Wednesday Wanderings #7.

Good morning on this beautiful Wednesday everyone! The sky is such a clear, vivid blue this morning. The birds are singing joyfully from trees further away, except for a red-eyed vireo who is singing close by. He is out here every day, so they must be nesting close by. The gulls were here nice and early for their breakfast and the crows were right behind them to pick up the leftovers. Both Jasmine and Jasper came this morning, but Jasmine was first and ate 6 peanuts, plus took one with her. Jasper kept trying to come and join her but she said no to that idea rather forcefully.

Tree sparrow.

But Jasper kept trying, however there were no peanuts left when Jasmine was done. So when she was gone I put more out for Jasper. “Not having a good morning?” Loud chip. “Yes, she was rather protective of the peanuts.” Chip. “Oh, you had to move out of your home?” Loud chip. “True, the babies take up a lot of space.” Chip. “You told her you would be nice to the babies but she wouldn’t believe you?” Chip. “Well, you can’t help feed them just yet, they need milk.” Loud chip. “She thinks you might kill the babies? Well, that does happen a lot with squirrels, males will kill baby squirrels.”

Chip! “Yes, I know you’re different, but Jasmine can’t take chances.” Chip. “Yes, I have noticed you are losing weight.” Loud chip. “Oh, it’s because Jasmine eats everything in sight. Well, she does need to eat a lot, she needs to produce good milk for the babies.” Chip. “Don’t sigh, have another peanut.” Off he goes. I went for a walk to the river yesterday and walked further than normal. There were a lot of different species of dragonflies around, including one that is a real sparkly green color. I have seen that one here at home too.

A western kingbird, I have never seen one here before, they live further west but are expanding their range eastward slowly. This one was obviously nesting here, it was gathering insects to take back to the nest. Very exciting for me to see this bird, but even more so to also get a picture of it.

But they don’t seem to like sitting down, so I can’t get a picture. I did get pics of some dragonflies, but most evaded me. Adult dragonflies don’t live very long, depending on the species. In our climate it also reduces the length of their life. From what I have seen, some are only around for a couple weeks to maybe 6 weeks. But I have seen a few that are around most of the summer, they seem to be the smaller dragonfly species. Each species appears to have their main time to live during the summer months, some come out early, some around mid summer, and some late summer. There are a lot around this year, last year they were hard to find. Two years ago they were very abundant, more so than this year. Well, must be time for more coffee on the deck. I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

23 Comments on “Wednesday Wanderings #7.

  1. Hi Steve. It’s always a joy to read about the goings on in your country. Wishing you a beautiful day! πŸ˜ŠπŸ–πŸ˜»πŸ˜»

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    • Hi Nina! Thank you so very much for such kind words! Always nice to have you join us here Nina, have a wonderful day as well! It is certainly beautiful here today.πŸ˜€πŸ–πŸ˜»
      Muffin meows “hi” to Mr. Cat!πŸ˜»πŸ’–

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  2. Very Good Mrng Uncle Steve, Got very busy, had my first dose of vaccination, it put me down for 2 days πŸ™„ what a cruel side effects , good thing is I lost weight, finally able to fit back into my old shirts no belly, no fat around my stomach, what one good fever could do for me πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚. So, Jasmine and Jasper were there, had good talk, and then you are back again taking picture of Dragonflies, did you crawl? did any neighbours notice? πŸ€” were you on local news channel πŸ€”πŸ˜œ or maybe you have to talk on muffins court πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜… Looking forward to your new variety of dragon flies, Have a Good day β€οΈπŸ˜πŸ’πŸ€—

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    • What’s a few side effects?😬 Yes, I had them too, but now you have some protection and next time you get full protection.😁 So it’s worth it.😁 Yes, I was crawling again, but no one saw me this time. I think.πŸ€”πŸ™„ Went to the river,πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ²πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸŒ³ did some more crawling.πŸ“· And lying on the ground.πŸ“· And jumping up and down.πŸ€Έβ€β™‚οΈ And banging my head on trees.πŸ€ͺ🌲 Talked with Scramble, gave him some peanuts.πŸ₯œ Came home.🏠 Saw a butterfly I have been trying to get pics of sitting on one of my flowers.πŸ¦‹ Slowly walked up the stairs, put my (forget that part)πŸ™„ down, it crashed, butterfly flew far away. Banged my head on steps for being um,😳 not very bright in letting my (forget that part)πŸ™„ crash and scaring butterfly.πŸ˜³πŸ™€ But it was a great day!πŸ˜ƒ Good night!πŸ˜πŸŒžπŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Um, Fever, joint pains, chills, heavy migrane eye blinding one πŸ˜… that’s it. next time I’m not sure I’ll get all these students effects again, you think πŸ˜‚πŸ€” I’m sure muffin must have been watching and rolling laughing πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚oops, hope the flower pot is safe 😁Thank you Uncle Steve for the amazing laugh 😁😁😁LOL!

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      • Yep, sounds similar to my side effects,πŸ€” except I didn’t have a migraine, but I did get a headache out of it,😨 fever,πŸ₯΅ chills,πŸ₯Ά pain,😭 muscle ache,😟 felt blah.😞 Next one shouldn’t be so bad.πŸ™„ Glad you enjoyed a little laughter!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

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      • did u said, next dose? Shouldn’t be so bad ? πŸ™„ for real? I am thinking, should I even go for it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜…πŸ˜­ it really hurt πŸ™ˆ arghhhπŸ˜‚

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      • Yes, you must go for the second dose, not much protection with only one dose.😬 I’m going to get my second one as soon as I can,😳 which unfortunately won’t be too soon,πŸ™„ but I’m trying to get an earlier appointment.πŸ˜πŸ€”

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      • I’m having cold again 😐 I think I should get second dose πŸ™„ I’m having frequent cold whenever I go cold air conditioned place πŸ€” something is wrong, not taking a major checkup now.πŸ˜’. Will wait for sometime, hoping this is not big issue

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      • Yep, air conditioned places do that to me also. I always bring my jacket with and put it on when I go in a store. It’s always so cold in those places!πŸ˜¬πŸ˜’πŸ₯Ά

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      • so that’s completely normal is it. oh u won’t believe what my anxiety mind was telling me. dan it then 😁 Thank you Uncle Steve πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  3. Dragonflies are like helicopters …

    To tell you, I haven’t seen a dragonfly for months . Though I live close to a stream water…
    God bless our world with justice and mercy …

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  4. It is good you had a chat with Jasper ! An incident this morning when a squirrel tampered with the hydro box and was killed…we had no power for awhile…our physically challenged squirrel was not the victim…close one ! πŸ€”πŸ™‚πŸΏπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ˜Ί

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