Coffee For Thursday. #14

Good morning on this sunny Thursday! It is a beautiful looking day though rather cool this morning. Even our daytime highs are not so high anymore. Yesterday it was 74F (23C) and it should be the same today. But it is only at about that temperature for maybe a couple of hours, then it starts to cool off again. But it is still nice when the sun is shining. The chipmunks are once again busy this morning, they seem much more anxious about gathering food now.

Time is running out and they know it so they want to get as much as they can. Just went out to feed them again, and to put some peanuts where Baxter can get at them. Plus the evening grosbeaks and goldfinches needed more seeds too. I have some bird pictures from yesterday to show today. Some young evening grosbeaks, a robin, and a hummingbird.

Both of these are young male evening grosbeaks from this years nesting.

Those robins were after the chokecherries on some bushes along our fence. The bushes were really full of berries this year, most berries I have seen on them since living here. Yesterday while out getting photos I actually saw 6 different insects that I have not photographed before. But, I only got pictures of one of them! I tried for the others, I even followed one odd looking insect all over the yard but it just would not land long enough for me to take a picture of it.

Oh well, I am hoping it shows up again today, plus those other odd insects. Well, 2 were not odd, one of them was a dragonfly and one a beautiful butterfly. I was also stung twice yesterday by a wasp. Sigh. Sometimes these critters fight among themselves, they get mad and the loser takes it out on the photographer, which is me. It has happened before as well, last year. I have now been stung 4 times this year, compared with 11 times last year.

In the middle is an American Robin, he is after the chokecherries.

At least it was not one of those huge wasps, I do not want to get stung by one of them. One did land on my head, another on my back and another on my ear. At different times of course. When that one landed on my ear I just froze, not knowing quite what to do. But he flew away without doing any harm. I left the area too. They seem to like my deck right now, there is always 2 or 3 of them flying around out here.

I have been getting a lot of spider photos lately too. I do not like spiders, they are a bit on the creepy side, but I always run across them while taking pics of insects so I started taking pics of them also. The only ones I do not mind are the Daddy Longlegs. Interestingly they are found all over the world. I have noticed some different colors and patterns on them too, never realized that before.

Female ruby-throated hummingbird.

Maybe I should do a spider post. Or just include them in a post like this. It would be something different. Coffee and spiders. What do you think? I know one of my readers dared me to put spider pics in one of my posts. So it just might happen. Watch for them. Well, I hope you all have a very nice day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

79 Comments on “Coffee For Thursday. #14

      • I will be doing more butterflies but it’s taking so long to sort through all my pictures! I will be showing insects all winter!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ

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      • You should probably find your long underwear and start wearing them again… it is getting that time of year!๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคญ Why are you cold? Is your apartment cold? I know you can’t turn the heat on yet. Maybe a nice hot cup of thistle tea ๐Ÿต ๐Ÿ˜‹ would warm you up?๐Ÿค”

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      • I don’t drink tea this late, I will be in the bathroom all night! It is starting to cool off, not bad yet though, don’t know why I’m cold. But it is getting cooler outside, I should close my windows soon, they’re only open a little though.

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      • I don’t want to close them all, I like to have fresh air as long as possible, soon that will be gone for months and months and months and months and…๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„

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      • Ya know I just thought of something I won’t miss about this apartment, the wall ac and heater running and making noise all day and night! It runs constantly!!๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜–

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      • Oh, a steel roof, that will last a long time, you should never have to worry about that one. That’s good, get it all done!

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      • Yes indeed. That’s one thing that made me consider it. I tried looking for window treatments, but I’m gonna need the measurements I think. And also look closer at the way they are installed, before I can decide what’s best. Blinds or Curtains and Drapes.

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      • Yeah, besides I think I’m gonna find a store so I can get some advice with them. I’ve never done this before, so its all new for me.๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿคช

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      • That will be difficult since I don’t know what I want!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ I like blinds but I’m not sure they would look right in that house.๐Ÿค”

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      • Of course you want colors that will look good with your furniture too, so maybe pick out your furniture first. Or you could do the window coverings and pick furniture to match. Personally I prefer to pick furniture first since I would want something comfortable and looks good too, then match the drapes or whatever. Well, time for the ol bed in the haystack as they say. Good night Dusty,๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ˜ด chatter more tomorrow!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž

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      • Good Night Steve ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿฅฑ ๐ŸŒƒ ๐ŸŒ™ โœจ๏ธ
        Sleep Good ๐Ÿ˜ด ๐Ÿ’ค
        I’ll be waiting to chatter with you!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • Good! I finally provided all of the Info the lender was requesting so now it’s on to the underwriters for approval. ๐Ÿฅต I feel like I’ve been through a blender!! But that parts done at least.

