Good morning everyone! It’s another beautiful, sunshiny, spring morning! And it’s so nice and calm. Wish I was at the lake right now for pictures, it would be fantastic. Even the river would be calm on a morning like this, mostly anyway. The river is never really calm though due to the current produced by the fast moving water. The lake is different and would give mirror like images on such a calm morning. Speaking of bears. Bert was back at 6:30 am. I had fed the birds an hour earlier and stayed out there for a while to enjoy my coffee and talk with Theodore for a bit.
I had only been back inside for a few minutes when Bert showed up. That bear is definitely getting bigger. He ate the whole batch of peanuts I had just put out for the chipmunks. Plus he ate all the sunflower seeds. I have decided to give up and stop feeding the birds. That’s a hard decision for me, they give a lot of joy plus opportunities to get pics that I would not otherwise get. But things are just not working out. I just bought some flowers for my deck flower garden, apparently Bert likes certain flowers, to eat. Then he stepped on others with those big feet of his, flattening them and the pots they were in. Sigh. Doesn’t look like my deck flower garden will be very nice either, but he left most of them alone, at least this time. Yesterday while I was out planting the flowers, Jasmine came and sat in the peanut box eating peanuts.
So I talked with her while planting. Then Freddie came on the deck. I told Freddie he could come up, but leave Jasmine alone, after all, he’s a lot bigger than her. Jasmine stuck her head out of the peanut box…then zoom! She ran at Freddie so fast and hit him hard, knocking him right off the deck! She chattered at him then went back to eating. Jasmine might be small, but she’s tough. I’m glad we’re friends. Then Freddie was here and Skamper came along. Freddie hates the chipmunks so the chase was on.
Skamper stayed in the lead, running in circles, going back and forth, more circles. Skamper ran around this small tree and Freddie didn’t quite make it running into the tree instead. That ended the chase and Freddie shook his head and came slowly back to the deck. You shouldn’t pick on the poor little chipmunks I told him. The way he looked at me! Skamper just sat on a rock watching Freddie leave the chase. He came back up and got some peanuts and left. Freddie chattered but didn’t chase this time. Maybe he’s learning. It’s a beautiful, sunshiny, spring morning. The air is so fresh, a robin is singing cheerfully. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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