Thursday’s Thoughts #2.

Good morning everyone! So glad to see you all again! It is such a beautiful morning that I was outside on the deck until now enjoying things with my cup of coffee. Things have sure changed at the feeders now. All the juncos have gone and I only saw 3 white-throated sparrows and a chipping sparrow. Even the pine siskins were not here and I only saw 2 purple finches and 9 evening grosbeaks, 2 days ago there was more than 60 grosbeaks. But they are all spreading out now to fill the forests with their cheerful songs and little nests. I finally went back down to the river yesterday afternoon. It was beautiful, the temp was 68F (20C) and a light south wind. It was nice to hear all the birds along the path again and at the river too. It had been so quiet before. But now it is more alive once again.

My “eastern comma” butterfly.

There were 4 different species of butterflies as well, one small blue one that wouldn’t sit still for me, a large white butterfly which also would not sit still, then there was the mourning cloak which I have shown before and is always our first butterfly of the season. That one has been out since early April. Then there was a nice orange type butterfly that doesn’t seem to really fit anything in the book I have. The closest is the “eastern comma” which is an angelwing butterfly. It still doesn’t quite fit, but I’m staying with that name until I find something else. While I was sitting on the bench some ducks flew past, 2 others landed on the other side of the river and 2 more were already on the other side of the river. What’s wrong with this side? They never come swimming along on this side so I can get pictures of them. Amazing really.

He’s lined up, ready to come to the feeder.

This path I walk on is 6 feet wide (not quite 2 meters), so it’s plenty wide enough when passing someone to keep with physical distancing. In some places it’s even wider, like the place I met this guy, his little girl and his big dog. He did say “good afternoon”, though he didn’t exactly look happy. I said the same and mentioned our nice weather, but he said nothing else. His little girl hid behind him when she saw me. She looked terrified, like “there’s another human being on this path, we need to hide”. That’s what it looked like. Or do I really look that terrifying? I know I don’t like to look in the mirror any more than I have to, but still.

Now he’s airborne, and I lost him after this.

Then the other day when I was walking along the path I met this young woman who wouldn’t say hi and actually went off the path, easily 20 feet off (about 6 meters). She had to go through bushes and slide down a rock. So maybe I do look that terrifying. Such things could give a person a complex of some kind. I will admit, I do have a bit of a terrifying look to me, which is why you don’t see a lot of pictures of myself on this blog. I don’t want to scare people away. So now I have proof that I’m scary looking. Now, let’s see, how can I use that to my benefit? Oh well. It’s still a beautiful morning. Lots of squirrels out here this morning, more on that tomorrow. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

106 Comments on “Thursday’s Thoughts #2.

  1. Did you say comma butterfly 😺 nice name to catch and play 😁 beautiful nature πŸ˜‰ what ? you don’t look in the mirror anymore ? πŸ˜³πŸ€”when was the last time you did πŸ™‚ appreciate how you look, take some picture and keep the record, history should they there was a Legend with so much knowledge, don’t you want to be like Einstein 😁 or Newton 😍. Have a lovely day Steve βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ₯³πŸ’

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    • Yep, an odd name for a butterfly.πŸ™„ No one ever asks me to name a butterfly,😳 I could come up with a better name than that,πŸ˜€ something really catchy like “orange butterfly”,πŸ€” or maybe “flutter butterfly”πŸ˜‚ or something like that.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ί I don’t like being scared so early in the morning, so I started shaving after breakfast,πŸ™€ not so scary then.😹 But it’s not really my face that’s the problem anyway,πŸ™€ its, well, doesn’t matter.πŸ€ͺ I’m having a great day!πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ Have a great evening Simon, don’t stay up late!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • I know that, and don’t worry that won’t scare anyone around us a Virtual HUG to you❀️. I am addicted with mirror πŸ™„ it’s hard for me to get away from the mirror πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚. I should stop doing that, but as you know it’s hard😎. Yes that a better name for butterfly, people should start asking you πŸ˜‰ Have a lovely day βœ¨πŸ€—πŸ₯³

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      • It has been a great day!πŸ˜ƒ Lots of warmth and sunshine🌞 and funπŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ and warmth🌞 and work😬 and warmth🌞 and taking picturesπŸ“· and warmth.🌞 Oh, did I mention it’s warm too?πŸ˜πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸŒžπŸ˜Ž

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      • Wow… warm day 😍❀️ Have fun.. and looking forward to your warmth photography πŸ₯³

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      • Another warm day and now a thunderstorm, but with no rain!πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€πŸ™€

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      • πŸ€”Thunderstorm with no rain πŸ€” strange…. are you sure? that isn’t you breaking something at home ?

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      • It happens here sometimes when it’s a very dry year. Very dangerous as they can start a lot of forest fires.😳😬🌲πŸ”₯🌳πŸ”₯

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      • Yes, dry thunderstorms are bad, and several went through the area last night.😳😬πŸ”₯🌲πŸ”₯🌳

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      • Hope there is no fire.. Stay safe.. keep the fire extinguisher in hand…☺️ maybe you can save the entire forest πŸ˜€

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      • However there is a fire about an hour away from us. But that shouldn’t be a problem.😳😬πŸ”₯🌲πŸ”₯🌳

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      • Yes, people are safe, but it’s hard losing everything. You don’t get a lot of warning when being evacuated so you can’t take much with you.πŸ˜•πŸ˜Ÿ

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      • This in unpredictable, life is the priority, they are doing the right thing, but nature doesn’t support, there should be a hold your fire banner next time to help these officers πŸ€” what do you think πŸ€”

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      • Hmm, I think it might burn, the banner that is, and who gets to hold it, not me!πŸ˜³πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸ™€

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      • Are you sure? you should try once πŸ€” my somewhere nonworking sense said the idea might work, it doesn’t make sense, but why don’t we try πŸ€”πŸ˜‡πŸ‘»

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      • Not me, not me, I go nowhere near fires when they are firing, unless it’s a bonfire. Have you had a bonfire lately?πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ”₯

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      • Not lately, I have been inviting people since last lockdown, no one is coming πŸ™„ I wanted to have a bon fire, people around, cook a chicken, and cook my fav mutton on another side, and make our favourite Briyani and eat at the middle of the night 😍❀️ … I wish ….😍

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      • Ha ha that’s the fun with our bonfire, we chat, we eat, we talk 😁 how about there, what else you do on a bonfire?

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      • We chat, we eat, we play games, we eat, we talk, we eat, we tell jokes, we eat, if it’s hot we fill plastic bottles with water and squirt them at each other, we eat, we sing, we eat. Then it’s time for bed.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

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  2. maybe it’s all the birds hovering around you and squirrels following you that throw people off for a second while walking on the path. Glad you got to the river with no bear sightings…

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  3. A female walking alone along a path is dangerous nowadays…I would have moved away too ! Enjoy your evening ! Pics are great ! πŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚πŸͺπŸͺ

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    • Somehow I don’t think that was the problem here. Safe to say, it wasn’t.πŸ™„ Thanks so much!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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