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      • Whew, all these little details to deal with just to buy a house. A blender? Better put yourself in a cup so you don’t soak into the chair!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น

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      • That’s for sure!! I don’t want to give them any reason to not pay my damage deposit back!! That’s a brand new TV for my brand new old house!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Oh, that is a good thought indeed. Hey, you could hang your new TV on the ceiling and lay back in your new recliner to watch it, a brand new experience in watching TV! What do you think?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜

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      • I like it!๐Ÿ˜ although it could be tough holding it up there and trying to attach it๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Maybe I’ll do that in the bedroom? Then I can lay there flat on my back without getting g a crick in my neck!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • That’s what the recliner is for, then if you fall asleep you are already lying down. I guess it would work in bed too, but not as exciting.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

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      • It’s still gonna be a bigger TV in the living room than in the bedroom… but I think it’s a great idea!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” You wanna come help install it??๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • September 31, promptly at 8am, I expect bacon, eggs and toast for breakfast before starting work, also coffee, lots of coffee.๐Ÿ˜

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      • Oh… I’ll need to check and see if there is a hospital in town!๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„ Woukd you prefer broken arms or legs?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ

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      • I went out to get the feeders in and I always check the hummy feeder in case there are any hitchhikers on board. I turned it around to see the other side and one of those giant man eating wasps was on there!๐Ÿ˜ฎ It’s almost dark, he should be at home sleeping now, but how do I tell him that?๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿค” So I took a 10 foot pole I have outside and prodded it from a safe distance, but he didn’t want to leave.๐Ÿ˜ฏ So I kept prodding until it finally woke up and crawled to the top, sat there for a couple minutes, then flew away into the dark.๐Ÿ™€ Those things also drink water,๐Ÿค” every day they are at the chipmunk water dish drinking water.๐Ÿ™„ I never knew they would do that, but guess it makes sense.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„

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      • I suppose it cooled off faster than it was prepared for and it decided to spend the night. Or hit wanted to be the first at the feeder in the morning!!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Actually it is quite warm out there tonight, and humid. Going to be showers and thunderstorms tomorrow. I think it just stayed too late and didn’t want to fly home in the dark.

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      • Oh you are funny today!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜นGuess I will have to tell you tomorrow, I’m tired tonight and need to hit the old bed in the haystack.๐Ÿฅฑ
        Good night Dusty, sleep well with dreams of your new house! Chatter again tomorrow!๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด

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  1. I detest spiders ! Your pics today are well photographed…๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ปโ—๏ธ

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    • They are not the most likable critters around and scary looking too!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thank you, have a good night!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒ›๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ดโ˜•โ˜•

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  2. Time ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ™„dan I’m losing time these days ๐Ÿค” Today is Friday ๐Ÿ˜Ž and I’m far behind with reading ๐Ÿงsigh… One of those days I wanted to sleep badly ๐Ÿฅฑ.. nice chase for the weird insect, don’t hurt yourself in the process.. are u planning on a record of highest stung for the year ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚don’t hurt ๐Ÿค• yourself ๐Ÿค— and it’ll be nice to include it in coffee post, not in the drink, but in the blog is fine ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ Spiders do have various types like other Little critters but you are not going to find a huge set of collection around, suggest to include with coffee ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜„ just sayin, do as you think ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Have a nice Friday ๐Ÿ’

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    • Oh my, I am so far behind in reading I will never catch up, so I decided to start over instead.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„ Sigh. Well, actually, I don’t like being stung, it hurts, but it happens. I want pictures so it just goes along with the photo business! I just don’t want to be stung by those huge wasps, that would be too much!๐Ÿ˜ฎ Good thinking, spiders and coffee, a good combination.๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ I wonder if people would stop reading my blog if I showed spiders?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜Ÿ Might happen. Oh well. Must be time for bed soon. I think. Enjoy your weekend Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•โ˜•๐ŸŒ›

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      • It’s not far, we just not reached yet ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ well, don’t get stung by anything for goodness ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜Š It’s okay to take photos without much risk ๐Ÿ˜. If you put spider in a coffee, yes you might lose some followers for making a weird drink ,๐Ÿ˜œ don’t become Spiderman either ๐Ÿคฃ. Smoothly and seperately will work perfectly ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ๏ธ Have a good day ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿค—

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      • Thank you Simon! Yep, I will do things just right, a spider then a coffee, a spider, then a coffee! This might work out okay, thanks for the suggestion Simon!๐Ÿ˜โ˜•๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ Have a wonderful weekend, don’t forget to play with the boys!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ˜ป๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • One of them just cried and woke me up at 1 am and another one feet is on my neck soundly sleeping, have to disturb him, he might choke me later ๐Ÿ˜œ. Things happen with twins ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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      • Thank you Simon for a good chuckle!๐Ÿ˜ I could just imagine the one with his feet on your neck!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think you need to teach them all about time once they can understand it!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐ŸŒ›

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