For a smile as wide as a country sunrise
Posted on May 3, 2022
Hi everyone! You can always trust a chipmunk to know! I hope you all have a great day!
Steve and Muffin.
©2022 Steve McLeod.
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Great chipmunk photos ! Quote is so true ! 🙂😻📷🐿🐿
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Thank you so much, glad you liked it! Enjoy your day!😊😻📷🌞🐿️🐿️🐿️
He better go see a Dentist!! It looks like he’s got abscesses!!😳😳😲
I knew he would give you a smile! Have a great day Dusty!😁😺🌞🐿️🐿️🐿️🐿️
Thank you you too hope all of them cupcakes you got any extras?😋😍😁😊
Sure, have a couple, I’m eating right now, so so good! Nice and sunny today, warming up slowly, its already 39 and heading up to 50! I was out feeding the chipmunks this morning, a new one showed up, I will have to give it a name, probably ask for submissions in tomorrows post like I did last year.😁🌞🐿️🐿️🐿️🐿️🐿️🐿️
That sounds like fun I have to see what I can come up with
Yeah, join in the fun. I put the names on paper, then crumple them into a little ball and put them all in a bowl. Then I let Muffin fish one out and that’s the name we use!😁😺
I like it! I’ll give you one later to put in the running 🏃♂️ 😉
Will there be a new chapter today 🤔🙄🙄
Yes, I’m on my way to write it now!😁
What kind of cupcakes do you get are there coffee ones
That’s all I have today, coffee cupcakes with blueberries!
And freshly picked too!
Even better!! Can I have 6 please??😋😋😵💫😵💫😵💫😵💫
Sure, help yourself! So, how was your day? Did you go walking?😁🌞😎
I did!! It was great!😁😊 How about you?
Nice day, checked the path but couldn’t get far yet so came back. I didn’t want to take chances today. I sat with the chipmunks and did my driveway walking instead.😁🌞😎🐿️🐿️🚶♂️
Good for you! What was the gossip around the trees today?
Yes, I totally agree with that for sure and certainly!😂😹
That bad huh?🤔🤔
You know trees, they like to ‘stick’ together so no one ‘leaves’ their places!😂😂😹😹
I knew that “Wood” be the case!😂😂😹😹
Yep, and that’s something they can sink their roots into!😂😂😹😹
That’s a good one!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Thanking you so very much!😂😂😹😹
I’m still laughing very much!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Must have hit a tickling spot in your brain of laughingness!
I think you did!!😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Wow, that is amazingly amazing which amazes me with amazing amazement!😂😂😹😹Guess I should get the feeders in. Back in a min.
I’ll be here! Don’t trip!😉😁😊
I’m almost back, another min.
For some reason an update wanted to happen and wouldn’t let me delay it. Sigh.
That’s alright.. if it restarted you can’t help that.
Usually I can delay it, but at times it really gives no choice. One of the new advancements in technology I guess.🙄🙄
I also upgraded to the 11 version I don’t know if I like it yet or not.
I don’t find it much different really and mostly I do like it. I find things are a lot faster.
Yeah, I guess that’s true. There are somethings that are easier.
Yep, for sure and certainly. Just takes a little time to get used to things. Well, tis off to bed for us northerners who live in the northern areas of the north. Good night Dusty! Hopefully I won’t be so late tomorrow. I might even be earlier than late! Sleep well, don’t fall in the pool and more chatter to come on the morrow!😁🌙😻😴😴
I look forward to tomorrow’s chatter!😁😊
Good Night 😴 🥱
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱
Sleep Well 🥱 😴 💤 🛏
Good morning Dusty! How was your day?🤔😁
It was great! No bad news here.😁 I got everything done I had planned. How about you? I liked the chapter today!!😁😊
Yep, it has been a great day! Sunny and warm mostly with a high of 59, our warmest day yet. And the next 2 days will be even nicer before the clouds come back in. I’m hoping to head off to the river tomorrow, providing I can get past the water hole.🤔😂😹🚶♂️
Great!! Is the sun gonna shine tomorrow? Should be a great day for pictures if it does!😁
Yep, 2 more days of sun, then the clouds return for several days with more rain. I don’t want to wait until Friday to go just in case those clouds decide to come in early. So tomorrow is the day!😁🚶♂️📷
Excellent! I hope you get lots of them!😁
Hi, I’m back, had an attack of pain so had to get up for a bit, that woke up Muffin so she wanted food. Now I’m back hopefully. Yes, hopefully I can get a lot of pics indeed!😁📷 I’m kinda looking at this year as my last for walks to the river.😟🚶♂️
Don’t say that yet… ya never know.😁
True, but I need to prepare myself for it anyway, so I want to take as many photos of the path and river as I can this year.😁📷 I also want to make it back to one spot that was a favorite🙂 of mine that I haven’t been to since I tore that muscle in 2019.😟
Then you should do it.. but do it carefully!!🤨🤨
Yes, I will indeed be careful. I won’t try it just yet though, I’ll wait until I’m used to walking the path again and gradually add extra length until I get there.🙂
I’m thinking so that I might be thinking so.🤔🙄
Then I think you should make it so…🤭🤭🤭
Are you still there?🤔
Yes… I’m here! 😁😊
Oh good, me too, I need to go get the feeders in, back in one min.
Sorry, it was 2 minutes. But I’m back.😁
Oooo… good thing you told me!! I thought my watch was slow!!😂😂😂😂
Well, I figured since our time is different I better let you know.😁
I don’t think it’s different is it? CDT is where I’m at..🤔
True, but you live closer to the equator so time goes by faster than it does here.🙄
Oh.. Oh!! I see🙄 I’m going faster than you!! I knew I was faster than you!!😂😂😛😛
Yep, just like those old time records where the outside goes faster than the inside of the record.😁😂😹😂😹
Are you saying I’m bigger around than you are??🤨
Speaking of round, did you hear the joke about the giant and the Mexican jumping bean salesman? The giant asks, “how has sales bean?” The salesman answers, “sales are jumping every day!”🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Oh… man🙄🙄 I see you’ve been visiting with Grover agaon!!😂😂😂
I knew you would like that one, I just knew it!
Well, tis time for the bedtime of us still in white, if I look out the window it still gives me a fright, so I close now me eyes and go right to bed, and hope that I do not hit me head!
Good night Dusty, sleeping well and I’m back tomorrow with more chatter to tell!😁🌙😴😴
Don’t let the bed bugs bite👄
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱
Rest Well 😁 😊
Chattering again tomorrow!
😂😂 GN 😴 💤
Good Morning Steve and Muffin 😁😺
Now, how did I miss this one?🤔 Good morning Dusty! How was your day?🤔😁
Hi there!! My day was great!😁 Did my walk, did my job made my supper 🍽 😋 and here I am!!😁😂😂
Sounds great! Beautiful day here, sunny all day, finally wearing a T shirt!😁🌞😎
Whoa!!! A t-shirt??😳😲😲 Oh my!! It must have been in the upper 50’s!!!
65 actually! Our warmest day yet! I was sweating walking to the river, even with all the snow!😎🌞🥵
You almost got a heat stroke in those temps!!😳😲😲😲😲😲
Yep, it was amazing for sure it was. There was a bit more snow and water than I expected though.🤔🙄
It’s still melting and maybe the ground hasn’t completely thawed yet.
The ground is still frozen which helped me get through the water. The ground was still hard so I could make it when normally my foot would have disappeared in the soggy ground. But I have never seen so much water in that one spot! And still more snow to melt. Mostly the snow is gone, but in 2 places I had to walk through snow that was up to 18 inches deep still.😬😬🙄🙄
Wow! That incredible!
