Coffee And Musings. #4

Hi everyone on this cloudy and humid Monday! I am late today but that is okay, time for coffee and a chat anyway, we will just make it a bit shorter today. I did not get up early enough this morning to write this post before going shopping, so, here we are in time for lunch. Well, here it is anyway. Time for lunch that is. And the sun has just come out, that is nice, it should warm things up a bit.

Hooked-spur Violet.

Not much activity outside today, except grackles and cowbirds. But I did see a chickadee today, first one since Saturday. I am putting out just a handful of seeds on the platform feeder for the small birds to hopefully keep them coming around. However, the grackles and blue jays eat them too, so I have to replenish the supply frequently.

Dog Violet.

But if the bear comes along he will not find much to eat which hopefully will discourage him. I am doing the same with the peanuts, I only put them out if the blue jays or chipmunks are actually here. Then they take them away quickly. And if I am sitting out there I will keep a cup of peanuts handy to feed them also. I just do not want the bear to find much if he does show up.

But it has been a couple of days now since his last visit. Which is nice. Jasmine was here for a little while, but for some reason she did not stay long. A different female is around now as well, I need to figure out a new name for her, it has to be the name of a mineral, in keeping with new squirrel names. She is bigger than Jasmine, however, Jasmine is still the top squirrel though Slim is back and there is considerable discussions between them as to who is really the top squirrel.


Slim is second place so far. I am thinking of changing his name to a mineral as well, Slim just does not fit him anymore. I have not seen Jasper for a few days now, I hope he is okay. Pocket was here quite a bit yesterday, even in the rain. And we did have a lot of rain yesterday. We do not really need rain right now, we still have too much, the lake level is very high right now.

Hopefully I will make it down to the river this week to see how things are doing down there. But I want a day with no, or little, wind. I am sharing some pics of wildflowers from our trip last Thursday, I hope you will enjoy them. Thank you so much for reading, have a marvelous Monday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

13 Comments on “Coffee And Musings. #4

    • Our nights are still quite cool, more so than usual, today is our warmest day of the year at 25C, we may get up to the mid thirties by the end of the week.


  1. Thanks Steve for the coffee and conversation. I like your strategy of keeping the outside space free of anything to eat when the wiley bear shows up. Perhaps he will finally take your hint and move on.

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    • Nice to have you join us for coffee today Richard! I’m hoping it will work, but sometimes if a bear finds food even once, he will keep coming back all summer. A friend of mine had that happen. Unfortunately this one comes around this neighborhood all the time so he probably figures its worth checking, just in case! Have a great evening!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿป

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  2. That’s good it’s getting warm, Slim doens’t fit slim because it is not slim ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ I get it. Grackles chickadee is okay what is that cowbird ๐Ÿค” have I seen it before ๐Ÿค” u know my memory is bad these days. I wish I could remember everything and losing it everything now a days ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ. Enjoy the beautiful weather and have a lovely day ๐Ÿ’

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    • Yep, Slim has been eating too many walnuts and peanuts, now he looks like a walnut, kinda round!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น No more Slim. He moves slower now too so Jasmine was able to gain being the top squirrel again!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ Yes, beautiful weather, except today we are having thunderstorms,โ›ˆ๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธ hopefully they have stopped now. One was a bad storm, so much lightning and non stop thunder for an hour and a half. Have a good night Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ™๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ˜ด


      • Ha ha ha slim now looking like walnut ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚can’t imagine him rolling down for peanut ๐Ÿคฃ lovely. That’s a bad weather. Hope soon it settles, have a nice day , uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜

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      • I wish I could draw and I would draw a comical look at all of my little friends!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿฟ๏ธ๐Ÿฅœ It would be fun. Maybe I should practice a bit and see what I can do!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ Slim like a walnut! Thanks Simon, hope you sleep well!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ˜ด


      • Yeah, that will be terrific fun to watch and laugh with their funny dialogues ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚ these blogger bluebird of bitterness shares lot of comic works i enjoy a. Lot. You must have seen my comics ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ you’ll come here chop of my fingers ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ that bad ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜œ. Now it’s time to bed. Good night Uncle Steve ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—


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