Fantastical Friday #14.

Good morning and Happy Friday everyone! It’s a bit chilly out there this morning, but the sun is shining a bit through the smoke today. Most of the gulls have been here for their breakfast, the chickadee family is back this morning as well so I’m trying to keep seeds out there for them, but making sure there’s not too many just in case those bears decide to show up. I don’t want them finding food or they will be back every day. I still need to find out from my new landlord if I can continue feeding the birds. He doesn’t actually take possession of the house until Sept. 1st, but he’ll be around before then to check on things.

The light rain and cooler temps have slowed the fires temporarily though they don’t expect that to have a long term effect. It only takes a day or two of warm sunny weather and everything is dry once more. There are 119 fires, 13 are under control, 9 are being held and 97 are not under control, and most of those 97 are not being fought because the fires pose no problems to people or property. There is smoke again today, so that will likely keep things cool again for us today.

A pansy from earlier this spring.

The chipmunks are certainly busy this morning, which is usual for them, but there is a bit more chasing happening between them this morning. It’s amazing how high those little critters can jump, straight up. Chester is trying to show everyone else that he’s the boss around here now that the squirrels are gone. Skamper doesn’t like that so much, so ‘discussions’ take place at times. Coffee also doesn’t like that, so he also enters those ‘discussions’ at times. Most of them just kind of wait their turns, especially the smaller ones.

But Scooter is starting to fight back now and will actually chase the larger chipmunks, except for Chester, Skamper and Coffee. I haven’t seen Pocket for a while now, maybe he’s building some extra storage rooms. Pocket, Chester and Skamper are now 3 years old, making them the oldest chipmunks, however I don’t know about the 2 newest adults that showed up more recently. Due to the high number of predators that go after chipmunks, they don’t normally live longer than 2 or 3 years. It was only 68F (20C) yesterday, I hope it gets a bit warmer today, this would be a bit early for temps to start cooling off. Sounds like the chipmunks are looking for more food. I hope you all have a fantastical Friday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “Fantastical Friday #14.

  1. No squirrels today ? At least you have the cute chipmunks ! We have more chickadees than usual…nice to see them…have a great Friday Steve and Muffin ! Love the pics ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฅœโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • Slim did show up, a bit late, I think he only took one peanut and was gone again. Thank you so much, enjoy your day, too cool for me!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒžโ˜โ˜โ˜

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  2. Is that a Raven on the cover๐Ÿค” it looks focused though๐Ÿ˜‰ do your landlords come and check out๐Ÿ˜ฎ I should start checking out too ๐Ÿง enjoy the beautiful Friday, have fun with chipmunksโค๏ธ

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    • Ravens don’t look so nice,๐Ÿ™„ they’re just black and mean looking.๐Ÿ˜ฌ This is Grover the grackle, he’s not very big, but he has such a nice smile.๐Ÿ˜ Yes, landlord’s come around and check now and then.๐Ÿ˜ Fun with chipmunks, yes indeed. Hmm, maybe I should call one of my posts,๐Ÿค” “Fun With Chipmunks”, not a bad idea, thanks Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•

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      • yes, that would be more comic like and funny too ๐Ÿ˜… Thanks for accepting I’m a super intelligent that gave you million dollar idea๐Ÿค“ grackle looked more like a Raven on that pic, but cute๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค—

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      • Did I do that?๐Ÿค” Good for me!๐Ÿ˜ I won’t tell Grover you called him a raven,๐Ÿ™„ after all, he says he has friends over there!๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      • yes u did ๐Ÿคช good for me too ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜… and … Did he ? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜… thats nice, for me. isn’t it ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ make sure he is not waking me at night ๐Ÿ˜ with his grackle noise.

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      • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ tat would be really scary ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ not sure if it’s your job, I went to have a short nap this noon, first I was disturbed by a cow “Maaaaa” I woke up, then I settled again, then my brother knocked my door ๐Ÿ™„ then I was again settled ๐Ÿ˜ณ this time a bike rider honking his horn ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I woke up in a rage shouting who that is๐Ÿ˜… Nisha said calm down – just because u needed a silent nap in the noon, we can’t shut down the world ๐Ÿ™„ that was right, so I settled again, slept peacefully for 10 mins then woke up again ๐Ÿง๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿ˜พ I decided not to sleep at noon ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Hahahahahahahaha!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ Hey, that sounded so much like me!!๐Ÿ˜„ Every time I try for an afternoon nap, something happens!!๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ That gave me a good laugh Simon, you should do that more often!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      • ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™„ go-ahead laugh ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ I’ll do this, often right? yes that happens more often ๐Ÿ˜ will share one by one ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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