Especially since this is May 5, unless we get some even warmer weather there will likely be snow back there a week from now!😬🙄
That’s only two weeks from June 1st!😳 I hope the whole summer isn’t like that for you!😬😬
Yeah, this weather is sure making our snow free season a bit shorter than normal. May is supposed to be cooler and wetter than normal, so I hope June is better.
Oh, I’m back, had to feed Sir Henry, that woke Muffin and she wanted food and attention.😁😺
They are important friends that need tending!😁😁
Not only that, but they need feeding too!😁
Can’t sleep on an empty stomach 😬😬😋😋
Really? I can’t sleep on my stomach at any time.😬🙄🙄
Me either… side sleeper here. 😴
Yep, me too, it’s the only way to lie!
I never took you as a liar!🙄🙄🤔
It’s terrible when people don’t get my jokes. Maybe it’s the way I don’t tell it.🤔🙄🙄😂😂😹😹
Oh I got it!!😂😂😂😂😂😛😛😛😛😛😛🤭🤭🤭🤭
Ooooohhh! Now I am feeling better! Well, not feeling better, but feeling better.
Oh… so you have sensitive fingers?🖐😂😂
No, actually I have 10 fingers.😂😂😹😹
Really??😳😲 I’ve only got eight fingers!!!😮😯😲😳 You’re kinda like a cat with extra toes!!😁😊
How strange. How do you manage to type on your phone with no thumbs?🤔😬🙄🙄
No I have two thumbs! And eight fingers!🤭🤭🤭
Um, a thumb is a finger, each finger has a different name. Look it up.🤔🙄🙄
Ohhh.. how did I know you would come back with that!😂😂😂😂😛😛😛
So name them!😛
No looking it up smarty pants!!😛😛
There’s thumb boy, finger 1, finger 2 finger 3, finger 4 and little finger.😂😂😹😹
Well, after the thumb it used to be called the dialing finger but since we don’t dial phones anymore it had to be changed to pointing finger. Then there is the middle finger that proves the thumb is a finger or it wouldn’t be in the middle. Then there is the finger that doesn’t move around much. Then there is baby pinky finger. See? I named each one!🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
I always thought it went like this:
Thumb, index, middle, ring and pinky!😛😛😂😂😂😂😂😂
Isn’t that what I just said? Except the ring part. Never could figure that one, I never wear a ring on it.
Me either, buts it’s better than number 4!!😂😂😂😂
I don’t know about that. Wow, it’s going to be dark soon.
That it is…
Yep, it is, except for a bit of light in the western horizon. Well, guess that means its time for the bed to come to me. I don’t have the energy to go to it.
Good night Dusty!😁🌙😴😴
Sleep in the night Dusty!🌙😴
More chatter on the tomorrow Dusty!😁
Good Night 😴 🥱 🌃 🌙 ✨️
Sleep Tight! 🥱
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱 😴
Talk again tomorrow 😁 😊 🤪
Good Morning Steve 😁😊 🌞 ☀️ 🌤 🌅 It’s a beautiful 😍 day for a walk in the sun 🌞 ☀️ 🌤
Good morning Dusty! Yes, it certainly is!🌞😎🚶♂️ Although I will have to forego the idea today and wait until next week. Now I’m off to write, that’s what I forgot yesterday!!🤔😮
I knew there was something🙄🤔🤔
I’m back again!😁😁
Good morning Dusty! You around?🤔😁
Sorry for the slow response, just after I sent the note I got a phone call. Amazing really, all day, no phone calls, oops, not quite, my brother phoned earlier.😃
That’s nice he calls.
Yep, every Saturday, although today was a very short call, usually he likes to talk for a long time. How was your day? Get out for your walk?🤔😁
Yes, I did my walk 🚶♂️ you walk around the driveway?
No, I was too busy with other things today, plus trying to get some pictures of the birds before they disappear on me. I have been trying to get a pic of a mourning dove, it was out here eating seeds, but so far nothing. Now it’s going to rain for 2 days.🤔🙄☔🌧️
They usually stick around right? Maybe you can get one another day?
Yes, there is a pair that nest somewhere in the area, but not close by so I never see them around. Maybe this year they will nest closer.😁
I have a pair that picks rocks off the driveway at my house in MN.
Cool! They are one of the few birds I could identify when I was a kid, we had a lot where we lived back then. I would get up early, open my window and listen to them, I loved their cooing song, still do, one of my favorite summer sounds!😁
Yes, these are very slow to move when a car comes by though. I keep thinking I’ll run over them sometime.
Yeah, some birds are like that.😬🙄
Theodora is like that too, just won’t move for cars.
She actually has the size to damage a car but not so much with a dove.
Well, you have a point there. Hmm, clouds are moving in already. That probably means something.🤔☔☔☔☔☔
The rain usually is good for getting the ground to thaw. But then you will get frost heaves in the heavy soil.
Yeah, those frost heaves will get worse, already bad on our streets, worst year we have had in years.
Yeo, and if you I u happen to drive over one you will sink..
Whew, I’m safe! Unless I start using a skateboard going to the river. I can just see me now!🤔😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😮😖😖😖😖😖😖🤪🤪😵😵😵😵😵🤕🤕🤕🤕
Probably better to leave it at home. You could sink out of site!
But I thought maybe I could surf across the water sections.🤔🙄🙄
Better use the surf board for that
Skate board is the same thing, just smaller with training wheels!😂😂😹😹
Live dangerously then.
In 6 inches of water?🤔
Only takes an inch to drown in.
More cheerful tidings.🙄🌊🏄♂️
It’s the truth.
Can’t disagree with truthfulness that is true. Have to go get the feeders in, back in a mom.
I’m back, but I have to call it a night now, early morning. Good night Dusty! Hope you sleep well. Chatter more tomorrow!😁🌙😴😴☔☔
I notice that there’s a half price book store on the corner near me. I might need to go see what they have. Although I don’t know why… I don’t like to read.
Who cares if you don’t like to read, half price is a good deal! Can’t go wrong with that!😃
That’s my problem with reading.
Try one of those page magnifiers, they work great!
That’s the second problem… too slow and I lose interest.
I’m not a fast reader either, but its still enjoyable. But not everyone is a reader. But they still might have something that would interest you. Like, “how to become a barber in 5 easy steps.” I read an ad recently about someone who quit their job to make $23,000 a week at home. Oh, that mourning dove is at it again right now, so, so nice!!
A week? Cutting hair?
Works too, I did it!😁
Why would someone mount a trail camera pointed at my apartment???
Very odd… I’ve also seen a man with a camera taking pictures twice now!
Good morning Dusty!😁☔
Oh, oh, be careful Dusty, this one isn’t so hard to figure out.🤔😬
Please enlighten me.. All I ever do is go for my walk and go to the grocery store.
Looks like the not so subtle work of a PI, it is quite common. Perhaps someone is trying to get some info about you. I would say you will need a good lawyer in the not too distant future. Think perhaps: health claims.
Yeah, I suppose. Am I supposed to be in my place 24 hrs a day. Not exercise or buy food?
Possibly, that is often the case in things like this. But honestly, they just try to look for you to do something that they don’t think you should be doing if your health is bad enough you need to work from home. Even the fact of living where you are now. I could be wrong, but, I have had some personal experience in this. You really should contact the police about this, it could be something else, like someone just watching you for burglary purposes. Oddly, someone did something similar to me one time as well.
I am going to go ask the neighbors if it’s theirs. If not then I’ll see about the police. No one but my family has this address and I don’t have my mail forwarded here bt the post office I have a family member do it. So I’m hoping it’s the neighbors camera and a friend with the camera.
If it is a neighbor then what they are doing is illegal anyway. Unless it’s different down there, but here it is against the law to take pictures at someone’s house. I hope it is something simple, but if not then you really need to call the police, that way you can find out who is behind it. Believe it or not a PI can find you anywhere. I’m not trying to alarm, just a caution. A similar thing almost landed me in jail.
