Sunday, April 19, 2020

Sunday Selfies: The Most Fun For All During Quarantine Times...

Yes it really is, cause its a bright spot for each of us pawticipants and our peeps...and its fun too! Thanks, Kitties Blue for always being so faithful to be the hosts of this weekly Blog Hop. We love it...and we love you too:)
And we love and appawsiate all our furends!

Not much new to report on this week...it gets pretty boring when everyone is at home all the days. Though Petcretary does leave betimes to go to her job at the nursing home. And pawppy, being in management at his work, is now going to his office once a week. He says there isn't anyone there, unless those who deal with emergencies within the city's infrastructure have to show up to clear up whatever troubles there might be. They did have to come in for a bit to deal with the snow we had on Friday morning...yup, snow on April 17th. Go figure.
Now its all gone, the three inches we had.
But it did not look so good on all the spring flowers...and the poor weeping cherry would have blossomed if it had not gotten so cold and snowy. It was covered. Today its warmer and just maybe there is hope for it to put on a show. We hope so.
The daffs are OK, but the bluebells are looking rather flattened...sigh...

Last night, petcretary got up from her desk to get ready for bed...and she nearly stepped on a very wet and dead mouse! Eeuuwww! Benji. Yes, in the morning she could see where he had dug out yet another trench to capture the poor beastie...
Pawppy remarked he thought it was kitties who brought 'presents' for their peeps, not doggies....but Benji must be the stand-in for Pipo, MOL/BOL!
Nope, no pics...TMI!
Snow covered Weeping Cherry tree. The snow is just starting, its heavy and wet.

Where are those pretty buds, now?

Oh, they are buried...


Trees in the neighbor's yard.
A hungry and cold sparrow...

Nuthatch

Another sparrow

I am trying to nap on that snowy day...

Even in the sun puddle she wakes me up...



Saturday, (4/18), the day after all this snow fell, well the sun was glorious and  spring seems imminent once again. Hooray!
Weeping Cherry Tree, April 18th, 2020
 The buds are soon going to be very pretty blossoms!






Sorry that some of those pictures are fuzzy, it was very windy and hard to get a good focus...
The daffs survived all the cold and snow!

Even the Downy Woodpecker is grateful for his meal in the sunbeams, so he posed for a selfie!

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31 comments:

  1. Great selfies! And luv your daffies.

    And Benji, way to go on da deaded mouse!

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    1. Thanks!
      Deaded mousies are not too much fun for petcretary...BOL!

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  2. Wow! When We looked at your first pics, We thought you must live at the North Pole. But the later ones show Us that Spring is on its way to you.

    We couldn't help laughing at the "sin puddle" ...Freudian slip?

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  3. MOL MOL...I need a stand-in too, Pipo, any ideas? That snow looks beautiful, but not this time of year. Your pictures are all so beautiful and the Selfies purrfect too ๐Ÿ˜ธClean Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday. Stay Safe Heathy and Yourselfie๐Ÿ™๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ˜ฝ๐Ÿ’ž

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  4. Yep that is living up North more snow than we have here. We do love that weeping Cherry Tree! Lovely. Dad says he loves weeping Willows and that is the first time he saw one of these so thanks. All of your Selfies are Wonderful my friends. Tell Mom and Dad to keep on keeping on while staying safe and soon this will be over. Happy Sunday friends

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    1. Thankfully all that white stuff is gone...

      Our neighbors have a weeping willow, good thing its far from the houses and the septic tanks as they have nasty root systems.

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  5. That tree is absolutely fabulous! And the snow, oh wow, in April?! Stay warm and have a wonderful week all.

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    1. Yup, we had snow in April...and now its in the 60's at least for the time being.

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  6. It's a beautiful time of year, as Mother Nature begins to put on her annual show!

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  7. Your selfies are really wonderful and yikes to the snow...Brrrrr Humbug!

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  8. Nice selfies! Winter did seem to hang on longer than normal, didn't it?

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  9. The photos of the snow, blossom and flowers are lovely. I am glad the snow didn't last long though. Our sparrows are slightly different to yours, but the nuthatch is identical to the ones here.

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    1. Thanks!
      Some birds across the pond are very similar and some are quite different. That is a Chipping Sparrow. We get several species around here.

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  10. Thank you for sharing all these beautiful quarantine photos.

    Emma and Buster

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  11. That sure was a lot of snow. We hope that cherry tree puts on a good show for you soon.

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    1. It seems to be starting up...hope it gives a good 'presentation'!

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  12. We got some snow too. That was a surprise we didn’t like one bit! But like yours, it disappeared the next day. And today it was 60 degrees! That’s spring in Michigan for you!

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    1. No kidding...and we heard there may yet be more...sigh...
      Sunday was lovely! Just out in a sweater! Ahhh!

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  13. Oh Benji! My hero! I hopes you gets lots more, and I thinks it is a FABulous pressie! I don't care what the peeps thinks ~ they thinks deer poop is bad and stinky and shouldn't be rolled in...so their opinion doesn't matter, rights? wells....except they have the treaties, so I guess it matters A LITTLE....☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. BOL! Angel MJF was the hero in the deer poo department! He could find that stuff anywhere! At least his digging skills were not as horrific as Benji...

      Mostly I find those deaded rodents (mice, moles and voles) outside...thankfully!

      Benji thinks its great that you are on his side, Ruby. Dalton too, likely!

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  14. So many LOVELY photos! But we felt sorry for the poor cherry tree...

    Woofs and Purrs,
    Ollie, Tama and Genji

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  15. Looks like Momma Nature is bored with the quarantine and looking to shake things up to amuse herself. Momma Nature is cranky, if yoo ask me. Yoo have a beautiful yard. As for the dead mousie, I send my condolences.

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  16. Snow !! how awful, here everything is blooming and it becomes warm and warmer ! I haven't even seen a snowflake this year ! Rosie brought a mouse in my room where it stayed for a few days and then one morning I found it dead in the middle of my room ! Rosie is happy to have us both at home, now she is alone since Arthur ment to the rainbow bridge.

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  17. We had lots of miserable weather last week too: snow and rain and gray clouds. We hope it warms up enough so there will be bees to pollinate the pear blossoms soon. Glad to hear you're all doing well. My ghostwriter worked this weekend and says it's been crazy busy at the nursing home! She's so happy to now have 2 days off to catch up on her rest. You all take care!

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  18. We are glad your snow is gone and the birdies an flowers are back! Everything needs their chance to show off.

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