Coffee On Wednesday. #9

Good morning to everyone on this sunny Wednesday! Time for a nice cup of coffee on the deck to enjoy a beautiful summer morning. What a difference from yesterday. Thunderstorms and rain in the morning, sunny for a bit in the afternoon, then from 4 to 9pm it was constant thunder and lightning with rain. We got another 2 1/2 inches of rain yesterday, added to the half inch we got Sunday night which gives us 3 inches (75mm) for the week so far.

This is a younger pelican.

That is a lot for us in July. The average is just over 4 inches (104mm) for the whole month. The rain was quite widespread so it will raise the water level of our lake, and river, quite a bit. It will also make the path to the river very wet again in a couple of places. And all this rain will really bring out those mosquitoes again as well.

Just when their numbers were getting less too. Oh well. It also might bring out other insects too, and that will be nice. Especially if more dragonflies come out to eat those mosquitoes. While I was out yesterday afternoon while the sun was shining, a nice big dragonfly landed on my shoulder and periodically he would dart out and grab a mosquito around my head.

Coming out from behind some branches.

Then a bigger dragonfly came along and chased mine away. While I was taking pics of bees, a wasp and a bee got into a fight over a flower which they both wanted. The bee won the argument. Then two bees got in a fight over another flower and the loser took it out on me, buzzing circles around my head. I did not move and he left, thankfully. It can be dangerous out there.

That is usually why I get stung, because of their arguments. Or I get too close to one of them. But so far I have only been stung once this year. That is good, I do not enjoy being stung, it hurts. Oh well, sometimes it is necessary to take chances in order to get a good pic. Within reason of course. I mean, I am not going to hang over a cliff to take a pic of a rare wildflower for example.

2 pelicans on the other side of the river.

Mind you, there was a time when I… but we will not talk about that one. Maybe one day I will talk about some of the crazy things I have done, and not even getting a picture out of it. Maybe. What do you think, would you be interested in hearing some of those stories? More pics of my friendly pelicans today. Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

13 Comments on “Coffee On Wednesday. #9

  1. I doπŸ˜‚ I can imagine what you would have done for that photography🀣🀣 so hope the rainfall is keeping your place cooler and maintaining the water levels. Do you predict weather πŸ€”just asking. You are one of a brilliant blogger I ever come across πŸ˜‡i don’t mind asking.πŸ€ͺMuffin again a brilliant cat that helps you and enjoy the journey πŸ˜„. have a good day βœ¨πŸ’

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    • Sounds great! I do have some, um, interesting things to tell about what I have done for pics, and other things! Yep, I can predict the weather with Steve’s super duper weather forecaster!πŸ€”πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜Š Plus birds and beavers help out too, except I never see beavers anymore living here in town. Sigh. Watching beavers is a good way to predict the weather.😁🦫🦫 Enjoy your night, or morning, whenever it is you are sleeping today!😁🌜😴😴

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      • What happened to them πŸ€” so the weather predictors took a vacation πŸ€”hmm, alright! Now without them how could you predict it πŸ˜„.let us know when u find beavers back in town πŸ˜€Have a nice evening πŸ’

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  2. I would love to hear about your stories !…Pelicans are very picturesque…have a great day Muffin and you ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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    • It was a great day indeed, though a bit windy. Not so hot today, though everyone else said it was. Thanks so much Sharon! Have a great night!😊😻🌜😴😴

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