Sunday’s Sunshine #9.

Good morning and Happy Sunday everyone! It’s so nice to see all of you again today! It’s a cloudy, wet morning here today, but mild. We had rain overnight and again this morning giving everything a nice fresh spring scent floating through the air. That robin wasn’t singing quite so much this morning, he was probably too busy out digging up worms for his mate and himself. Sir George and Sir Henry were here for their breakfast early this morning. The blue jays were sitting in the trees waiting for me to put out some peanuts for them.

Nice red dahlia.

Jasper was here nice and early today as well. Loons were calling out on the lake, those calls can really travel quite a distance. The robin has begun singing once again. I still haven’t heard any other thrushes yet which is so odd. There’s a small bird called a vireo that I haven’t heard yet this year either, and they are a common bird around this area. We have 4 species of them, but none around yet. Even the numbers of warblers, another small bird, are down from normal. Even though these species don’t come to feeders, they can still be affected by feeding birds. As I mentioned before, birds attract more birds.

Another beautiful dahlia.

Or it could be that overall numbers are down this year for some reason. That does happen occasionally, bird numbers do go up and down in cycles it seems. That was something quite noticeable back when I was studying birds. The clouds are breaking up and there is beautiful blue sky, so vivid, taking their place. The sun is even beginning to shine now. It looks so beautiful with that new bright green against the blue sky. And the sun shining on those leaves makes them even brighter.

One of my geraniums. All pics today were before the snow and frost killed all the flowers.

There’s a few bumble bees gathering nectar from the apple blossoms, not like other years though. In normal years those flowers would be full of bees, but not this year. Perhaps the cold spring has had an effect on their numbers this year. Hmm, there’s a hummingbird on the apple flowers now too. I wonder where they will nest this year? I have never seen an actual hummingbird nest, but I have never looked too hard for one either. Must be time to take a cup of coffee and sit on the deck for a while. Maybe the chipmunks will come and visit me. I hope you all have a sunshiny Sunday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

86 Comments on “Sunday’s Sunshine #9.

  1. The red Dahlia is simply picture perfect❀️❀️❀️ it stole my heart 😍 Have a beautiful Sunday Uncle Steve πŸ’πŸ€—

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  2. What beauties ! So picture perfect ! Great shots Steve ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ™‚πŸ“·πŸΏπŸ₯œ

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  3. Steve, those flowers are amazing! You captured their beauty perfectly.🌸 I pray they will grow back. Enjoy your evening! πŸ˜β˜•οΈπŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜

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    • Thank you Beverly! Yes, I hope they come back, but it will take a while if they do. Thunderstorms finally stopped and it’s looking nice again.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒž

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      • You’re welcome Steve! Yes, I can imagine and your summer season are short. Glad your thunderstorms have stopped, now the repairing process can begin. 😁🌞

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      • I think a couple more are finished now, but I managed to get two to replace them, though different colors.πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ίβ˜•β˜•πŸŒžπŸŒΊ

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      • Yes, the thunderstorms are hard on the flowers. We are going through that here as well. I am glad you were able to replace them. πŸ˜β˜•οΈπŸŒΊπŸŒž

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      • At least we didn’t get the hail they warned about, that would have finished the last of my flowers!😳 I prayed the Lord would steer that around us.πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • Yes, thank the Lord. God truly answers prayers! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ™Œ We had a bad hailstorm on Saturday . I put my hanging plants in the garage and covered the ones near the front door with a box. They were a little damaged, but will recover. There are leaves all over, will clean them up today. Another hail storm came yesterday, but not as bad. I believe they will be okay. Have a wonderful day! πŸ˜β˜•οΈπŸŒž

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      • Hailstorms can be bad. We sometimes get several inches of hail at a time, usually small, but it takes so long to melt that it freezes plants completely. It has been a great day! Hope yours was as well!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒž

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      • You are so right. I noticed some of the hail was still on the ground the next morning and it hailed between 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.! That is wonderful that you had a great day. Thanks, mine was as well! 😁🌞

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