Coffee, Musings and Humor. #1

Good morning to everyone on this fine Monday! Time to pull up a chair, get yourself a cup of coffee and join Muffin and I to relax for a few minutes. You probably noticed a change in title for todays post and yes, there will be a slight change on my weekday posts. I am basically moving to posting twice a day now, my morning coffee post and my mystery story.

Female Baltimore Oriole.

But, some of the other posts will still be around, just added to the coffee post, like today, Grover’s grins and groans will be added in at the end of the post, just shorter now. My Insects post will be added in at the end of another day, just not quite sure what day just yet. But I will toss in some other posts now and then too, but they will not be anything regular.

It turned out to be a beautiful day yesterday, mainly sunny and warmer than the last few days, though still a bit on the chilly side except when sitting in the sun. There was not much wind either which made it feel even nicer. So I spent a bit of time in the afternoon sitting outside on my deck trying for some pictures. In the morning my friendly Baltimore oriole came by again eating some more of his orange. Then a short time later a female showed up!

The second male Baltimore Oriole.

So I try to go outside carefully and quietly. But as I stepped out the door she flew away. Sigh. No picture there. But in a short time she was back again and this time I did manage to get a couple of pics of her before she flew off. She came back though but this time I did not try for pictures, I did not want to scare her away again or she might decide not to come back at all.

She also came by in the afternoon while I was sitting outside but she stayed quite hidden among the branches so I was unable to get any pics of her. A second male also showed up yesterday as well. So maybe there is a chance that a pair will nest close by this year. That would be so nice and would give more opportunities for pics too. Plus the female rose-breasted grosbeak was around and I was able to get a couple of nice pics of her as well, though not quite in the sun.

Male American Goldfinch.

But they turned out very nice anyway so I was super happy to get the females of both these species! So that is 2 more birds checked off my list now, (insert Steve jumping around the room with joy!). Now there is a female red-winged blackbird around so hopefully I can get a pic of her too. I actually have quite a few birds on my list yet, but I am off to a great start this year anyway! And now it is Grover’s turn to provide a bit of humor!

(We are having an election in our province next month, so…)

“Well,” the little old lady finally admitted to the persistent politician, “you are my second choice.”

“I am honored, madam,” he gushed. “But may I ask, who is your first?”

“Oh,” she responded casually, “anybody else who is running.”


A sidewalk interviewer asked a retired man what he thought about the two candidates for an election.

“When I look at them,” the retired man replied, “I am thankful only one of them can get elected.”


I hope you all have a wonderful, sunny Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

26 Comments on “Coffee, Musings and Humor. #1

  1. Hahaha! I love the second joke the best. “Only one of them can get elected.” Truth, there. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    • Thank you so much Jeff! Glad you enjoyed that one, I often feel that way with some of the candidates we get! Have a great week!


  2. Wow, that a beautiful set of clicks😍 glad the beautiful weather helped you get nice shots of the birds, looking forward to see. Liked the changes, change is constant, it didn’t surprised me, always welcome the changes. LOL 🀣🀣 that’s a nice joke by Grover 🐦 uhhh πŸ€” why is he blue in emoji πŸ™„ okay, that’s not Grover 😜. Nice jokes about politicians. I always hated the politicians🀣 because the one that wins always the best liar 🀣🀣🀣 and they will never ever ever end corruption, because they are the Adam and Eve of corruption 😜. Wasn’t it funny πŸ§πŸ€”πŸ™„i was trying to share some laugh, dang, why i laugh thinking about it 😜🀣🀣🀣Have a good day πŸ₯³

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    • Good laughs Simon! And you are right too!😁 Politicians say one thing but do the opposite after elected. They like to make great promises because that’s what people want to hear!πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ˜¬ oh my. Thank you so much Simon! Yes, nice sunny weather is helping to give nice sunny pics!πŸŒžπŸ“· Yep, I actually like to make changes regularly so people don’t get too bored. Or is that board?πŸ€” I had a great day again, enjoy your new day Simon! Hope you had your 2 hour sleep last night.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜¬πŸ™€


      • Politicians are same across the world πŸ˜… that’s right, that’s why I don’t post for a change 😜😜😜 because I’m board, no no, bored.πŸ˜„ Luckily it turned out to be a 5 hour nap πŸ˜…β˜ΊοΈWoke up to the noise of younger one kicking my wife πŸ˜…, the parent hood is getting interesting 😜🀣🀣🀣 have a nice evening πŸ’

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      • Nisha needs to talk with him and explain that since he is a boy he should be kicking dad, not mom!🀣🀣 Also he should be jumping on your stomach to wake you up!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ€£πŸ˜± I had that happen to me and I don’t even have kids, I was babysitting at the time!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Enjoy your evening Simon, I’m going for my walk now!πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ˜πŸ“·πŸŒž


      • Ha ha, these are beautiful memories😍πŸ₯° Riyaan loves jumping and do hammer kick with his feet and Juvaan loves to pull my beard or tap his feet on me and laughπŸ˜… this incredibles are fulfilling my parent hoodπŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯° happy walking πŸ₯³πŸ₯³πŸƒπŸƒ

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      • That’s great Simon! So glad you are enjoying being a parent! You will have countless memories for sure!😊😻


      • Hah… For sure ❣️. It’s been a week.. I missed the blogging very badly πŸ˜‡. Happy to be back

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  3. Great pics ! Grover is so right ! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks for the coffee ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»

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