That’s true. Besides it’s rude! How did your Sunday go?
Kinda cool and wet. It was only 50 today, which is not bad, but normal is 65. We didn’t get much rain though so that was nice. My mourning dove never came back, sigh. But hopefully he will another day. We had a good service this morning, until 2 people got mad at each other afterwards. Sigh. Is it really so hard to be nice to each other for an hour?
For some it would seem so… that’s how my sister are to each other. The younger and older ones.. Silly and dumb if you ssk me but they don’t so I keep quiet…
Very smart on your part! I always figure it’s best not to get involved, unless it gets really bad, then I have no choice. At church I mean. But I did get some good news today!
Great! What was that? If you want to share that is.
I got all the missing papers that I needed! A friend of mine had them stored at his place. My lawyer will also be happy, and hopefully the government will be also.😁 And another thing…
That is good news! I don’t know what the papers are for, but it’s good you could find them! So can you tell me the other thing??
Sorry, still not supposed to talk about this yet, it could be serious, but these papers will help a lot! I am very happy!
Yep, Muffin cooperated very nicely this morning and she picked out the new name for our new chipmunk friend!!😁😺😺🐿️🐿️🐿️
Oh, very good! I can’t wait to find out what it is!!
I can’t say right now, don’t want to spoil the surprise. But it will be in tomorrow mornings post, complete with pics!😁😻📷
Great!! Can’t wait to read it! I hope it’s Alvin!! You really need an Alvin in the group! Dale and Theodore are, well you know kinda clichè but Alvin is like toast and Jam! They go together!
Hey, Theodore likes her name! Even if she is a female. Yeah, we could then say, Alvin and the chipmunkians!😂😂😹😹
Now you’re thinking… but I only have a one in five chance so I won’t be too dis appointed if it’s b
But or Fred or something else…
I already have a Freddie the squirrel, so Fred the chipmunk would be confusing. Well, everyone gets the same chance so ya never know. Muffin had to mix them up, after I already had done that in front of her! She didn’t think I did a good enough job. Amazing.
What ever keeps her happy is okay!
Most definitatively! It has actually cleared and the sun is shining! Guess it will be sunny tonight. Too bad the moon doesn’t get up until so late, or rather, early in the morning.
It needs to sleep also!! 🌙 🌚 🌔 🌕 🌖 🌛
I don’t see why, all it does is sit up there and rearrange itself each month.🤔🙄🌙😂😂😹😹
It’s a good thing it does… the earth would a very different place without it.
We likely would not survive without it.🤔🙄😬
There wouldn’t be any tides, and most likely a lot of flooding.. it’s good to have a moon I think.
Yep, and its necessary for it to be that size also. Yes, no tides means the oceans would stagnate and everything in them would eventually die. That moon is very important. I better get the feeders in quick.
Ok, I’ll be here when you get back
Are you? I’m back!
I am! Right here ….
Good, glad to be hearing it so said.😁
No problems with the feeders? You rather quick with them tonight.
Well, it was rather getting kinda dark out there. Those clouds make it get dark earlier. I heard all kinds of robins singing, and my mourning dove and some sparrows. Must have been at least 2 robins!😊😺☔
Great! Those Doves can really get going just before dark. Kinda my favorite besides the Loon!
Yep, loon is my favorite too. Mourning dove would be second, song sparrow is third, robin and about 500 others!😁😁
Don’t forget the Red Winged Black Bird!!
Yep, its right up there behind the robin!
Sounds like the right order!😂
Yep! Well, its late and tomorrow is another early morning. Good night Dusty! Sleep well! Chatter again tomorrow!😁🌙😴😴☔
Good Night! 🥱😴
Sleep Good 😴
How is the Muffin? Is she exercising regularly? That’s important ya know!
Yep, she gets her daily exercise, naps, lots of stretching, looking outside at the birds and squirrels, sniffing fresh air now that I can open windows, although I actually open windows every day of the year!😂😂😹😹
That’s good! Fresh air is important!! Becareful not to tickle her belly… that’s an auto reflex area! You could be turned into a blood foutain.
I found that out a long time ago.😬🙄🙄😹😹
Cats don’t like tickling.. it’s been my experience that a nice gentle rub will make them purr.. 🐈 😻
Well, some cats anyway. I had one cat that if I even came close to his stomach my hand would suffer bad blood loss!😬😼
I suppose it depends on the particular cats past experience… but I agree some are very sensitive!!
Yep, Muffin likes it for a short time, just don’t overdo it. But it also depends on the day for her too, some days I can rub her tummy for quite a while, other days just briefly.🤔🙄😻
Sorta like Goldilocks? It has to be just right!😊 Everyone has those days.
Strange, I never feel like Goldilocks. Except for the cake needing to be just right. And the coffee too for that matter.😁🍰☕☕
Those are far more important than the silly ole porridge!!🤭
Most indubitably! I notice these kids nursery stories or whatever they are, never mention coffee, I mean, what gives with that?🤔🙄☕☕
I suppose not many kids drink coffee or their parents don’t allow them to have cake and coffee in the morning.
Yeah, guess that is true. I always say kids shouldn’t drink coffee until they are at least 6 years old.🤔😂😂😹😹☕☕
Can’t be any worse for kids than some of the junk food they eat.😂😹🙄
Yeah… I agree with that… I was drinking tea well before I was 6. 🍵
Me too and coffee too. At least I think so, can’t really remember much from back then except being in the hospital with polio and that I wouldn’t mind forgetting.
I can understand derstand that!!😬😬
I found it a terrifying time, now I’m gone, good night again!
Good Morning Steve 😁 🌞 ☀️ 🌤 🌅
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Good morning Dusty! How’s your day going?🤔😁☔☔☕☕
Going good! Looking forward to this afternoon evening. When I can relax and chat!😁
Oh good, I hope you get some interesting chatting!🤔🙄😂😹
Funny thing about that.. I was hoping for the same thing!!😛😛😛😂😂😂😂
Then we should both be satisfied…or not.😂😂😹😹
Here’s to hoping!!🍷🍷😂😂
Remind me to tell you something funny that happened today!
I will do my best to do that!🙄🙄🤔🤔
Good, me too!😁😂☔☔
You still around?
Yep, but I am at the grocery right now, going through the check out. Should be home in 10 minutes or less.😁
Good, I’m just finishing up making my supper.
Ok then whenever you’re ready… I’m here!😁😁
Got my supper, ready to eat, now I can sit and rest my feet.😂😹🙄
I’ve got mine up on a pillow on the coffee ☕️ table!☺️ahhh….
Oh, nice, I just raise my foot rest on the chair.😁
You luck duck 🦆🦆I don’t have one of those!!😔
Speaking of ducks, it rained all day, even had one thunderstorm, but the worst went north of us. Which brings me to my funny story…🤔🙄😂
Alright!! Let’s hear it!😁
So, I am looking at this bird and it’s pouring rain out there, bad time for a pic! And it’s really dull, those clouds are heavy ones, all around bad for a pic, but I grab my camera and head out the door…
I click and nothing happens, rats, forgot to turn the camera on, so I turn it on and aim…
I am now home and ready to relax and chat!! How about you? I was supposed to remind you of something funny that happened today.. not That I am funny or remind of funny but you were goingcto tell about it anywY what was funny?🤪🤪
Oh good, you’re back now!
That I am!😁
Yes, I must tell my funny story from this afternoon.😁 It helps to offset the bad news from this morning.🙄
Uh oh…. bad news?? In the morning??😬😬😳😳 I sure hope it’s not bad, bad news!!
