Coffee At Steve’s Country #48.

Good morning everyone! The coffee is ready, and Muffin is staring at the door waiting for all of you to stop in and say ‘hi’. It’s not so cold this morning either! It’s -18F (-28C) this morning so that terrible cold is past and it’s supposed to keep getting warmer throughout the week. Nice to finally start getting that break after 2 weeks of that bitter cold. And the days are getting longer now, very noticeably longer. It gets daylight before 7am now and stays with us until 6pm. Spring is coming!

White astilbe, with some pink ones in front.

However, that is still likely 2 months away, unless we get a very early spring, and Muffin assures me it will be early this year. Of course, she said that last year too, and we had a late spring instead. The first bird here this morning was a hairy woodpecker, followed by a downy woodpecker. And that was 40 minutes after there was good daylight. That’s very odd. Baxter and Betty arrived at about an hour after daylight. They are my only 2 remaining blue jays. The shrike showed up next. Poor Baxter. He was alone to chase that shrike today, but he did it! There are still no chickadees or nuthatches around. Chickadee numbers have dropped to just 4 birds, only one nuthatch.

Cosmos flowers.

I hope it’s not because the shrike is getting them. We’ll see this week as the temp warms up a bit, if the birds begin to return again or not. I’m hoping it’s just the cold weather that has been keeping them away. Even Jasper and his mate Sylvie haven’t been coming around lately. Those are the two squirrels, for my new readers who may not know. It will be nice when my chipmunks come back. It’s good to have some nice summer pics this time of year, so I have picked out some nice, bright flowers to share for today. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

29 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #48.

  1. Hey Steve, very good morning 😍 you posted a bit early today πŸ€”πŸ˜ So how is your toothache? did you see the doctor yet πŸ€” it was today πŸ€” or 23rd? I have a bad memory 😸 and we have a new flower here, cosmosπŸ€”ever I seen before πŸ€” Jasper must be busy with his family πŸ˜… nice pictures so warm it reminds spring 😍 oh wait I’m in spring already πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ anyway time for bed… good nightπŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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    • Good morning and good night Simon!😁😺 My toothache is worst at night so I’m not sleeping good.πŸ€ͺ🀯 I see the surgeon on the 24th,πŸ™‚ I’m not really looking forward to it,πŸ˜• but it must be done!😬😳 We still have a long ways to go before spring comes, but at least it shouldn’t be so cold from now on. Have a good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄


      • Sorry for interfering , but I googled 10 ways to reduce toothache .
        Garlic is one …
        Cloves help …
        Rinsing in salty water …
        I do not claim to be a doctor though but this maybe a common sense or a general knowledge…
        Stay blessed …

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      • Thanks, I have tried many different things, but none work for very long unfortunately. I tried the salt water, just made the pain much worse. Cloves does help, but not for very long. Have a good day Wael!


      • You should take care of it Steve, get well soon πŸ₯‚ 24th will.come soon..and the pain will be gone…. Stay Strong.. and stay warm. good night Steve.

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      • It’s getting closer all the time! Then I will be able to sleep again. Yep, heading to be early tonight, I hope. Good night Simon!πŸ˜΄πŸŒ™


  2. We are also having snow in Lebanon starting from 600 meters above sea level or 2000 feet here …
    A Mediterranean sea climate area…
    Sure , it also depends on latitude as well as altitude and how far are you from the moderating sea effect …

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