and texts. Very frustrating. Good Night

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