Fantastical Friday! #22.

Good morning and Happy October everyone!! The time is going by so fast, we are into the end of fall now, soon the trees will be bare waiting for the next season to arrive. And Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching, which for us in Canada is the second Monday of October, which is the 11th this year. Although I always maintain that we should be thankful every day, not just once a year. Still, it is nice to have that day each year. Sometimes we need reminders. It is a beautiful sunny morning, the sky is a rich blue again, the leaves are glowing in their various colors. The blue jays are busy filling themselves with peanuts, with a few “discussions” among the dominant males.

White-throated sparrow in his fall feathers.

The chipmunks were quite late getting here this morning but there are now 4 of them eagerly filling their cheeks with sunflower seeds and peanuts. So interesting to see the chipmunks and blue jays together. The chipmunks don’t back down, even when chased by the blue jays, but they do stay on guard around them. But with some blue jays they are very relaxed and will sit there quite peacefully next to the blue jay as they both fill up with the sunflower seeds. In between the white-throated sparrows, there are lots of them now, will try to get in there and grab a sunflower seed or even a partially broken open peanut.

Everyone loves peanuts around here. The crows just showed up cawing excitedly about something. But as usual I couldn’t see anything, but likely it was a roaming cat from the next street. He comes around quite a bit and I’m wondering if that’s why I lost some chipmunks so early this fall. Autumn is a beautiful time of the year, but the colorful part is so very short, maybe a week at the most for us. The leaves are already falling in large numbers, many trees are already bare, the last of the trees, which are the aspens for us, are now changing color quickly and dropping their leaves as fast as they change color it seems.

In the front is Scooter, then Coffee and the back is Choco. Not the best pic, but it’s hard to get them all focused.

Looks like I will miss getting any really good pictures this year again, that will be 2 years in a row. So sad. That’s what happens when we don’t get a frost to get those leaves changing color all at the same time. That’s when we really get a spectacular show. But it’s still beautiful out there and I’m enjoying it, even without many pictures. Time to put out more food for the birds and chipmunks, and get more coffee too. I hope you all have a most wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2021 Steve McLeod.

22 Comments on “Fantastical Friday! #22.

  1. Family Time ๐Ÿ˜ Look at the family, Choco coffee , scooter ha ha amazing and rare picture. so the fall is early, hmm how soon the Autumn is getting over ๐Ÿ˜ฎ that ultrasonic climate is getting close ๐Ÿค” wish I could change climate โ˜บ๏ธ Have a lovely Friday and enjoy the little walks ๐Ÿ˜‰ do walk more๐Ÿ˜

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    • Yep, I was happy to get this picture of the 3 of them!๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ˜ธ Autumn is soon over, the trees are losing their leaves so fast,๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚ a week from now all the leaves will be gone. Then it starts getting cooler and cooler and colder until the white lumpy rain comes! I did my walking again today,๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ just about every day now, sometimes I have to take a day off from walking.๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your weekend Simon!!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜บ

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      • Trees losing their hairs ๐Ÿคญ oops the leaves, like I’m losing my hair ๐Ÿ™„ any idea how to stop losing so much hair ๐Ÿ˜ณ I’ll soon go bald ๐Ÿ˜ญ if this continues, anyway nature cannot be changed, I have to face it if it happens ๐Ÿ˜Ž oh well, that’s another story. White lumpy snow rain? please be careful while walking, the floor might get slippery and keep walking, even though you feel tired, don’t ever talk off ๐Ÿคจ I’ll ring your door bell and let you walk often ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Ž let me call someone in Ontario .


        “Hello – Do you Steve?”

        “Just Steve? What’s his second name, where does he lives, how did you get my number, you…..”

        Hung up.. Beep tone..

