Good morning everyone and welcome back! The coffee is ready, just help yourself and Muffin is sitting here ready to greet to you all. It’s a beautiful mostly sunny morning with a temp of 25F (-4C) and it’s supposed to reach a high of 41F (5C). Such nice weather. Should be good for a walk this afternoon. It was a bit cooler yesterday so I decided it wouldn’t be safe for walking along that path, much too slippery. Even today there will be slippery areas where the trees keep it extra shady. It stays frozen in those particular spots even with the temp well above freezing. I know I talk about winter a lot, but that’s because we get a lot of winter up this way, about 6 months of it, sometimes 7 months. So looking at winter pics for that long a time can get a bit monotonous.
Happens to me too, but oddly enough I never get tired of looking at pics where there is no snow to be seen. They are just nicer. Snowy pics have their beauty, to a point, but it can get to be too much. I need to take more summer pics, hopefully there won’t be so many restrictions this summer so I can get out more for photo opportunities. Jasper was here yesterday eating sunflower seeds and since the temp wasn’t too bad I went out to talk with him. “How’s things going Jasper?” Chip. “Oh, what kind of problems?” Chip. “Sylvie keeps cleaning your house? What’s wrong with that, it’s good to keep it clean.” Loud chip. “Oh, she wants you to help and you prefer to have a ‘lived in’ look. I’m sure she’s just trying to help you and make your place look nicer.” Chip. “Oh, you thought it was nice already.”
Chip. “She wants you to add another room for the nursery? That’s a good idea.” Chip. “Oh, the ground is still frozen and it’s hard to dig. Well, just work at it slowly, you can do it.” Chip. “I sound like Sylvie? Sorry.” Loud chip. “She wants to keep running every day through the trees? Nothing wrong with that, she wants you to stay in shape in case you have to defend your territory.” Loud chip. “Oh, if you keep this up you’ll be too tired to defend your territory. I’m sure all squirrels have these problems, so you won’t have to worry about an invading squirrel having more energy than you.” Chip. “I knew you would agree, yes, Sylvie is a very nice female squirrel.” Chip. “You’re welcome, bye for now.” And off he goes. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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