Midweek Coffee. #32

Good morning on this much milder Wednesday! It was 17F (-8C) this morning and it is still cloudy, like it has been most of the last 2 weeks. We have barely seen the sun just a couple of times in those 2 weeks, and the clouds are going to stay with us for a while yet. But the sun still shines. We just cannot see it. But I must admit, all of this cloudiness does affect me a bit. It seems to zap my energy into nothing after a while.

The birds have been busy this morning, though right now there does not seem to be any birds out there. They will be back again. And now the windows are no longer frosted like they were, so I can actually see the birds again without going outside. That part is certainly nice. I was out at 8am feeding the birds. There were no birds around, it was just barely beginning to get some daylight out there.

Pine Siskin, looking at me looking at her.

It was nearly 8:30 before the birds showed up for their breakfast. It is nice the days are getting longer now. I think we have gained about 10 minutes so far. It is nice having the blue jays back again, there were at least 6 of them this morning. Muffin is sleeping. I think the cloudy days affect her too, she does not play much these days. I planted a new pot of oatgrass for Muffin. It is tall enough now that I can let her start eating it.

Baxter the Blue Jay in the early fall.

She can mow it down short quite quickly. She loves it. And she is at it, munching away, several times a day. It is good for cats, they need their greens. I dropped a piece of broccoli on the floor the other day. Muffin heard it land on the floor and came to inspect it. She grabbed it and off she ran with it. She ate most of that piece, and it was quite a big piece too. She just left a bit of the stem. She also likes lettuce and cabbage.

She has eaten carrots too, but she only wants small pieces of them. She also likes mint tea, but only after it is cold. Mint tea is good cold, especially on a hot day. Hot days. Such a wonderful thought. We do not get many of those. This is the last Wednesday of 2022. Just 3 more days left in this year, then a new year begins. I have many things to do before the end of the year. Some might get done, but not everything.

Male Evening Grosbeak looking at me.

That is okay though, then I will have some projects to begin the new year. That is a great way to begin the new year. Sharing some more “looking at you” pictures today. The top featured image is one from down at the river, the first week of January, 2020. It really did not look much like winter that year. But it was nice. I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2022 Steve McLeod.

7 Comments on “Midweek Coffee. #32

  1. It is interesting how the change of the seasons occurs at different rates depending on the latitude. Daytime light changes much more slowly the closer one gets to the equator, and much faster as one heads north or south from the world’s beltline.
    Keeping you in my prayers, my Canadian friend.

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    • Yep, that is so true. Daylight will begin to move faster as we get into January. Thanks for the prayers C. A.! Much appreciated. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»β„οΈβ„οΈβ›„

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  2. Awww it’s so cute 😍πŸ₯° Bluejay and Grosbeaks is also 😍😍 lovely shotsπŸ“Έ muffin is going to love your oatgrass 😍. Enjoy your beautiful evening πŸŒ† Have a nice evening ✨❀️

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  3. Your pics are so interesting ! We do not have a lot of birds around us , but we do have the blue jays and chickadees ! The blue jays are now visitors very early in the mornings…they sit on the tree branch in the front yard waiting for their peanuts….have a pleasant rest tonight Steve and Muffin ! πŸ™‚πŸ˜»πŸ˜΄β—οΈ

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    • Thank you Sharon! Yep, chickadees and nuthatches are the mainstay of birds here these days. But the milder weather brought the blue jays back again. Baxter always calls when he is here for peanuts. Have a good night! πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜»πŸŒ›πŸ˜΄πŸ˜΄


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