Saturday’s Solitude #20.

Good morning everyone! It’s a beautiful, sunny morning, a little on the cool side and quite windy which makes if feel even cooler. But the sky is a rich, brilliant blue with no clouds in sight. The sun is shining on the leaves making the green look as though it should still be summer. And also making the yellows stand out in their glowing gold colors. More and more leaves are turning yellow and falling from the trees landing on the grass letting us know that fall is here to stay, at least until that next season arrives, which we won’t talk about just yet. We have 6 months to talk about that season, no point in starting early.

Down at the river.

Speaking of early. In the summer I enjoy getting up early, about 4am, to watch the sunrise. I can’t really see the sunrise very well from where I live presently, can’t even see the sun until about 9am, though I can see the sun shining on the tops of the trees. It would be great to watch the sunrise down at the river, I imagine it would be quite beautiful. The singing birds would be remarkably plentiful as well, there would be many more varieties than around the house here. Water birds would be waking up, gulls calling to each other as they float over the water. Loons would be calling in their amazing wilderness voices.

Common merganser mother with her babies, a couple are looking right at me.

Different species of sparrows would be singing along the shore, thrushes would be singing from the pines further inland. I can just hear an owl hooting as he takes advantage of a little daylight hunting before going off to rest for the day. Sandpipers would be running along the rocky shore looking for tiny insects for their breakfast. Squirrels would be waking up, munching on some pine cones and chattering at each other. Robins could be heard singing from the tops of the trees. Many species of warblers would be flying about looking for insects to feed their young and themselves. But they would also take some time first to sing beautifully from the trees and bushes lining the river shore.

Rocky shoreline in the morning.

A kingfisher would be sitting on the branch of a dead tree, overlooking the water, waiting for a minnow to swim past so he could dive in to get his breakfast. He would chatter as he moved on to a different tree hoping that fishing would be better at that spot. Soon he would dive into the water and come up with his prize. A great blue heron would be walking silently past in the shallow water by the shore, barely causing a ripple as he lifts and puts his feet back in the water. The water, crystal clear as it is would be calm like a mirror, reflecting the whole scene around as the sun rises slowly above the trees. The sky being clearest blue ever, just a perfect morning. A summer sunrise morning at the river, just beautiful. I hope you have a most beautiful weekend everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “Saturday’s Solitude #20.

  1. Wish you a Lovely Saturday ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅณ Sparrows, thrushes, sandpipers, Squirrel, loons, Robin’s, warbler, kingfisher, blue heron, water birds ๐Ÿค” something is missing here ๐Ÿคช Bears ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ you almost covered your seasonal birds ๐Ÿ˜… Blue Jays missed I think ๐Ÿ˜œ. Enjoy the weather โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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    • Yep, don’t see or hear the blue jays much in the summer,๐Ÿค” the main show is all our summer birds that have now left us heading back to warmer places for the winter.๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒด
      It was so nice yesterday, today very cool and windy.๐Ÿ˜ฌ But it’s still nice in it’s own way!๐Ÿ˜€ At least I don’t need to wear a jacket yet.๐Ÿ˜‚
      Have a good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด

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      • Thats right, and better until you don’t have to wear a jacket.โ˜บ๏ธ do you roam around shirtless? ๐Ÿค” I used to do a lot ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜… not anymore ๐Ÿ™„. thats another story. now is time for winter birds๐Ÿ˜โ˜บ๏ธ looking forward to see them๐Ÿ˜‰ Good night Uncle Steve๐Ÿ˜

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      • Good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ด Shirtless in this cold place??๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I’m not that crazy!๐Ÿ˜ฒ Well, not quite time for winter birds,๐Ÿค” but getting close,๐Ÿ˜€ soon they will be showing up,๐Ÿฅณ only the chickadees and blue jays are here so far.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ™

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      • Not in the summer too? ๐Ÿค” how do you get tanned then ? ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” no I won’t do that on winter ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿคฃ. Blue Jays are already there and it’s lovely to watch them all timeโค๏ธโค๏ธ

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      • Tanned?๐Ÿ˜ฒ Who wants to get tanned?๐Ÿ˜ฒ It causes cancer, it causes our bodies to age faster so we will look older than we are as we get older.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Besides, that glaring white of my skin would blind people!๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ Might cause drivers to go off the road,๐Ÿ˜ฒ cause accidents,๐Ÿ˜ณ people would scream,๐Ÿคช all sorts of problems!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

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      • Not tan? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ I was not aware of these much consequences. Hmm, so now I know why you don’t get tan๐Ÿ˜ฎ

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  2. Great narration of all your birds ! Are you late in sending this blog out ? Checked to see at 8:00 PM and there was nothing from you…thought you might be sick…sleep well Steve and Muffin ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ด

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    • It was ready at 10:20 this morning, so it was a bit late. You can’t rely on the notifications, just have to keep checking. Usually it’s out by 9am, though I am trying to make it earlier. Too busy today so it was an hour late.
      Thanks so much! Always remember, if I’m not planning to do a post I will still send out something short to let everyone know. Have a good night!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด

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  3. What a beautiful scene. Makes me wish I was standing beholding it all, but at least you painted the picture for us! Thanks for sharing what a sunrise at the river would look like with us! ๐ŸŒ…โ˜€๏ธ

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    • Glad you enjoyed this Renee! And thanks so much for coming along for this early sunrise look at the river! Have a wonderful day!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บ๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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