Fantastical Friday! #12.

Good morning on this fantastical Friday! It was nice and sunny earlier this morning, though the sun was shining through smoke as usual. Now it is mainly cloudy, but still with patches of blue sky. Ricky, my ring-billed gull friend was the first of the gulls here this morning. He almost landed on my head, he was so excited to get here first and get the best of the food. So I stood there talking to him, he didn’t mind a bit having me so close to him. After all, there’s good food involved, so who cares if there is a funny looking human standing there chattering.

Female common merganser.

The sun is shining again, with lots of blue sky, and smoke. Seems there could be some severe thunderstorms heading our way again today. We have had about 2 inches (5cm) of rain here this week, not quite so much where the fires are located. But some of the smaller fires have been put out with the help of rain, and perhaps more will be put out today. But thunderstorms also start new fires, as they did this week. There are 153 forest fires burning this morning, 114 are not under control, but all are burning slower due to rain and cooler temperatures this week. But dry weather and sunshine returns tomorrow. The chipmunks were busy early this morning, but Slim has returned now so they have to be more careful. But they are not stopping.

Female ruby-throated hummingbird.

Yesterday there was families of warblers and vireos out here, but with those heavy rain clouds it was just too dark out there to get good pictures. I’m hoping they return this morning since it is much brighter so pics would turn out good. But so far there has been no action with those little birds. Sigh. Have to get them soon before those warblers change to their fall colors, which are not as bright as the summer colors. And that change will begin soon. This summer is going by too fast. Hard to believe that in just a couple weeks some of our birds could begin their southward trek, though they might wait 3 weeks, depending on the weather. Muffin is having her morning nap, the chipmunks are calling for more food, I’m ready for more coffee. Anyone else want some coffee while I’m up? I hope you all have a fantastical Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

38 Comments on “Fantastical Friday! #12.

    • Thank you so very much Pene! I’m glad you enjoy the pictures, and hopefully I can continue to provide them! Have a wonderful day!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ“ท

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      • What??? Awwwe man….! Now what do I drink since a don’t drink coffee ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™ƒ Well you let me know when you have been out collecting some Raspberry leaves and I’ll stop by then!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‹

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      • I would like to collect some raspberry leaves right now, but there might be something hiding in that huge raspberry patch!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป


      • I’m sure he’d be willing to share the leaves! He wants the berries!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ How’s Bert doing? Is he still with us?

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      • I hope he’s not with us anymore, haven’t seen him since early June, and that’s just fine with me. The big guy has been around though,๐Ÿป maybe he chased Bert away.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜บ


      • Not too bad really, it has been much worse, but then, it has been better too. So it’s kind of in between the two, within 3 percentage points 19 times out of 20.


      • Don’t you have polls down there, where they ask people questions, like, who are you going to vote for? Then they say their results are accurate within 2 or 3 percentage points 19 times out of 20. Never heard that before? Maybe you don’t do polls down there. Never thought of that.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ


      • Hey you.. I really don’t want to do this,but I’m going to bed early tonight. I’m not feeling really well.. My stomach is upset and been battling a headache all day. Can we chat tomorrow??๐Ÿ˜”

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      • Okay, not a problem. I’ll be around! Good night Dusty, hope you feel better in the morning!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


  1. Very Good Morning Uncle Steve, Warmer weather is going to be back, thats good In a way. But not good as there are uncontrollable forest fires around ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Beautiful pictures, hope the fire comes under control sooner than we think, or the nature do its job. Let’s see. Have a wonderful Friday โœจ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿค“

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    • Good morning Simon!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐ŸŒž We could do with some warmer and dry weather right here, we have had a lot of rain. But they need rain on the fires and they might be getting some today, I hope it happens.โ˜”โ˜”๐ŸŒจ๐ŸŒจ It will slow down those big fires at least and stop more of the smaller ones which would be good.โ˜”โ˜” Thanks Simon, it is a nice day here right now!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•


  2. So more activity at your feeders…usually,we have only two chickadees for the summer, but today there were a whole bunch of them at our feeders…unreal ! …one flicker was eating at the suet…unusual…sleep well tonight ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ด

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    • Well, if it wasn’t for the gulls and crows, I wouldn’t have any birds, but they have kept me going all summer. A flicker eating suet, that is unusual, good one! Have a good night!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ”ฅโ˜”


  3. Please pour me another cup, Steve. ๐Ÿ˜ธ โ˜•๏ธ Hope all the wildfires are completely under control soon, and you get rain with no thunderstorms! Praying for you all!

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    • The coffee is always on around here! Right where I live we don’t actually need any rain, we have had 2 and a half inches this week. But the fires need rain so all those people evacuated can go back home. Thanks Renee!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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