Wednesday Words, With Coffee. #17

Good morning everyone! It was a beautiful, sunny morning here, until a few minutes ago anyway. Now it is cloudy again. Just when I was going to go sit outside with the birds and chipmunks again. Oh well. It finally felt like a spring morning out there with the sun shining and milder temperature.

I was out to do a bit of shopping and we stopped by the river so I could get some pics of ducks. Not sure how well those pics turned out just yet. But while I was standing by the river, there was a Song Sparrow singing from a bush nearby. I love the Song Sparrow song.

This chipmunk is Pocket.

It really reminds me of summer and when my family lived by a small lake when I was in my teens. Just beautiful. That is solitude. I did sit out on the deck yesterday for a while, birds coming to my hand, chipmunks crawling up my legs to get at the peanuts in the cup. Sometimes a chase would develop if more than one chipmunk showed up at the same time.

This chipmunk is Coffee.

Sometimes a third would come along and get peanuts while the first two were involved in their chase, running around the deck, back and forth. Quite funny really watching them. That is solitude. There are so many Purple Finches around this year, there must be 50 or more of them. They can be a little hard to count sometimes.

Especially the females which basically look like sparrows, and they really blend in to the dull woody surroundings of early spring. There are still patches of snow around, and ice in the bays of the lake. A large water bomber (plane) was flying around, dipping down onto the lake to pick up water, then dump it again.

One of the many male Purple Finches.

They do this every spring to get everyone into practice for the upcoming forest fire season. It is always hard to know what the season will be like. There is lots of moisture in the ground right now, but that can change quickly too. The pics today are from yesterday, hope you enjoy! Have a wonderful day everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2023 Steve McLeod.

49 Comments on “Wednesday Words, With Coffee. #17

  1. Loved the photos ! Getting outside is a real chore so I appreciate your β€œ talks” about your friends coming for their treats ! Sleep well tonight ! πŸ˜»πŸ˜πŸΏπŸΏβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ—οΈ

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  2. Great pictures Uncle SteveπŸ˜ƒThe spring is back, so it is a warm day😊. Enjoying the Sun πŸ™‚ Stay warm and more pictures for us, okay! πŸ˜‰

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