        I’m sorry, I’ll try calling another day ๐Ÿคช

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      • hehehe!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I get days when I don’t walk, just the way it works,๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ณ have to do it that way. No walking today,๐Ÿ˜ฌ but tomorrow I will be walking again.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ No white lumpy rain yet,๐Ÿฅถ but it’s coming soon, I just know it!๐Ÿ˜ฒ But I’m hoping it will be late this year again, like last year, it was sorta late then.๐Ÿ˜ƒ Enjoy your evening Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™โ˜•โ˜•


      • So the last call was vain. This time let me call the right number to you. Hey! wait a minute it says I don’t have sufficient balance ? Seriously? I’m not booking a Canada flight ticket, I just wanted to make calls!!! Sigh ๐Ÿ˜ค these phone operators ๐Ÿ™„… You are laughing at me? ๐Ÿค” I don’t think so, Uncle Steve would never do such thing๐Ÿคช. No walking again ๐Ÿ˜ฎ you should try for walking, no breaks pls ๐Ÿ˜‡ Enjoy your Amazing Weekend โค๏ธ๐Ÿฅฐ

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      • It was cloudy and cool this morning, but nice and sunny this afternoon.๐ŸŒž I almost went for a walk,๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ but was too sore today,๐Ÿ˜Ÿ but tomorrow I will walk, positively, for sure, absolutely 100% maybe!๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll let you know. Really, I will walk tomorrow. Honest. Really. Would I laugh at you?๐Ÿค” Sure.๐Ÿ˜ I mean, why would I do that?๐Ÿ˜ฒ Just because you laugh at me. Okay, maybe a little. Hehehe. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™„ Have a great Sunday!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚


      • Urgh… you laughed at me ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคช, was it cool๐Ÿค” but the weather predicted, oh well don’t mind that. Predictions never get close ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…. You must walk today, no more breaks, if you do, I’ll be damn sure to stalk you at your phone ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿคช unless ๐Ÿ™„ uhhh do I know your number ๐Ÿค” Ontario department will say it right ๐Ÿค” uhhh, let me try that first.. 911 is still the number right ๐Ÿค” god, lot of changes here how am I going to learn all this ๐Ÿ˜ค. Let me eat my fish, first, let me check whether it’s cooked. Have a lovely Sunday ๐Ÿฅ‚

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      • Fish?? You eat fish?? Oh my, oh my! Right, I have already done some walking this morning, will do more this afternoon, it will help to keep me warm, maybe.๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ Or not.๐Ÿ™„ 911? That’s the emergency number, they won’t help, maybe get you arrested or something.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ
        I’m enjoying my cool Sunday!๐Ÿฅถ Have a good night!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


      • ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸคฃI won’t get arrested, why? because I’m not in Canadaโ˜บ๏ธ don’t tell me they make international move ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I should seek my lawyer then ๐Ÿ˜ญ. Thats nice , way to go, go for walk, more walk, more warm and enjoy the cool night๐Ÿค— Good night Uncle Steve ๐Ÿฅฐโค๏ธ

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      • What? They don’t have police in India? I think Steve is going to faint, wait, I’ll faint after I get into bed,๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ด works better that way. Yep, I walked and walked and walked. But I shouldn’t have done that third walk, that was too much.๐Ÿคฏ Enjoy and cool do not belong in the same sentence.๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿฅถ Good night in the morning Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜€


      • I do have police ๐Ÿ˜ but I don’t have 911 ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…. that sounds good, better you jump in bed first ๐Ÿ˜‡, it’s okay, why regret walking, you can now rest ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha ha ha Enjoy and cool are definitely not belong to same sentence ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks for the laugh ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Good night ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜

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      • Jump into bed? In the middle of the day? Well, walking is good, but for me I can do too much walking and then it hurts me rather than helps me.๐Ÿ˜ณ It’s hard to explain, but it’s part of my health problems.๐Ÿ˜ฌ I have to be very careful how much I do. Good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด


      • Middle of day? ๐Ÿค” yes! you can try. it will be awesome ๐Ÿ˜ but, it will make you lazy for sure ๐Ÿ˜‚. Too much walking? but why? just walk that walk lightly and don’t stress ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

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      • Me? in the middle of the day?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ณ Not me, no sir, not happening.๐Ÿ˜’ Perhaps middle of the afternoon…๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด
        I’m not stressing, did my walk today. Might tomorrow too. Maybe.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜น


      • yay!!!! thats good ๐Ÿ˜ ,what, ha ha ha๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ middle of the afternoon is still a good time for short nap ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ˜œ Try tomorrow without fail ๐Ÿ˜

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  2. Oh, how sweet are your chipmunks ! Since it is suppose to be nice next week the chipmunks are taking advantage of the temperature ! Coffee is great ! โ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • It was nice to get the pic of the 3 together, even if they are not all in focus, which is impossible to do. But I like it! Have a great evening Sharon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ“ท


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