Wednesday’s Wanderings #20.

Good morning to all of you on this beautiful, sunny day! Well, it’s sunny right now, though it isn’t supposed to stay that way for very long. But it sure is nice anyway, with that tinge of autumn coolness in the air. The blue jays and chipmunks are very busy once again. The way they are attacking those peanuts and sunflower seeds out there, one would think that winter was going to arrive tomorrow. Watching them I decided it might be a good idea to get ready for winter too. So yesterday I got my deck nicely cleaned up, stuff put away and moved out of the way to make it easier to shovel the snow this winter.

Red Osier dogwood, just finished it’s second blooming of the year.

Though I still haven’t figured out that “shovel the snow” part. But everything is ready. If the sun stays shining long enough, I hope to get my windows washed today as well. One of the bears was here yesterday morning at 6am, and then again at around 9pm last night, and a little later at just after 10pm. I’m not sure if it was the same one each time, but I don’t think so. One was the bear with an injured paw, I really wish he would stay away. Oh well. Soon the bears won’t be coming around again until spring. That doesn’t really help though, what can I do in the winter?

The sale of the house hasn’t been finalized yet, so I still don’t know if my new landlord will allow me to feed the birds this winter or not. Hopefully I will have my new bird feeder ready to put up on Friday so I can start to feed the birds properly again. The chickadees were waiting for me when I went out with food this morning and, as usual, came to my hand right away. I still enjoy that so much! Oh my, this morning I decided to put out a larger amount of food since there is more action now. So I put out a cup of peanuts for the blue jays and chipmunks, plus a cup of sunflower seeds.

Arrow leaved aster, one of our most common asters.

However, when I went to put out the sunflower seeds, one of the chipmunks came running toward the door. So I quickly shut the door, knocking the cup of seeds out of my hand and it landed inside the apartment and scattered all over the place. None of the seeds went outside. Sigh. Quicker to just get another cup of sunflower seeds to put out and then spend the next half hour picking seeds off my carpet. Things like that happen to me. I am going to start sharing some funny things that happen/have happened to me, such as shopping experiences. You might not believe some of the things that happen to me, but they are true. Anyway, time for more coffee, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin. (top featured image is the orange hawkweed)

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

29 Comments on “Wednesday’s Wanderings #20.

    • Yes, the mornings here lately are very busy, afternoon is usually more quiet for activity, though they still come around.
      Thanks! Have a great evening!πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΊπŸŒžβ˜•β˜•

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  1. Yay! Blue Jays are back… early winter? it’s good to be prepared, have fun cleaning. Oops! made a messπŸ˜’ how long it took to pick the sunflower seeds πŸ€” sigh, a long job. Stay safe from winter bearsπŸ€­πŸ˜‰ anyway, have a good friend around to help you with snow shovel, don’t stress yourself much, hope you are walking around on the parking lot a lot ☺️ Have a good day, stay safe, stay warmπŸ€—πŸ€—

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    • Thanks Simon!😁 Those sunflower seeds are small,πŸ™„ picking up one by one. Sigh.😲 There’s no one to help with snow shoveling,πŸ˜• maybe I can hire someone, but it’s hard,πŸ€” no one wants to shovel snow.πŸ˜³πŸ™„ Have a good night!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄

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      • Maybe u will find good robots online for snow shoveling πŸ€”πŸ˜³ no one will help🧐 not fair, stay safe, enjoying picking one by one, by the way did you done picking πŸ€” Have a good night Uncle Steve πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      • Yep, I’m finished picking, did the same thing with a bag of peanuts, but at least peanuts are bigger and easier to pick up!πŸ™„πŸ₯œπŸ₯œ
        Good night Simon!πŸ˜πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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      • u dropped bag of peanuts too 😳😳 can’t believe u did it πŸ€” is this what u said, you do lot of things we can’t believe 😁 u should be careful 😁 with thingsπŸ˜‰

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      • Yep, dropped a whole bag of peanuts,πŸ™„ that’s a lot of peanuts to pick up.😳πŸ₯œπŸ₯œ Oh well. I do things like this all the time,πŸ˜• nothing new for me.😐 I’m sure other people do things like this too,πŸ€” they just won’t admit it.πŸ™„πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. What beautiful flowers you have shared with us ! I would love to have chickadees land on my hand to get their treats ! Sleep well both of you ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄

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    • Thanks so much Sharon, glad you liked the flowers! Yes, it is always amazing having the chickadees land on my hand! Have a good night too!πŸ˜πŸ˜»πŸŒ™πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄

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