Midweek Coffee Chat. #17

Good morning on this chilly Wednesday! Time for a fresh cup of coffee while we chat. It is a chilly morning, only 46F (8C) this morning, and it has not warmed up much yet. However, it should warm up to 65F (18C) today, if the sun stays out. There has been a lot of clouds around this morning which is not helping the warming process.

Well, yesterday I mentioned a couple of things in my coffee post, a weird mushroom and something odd that happened to me on my walk to the river. The mushroom I will put in a separate post a little later, it deserves its own post, not a long one though. I really need to start identifying all the mushrooms I have found, which is a lot, so I can start doing a mushroom series.

Black-capped chickadee still going through its molting period.

I never realized how many different mushrooms we have around our area until I really began looking for them. Then they started popping up all over. Mushrooms do that. A small attempt at some humor there. Oh well. And, mushrooms are not something that everyone likes to look at, sort of like insects which is why insects get their own series too. That way people do not have to look at them unless they want to. Better that way.

Okay, back to my walk on Monday. I met some people out walking their dogs, which is quite normal, but there were more than normal that day. But it was the last really nice day in the forecast, likely for this year. So it was a nice day to be out. I said hi to a woman walking her big dog. She just kept walking and never said a word, did not even look my way. Fine.

Ruby-throated hummingbird, female, last one around, taken on Sept. 6, 2022.

Next a man came along walking a normal size dog. I said hi to him as well, he never said a word, just kept walking. Fine. That is quite normal these days it seems. Then another man with a smaller dog came along so I tried again. Wow, he actually said hi in return. Nice. That is one out of three, not bad.

Then I am standing there trying to get a picture of a small dragonfly, quite obvious that I am taking a picture of something. The path at that point is 8 feet (about 2.5 meters) wide. Along came a very big man with a huge dog. As I said, it would be obvious to anyone that I am taking a picture of something, even if the person did not know what, as I am right beside the path and in the open.

One of my miniature sunflowers.

This man could have moved over to the other side of the path, but he stayed on my side. He did. His huge dog, because his human was right on the edge of the path was then walking off the path right where I was standing. I did say hi to the man who looked but said nothing, just kept walking. His dog kept walking too, and while I was bent over taking the picture, this huge dog pushed me over!

The dog and man kept walking. I picked myself up, lost the dragonfly as it flew away and I never got my picture. Sigh. He could have at least moved his dog over to the other side of him to keep it away from me. I guess people do not think much anymore. Very strange. That was one of the biggest dogs I have ever seen too, not sure what it was though.

An early summer lily.

I have not had something like that happen to me before. Somewhat embarrassing being pushed over by the dog though. I need to be more careful I guess and not get in the way of people like that. Oh well. Anyway, that is what I was referring to in yesterdays post. Enjoy the pics, have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

28 Comments on “Midweek Coffee Chat. #17

  1. That is not very Canadian of that man nor his dog!! You might need to bring a sign that says “taking a picture” but that won’t help with dog as it’s not able to read like Muffin canπŸ˜’πŸ˜’ I really enjoyed the pictures on this post! Where did the summer go??😲😳

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    • Yes, hopefully the weather will improve a bit so I can get out more with my camera. Well, normally dogs are not a problem on the trail, it is 6 to 8 feet wide in most places and usually people move over if they have a dog. But some just seem to think the trail is theirs alone. Fortunately they are few. Have a great day Richard!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸπŸ‚πŸ“·


  2. Darn, you just made him leave? I wish you should have taught that young one some manners. Wish i could do, πŸ™„ these people and their senseless behaviour. Can’t beleive how rude these people could become. Such a messy people πŸ˜‘. You be careful with these species around, senseless ones. Have a good day and forget these. Have a nice day πŸ’

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  3. Wow people are so rude nowadays ! I guess he should have stopped at least to check on you but it’s too much to ask I guess, glad at least you are okay even if you missed your shot πŸ˜• Hope you are having a warmer day and nice shots as usual 😊😺

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    • Yes, people just seem to think they can do what they want and get out of my way! The worst part was losing my photo, but I did get a nice photo of that dragonfly later on. Cool, rainy day again, but it starts to get better tomorrow, then even colder by Wed. Cold enough for snow! But it is supposed to be rain. Have a wonderful Sunday Huguette!πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸβ˜•β˜•β˜”

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