Tuesday’s Tails #17.

Good morning to everyone on this cool and cloudy day! We are supposed to get more showers and thunderstorms later today. The temp is supposed to get up to 68F (20C), which is not exactly hot. I always think of thunderstorms as something that come around in hot weather, but we get them in cool weather too. And even during the winter at times. There I go mentioning that word again. I need to stop that and just talk about fall instead. Or autumn, as it is officially called. It was such a drastic change of seasons this year, just one day to the next. Nothing gradual. Oh well.

A female mallard, with a cute smile, standing on a rock in the river.

This morning I came out to the living room after getting my coffee started and as I looked outside, everything was orange looking. Haven’t seen that since the thick smoke we had a month ago. No smoke now though. I looked out the bedroom window and the whole eastern sky (clouds really) was a blazing orange. Great! Time for pictures. Back to the living room to get my camera. Muffin was playing and ran in front of me. AAAAAAA!!!! There’s me dancing on one foot trying not to get tripped while Muffin is running between my legs. Then…sigh, we’ll skip that part.

Anyway, I grab my camera and out the door I go. I forgot, however, that I had put food out for the chipmunks. So there were 4 of them on that step. There I was dancing on one foot again, trying not to step on any of these little critters. They kept running around in circles by my feet and between my legs. I was stomping around trying to keep them away from the door and finally got that closed with none getting inside. By this time a fifth chipmunk joined in the fun and I’m still dancing on one foot trying to get away from them but they keep following me. I’m sure they thought it was just a fun game.

Two Canada geese on the lake. (hey Mildred, there’s that guy with the camera again. Never any privacy around here.)

Finally the chipmunks go back to eating. I turn and look at that blazing orange sky and…it was gone. Nothing. Just ordinary clouds. Fine. I’ll take a picture of those four chipmunks eating together. Quietly I turn to get their picture and…they were gone, all of them. Sigh. So I came back inside. How do things like that happen? Oh well. If everything had gone smoothly I wouldn’t have much to write about. I actually see some patches of blue sky out there right now. Maybe I’ll get some pictures yet. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

30 Comments on “Tuesday’s Tails #17.

  1. That was good luck, that you haven’t hurt anyoneπŸ˜‰ and you just played along so well with them, with Muffin, with chipmunks, I never knew you are this good at sports 😁❀️that was an awesome beginning, it’s okay, orange clouds might be back again , wait for it, just wait for it, ahhhh, you mosquito… here I come.. Bye Uncle Steve, I got some unfinished business here πŸ˜‘πŸ™„ Have a lovely day ❀️😍

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    • Thanks Simon! It has been a great day, hope you have a good night swatting mosquitoes!πŸ™‚πŸ¦Ÿ No wait, I mean not swatting mosquitoes!😲🦟 Just let them eat you.πŸ˜‹ No wait, I mean I hope they don’t eat you.😬🦟
      I wasn’t trying to play with them, I was trying to get out of their way!πŸ˜³πŸ€”πŸ™„

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      • I can clearly see that πŸ€ͺ they have been having fun with me πŸ˜‘ spoiling my sleep πŸ˜… You would have helped me, or the mosquito, the symptoms seems to be perfect πŸ˜‚ it was you😜 becoz all of them are careless πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

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      • I’m sure the mosquitoes really do care about you,🦟🦟 after all, you’re their favorite restaurant!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I’m terrible, just terrible.πŸ™„ But it was a funny thought.🀭🀭

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      • I’m happy to be their total family restaurant πŸ™„πŸ€” was I? πŸ€ͺI’m a terrible killer now a days 😎

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      • I put an end to it, I think πŸ€” what’s that, slap! chup! shift, they are taking a revenge on me, turn on that ceiling fan πŸ˜‰ villian smile, they can’t endure the fan air they are down, hiding, that’s what I need. I am a super intelligent πŸ€ͺ whatever, another day to escape 😁

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      • Thats a great idea 😍 How did I not think of it before πŸ§πŸ˜³πŸ™„ ? u😁 Now Its fun, but they are well trained. they can bite me in that strong air 😡. I can manage 😁 very well now πŸ₯³

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      • Wow, they can still get at you even with the fan?😬😬 They must have jet engines on those mosquitoes!😲😲🦟🦟

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      • no they just lay on me and suck it all and get heavy, then flyπŸ™„ seriously, how do I look like to themπŸ˜’πŸ˜’

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  2. Tie your camera around your neck just like you do with your glasses…a bit of thunder and some rain this afternoon…cool out…sleep well you two ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸΏπŸΏπŸΏπŸ₯œβ€ΌοΈ

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    • Who does that with glasses? I would be banging that camera into everything if I kept it around my neck all the time. That’s only for when I go out. Darker clouds moving in now. Hopefully we sleep, unless there is thunderstorms!πŸ˜³πŸ™€πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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  3. Very beautiful photos and lovely article πŸ‘ŒπŸŒ·I’m so happy to read that now you relaxing with your friends
    and the smoke all vanished πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ˜ŠThen you all played nicely with Muffin and Squirrels, so awesome πŸŒ·πŸ™β™₯️
    Thank you for sharing your happiness with us πŸ™here now time 5:40pm ! No shine no rain cool weather,
    Have a lovely Day πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ¦’β˜˜οΈ

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    • Thank you so very much for your wonderful comment!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜» It is nice to have that smoke all gone now. I enjoy playing with my little friends, we have lots of fun.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
      Hope your day has been a good one and that you have a nice nightπŸŒ™ and Thursday to be sunny and bright!πŸ˜πŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•πŸŒΊπŸŒΌ

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      • Thank you for a lovely reply πŸ™πŸŒ·Here Covid worst already, so strictly
        Cannot get together , no visiting stay home only.state to another state
        also cannot !! Praying for this Pandemic from fast relief , have a lovely
        Thursday to you and Muffin friend πŸ™β™₯️God Bless πŸ’•

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