My Father…A Poem.

FATHER

He rejoiced in another son,

For I was not the only one;

He gladly led me all the way,

Dad taught me true, that I’d not stray.

Day by day Dad taught me well,

And picked me up when I fell.

He watched over me, that is true;

Thank you, O God, that father knew.

Though sometimes he was far away,

My love for him did always stay.

He helped me much whene’er he could;

Just like I know a father would.

He was my dad and friend indeed,

And always there in joy or need.

There was so much he gave to me,

And showed me what true love should be.

He still taught, though I was grown,

A wealth of knowledge he had shown,

I would not ask for another;

I know I had the best father.

A lot of time he spent with me,

Precious time, and all so free,

We shared and cared for one another;

Thank you, O God, for my father.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

 

Vacation…A Poem.

Vacation

It soon is time for me to go,

But I’ll be back, don’t you know.

Going to have some time away,

Relax a bit, watch palms sway.

With all the cold we have here,

Time to get warm, is now near.

Sandy beaches and tall palm trees,

Sun and heat, with gentle breeze.

Tropic sunrise that I will see,

This I find perfect for me.

In the ocean I will get wet,

Then watch the tropic sunset.

I really won’t be gone too long,

I will be back, finally WARM!

(okay, so it doesn’t rhyme)

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

Thank You! Part 4.

Hello again to all my faithful readers out there in blog land, which is all over the world!  Thank you all for joining me, and of course Muffin, over here at Steve’s Country!  Living in one of the coldest places you can find on this planet, it really helps to warm my heart to know that there are people around the world that are willing to take the time to read what I have to write.

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Some Canada geese along our harbourfront park.

Some of you are likely way ahead of me on numbers, but there are now people from 53 countries that have followed Steve’s Country now!  Thank you so much to everyone, I have made so many friends on this blogging journey and it is just awesome!

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Another view of Norman Park where we enjoyed one of our coffee mornings.

Today I would like to say a special thanks to my friend Souad from https://venussbeauty.wordpress.com and if you haven’t checked her blog, then I suggest you go take a look and I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

From Souad (venussbeauty)

This time, I Was Nominated by a kind person full of joy and enthusiasm, Steve from  ” https://stevescountry.com/  “ . His blog: has a single rich and happy, if you are a lover of pets and you are looking for amazing picture and good poetry, go check His blog, you will be amazed and of course you will get to know His lovely cat Muffin!

Thank you again Souad for your kind words!  Muffin purrs her appreciation as well.😽

Well everyone, thank you again for joining me today.  I was hoping to get another award post done, but I have run out of time.  There are still things to do before leaving Monday. I hope you all have a great weekend and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

Steve Is Going…

Hello everyone on this beautiful sunny Saturday morning! Yes, for many of you it’s not morning, however, it is here and it is a great morning with the sun shining on the trees, the birds singing so loud and clear, the squirrels busy fighting on the deck, and while they are doing there thing the little chipmunks are running away with all the peanuts.  By the time the squirrels have finished, so are the peanuts.  This happens nearly every day, they just don’t seem to learn.  The one squirrel wins.  But wins what?  She comes back to where the peanuts were and…nothing.  So I give Choco one since she is always the winner.  Well, sometimes I don’t know since the chase goes so far that neither one comes back for half a day.  Oh well.

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Cedar waxwings eating the apple blossoms.

Muffin had a busy morning too.  Playing skiffleball, her favorite game right now.  Watching the squirrels fight.  Getting more excited watching the chipmunks get all the peanuts.  Speaking of chipmunks.  Don’t forget, June 23 is Chipmunk Appreciation Day!! So remember to give a peanut to a chipmunk.  Don’t have chipmunks where you live? That’s sad.  But, you can still have a chipmunk party!  However, if you have peanut allergies then don’t use real peanuts at your party.  If nothing else, wear something brown that day.  Help celebrate these wonderful little creatures!

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Another picture of Rusty.

So who started this ridiculous idea of Chipmunk Appreciation Day?  Me.  After all, there is a Squirrel Appreciation Day in January.  Yes, I know.  Chipmunks are part of the squirrel family.  But hey, I still think they deserve their own day.  So why June 23rd?  Simple.  That’s my birthday.  So it makes it easy to remember.  For me at least.  And I need easy.

So what does all this have to do with my title today?  Nothing.  But, I do want to let everyone know that I am going…on vacation.  So I will be gone for 10 days.  I’m leaving Monday and will be back here on my blog on June 27th.  Unless I’m worn out from relaxing.  Then it may take another day.  Where am I going?  Sorry.  That’s a secret.  I might do some posting while I’m away, but it certainly won’t be regular.  Maybe I will post some pics of my tropical paradise location.  Without giving it away.

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A white admiral butterfly.

  Poor Muffin.  She knows something is up.  Just doesn’t know what is happening.  She is not coming with me.  But she will have a nice kitty sitter that she really likes, so that helps.  Anyway, I will post a couple more times before I leave.  I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

© 2019 Steve McLeod.

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