Coffee At Steve’s Country #39. It’s Monday!

Good morning and Happy Monday everyone! Time for some nice hot coffee, or tea, and set aside all the stresses of the day and just relax in our natural setting here for a little while. It is another cold day here so relaxing is best done inside. It’s -33F (-36C), with the windchill it’s down to -51F (-46C). Exposed skin can freeze in just a few minutes once again today, so time outdoors will be at a minimum. But just looking at some nice summer pics that are bright and beautiful can change the look of an entire day. Even on cold days like this we can still head out into the day, back at work, or out shopping, or just working around the house, with a smile and a great attitude! In other words, it’s another day for us to make a choice, and that is, choose to be happy, choose to have a great attitude which will help us and those around us.


It’s true there are a lot of pressures around us these days, but we don’t need to let those pressures knock us down. It’s all a matter of choice. We can choose to let those pressures knock us down, or we can choose to stay on top no matter what. So, let’s greet the day with a smile and keep smiling throughout the day. Today I am showing some bright flower pictures from last summer, normally I would do that on Sunday, but since I didn’t do it yesterday, they are here today. And I was reading some great news today as well.


The last 2 mornings I have talked about one of my all time favorite birds, the gray jay. It used to be called the Canada jay at one time about 60 years ago. But then the name was changed to gray jay. Now, the American Ornithological Society, which looks after name changes for birds, has agreed to restore the name of Canada jay once more! Since the vast majority of these birds live in Canada it does make sense. And now the push is on by Canadian nature groups to have our government declare the Canada jay as our national bird, which would be fantastic. We don’t have a national bird right now, which is kind of embarrassing since most countries do have one. Oh well, just a little added information about this wonderful bird. I hope you have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

20 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #39. It’s Monday!

    • Good morning Richard! That’s the way to look at it for sure. Nice to see you out on this frosty morning, I hope you have a wonderful week!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž


  1. Brrr…we are in a deep freeze ! That would be great if the gray jay became our national bird ! The flowers are beautiful…the brilliant reds are very warming ! Enjoy your day with Muffin ! Thanks for the hot chocolate !

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    • Yes, and this cold is going to last until the weekend anyway. Yes, it would be nice to see the Canada jay as our national bird, but right now our government isn’t interested in picking a bird, too bad. Have a great day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž


  2. That was fast πŸ™‚ Two comments πŸ˜… I’m a bit late then πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ Beautiful flower, so what is that great news you have been reading πŸ˜‰β˜ΊοΈ if that makes you happy , it’s Happy for us too 😁 get that national bird on the record πŸ˜πŸ˜‰Have a blissful week ahead πŸ’πŸ€—

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    • The great news was hearing that they are changing the name of gray jay back to it’s original, Canada jay!πŸ₯³πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ It would make a great national bird for us.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ Hope your week is off to a great start Simon!πŸ˜πŸ˜Έβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • Great Start Steve πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜œ It supposed to be great πŸ˜‚ and it turned out to be something else πŸ˜œπŸ˜… I’ll let you know one day πŸ˜‰ but it’s fun. we enjoyed the situation πŸ™‚

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      • πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ Our super leader have come yesterday and will be staying here for 3days πŸ˜… people are expected to stay in office for 12 hours, my work life balance is a hit, my diet spoils and my workout time πŸ˜… leaders should teach their team to be healthy, not to be an example of a bad leader. Leadership alone is not making a leader, a perfect work life balance is. And that is missing, laughing at that fact πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…

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      • Oh my, 12 hours??😲 You need to tell your boss that 8 hours is the limit in other countries so he needs to cut your hours back to 8 and still pay you the same.πŸ˜’πŸ€¨πŸ˜  On the other hand, don’t listen to me.😳😳πŸ€ͺ


      • πŸ˜‚ people should do that, pay for that hours back. Leaders think then we are not efficient enough πŸ˜‚πŸ˜… They are so silly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I only laugh at them and pretend to be one for today and tomorrow πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚that’s the least thing I could do here πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      • Good for you, enjoy the day!πŸ˜„πŸ˜Έ Have some fun, take time to play! Have coffee too, that’s what I say!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ήβ˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•β˜•


      • Yep, heading off to bed now.😴 Good night and good morning!πŸ˜ƒ Don’t drive too fast.😬 Work hard.πŸ€ͺ Drink lots of coffee!β˜•β˜• Smile a lot.😁


      • Yay!! πŸ₯³πŸ₯³ Canada Jay name is back and becoming the national birdπŸ˜‰ That’s a great news…πŸ₯‚ Time to celebrate…πŸ₯³πŸ₯³

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      • Well, it might become our national bird some day, won’t happen this year,πŸ™„ maybe after this Covid has gone away then other things can start to happen.πŸ˜ƒ But the majority of Canadians want it as our National birdπŸŽ†πŸŽ‡ so that’s a good start!πŸ₯³πŸ₯³


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