Fantastical Friday #3.

Good morning and Happy Friday! It’s wet again and a bit cooler, but not as bad as what was originally forecast. Out west, however, they are certainly getting some cold weather. I’m glad it’s staying there on the prairies though. It is going to be a bit on the cool side tomorrow however, and we are in for a lot more rain today and tomorrow as well. There’s a robin singing right now, he has been singing for more than 3 hours already and it sounds so nice. A white-throated sparrow is singing as well and a purple finch. But none are close, it’s quiet around here. Sure makes a difference when not feeding the birds.

One of my petunias, they don’t look quite so nice at the moment.

The blue jays have been here all morning, they actually first showed up before 5am. I got up at 4:40am. I don’t normally, but I woke up and I was thoroughly awake, so there’s no point staying in bed when that happens. There are 2 male ruby-throated hummingbirds coming to my feeder now. They don’t get along too well, so one has to sneak in whenever the other isn’t around. I hope Bert the bear doesn’t discover the hummy feeder. Bears do like sweet things. My poor flowers. First they get munched on and stepped on by Bert and some didn’t survive that. Now with all this rain they are getting rather…flattened…and drowned. They are in good well draining containers though so they should be okay once the sun shines again.

Jasmine looking for sunflower seeds, she found some too.

The cherry tree next door is coming into full bloom now but the flowers are already falling off every time we get a heavy downpour. The flowers are really drooping this morning on that tree. My landlord’s apple tree is starting to bloom as well. Amazing it’s still alive. It has rotted so bad it’s gone almost right through the tree. But it’s still producing a lot of flowers. The cedar waxwings should be arriving soon, they always do when the apple tree blooms. They love eating those flower petals, must be good tasting and nourishing food for them. It doesn’t hurt the flowers or apple production. With the heavy clouds and rain I likely won’t get pictures of them this year.

One of my 2 male ruby-throated hummingbirds. Hard to capture that bright red throat sometimes.

I did get some really nice pics last year though. But I always figure that pics can be upgraded in one way or another, by just getting a better picture, or getting the birds in a different/unusual pose. Like hanging upside down, which does happen, and I missed getting. The bird moved a bit as I took the picture so it got blurry. Happens sometimes. And it only hung upside down the one time. Naturally. It’s going to be hard getting any new pics for a while, so I will be using some older pics, but they will still be different than ones you have seen, even though the birds and other animals will be the same. However, some new ones are likely to pop in here and there, like today. Have a fantastical Friday everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

36 Comments on “Fantastical Friday #3.

  1. Pretty flowers ! Glad you are staying safe ! No rain yet…โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฟ

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    • Yep, staying locked up. No rain? Wow, we have had lots, a couple of bad storms, more coming tonight.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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    • Thanks Richard! After having our nice summer weather for a few days we might be getting flurries tomorrow! Not too far north of us they got 16 inches of snow on Tuesday, I’m sure glad we missed that one.

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  2. It looks like a nice day outside! I donโ€™t have a view of the window and I spent the day in the hospital. Iโ€™ve been here since yesterday.

    Baby boy was born this morning in Calgary. Because of the pandemic, Becca canโ€™t be here and nick canโ€™t stay which is kinda sad ๐Ÿ˜ž Otherwise Iโ€™m doing OK. the worst part (childbirth) is over! Have a good weekend, Steve ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒป

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    • Hey, congratulations Hilary!!๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŽ‡๐ŸŽ†๐Ÿ’ฅ So nice to hear all is well!๐Ÿ˜€ Yes, it is too bad that Nick and Becca can’t be there with you right now. How long will you be there in hospital?
      Have you got a name for your baby?
      I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your new little addition to your family!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน

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      • They released me yesterday afternoon after I requested to be released if baby was okay. As soon as I got home, I got a call to take him for some more tests tomorrow at a clinic ๐Ÿ™„ but at least Iโ€™m home now. Having a semi-private room was just plain awful, and not having my husband or daughter there certainly didnโ€™t help.

        His name is Baby Aaron. We donโ€™t have a middle name as the name we originally had didnโ€™t fly with ppl when he told them prematurely. So now we are 20+ potential middle names deep and havenโ€™t made any progress – itโ€™s a huge mess.

        Thank you so much, Steve. I will need for write a blog post. The previous blog post I had prepared isnโ€™t going to work now lol I didnโ€™t get around to uploading but I might have to scrap it completely and start over! If you would like a pic of Baby Aaron, I can send an email. Let me know if youโ€™re interested ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • I can understand about the semi-private room, they are certainly not the best, especially if you want/need some extra rest.
        Aaron is a nice name Hilary. But why change his middle name? Who cares if people don’t like it, how often does a person use their middle name anyway?
        Yes indeed, I would love to have a pic of Aaron, send me one please and thank you too! I hope you can relax more now that you are at home. Have a great remainder of the weekend!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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  3. Yes we did have that cold last week

    Not this coming week though – can we rewind again? Lol … I donโ€™t wanna heat up this year!!

    Your poor flowers lol … Bert stepping on them, sitting on them and then the rains ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ

    Iโ€™m glad you staying away from that bear – hopefully he is not the accident you referred to?? ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Hope you having a good weekend ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

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