Coffee For Friday. #5

Good morning and Happy Friday to everyone! It is time for a cup of coffee here at Steve’s Country. It is also a very wet morning here, with rain that has been falling for a couple of hours now. Not a heavy rain, just a light steady type rain. And it is much cooler this morning which is making it easier to cool off my little apartment. It does get rather hot in here at times, hotter than outside.

Creeping Phlox, a native wildflower.

I like the heat, but for some reason it feels different inside than it does outside. No, I do not have air conditioning. Unfortunately it makes me amazingly sore and stiff so that it is hard to even move around. But we do not get very many hot days anyway. Poor Muffin has a hard time though, she is not a hot weather cat. By the way, I am not complaining, just talking.

I have been out wandering around the yard the last few days. It is a good time to get pics of insects, although there are not as many bees and flower flies around this year. There are certainly a lot of flowers so it is odd there are fewer flower flies than normal. Perhaps they do not like wet weather. But there are many other insects, the only problem is trying to identify them. Some are quite unique so I thought they would be easy to identify, but not so it seems.

Clintonia, another native wildflower.

Dragonflies and damselflies are out now, well, have been for a while, but they do not come in the yard much. I need to walk to the river again to hopefully get more pics of them. It is supposed to clear today, if it does I will go for my walk. Should be lots of mosquitoes. Sigh. I am now beginning my 5th year of photography. And yesterday I finally got a picture of a butterfly that I have been after all that time.

So that makes 2 such butterfly species this year. We have several different butterfly species in our area, but some are hard to get as they do not like to sit down. Or if they do, they will fold their wings right away which hides their beautiful colors and markings. Makes it challenging, but if there was no challenge at all, then it would not be as much fun.

Long-leaf Bluets, native wildflower found down at the river on my last walk.

Some, however, are a bit too challenging. But perhaps it is just me. Insect photos will begin next week, providing identification goes well. Hmm, seems to be some thunder in the distance, hopefully it stays in the distance. Thank you for joining us for coffee again today. And thank you everyone for the many birthday wishes! Muffin and I had a great day. Have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod

32 Comments on “Coffee For Friday. #5

  1. Creeping phlox, strange nane for a nice flower, long leaf Bluets are found to be prettier one than others ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฅฐ looking forward to seeing your butterfly pictures and insects pictures ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Have a lovely Friday ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—

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    • Thanks Simon! Yes, they do come up with odd names sometimes.๐Ÿ™„ The insect pics will be starting soon and maybe even sooner than that!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ“ท Right now there is thunderstorms and a tornado watch issued for us for this evening and overnight.๐Ÿ˜ฏ๐Ÿ˜ฌโ›ˆ๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธ But it was a nice day though!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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      • Tornado ?๐ŸŒช๏ธ OMG ! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ stay safe, and don’t go out, trying to take a picture..no it’s not a bird ๐Ÿฆ, it’s tornado ๐ŸŒช๏ธ ๐Ÿ™„. Be safe, and stay warm๐Ÿค— Have a lovely Saturday ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

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      • Fortunately the main part of the storm system went south of us over the lake though we did get a couple of very noisy thunderstorms, but not much rain.๐Ÿ˜ฌโ›ˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ™€

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      • That’s a good news right? ๐Ÿค” Lucky youโœจโœŒ๏ธ peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ by the tornado ๐ŸŒช๏ธ maybe it feared of getting captured by your camera ๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŽฅ๐Ÿ˜. Stay warm enjoy the weekend ๐Ÿ˜

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      • Thanks Simon, it was a good day today, but suddenly cooled off just before supper, now it actually feels cold in here!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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      • No heat? Why? Forgot the Diesel ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” or is it electric? U can use heater ๐Ÿ˜‰ until the natural heat turns up โ˜บ๏ธ

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      • Over here a landlord is allowed to turn off the heat from mid June to mid September. Though I’m sure if it got cold enough he would let me use it again.๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜ป

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      • What? June to mid September a landlord allowed to turn off? Is there a law? Even for THIS? Are u kidding me ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”? God, i can’t believe that. I can’t believe you God, not you uncle Steve, i believe you. ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค” These landlords and their laws.. lucky them.. If u get cold, done hesitate to turn it onโ˜บ๏ธ Stay warm… have a warm day ๐Ÿค—

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      • Yes, there is a law, a landlord is allowed to turn it off no matter how cold it gets during that time.๐Ÿฅถ And there is no way to turn it on unless the landlord turns on the main switch.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ Nice warm day today though,๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž but cooler weather moving in for the rest of the week.๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™€

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      • No not fair ๐Ÿ™„ what kind of law is this ๐Ÿง I’m sure u all got used to these kind of rules. ๐Ÿ˜…. have fun ๐Ÿค—

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      • It is a rather odd law, but these laws are made in the southern part of the province where it is warmer,๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Ž they don’t think about us here in the north.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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      • I think they don’t think๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ and the best part is people are top Google search of the week by US people is how to move Canada ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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      • Yes, I noticed that too! They might change their minds when they find out its a lot more expensive to live here than in the US, plus its a lot colder!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • ๐Ÿ˜‚ Nice โ˜บ๏ธ Hope they are aware of it, and still wanting to move ๐Ÿ˜…. Maybe they will regret later ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

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      • People always think another place is better, but usually where we live is the best place to be!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป

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      • There is a proverb/idioms goes like this “Blue are the hills that are far away” ๐Ÿ˜… they will realise once they move ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Yes indeed! Sometimes we don’t realize how good we have it until we go somewhere else. Then we say, it was better when I lived back there!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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  2. Lovely wildflowers ! Great photos Steve ! Sleep well tonight ! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ“ท๐ŸŒง๐ŸŒง๐Ÿ˜ด

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