Wednesday’s wanderings #15.

Good morning everyone! It’s a bit wet again this morning, we had a little rain overnight, not very much though. And it’s rather cool this morning as well. I think we have moved into fall temps now, it’s been like this since the beginning of the month, except one day it was hot. Usually temps don’t drop until the middle of August, so it was kind of early this year, actually very early. I hope that doesn’t mean we’re in for an early winter. But we could still get some hot days. It would be terrible if we didn’t. This cool weather has really slowed down the insect activity these days.

A beautiful cosmos.

But on the plus side, it will give me some extra time to sort out my pictures, which is something I really need to do. That’s why there was no “wildflower of the day” this morning. There will be more pictures coming, hopefully starting again tomorrow. The gulls were a little late this morning and only 3 arrived, Sir George, Sir Charles and Ricky. The crows were here too of course. My little chickadee family was late too, but they finally showed up and are busy out there right now. The chipmunks, all 9 of them, have been here since about 6:15. I put out some birdseed for the chipmunks this morning. They were sure happy with that and didn’t even look at the peanuts until that birdseed was gone. I guess they like to have some variety.

However, Coffee and Choco concentrated their efforts on the peanuts while the others were busy with the birdseed. So it worked out well. Maybe I should buy them some birdseed next time I go shopping. It’s getting hard to find peanuts now. Cottagers are around in summer and they like to feed the squirrels and chipmunks too. Oh well, if they like birdseed, then that helps if I can’t get the peanuts. The sky is so brilliantly blue, the sun is shining brightly, it looks like it should be so much warmer than it is. I need to repot a couple of my African violets today while it is so nice.

I have no idea what this flower is, but it’s an interesting one.

I was out trying to get some pics of bees and wasps yesterday, especially this one huge wasp, there was actually 3 of them yesterday. Anyway, this tiny green bug with little black spots landed on my finger, so I decided to get some pics of this cute little bug. It bit me! No less than 11 times! It felt like a burning needle each time and it left 11 little lumps on my finger. I did get some good pics of it though. Amazing the things I will do, or put up with, in order to get a picture. There are still 6 spots visible on my finger this morning. That thing was so tiny, I never would have thought it would bite like that. Now comes the task of trying to identify it. Something I’m finding is not easy, there’s just way too many species of insects. But I sure hope I can identify this one anyway. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

27 Comments on “Wednesday’s wanderings #15.

  1. My My My ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ 11 stings you are a super human to bare that pain ๐Ÿคฏ Hope the spots are gone now. Seriously? these stings worth for pictures? be careful, and you never listen or read that ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”right ๐Ÿ˜… and these are purple perennial flowers, google helped me ๐Ÿ˜ Guess am right with this name ๐Ÿ˜‰ cosmos is like a flying cloth, gracefully posing to the air ๐Ÿ˜ Beautiful shots Steve โค๏ธ Have a lovely day ๐ŸŽ‰

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    • Actually there was two bugs, the little green one didn’t sting me,๐Ÿ˜€ but the little green one did.๐Ÿ˜ฌ Still have the spots,๐Ÿ™„ still sore too.๐Ÿ˜ฌ I knew they were purple perennial flowers without looking them up!๐Ÿ˜‚ Thanks Simon!๐Ÿ˜ Very cool and windy day today.๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿฅถ

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      • and you purposefully mentioned it๐Ÿ˜‚ I was expecting an appreciation๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I still appreciate google ๐Ÿ˜ Two little green one๐Ÿ˜ณ it must have been badly stung, try some home remedies to get rid of the sore, or use painkillers. Take care and stay warm from the cold winds๐Ÿฅถ

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      • I was hoping Muffin would lick it, but she just sniffed, shook her head and walked away! Amazing. If it still stings tomorrow I will wrap it in plantain leaves. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒ™

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      • That should work, I hope ๐Ÿค” right? Muffin, maybe she is not interested to treating anyone for now, maybe you should bribe her ๐Ÿคช make sure the sore doesn’t get worse.๐Ÿค— take care

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      • It’s supposed to work, draws out the poison.๐Ÿ˜ I’m sure it won’t get worse, there’s only 8 lumps now.๐Ÿ™„ I’m going to watch it carefully, first time I’ve had this happen. Very strange.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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      • Great, try that as early as possible, 8 lumps ๐Ÿ˜ฎ must be hard to keep that, Very strange a human like you let the weird new insect sting at you ๐Ÿง are you human ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”I highly doubt that now ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ I’ll be running if I saw that one coming๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ . Sleep well for now๐Ÿค—

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      • Yep, guess it is time for bed an hour ago. Hmm, I’m running a bit behind tonight. Sigh. Good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดWell, I didn’t know he was going to sting me, I thought he would just say hello. Not nice at all.๐Ÿ˜’

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      • were you awake late at night ๐Ÿ˜ˆ must be making an evil plan to the story ๐Ÿ˜… don’t think too much ๐Ÿคช I know u won’t do . Hope the sting is gone by now?

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      • yep, I was awake late, yep, the stings are gone now, no sign of them at all.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ How did you know I was doing that to my story?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ Muffin has been meowing again!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • Good to know the stings are gone, your home remedies worked โค๏ธ.. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜… Muffin helped me, you knew that already ๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a peaceful night Steve ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      • Still awake ๐Ÿ˜พ Muffin a bite pls, he is working on a big twist for his story again ๐Ÿง you should try doing that in morning.

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      • Hmm, that’s a good idea. But every time I try to leave another comment comes in.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

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  2. Ouch! Steve, I can almost feel the sting of those bites. We would gladly take some cooler days down here in central Ohio as the weather has been hot and muggy here (typically our August weather). I am going to discontinue posting to my photo gallery and begin moving to occasional posts with some of my photography.

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    • I wish I could send this weather to you, much too early to change to fall weather, even for us, but it might have happened anyway. Don’t stop posting your photos altogether though, they are great! I often have trouble getting them to show up though, don’t know why.

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  3. What a pretty and exquisite flower ! Love the colour ! …did you put peroxide on your bites after washing it first ?. Does not sound good ! Sleep well Steve and Muffin ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜ดโ€ผ๏ธ

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    • Peroxide, should have done that, never thought of it. It might have been a green sweat bee that stung me. Not sure though. Don’t know what this other green bug is neither, thought it was an aphid, but it’s too big, and no aphids I could find had black spots. Oh well. Have a good night also!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

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