Monday’s Musing’s #15.

Good morning and Happy Monday everyone! It’s a beautiful summer morning, a little smoke and some clouds moving in. No more of this coffee on the deck for me this summer, though I suppose it would be safe enough if I sat right next to the door and kept my bear spray handy. But knowing me, if a bear came around I would probably spray my coffee cup instead of the bear. And that wouldn’t help anything, plus it would destroy a perfectly good cup of coffee. Sigh. So I’m inside, sitting at the door where I can still see my little chipmunks and they can look up at me while I talk with them.

It was a smoky morning on Friday looking out across the lake.

And yes, they really do look at me when I talk. They know my voice and they can see me through the window. They have often stood up on their hind legs stretching as much as they can just to get a better look, even before I start talking. They are incredibly cute little critters and very lovable. They also like to have their tummies rubbed. Well, the older ones do, the younger ones haven’t discovered the joys of a tummy rub yet, but they will eventually. I think I mentioned that Pocket wasn’t around for a while, he’s back now, so maybe he was adding some extra storage rooms after all. He’s back, that’s the main thing. Although Chester and Skamper are not too happy about it, since Pocket is the top chipmunk.

While he was gone Skamper and Chester were having “discussions” about who would be the next top chipmunk. I guess those “discussions” have been put on hold now. Scooter, one of the baby chipmunks who has grown quite a bit, though still small, is turning out to be a little fighter. Not a mean one, but he doesn’t back down easily and he will even chase some of the bigger chipmunks, except for the top 3. He did try with Chester but he ended up yelping and running off as fast as he could go! But he must have been watching and came back right away when Chester left. The gulls were here early for their breakfast again this morning. The chickadees also came early again today.

A small variety of petunias from one of our parks.

They are coming every day now, but I only put out just a few seeds for them at a time, just in case the big black hairy critter decides to drop by. I don’t want him finding much food if he does. These bears are going to make things a bit hard for fall bird feeding. And it’s necessary to start feeding in the fall to get a good bunch of regular birds for the winter. However, I think my plan should work out fine even though it will be a little extra work. Oh well, yesterday turned out to be such a nice summer day. The afternoon was sunny, just a light breeze, warm and no smoke. I was out in the afternoon chasing bees, trying to get as close to them as possible, without getting stung of course. There was a time when I would have thought that people doing things like that were missing something upstairs. Now I know it’s true. Oh well, have a great Monday everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (enjoying some fishing on a smoky morning is the top photo)

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

76 Comments on “Monday’s Musing’s #15.

  1. πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Missing something upstairs πŸ€ͺ It’s good to know pocket is back, give him a tummy rub too, Enjoy the beautiful day, don’t waste it spraying bear spray on your coffee, its okay to stay inside and staying safe, Don’t take risk, chase the bees but watch the ground, Have a lovely week Steve ❀️😍

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    • It’s nice having Pocket back again. Even though there are lots of chipmunks, I miss when one is away too long.😁 Very smoky day again, started off nice, then the smoke came back, very thick.πŸ”₯ Might clear away again tomorrow if the wind changes direction.πŸ”₯πŸ€” Not safe staying inside all the time, I need to be out walking, or I won’t be walking.πŸ˜¬πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ Sigh. Thanks Simon, have a nice day!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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      • Go for walking, hope you have the bear spray ready with you πŸ˜‰ don’t lose it. Have fun with pocket πŸ˜‰ wear double masks πŸ’ͺ Have a nice night Steve πŸ™Œ

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  2. It is a very nice day as we finally got RAIN ! Mind you, it is so smoky that I am unable to open my windows…lovely petunias ! Stay safe ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜ΊπŸΏπŸ₯œπŸ₯œ

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  3. Of course they look at you when you talk 🐿 πŸ˜‰ Better don’t give coffee to the bears though πŸ™ˆ It looks like a smoky day 😷 Chasing bees 🐝? There’s any normal activity that you can do? Hmm β€¦πŸ€” just wondering πŸ’­πŸ˜»πŸ˜‰

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    • Actually I’m running out of ideas for things to do now.πŸ€” I can’t walk to the river, or sit on my deck, or feed birds, because of bears.πŸ»πŸ˜³πŸ™€ Outside and inside there is smoke. Inside there is deer mice that carry hantavirus🐭 and large spiders.πŸ•· So it’s dangerous to be outside or inside.😬 And with all this smoke it’s hard to get good pictures too. Maybe I need a new hobby!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ“·

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