Coffee At Steve’s Country #31.

Good morning everyone and Happy Sunday! It is another beautiful morning here, so grab a coffee and join us for a few minutes to relax here today. It is cloudy but mild, with a temp of -6C (21F) and we have some fresh snow again this morning. Yesterday we got about 2 inches (5cm) of new snow and this morning it was just over an inch (3cm) of snow. Slowly it begins to add up and there has now been about 8 or 9 inches (20 to 22cm) of new snow since my last walk to the river. And no one has been walking down there lately, of course it was kind of cold there for a while. It will be a bit harder walking now, especially those hills, but hopefully I can give it a try either Monday or Tuesday, before that cold weather returns on Thursday.

We have some wildflowers to share today, the one above is the “pale corydalis”, it’s a very common wildflower and loves to grow on rocky areas with little soil. And even when that soil dried out, these flowers continue to bloom.

And this wildflower above is the “spreading dogbane”, a terrible name for a beautiful flower. They are not large, about a third of an inch (8mm) across and they have a nice mild scent as well. They prefer a bit more soil, but it doesn’t seem to matter what kind of soil.

The first bird at the feeder this morning was a blue jay, which is very odd, they are never first. But that one was here nearly 10 minutes before the chickadees showed up. The birds are active at the feeders this morning, but the evening grosbeaks are absent, which is certainly odd. Yesterday Jasper brought his new mate over to the feeder, her name is Sylvie. They certainly are having a good time together, always playing around in the branches of the trees. I wonder if Jasper will leave his territory to her in the spring or if Sylvie will go somewhere else to have her babies? Have to wait and see. I hope you enjoy today’s wildflowers, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

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

  1. Oh it was Sunday today πŸ™„πŸ€” I was working 😳😳 damn month end πŸ˜…. Forget that, Happy Sunday Steve πŸ₯° these flowers, look at them 😍 amazing Steve, Pary corydalis is different, spreading dog bane is cute πŸŽ‰Jasper and Sylvie 😍 where do you come up with such beautiful names πŸ₯° so nice and a romantic day for them…☺️😁 And Tmrw is Monday for me, my Betrothal Anniversary πŸ₯³ It is my 8th year, I suppose to make a post, and stuck with month end πŸ™„ can’t do that 😸 I’m unofficially informing my dearest Uncle Steve in person πŸ˜πŸ€— HUGSπŸ€— Enjoy the day…

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    • Wow, that sounds great Simon and Nisha! I wish you both a most glorious day and I really hope you get to enjoy it together at least for a little while! That’s a wonderful, special day! Haaaaaaaappppppppy Anniversary to you both!!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸŽ‡πŸŽ†πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰βœ¨πŸ’πŸ’πŸŽ‚


  2. Lovely wildflowers ! We have had blue jays , but still no chickadees ! Very unusual ! Enjoy the rest of the day ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚

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  3. Gorgeous wild flowers! 20 cm of snow ❄️ I guess I was a teenager when I last saw so much snow β„οΈβ˜ΊοΈ
    Sylvie? Jasper is always looking to have some fun 🐿☺️ Have a nice and warm day Steve!

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    • Back along the river path the snow should be about 50cm deep now.πŸ˜β„ I really should go for a walk down there while the weather is still mild enough, back to cold in a couple days.πŸ₯Ά
      Muffin and I are staying warm, have a great day Ribana!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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  4. A lovely visit, Steve, and thanks for the coffee! Nothing better than pretty wildflowers, birds and critters to start the day. 🌸 🌼🐦🐭 🐹 🐰 πŸ¦Šβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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