Yeah, remember I mentioned a while back about missing papers, lawyer, govt, that sort of thing? Heard back from the lawyer today, unfortunately. The papers might be too late now, won’t know for a while though, depends how fast the govt works. There could be some serious consequences, like big fine and other stuff.
Uh oh😳 Fines by the government are never good!! They are very sensitive to those situations!😬😬😬
Ok, enough bad!! What’s funny?🤔🙄
I was sitting here this afternoon answering comments and I look out the window, there is a rose-breasted grosbeak, a male! I have been trying to get a pic of one for 4 years!
And…. and….?? Did you?
I head out there slow and easy so I don’t scare him away, trying to protect my camera from the rain. I turn it on and aim…
And!!! C’mon!! Out with it!! No battery!! Am I right??😳
I click again and nothing happens, camera is off again. I turn it on and it turns off, charge the battery it says. I rush inside to change the battery and go back out and…no grosbeak, nowhere in sight!! I couldn’t believe it! I stood in the rain laughing so hard!!😂😂🤣🤣😹😹☔☔☔
Oh…. you…😒😒You should put in a freshly charged battery in it each day! Then that won’t happen!!😳
Well, that’s a bit much, I can take nearly 400 pics with this battery fully charged and I know I haven’t done that yet. However, it is getting old so it may not hold a charge good anymore or may not charge fully, whichever. And that was probably my only chance too, every year he is only here one day, then he moves on. The females stay around several days, but not the males. Sigh.🙄🙄📷☔☔
Well… at least you got your morning shower in!!😂😂😂😂
It was an afternoon shower.🙄😂😂😹😹☔☔
That’s what happens when you sleep late!😂😂
Ha! I was up at 5am this morning!😁
For how long? Going to the bathroom Doesn’t count as being up!😒😂😂
I got up and stayed up. That’s my new summer time for getting up, starting today. 2 weeks before the longest day of the year and until 2 weeks after I like to get up at 4am.😁🕰️⏰⏲️
Starting today eh?? That was convenient 🤭🤭😂😂
Naturally, it’s Monday, best day to start!😁
You have all the luck!!😳
Great time of day!😁
It is that! I wish I could do that again… perhaps after I retire??
That’s a good time to do it! It will give you something to do in the afternoon!
🥱😴 awhm…. sorry I must have dozed off!!😛😛😛😂😂😂😂
Never heard a thing!😂😂😹😹
I wad practicing for retirement 😂😂😂😂
That’s what I was thinking you were thinking!
That’s what I thought!!😂😂
I thought that’s what you thought!
Good thinking on your part!!😂😂
How did your shopping go this morning?
It was very shoppy! The shelves were kinda empty so lots on my list I didn’t get. Sigh.🙄
I’ve noticed that here also.🤔 but I always find something else I can buy.😂😂😂😉
Yes, that part is too easy!😂😂😹😹
That ice cream Isle seems to be right near everything they’re out of!!🤔🤔🙄🙄 I wonder how they do that??🤔
I stay away from that one, that’s the danger aisle!
I know!!🙄🙄 I did find some single serving cups of ice cream… they’re only 210 calories!! So if I don’t over do on eating during the day I can have a treat in the evening!😁😁😋😋😋😋
Good thinking and good stretching!😂😂😹😹
I have to be careful I don’t pull a muscle when stretching though😳😳
you have to pull muscles in order to stretch or you can’t stretch.🤔🙄
Oh… so that’s my problem!! No more stretching for me then!!😂😂😂
But stretching is an important exercise, it keeps you in a nice pretzel shape!😂😂😹😹🥨🥨
Then it’s working, cuz I walked like pretzel today!!😂😂😂
Must have long legs and arms.😂😂
Very much shorted when twisted up!!😳
You shouldn’t do that, makes it hard to walk.
Now you tell me!!🙄🙄😐
Happy to do it!😁
Glad I could provide a bit of pleasure for you!😂😂😂
Yes I am!😛😛
Not to be a complainer..😬 but my feet and legs were very unhappy on my walk today!!😳 it took two and a half miles before they stopped hurting and loosened up so I could walk normally 🥴🥴
Wow, that’s almost half your walk! Mine were complaining today too, must be all the rainy weather.😬😧😞
Yeah I think so too… it was very humid here today. But no swelling to speak of today anyway.
My feet were more swollen today than usual, knees aching, ankles aching, shoulders aching, neck aching, fingers aching, back paining. Kinda normal I guess.🤔🙄
Those are tough days!! My feet are a little inflamed and warm tonight. That’s why I have the up.
Yep, that definitely helps.
That is funny😂😂😂 considering you have done that on several previous occasions!!😂😂😂
Having a short memory can be a blessing though!😂😂
I know, I never learn.😂😂😹😹 And my mourning dove never showed up today either. Sigh.🙄📷☔☔
They know enough to stay in from the rain…🤭🤭 they were warm and dry in their multi level pine tree!😂😂
Ha and ha, hehehe and hoo! Speaking of hoo, there was a great horned owl out here early this morning while it was still dark. So unfortunately I didn’t see him, but he was hooting loud and clear, sounded nice.😁🦉
Ya know…? That’s a bird that I have never heard.🤔
I don’t know if I’ve never been in the right place or maybe they’re speechless when they see me!😲😳🤭🤭🤭🤭
They sound so nice. I used to go out at night to different places and call for owls. They would answer and often come up quite close in the trees around me. One time 2 barred owls landed on the branch of a pine tree just 6 feet away from me! They are big owls.😁🦉🦉
I hear that they will at times attach people! Perhaps mistaking them for prey or protecting their young?
Great horned owls will attack people, protecting nests mainly, but people wearing fur hats have been attacked too. A forest ranger in MN was attacked and killed by one, he was wearing a fur hat. They can hit with amazing force!🤔😬🦉
Killed by one??😲😳
Yep, the owl hit him so hard it snapped his neck!😬😬🦉
Yikes!!😬 I think I’ll stay away from them…😳😳
But they are cute.😁🦉
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a live owl of any make or model. Other than you!!😂😂😂
I’ve seen lots, the tiny saw-whet owl, long-eared owl, short-eared owl, great horned owl, barred owl, great gray owl, snowy owl, hawk owl. Plus I have heard others. I have held the saw-whet and great gray owls.
That’s cuz you live where there’s more wildlife than humans😂😂😂 you are very fortunate! I would like to see and or hear one though.
Which, wildlife or humans?
You’re part of the wild life!😂😂😂😂😂
I barely move around and you call me wild life?🤔🙄😂😹
How about one with nature??😂😂😂😂
Well, there is only one of me so that would be true. Although sometimes I think there is two of me considering all the food that disappears around here.🙄🙄
Did you just accuse Muffin of eating too much?😬😳😲😲
I never even mentioned Muffin.🙄
Oh good cuz that could been a scary 😨 situation for you!!😂😂
I don’t see why, she has her own food. It started raining hard again, got those feeders just in time.
Hey, you’re pretty smart… do you know what BPM is considered too low?
One that’s in a valley? I’m back, had to get the feeders in, was almost dark already it was it was.
You should have asked me to remind you..😂😂
I brought them in already.😁
No kidding? I’ll bet it was getting pretty dark outside…🤭🤭
Yeah, it was and that reminds me, thank you for reminding me about my new schedule which I’m late now doing with what I was supposed to do but didn’t do. Since I get up at 5 now I have to stop at 9 so I can get enough sleep because it will be 10 by the time I get to bed.🕰️😴 I think I’m tired. Anyway, good night Dusty! Back tomorrow with more intelligent chatter about life’s big problems! Such as walking like a pretzel!😂😹😁🌙😴😴
Good Night! 🥱😴
Sleep Good 😴 😌
Thanks for the company tonight!😁
It was a good time!
