Coffee At Steve’s Country #68.

Good morning everyone! Coffee is ready, just grab a cup and help yourself! It is such a nice morning, it actually stayed above freezing for us last night, just what we needed to help melt that snow faster. And this morning some rain to help it out too. There really isn’t much snow left now. I went for a walk to the river yesterday afternoon, there were two places where the snow was still 12 inches (30cm) deep, but most places were between 4 and 6 inches (10 to 15cm) deep. A lot of places there is no snow at all, especially closer to the river. Looking across the street from where I live there really isn’t much snow at all. Well, actually, I can’t see any snow across the street, not even a tiny bit, looks very nice that way.

Across the river, looks nicer without the snow.

Still some snow in this yard, but not much. Spring. Such a beautiful time of the year. The cold harshness of winter gives way to the vibrant new life, growth and hope of spring. Birds are everywhere again flying through the trees. Ravens are building their nests. Canada jays are sitting on eggs in their warm and cozy nests. They might even have young ones already. Most of the path was soft, water was flowing down the rocks and hills. But there was also ice. Slippery ice. I found some of that ice.

Looking down at the river from the bench, about 10 feet to the edge of the rock and 15 feet straight down from there.

A small patch of ice on fairly level ground. Suddenly both my feet were gone from under me and I went down with a hard thud. I just lay there. In a lot of pain. That was just beyond the bench where I usually sit. I decided to go just a bit further than normal to see how the path was doing. I’ll stay away from the section for awhile yet I think. So I had my entire walk back to do after that fall. It was slow going. By the time I got back home it was time to lie down, my back was complaining a lot by then. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

©2021 Steve McLeod.

36 Comments on “Coffee At Steve’s Country #68.

  1. Thanks for the coffee Steve ! …you fell again ! I know you like to walk to the river, but at this time of year it is best to refrain from doing so…ice lurks under the melting snow ! Take special care of yourself Steve ! Be safe ! ☕️☕️🤭🤔😢☕️☕️🍪🍪

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    • Yes, I may have to stop walking to the river now for awhile, especially since it’s getting colder and that whole path will be icy. It may be quite a while before I get back there again.😀😺☕☕🌞

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    • Believe me I was being careful along that spot because of the ice, but it happened anyway.😬 I won’t be going back down there until the path is clear of ice and snow.😀😺☕☕🌞

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  2. 😳😳😳 What did you do again?😳🙄How many times Uncle Steve? 🧐🤨 You should be more more more more more Careful, careful!!! sigh… how do you feel now? you feel any pain now? Why do you want an adventure now? at this season? ,🤔🤔 Be safe! Be safe!🥂 Take care. take rest.

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    • Yes, I will be staying off the path to the river until the snow and ice has melted.😳 Most of it is safe right now, but it’s going to freeze again so the whole path will be icy.😬 So no more walking for now.🚶‍♂️🌲🚶‍♂️🌲 Yep, lots of pain today,🤔😳 it will take a few days to settle down.🙄 Meantime I will rest.😁

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      • oh oh.. that’s bad. Is it lot of pain? do gou have a cream to apply in painful areas? or any sprays? take care Steve, no more walking until the ice disappears… and until you recover…👍🤨Take care 🤗

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      • Yep, my doctor gave me more painkillers for it,😀 he didn’t think it was anything serious, but I will have some extra pain for a few days.😬 It is bad right now though.🙄 Yep, no walking for awhile now, I’ll be good.😁😸 Muffin will make sure I’m good.😾

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      • That’s good, lot of painkillers is not good, but make use of it wisely. and take care by taking more rest, and let the wound heal by itself . Muffin, ensure, he is not moving… else…show him your soft nails 😉😸

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      • Meow,meow.=I lie on top of him, then he not move or I do some scratch, scratch!😹😹
        I use painkillers all the time, it’s the only way to deal with the kind of pain I have every day.😬 But right now I need more because this pain is just way too bad,😲 I would never sleep.😳 Or do anything else. Sometimes these things are necessary.🤔

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      • Pain killers are bad, but If thats necessary, we left with no choice.🙄 That’s right Muffin, stay right there, keep scratching 😸😸

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  3. you’ve had a tough year with your falls. perhaps you should wait for a week of temperatures in the sixties before venturing onto that path again…

    I hope you are feeling better soon…

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    • Thanks Jim! Yes, this is the worst fall, hit real hard, fortunately I landed on the ground, not on the ice. I won’t be going back to the river until the ice and snow is gone from the path. We are getting some cold temps again for a week or so, that means it will be all icy along that path, no place for me. Oh well…

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  4. Love the scenery Steve. I haven’t seen the beauty of Kenora for a while. I am glad you are able to get out there and enjoy it! just be more careful next time!😬

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    • Nice to hear from you! Yes, I don’t plan on going back to the river again until all the ice and snow is gone, that was a hard fall.😳 God bless!😀😺☕☕🌞

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    • Thank you so much Rossana! It’s not serious, but because I have serious back problems, it hurt me a lot. My doctor gave me extra painkillers for the pain and I will need to rest for a few days, no walking, not much bending, that sort of thing, and I will need to lie down a lot. It will likely be April before I can return to the river though.😕 Have a wonderful Wednesday!😀😺☕☕🌞

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      • I’m very sorry. The important thing is that you manage to go back to your favorite places. As Mother Teresa of Calcutta said: “When
        you will not be able to run, walk fast.
        When you can not walk fast, walk.
        When you can’t walk, use the cane.
        But never hold back! ”
        Have a very great day!

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      • That’s very good, yes, never hold back. Once the ice and snow are gone I will be back to my walking again to the river. Thank you so much and I hope you have a great day also!😀😺☕☕🌞

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  5. Spring has awakened here in central Ohio. Temps in the low 60s, and my heat hasn’t been on for about two days. In my morning walks, I am definitely hearing more melodies from the growing number of birds.

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