Sunny Sunday. #4

Good morning everyone! It is another cold morning, with the temperature hovering around -40, which is the same for F and C. Stepping outside this morning with that stunning cold is quite an experience. Even though I have felt that several times this winter, and many times throughout my life, it is still hard to believe. People often think I should be used to these temps by now. I do not think a person ever gets used to such cold weather. It is there, we live through it, but we do not get used to it. It is just something we live with because it is part of where we live.

Please do not think I am complaining a lot because I talk about our weather. I am just trying to convey what it is like to live in the type of climate we have in this part of the world. The sun is just beginning to shine on the tops of the trees, the sky is maily blue with small wisps of clouds visible from my window. At least I can see out of one window, which is somewhat odd, because other winters this window beside my chair is usually frosted solid from top to bottom.

Today’s flowers are all daylilies, I wish I knew the exact name of each variety, this one is called “Mary”. There are more than 70,000 named varieties.

Unfortunately I cannot see the bird feeders from this window, but I can see the birds as they sit in the trees which are only about 7 feet (about 2 meters) away from the window. They are young trees, about 15 feet (about 4.5 meters) tall. There is a birch, two black walnut, and a black ash tree. And right across the fence from them is the neighbors cherry tree. The birds use them a lot since they are the closest trees to the feeders.

I used to have these in my garden, but I cannot remember the name.

Watching those tiny birds on days like this is quite amazing. I think they are the toughest critters around. Forget bears, they hide away and hibernate all winter, and I am very thankful for that too. But these tiny birds do something the bears cannot, they survive outdoors in the most terrible of weather conditions. And they will still chirp and sing like they are quite happy.

Another beautiful daylily.

There is a good lesson for us people. When things get tough for us, we grumble and complain. Be honest, it happens. And I’m not talking about the weather, but about problems that come into our lives. These little birds, like chickadees, go through amazingly hard problems of winter and still keep on, and will even sing through it all. We can learn a lot from birds and other animals. Thank you so much for joining Muffin and I this morning, have a great day, enjoy another cup of coffee and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

35 Comments on “Sunny Sunday. #4

  1. Humans grumble for simple reason. They forget the keys, then grumble and curse themselves. Human are very complicated and we should learn a lot from these birds, the most important lesson I wish you practically try is, they move to different places and learn to survive and most humans grow and die at same place believing that’s where the world ends. Thanks for the beautiful lesson Uncle Steve โœจโ˜บ๏ธ amazing phots ,โ˜บ๏ธ have a lovely Sunday ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅณ

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    • Thanks for reading Simon! Yep, we like to grumble and complain about every little thing,๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜’ when really we should be thankful for what we have and we would have more peaceful lives. It has been a great day, started at -40,๐Ÿฅถ now it’s -30๐Ÿ˜ฒ and going up to -23!๐Ÿ˜ณ Maybe anyway.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜‚ Have a nice Monday Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒžโ˜•โ˜•

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  2. Birds are absolutely resilient! They really are tougher than the bears, and us too of course! Steve, I donโ€™t know how you make it through those freezing temperatures, and I donโ€™t think you are complaining at all. It really puts things into perspective โ€” I am in Pennsylvania, US, and never have to deal with anything below freezing. Keep pushing through. Keep drinking warm coffee โ˜•๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿงฃ๐Ÿฆ

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    • Thank you so very much! Living with these temps is not easy at times, so I just stay indoors! Yes, I just like to try and let people know what it’s like since most of my readers don’t know about such winters. Only another 3 months or so to go! Have a wonderful day and thanks for the nice comment!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•

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    • Thanks CA! There will be plenty of snow pics yet, winter is here for another 3 months or so. But Sunday is for flowers, or summer pics anyway. Have a great day!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜บโ˜•โ˜•

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  3. I agree with your comments about the chickadees and other small birds ! Has Mama deer been around lately?…keep warm ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป the day lilies are bright and cheery ! Nice shots ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป

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    • Thanks! Yes, the friendliest Mama comes almost every day, the other 2 Mama’s come quite often as well. Have a nice night!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ™๐Ÿ˜ด

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  4. Our furry and feathered friends are much smarter than humans. We grumble and complain while they go on about their business. Beautiful and cheerful pics! ๐Ÿ˜บ๐Ÿงฃ ๐Ÿงค๐Ÿง ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿค๐ŸฆŠ ๐Ÿปโ„๏ธ๐ŸŒžโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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