I thought so too!😉😁
Good Afternoon 😁😊
Good morning Dusty! How’s things today?😎🌞😁
Good! You must have been busy today..🤔
Well, it turned out nice so I was outside most of the day, nearly all afternoon, just too nice to be inside. I raked the yard out back, some of it anyway, so the birds will show up better in photos.🌞😎📷🐿️🐦🦃🦆
That’s a good idea!! Did you have more birds today?
Lots of birds around today. Two of those rose-breasted grosbeaks were here, 4 times, and I still did not get a picture. I would have once since the one grosbeak did not fly when I went outside, but a grackle came along and scared it away before I had a chance to click. Amazing timing really.🙄🙄🙄
You have unbelievable timing!😲
It is quite amazing, it really is!😬😲😂😹
That’s what allows you to get such great pictures! 📸📷
But it would be better to have the birds in the picture!😂😹📷🐦🐦
That does help considerably 😂😂 was your battery fully charged??🙄🤔
Not fully, but it had lots of charge. It takes four hundred pics on a charge though.
Where did you go?🙄
I’m still here, but I’m on the phone, got a call again, amazing timing!
Oh, ok just let me know when you’re back.
I’m back, I’m back! Did you miss me?🤔🙄
I did! That’s why I asked where you were.😁
Sorry about that, it was my former landlord just asking how things are going around here now.
Did you mention the smoke?🙄
What smoke,🤔 oh, someone is having a bonfire somewhere around here, smells nice though.😁
Ah.. the smell of burning g wood in the evening! 🔥
Yep, very nice, might be the people up the hill, he has been spending all afternoon trimming branches on trees in his vacant lot, all dead wood.
That is kind of him to help others with those chores.
Helping others? He owns the vacant lot.
Oh! Well you didn’t say that part! You said ge was helping others 😂😂
Um, read that comment again. I said he was trimming branches on trees in HIS vacant lot.🙄🙄That was my original comment. Speaking of, I keep thinking I forgot something today, but what it is…?🤔
There was no chapter today or yesterday!😛 I didn’t want to pressure you about it. You seem to be busy with other things so far this week.😁
Oh, that’s right! I did start on a chapter today but got sidetracked by those grosbeaks and never got back at it again. Oh well, it gives us more time to heal from all our wounds. It’s going to be an exciting case. But simple, nice and simple.😁😁
Simple is good… I am looking forward to the next case..😁
Yes, we are too, at least those of us that will be going. Rock and Annelie are trying for the third time to finish their honeymoon. Benjamin and Brigetta got married and are on their honeymoon too.
Wow! Matrimony breaking g out all over the place!😳 How exciting! But that can be dangerous!!😬😬
Yes, it can be good or bad. It happened very fast which is okay, but, if one of them is an infiltrator, then it could be bad, very bad. Also it makes it easier for our enemies to get at us too.🤔😬😬
Plus if one gets killed it can have an effect on morale..😬😬
That is very true, but its hard to stop them, if they want to get married. Still, it would be better in our business to stay single. However, that’s a little hard to tell them when Kat and I are married.🙄🙄
They do look to you and Kat for examples…🙄🙄🙄 I’m sure they’ll be fine.😁
Yes, me too. But Baldwin is a bit concerned about it. He would prefer that we all stayed single, except Kat and I.😁🙄🙄
Kinda tough to have a rule thee but not for me! He was married!!😳
That’s why he doesn’t like it, he got betrayed! Now he thinks it might happen to others too. And…who knows, he might be right, we’ll have to wait and see.🤔😬
He is a pretty smart guy!🤔🤔 Hard to argue his logic…
But is his logic logically logical for it to be argued logically?🤔😲🙄
It sure seems logical… but I’m no logistician🙄🙄🤔🤔
The only logs I know well are the ones I saw at night! And so ends another day of chatter. Good night Dusty, sleep well, more exciting chatter coming around tomorrow! And hopefully I get a walk down to the river tomorrow. Talk tomorrow!😁🌙😴😴😊
Good Night 😴 🥱
Sleep Well 🥱😴
Ok I am I do logistics but not that kind 🙄🙄
That is what I said too.😂😂
Stop reading my mind…🤨
How is you bird feeder project coming along?
I think it got left behind somewhere.😂😹 My idea ran into a slight problem since I had been hoping to leave it out all the time, but I have to figure out an idea to make it locked in place so the raccoons can’t unhook it. And that’s a problem since I can’t reach out that far.🤔
There is a robin singing, sounds so nice!😁
Well, you’ll find a solution 😉😁😊
I have a solution, but how to do it is the problem. I thought maybe lying down on top of the feeder after crawling across the feeder arm and hope that it doesn’t break and I fall down breaking my neck. Hmm, maybe not a good idea.🤔 I need a new idea.🙄
Wiley Coyote tried that and it didn’t workout to well for him either!😂😂😂😂😂
Yeah, that 10 foot drop is kinda scary. Jasper found out today trying to get on one of the hanging feeders. He missed and straight down he went!😂😂😹😹
Yeah, he gave that little wave before disappearing downwards!😂😂😹😹
Beep Beep!! 😂😂😂😂😂
Yep, I always think about that when he falls! He only tried once today though, then settled for peanuts.😂😂😹😹🙄
He’s getting smarter!!😂😂
Kinda sorta. But for some reason he really likes those sunflower seeds, even more than peanuts. He’s a strange squirrel in some ways. Perhaps he hit his head too many times?🤔😬🙄🙄
Maybe he’s trying to imitate you?🙄🙄🙄🤭🤭
We do have a lot in common.😁😂😂😹😹
I didn’t want to be the first to say it…🤭🤭🤭🤭
I kinda figured that too, so I said it for you.🙄🙄
You kinda read my mind😳😬😬 was there anything you found interesting while you were reading??🙄🙄🤭
Not sure, when I blew the dust off the page I couldn’t see anything more!🙄😂😹
So that’s why I was sneezing so much!🤔🤔🙄🙄🤭
Oops, sorry about that.😬🙄
That’s ok.. I’ve been meaning to dust it.. just haven’t gotten to it. 😂😂😂
Good Morning Steve 😁😊
Good morning Dusty!😁🌞
Did the sun start to shine yet?😁
It comes out briefly, then the clouds take over again, cloudy right now. Still trying to decide if I should go to the river or not. But maybe I should go now before it gets more cloudy.🤔🌞📷
Seems like the right thing to do. At least you’ll get a walk if not good pictures.😁
Well, right now the clouds are not real thick, so it’s still bright out at least, that helps. Anyway, I’m off, talk later!😁🚶♂️🚶♂️🌞📷
You around? I’m back, kinda sorta.😁🙄
Yeah, I’m here!😁
Me too now, just had to finish making my supper, but now its done and I’m here eating.😁😋😋😺
What did you make?🤔
Macaroni with mushrooms and cheese plus broccoli. Yum!😋😋
That does sound good!😋
Yep, sure does! I mean, is!😁😋
Gone already huh?😂😂😂
No, not quite, I’m not really too hungry tonight and I probably made too much for one meal.🤔🙄🙄
That’s ok… better to have it and not need it than the other wY around 😁😊
I actually like frying the leftovers for lunch the next day.😋😋
That does sound tasty as leftovers too.😋
Yes, sometimes I think its even better the second time round!😁
All the flavors blend more the second time around 😋
That is a good point indeed. Did you have your walk today? I made it to the river, no snow left back there at all and that worst water part wasn’t bad at all, but someone had dug a spot out so it could drain faster so that was nice. It was cloudy all the time, but bright cloud and hardly any wind which was nice too.😁🚶♂️🌞📷
Yes, I did do my walk today. It went pretty good. That was of someone to drain that low spot so it would dry out.😁
Good, feet doing okay? Yes, I really didn’t think I would be able to cross that area. The river is up another 2 feet after our last rain and they have rainfall warnings out for us for tomorrow, maybe another 2 inches of rain, not bad really but because everything is saturated now it all runs off into the lake and river. That could push the river to record high level. 1 more foot hits the record. Quite a few of those big pines are already out in the water now, some are about 6 feet from shore. Amazing how they can survive being drowned like that.🤔
My feet are tired.. not swollen though.
