Midweek Coffee Chat. #21

Good morning everyone! What a change in the weather! Yesterday it was a beautiful 71F (21.5C) with the sun shining. This morning it is cloudy, very windy and only 45F (7C), though it might rise to 48F (9C) by this afternoon. Then colder with snow flurries for tomorrow. Oh well, it is late fall, and this kind of weather is to be expected.

The birds are very busy again this morning, all of them wanting to have the feeder to themselves. I have one feeder pole ready to go and I started working on the other one. If I had been feeling better, I could have finished the second one also.

I really enjoy these ‘orange-belted bumblebees’.

But there will be more sunny days to get it done, just not so warm. Three times last night there were loud noises on the deck. Each time it woke up Muffin (and me too) and she had to go take a look. So I did as well. One time Muffin looked quite scared and ran back to the bedroom, staring out the bedroom door. I got up then and had a look.

One of the friendly ‘white pelicans’.

Nothing. Back to bed. An hour later we woke up again to loud noises. Muffin ran to the window but would not go all the way to the window, she stayed further back and stretched herself to look. I turned on the light again and looked. Nothing. An hour later we repeat the process. Nothing. This morning when I went to feed the birds, nothing was out of place on the deck.

Impossible I say to myself. There was too much noise for everything to still be in its place. Very strange. I am almost convinced to buy a camera to put out there. Almost. But am I really that curious to buy such a camera? Probably not. At least, not yet. Maybe for next summer. Nothing happens during the winter. That wind is sure strong right now, and it is raining. This kind of late fall rain is cold, the kind that really penetrates right through a person.

The river path in autumn.

I need a heavier jacket for days like this, even to just go out and feed the birds. Oh well. Summer. Such a nice thought. Sitting out among the flowers getting pictures of bees, bee flies, and flower flies. Plus some wasps too. Sitting beside the river, listening to the birds, watching the pelicans. And the beauty of autumn. Walking to the river enjoying the fall colors along the way. The yellows, reds and oranges. So many country pleasures to enjoy.

Autumn trees reflected in the river.

On days like this, however, it is nice to enjoy country pleasures from inside, looking out the window. The evening grosbeaks, always dressed in their bright fall colors, are now filling the feeder and feasting on the sunflower seeds I just put out for them. The chickadees and nuthatches squeezing in between them to get a seed too. They are a blessing to watch and enjoy. Country pleasures. Such beauty. I thank you for visiting today, have a wonderful Wednesday and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

6 Comments on “Midweek Coffee Chat. #21

  1. Steve, your photos are beautiful and should make you smile during the coming winter days. Definitely something out on your deck during the night but you missed it. Trust you and Muffin get better sleep tonight. God bless you with better health!

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    • Yes, I enjoy looking at the photos on cold winter days! Probably a bear, or maybe a deer, or even the raccoons. But how they make so much noise without moving anything is a puzzle. Oh well, at least it’s not every night! πŸ€”πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ΊπŸŒ›Thank you!

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  2. It seems that someone who is β€˜β€œ playing” with you ! Ignore them…nice pics again ! Sleep well tonight ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄

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    • Hard to ignore noise, it wakes me up! I think it is an animal, but who knows. At least it’s not every night. Have a good night too! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ₯±πŸ˜΄


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