Those trees are amazingly resilient…
That’s a lot of rain… it looks like heavy thunderstorms are moving through tonight in MN.
Yep, we have a big thunderstorm coming at us right now, lots of thunder in it. So if I suddenly disappear you know my electricity is gone. Those thunderstorms are supposed to continue through the night and tomorrow too. That river could set a new record high this year. The dam is already fully open. The birds have nearly all gone for the night already, probably because of the storm coming.🤔😬😲☔☔☔
They have a sense for the weather and know when to find a big bushy pine tree!😂😂
Yeah, I got wet going out to feed Sir Henry and get the feeders in. Muffin has come out of hiding, but she is still scared. She is staying beside me.😊🙀
That’s nice that she comforts you during storms!🤭🤭🤭
Yeah, it is nice. Oh, that sky has turned a weird color right now, kinda yellowish pinkish, hard to describe color.
That means hail and a goid amount of it..😬😬
Yeah, could be, fortunately the main part is going south of us, it has gotten amazingly dark down there now.
The sun is setting.. 🌙 🌚 🌔 🌕 🌖 🌛
Can’t see the sun, just dark clouds.😂🙀
I think I better go, its hailing right now and turning the ground white. lots of lightning too. Good night talk tomorrow!
Good Night 😴 🥱
Be sure to keep Muffin safe!!😼🙀
Good morning Dusty!😁🌞 How’s things today?🤔
Hi there!! Things are good! How about you?
Great! It has been quite a nice day, nothing like the forecast, mostly sunny. But, something did happen today…😬😬🙀🙀
Did you slip and fall?🙄🙄
Nope, not me, why would I do such a terrible thing? But I was out on the deck for quite a while taking pics, or trying to anyway, but finally had to come in and sit for a while. Muffin just woke up when I came back in and…😬🙀
Did you get some good pictures??😁
Muffin suddenly went up to the window, but scared like. I knew what that meant, a bear! Sure enough a big black bear was on the deck! That means he wasn’t far away when I was outside! When I’m taking pics I concentrate on that and I don’t really pay attention to what else is going on around me!😬🙀😲😮🐻
You will need to turn your radar up a little more!😳
As big as they are they are still quiet when they want to be!!😬
Yes, they are amazingly quiet when just walking around. This was just 3pm! I will need to be very careful when bringing in the feeders and putting them out in the morning now.😬🙀🐻
Ah yeah!!!!🙄🙄 the good thing is with all the rain, there should an abundance of Berries for them in the forest soon..
Around here the earliest berries show up is the end of June. They are not even blooming yet. And we could still get a late frost like last year. Did you read today’s chapter?🤔
No I didn’t. It wasn’t out yet when I went for my walk at 330. I got back at 5 and hadn’t looked yet. But!!! I will brb!😁
I had written it and saved it, then went out to take pics, but…I didn’t post it! Sigh. So it would have been out at 2, but I didn’t notice until I sat down to eat supper.😂😂😹😹
No biggie! Lots of info in this chapter! It will be fun piecing it all together.😁
Yes, I’m looking forward to this one.😁 Thick dark clouds have once again moved in, supposed to get thunderstorms and heavy rain tonight and tomorrow morning.😮🙀⛈️⛈️☔☔
How did you sleep last night 🌙 did the storm keep you awake?
No, the storm was mostly finished by then, just raining. Although lightning and thunder continued but it was further away to the south. It is very windy right now, those trees are really swaying out there!
So more storms tonight then?
Yep, looks like it, getting real dark right now so I went out and got the feeders in a bit early. Feels nice out there, the wind is warm.
I like that part of a storm.. the air is warm with moisture in it..
And the thunder suddenly started with some big bangs! Lots of lightning too in the west, and not very far away. Perhaps this storm will hit us more directly than the one last night.😮🙀⛈️⛈️☔☔Poor Muffin disappeared in a hurry when that first roar of thunder happened!
Poor kitty 😺 😔
Hopefully they will pass through quickly.
This one seems to be moving in slowly, that usually means a big storm. The thunder is getting closer all the time though.😬⛈️
You should try to get a picture or two of the lightning 🌩 if you can.
And stand outside in the dark?? Are you crazy??😮😮🙀🙀
Well????😒😒 it has been suggested!!😂😂
Ha and Ha with haha! Forget it, not happening, no way, not a chance.🙄🙄🙄🙄 The thunder is really shaking the place now. A few drops of rain have started. Fabulous lightning though.
The thundering and lightning ⛈️ are so exciting to watch, especially at night!😁😊
Yes, I agree, lightning really shows up so nice at night. Raining harder now and Muffin is now sitting beside me.😁🙀
Be sure to keep her safe!!😁😺
Yep, maybe we’ll both sleep under the blankets tonight for good measure.😁😻
That’s a good plan!😂😂
Maybe a little cotton in the ears too…😂😂
Not necessary, the thunder has passed now.🙄 Amazing how it can be heard for so long before it gets here, but once it passes it falls silent quickly. Still raining nicely.😁☔☔⛈️⛈️
It is,amazing and I never thought about that!🤔🤔 I wonder why that is?
Not sure actually, but thinking about it when you hear a plane or helicopter coming it can be heard a long distance, but when it passes the sound disappears quickly.😁
Must have something to do with the sound waves traveling forward…🤔
I think it has to do with the sound waves moving forward.🤔🙄
Gee… you thought that up all by yourself?😲
You are amazing! Why didn’t I think of that??🤔🤔
I don’t know, it just kinda came to me, almost like I had seen it before somewhere.😁🙄😂😂😹😹
Well, time for some shut eye so I can shut my eyes and get some sleep while it rains and rains and rains…
Good night Dusty!😁⛈️😬
Sleep well, don’t let the thunder keep you awake.⛈️😂
Talk again with more chatter tomorrow!😁
Remember… never open your umbrella 🌂 in the house!😂😂
Good Night Chatter Box!
Sleep Well 🥱 😴
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱
Good morning, afternoon and evening Dusty!! Did you have a good day? What did you do?🤔😊🌞⛈️
Good every part of the day and evening to you also!😁😊
I had a good day! Work was OK, I did my walk 🚶♂️ and after work went and had a very delicious salmon steak with rice and green beans and broccoli 🥦 cheese 🧀 😋 😋😋😋 and now I’m chatting with you!😁😊
Hey, sounds like you did have a great day! Too bad it ends on such a bad note!🤔😮🙄😂😂
I like how it’s going..😏😏
I’m back! Sorry about my sudden departure, but Sir Henry showed up for supper, a bit late. Then when I went out I scared the birds, including that Mourning dove. So I decided to stay a bit and see if he would come back. But it has really cooled off out there so I was about to come back in and the dove came flying in and landed on the ground with the other birds. So I got several pics of him!! I’m jumping happy!! I have been trying each year since I got my camera in 2018. Wheeeeeee! Yeah, I’m crazy, can’t help it.
Hey! I’m happy you were able to get it’s picture taken after waiting for so long 😁
Yeah, it feels good to finally accomplish that goal. And today I also got some great pics of the rose-breasted grosbeak, much better than the one I showed in todays post! So another goal captured which has also been ongoing just as long! There are 3 of those grosbeaks around now and they have been here all week which is also a first time. I actually prayed that God would give me a good picture of one today and I got several! I’m happy as a gull with a french fry!
Oh…. yum!!😋😋😋 French Fries 🍟 😋 😍
hehe! Sir Henry was back again, his wife must be hungry tonight. She is eating for 5 now.😂😹
That must be a very crowded egg 🥚 😳 🤭🤭
Just 4 in the egg plus her which makes 5 and…what do you mean crowded egg?? Are you trying to get me mixed up?🤔😮😮🤯🤯
Oh, so she has 4 eggs 🥚 to hatch..🙄🙄🤭
Yep, they usually have 4 eggs, usually 2 chicks survive to adulthood and 1 survives past the first year.
Those are steep odds for staying alive!😳😲
Yeah, its amazing their numbers stay quite good.
That it is..😳
What did you do today besides sit on the deck talking to birds?
I wasn’t sitting, I was standing the whole time. Can’t see much sitting down, so I stood out there for hours taking pictures. Well, 2 hours anyway. I also did my driveway walking, did some paperwork for church, cleaned the bathroom, spent an hour looking for something that I couldn’t find, did some blog reading, wrote only one post today, sorted a bunch of pictures, about 500, had a nap since I only got 5 hours sleep last night but I feel bad going through a whole day without accomplishing much important. Sigh.🙄😟 But I did get those 2 birds!!😁
Oh… so that’s why there wasn’t a chaoter today🤔🤔
You still had a very full and busy day! I would be happy getting all of that accomplished ☺️
Yeah, but there will be a chapter tomorrow though. If I hadn’t spent so much time outside I could have done it, but it was just so nice and so many birds around I had to take advantage of it.😁🌞📷
Absolutely! You gotta make the most of each day you get nice weather 😁
I’m back again. Got up to feed Muffin and was hit with paralyzing pain knocking me to the floor. Took me a bit to get back to my chair. That was bad. Guess I was standing too long today, walking is easier than standing.
That’s a bit disturbing 😳 that must be difficult finding a happy medium between sitting and standing and walking.
Yep, it can be difficult for sure and it can vary from day to day as well making it harder. I just hope this kind of pain never hits me when I’m out walking to the river.😬😲
Yes, me too! It could be dangerous if you were to fall in an area where you couldn’t get help.😬
Yep, but as long as I remember my phone I can always call for help. I checked to make sure my phone works all along the path.🤔
I just have to remember to bring it. I have forgotten it at times. Although I have a checklist now, so that should help.😁🙄
Oh, I saw 4 vultures picking away at a dead racoon on my walk today!! They are a very large creature and not easily spooked. I walked within 3 feet of one and he just stood the eyeballing me!!
Oh, oh, that’s bad, whatever you do never stop walking around those birds, they might think you’ve died and attack! That’s cool though getting so nice and close like that! Did you take pictures?😁📷
No! I thought about it but I didn’t want to give them a reason to get protective of their food supply!😳 They really aren’t a very attractive bird!!😝
No, that’s true, they are much nicer looking when they are soaring overhead. I saw my first vulture of the year two days ago, very late, which is the norm this year. I should probably get the feeders in before it gets dark.
By all means!! Be sure to check for beats!!😬😬
Beats? I’m back, didn’t want to stay out any longer than necessary with possible bears. I checked out the windows carefully before going out.🤔😲😬🐻
Has your bear been back since he was there earlier?
Not that I noticed, but he could have come around when I wasn’t looking. But I was sure looking over my shoulder a lot when I was out there!🤔😬🐻🙄
You need to set an alarm to go get them before dark.
Hmm, now that’s something to think about.🤔
I have a good idea now and again..🤔
Yep, that was a goodie for sure! So I asked Muffin to remind me at 8:30 every day. She opened an eye.🤔😁😼
I guess she liked it?😁😁
I think she was telling me not to disturb her sleep or I would not enjoy the result.🙄🙄😲😲
You could’ve waited u til morning…😬😬
That’s the easy way.😁
I got a text from a Mollie today with a link to an application to Whole Foods Market in a nearby city and said they would train me. But the website had only generic job information. I must filled out an application with them at one point, otherwise I’m not sure how they got my cell number. Do you think I should pursue it?🤔
I don’t know, depends what the job is I suppose. How far would the drive be, would the pay be worthwhile. Wouldn’t hurt to check it out, if it isn’t what you’re looking for you don’t need to take it.
It’s only about 7 miles. I’ll fill out the application and see where it goes. Thanks for the input.😁
I’m happy to input my output. That’s not far at all. Just might be something good. My neighbor must have been moving furniture around, what a racket, woke up Muffin even. He’s done now which is good.🙄🙀
At least he’s not stinking the whole house up!🤑
That’s very true. And it’s nice I can have windows open now too, at least if the sun is shining.😁🙄
Ahhhh….. fresh air!!😁😊
I’m going to have to close the window though, it is really cooling off, must have had a cold front move through.🥶
That would make sense after all of the rain. Is it supposed to remain warm for a while?
Supposed to be cooler for the next few days, but still nice, but we could get frost Sunday and Monday nights.
The general rule about planting a garden in MN is to never do it before memorial day..
Here it is considered not safe before June 8, though in town its a bit different because we have a slightly warmer climate than the surrounding area so Victoria Day is safe here normally, which is May 23.
I thought it might be similar. Still chilly though!🥶
Yep. Well, that time of night again, actually a bit later. Good night Dusty! Sleep well and chatter tomorrow!😁🥱😴😴🐻🙀
Good Night Sleepy 😴 🥱
I will be available all day and evening!
Sleep Good 😴
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱 TTYT
Good Morning 😁😊
Good morning Dusty!😁 How’s things today?🤔
Good! Slept late! That felt really good!😁 how about you? Having a busy day today??🤔
I was up at 5:30! Such a beautiful sunrise today, then it got cloudy and we had a bit of a shower. Strong south wind but its supposed to cool off this afternoon, 56 right now. But…😁📷
How are the birds and chipmunks today? Lots of gossip around the feeders?😂
Yeah, lots going on. The female rose-breasted grosbeak showed up this morning though I haven’t been able to get a picture yet. But…😁📷
A Baltimore oriole showed up this morning and came down to my hummingbird feeder! That is a first for me in all my years of feeding birds! But how to get a pic of him? So I opened the door slowly and…
It flew away??😳
Yep, far far away. Sigh. But it came back after I went outside and I got some real nice pics of him!! That was exciting!😁📷
Yes it would be! Are you going to post it in the near future?😁
Yes, I normally do flower photos on Sunday, but this time I am doing some of these new birds I have gotten pictures of.😁This has been a great year for new pics!
That it has! I hope it continues!!
Yes, that would sure be nice! I have several that are especially on my list, even though all birds are on the list, just some that are special.
I hope you get them this year!
I would be happy to get even some of them, well, I did get 3 already!
Well, I hate to do this but I’ve got to go do my walk before it gets too warm. I’ll be back in about 2 hours.😬😬
An Oriole that’s unusual for that far North!
We are actually right on the northern edge of their range and they nest in town here. I have never seen any outside of town though. Out west they go further north than us which I thought was kind of interesting. A pair used to nest in a tree of another place where I lived in town, but I never had a camera then.
They are a very beautiful bird! I’ve only seen one once, it was on the farm I grew up on.
Cool, yes, they are very beautiful and colorful, they really stand out!
Yep! Not hard to see them when they’re around!
Yes, and they have a beautiful and loud song too!
I can’t remember what their song is like 🤔
I could never describe it either, but its a series of loud clear whistles. Gotta go for a bit, back later to chatter some more!😁
Is okie or dokie around?🤔😁
Yep! Right here on the sofa next to me! This just came in!😳
Wow, that took an hour to reach you, must be that strong south wind that is blowing in that cold weather.🤯😮
I don’t know but the alert on my phone just eent off and I looked and it was you..
Did you get more pics this afternoon?
No, I was too busy with stuff and it wasn’t very nice out anyway.🙄
Did you walk on the driveway today?
Nope, no time for that either. And I’m still not finished everything I need to do for tomorrow either, things kept interfering, my printer went crazy, people phoned. But I did get a lot of things done though. Still need to get something done for our business meeting at church after the service tomorrow. But I can do that in the morning, can’t think anymore tonight.🤪😵💫🤯😂😹
I agree! You need a break! That’s a lot of stuff on one day!😳
I need a break alright, this business meeting has been kinda stressful preparing for, talking with people all through the week, getting prepared for all the questions that will happen. There has already been lots of questions from people. I will be glad when its over. Then the regular things to get ready for tomorrow.
Isn’t it fun being part of those committies? You get to do all of that cuz you’re a good person doing the right thing and they beat you up for no good reason.🤨
Its fun, some people will be happy tomorrow, others not so happy and some people are very vocal about things which can be very hard to deal with. Somehow I got voted into this, always happens.😂🤪🙄
That’s cuz you are a good trustworthy person with integrity and they know you’ll do a good job! 😁😊
Actually I think its because no one else wants the job!😁😂
That could be too!😂😂😂
Mostly than likely!😂😹🤪
Somebody’s gotta do it!!😂😂
So it may as well be Steve! As they say in the old country, “when it rains a rock will fall on my toe.”
Did your toe fall off?🤔😲😳
Just a bit flatter.😂😹🤪
Well, I’m beat, must say good night.
Good night Dusty!😁🥱😴
Sleeping well tonight!
More chatter tomorrow!😁
Okay Sleep Well!
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱
Good morning Dusty!🤠 Did you have a good day?🤔 It was cold here today!😲🥶🙀
Yes, I had very enjoyable day!😁
Missing all this cold weather are you?😂😹
Not so much!!🤭🤭
It was nice and comfortable today temperature wise! 🌡
Here too, got all the way up to 48, cloudy and windy. Nearly froze out there today.
That is very chilly for mid May. I’m sure warmer weather is on the way..😉😁
Not this week anyway, though maybe a bit better than today.🤔
That’s at least moving in the right direction!!😁
Yeah, kinda sorta. Could be frost tonight and tomorrow night. And…😬
But will the sun be shining during the day?
Only on Tuesday, otherwise it is supposed to be cloudy and showers right through until next Sunday.
Ugh…😝 I feel bad for you..
Oh well, it could be a rather cool summer this year.🤔😬 That is quite typical after a long cold winter.🥶
Me too. I think.🤔🙄
Guess what I had today?🙄🙄
Good guess.. but no.. 😏
I had a hot fudge sundae with pecan!!😁😁😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋
Well, I was close anyway.🙄Not quite sure what I was close to though.😂😹
To your coffee ☕️ cup?😁
Nope, no coffee this time of day, I want to sleep tonight.
Yeah I don’t blame you..
Good thing, that wouldn’t be nice.🙄🙄
Maybe I should have said “that’s a good reason” instead?🤔
Good thinking, I think. It is actually starting to clear. That would be nice, then we could see the lunar eclipse when the lune gets eclipsed.😁🌝🌔🌑
Is there one tonight?🤔
Yep, supposed to be a goody.
Interesting… what time?
I think it’s after dark.
Duh!🤪 silly me!!😛
Glad I could help though. I really don’t know the time since it was supposed to be cloudy so I didn’t pay attention.😁🤔🙄
Okay, I’m not going to look for it then…😂😂
But this is one of those blood moons, you don’t want to miss that! Stay up and watch it even if you have to stay up all night, or even later!
I’ll leave that to you…😏
You can tell me all about the blood and the moon tomorrow..
I won’t see it, so you’ll have to stay up and watch it for me. Take pictures too.😁📷
Hmmm…. I don’t think that’s going to work all that well. I will be sleeping at the time what ever time that is, so we’ll need to read about it tomorrow..
Where’s your sense of adventure?🤔
Asleep 😴 💤 😴 💤
Do you really want to miss such an amazing event?
Well… since I’ve never seen one in my life up to and including tonight, and it’s not adversely affected me in any way! Yep! I’m gonna miss it!😂😂
Sigh, sigh apple pie, flying feathers twirl and cry.🙄🙄
I suppose … if that’s what you want to do..🙄🙄 I’ll take the apple pie though..😋😋
In the face or on the head?😂😂😹😹🤣🤣
Well, time for bed, early morning shopping tomorrow as usual. I hope they have peanuts in tomorrow, I’m running low.
Good night Dusty!😊🌝🥱😴 Sleep well and I will be back tomorrow with more chatter!😁
Meantime, why not read the latest chapter, it came out this afternoon!😁
Ha! I already did!! I just didn’t get round to writing my comment.. it was well done! Kinda silly of you to go out in the dark on your own, then shooting in the dark at nothing and where are the bullet holes??🤔😳
Good Night 😴 🥱
Pleasant Dreams 😴 🥱
Oh, I didn’t see a comment do didn’t think you read it yet.😁 Someone has to do these things!🙄
Better give Muffin another hug for sending backup for you.😉😁😂
Good morning Dusty! How was your day?😁🤔🌞😎
It was fine. The walk was a bit difficult cuz I didn’t go yesterday. 😏
Oh well.. that’s my life.
Missing a day can cause problems for sure. Turned out quite nice today, mix of sun and cloud this afternoon which brought the temp up to 54!🌞😊
That’s good! Glad you were able to get outside.
Got my driveway walk in too, even walked a bit more than normal.😁
Hey!! That’s great! How did the picture taking go today? Did you get any Cardinals?
Not much in the way of pics today, though I did try. The birds and clouds were not cooperating. As soon as a bird got nicely positioned in the sun, I would get ready and a cloud would block the sun. Sigh. Happened several times with the hummingbird and the purple head grackle. oh well, maybe tomorrow. No Cardinals this far north unfortunately.
Huh… that’s too bad.. They are in MN at least those that I see.
Yes, they are really not that far south and I did see a couple of females here one year. It’s kind
of odd they haven’t made their way up here yet.
Yep… that it is.
But they are a deciduous loving bird, mostly where there is lots of maple and oak, which we don’t have.
Well then you should plant some.
No, that would take a lot of planting, they want large numbers, not just a few. And those trees require deep soil for their roots which we don’t have here. That’s why we have mainly coniferous trees who have shallow roots.
Each area has its unique bird population of resident birds, then the summer residents too which are shared more widely.
I see today’s chapter was a little later than usual. It was very well done.
You didn’t comment.😟So I thought you didn’t like it.😞
No I thought it was very well done. I just dealing with a little bit of disappointment today. But hey.. that’s life, that’s how things go somedays.
Yep, I know what you mean. I got hit with some disappointing new today too, and possibly more on the way.
I’m just tired of disappointments.
Yep, I agree, they are no fun, but we have to try and not let them get us down, which is not always easy I know. Speaking of disappointments of a different kind, I just heard on the weather channel that we are supposed to get a “significant snow event” this coming weekend which could set a new record for us here in Kenora!! We don’t often get mentioned, but they singled us out for this one. I will admit, I don’t want to see more snow until next winter.😬😬
Kenora is where my Uncle Ray lived. He and his Wife Clara lived there their whole lives.
Yeah, I remember you mentioned that. They must have liked cold weather.
They sure loved that area.
It is a beautiful area to live…in summer, and winter if you like freezing!😬😂
They took it in stride Luke everyone that lives there does. Including you.
Guess that’s true, after all not much to do about it.😁☕☕☕☕☕☕☕☕Except drink lots of coffee!
That they did.
Its one of the biggest hobbies in this town!😂
Not much else to do.
Yep, too cold to make snowballs and snowpeople
Even in May