Father’s Day 2021

I have been coerced into writing the post for today, so enjoy.

Started off as every Sunday does, with dad and I waking up at 6:30am followed by mom and Ian waking up within the next 2 hours. Dad read cards and opened gifts at breakfast while Murphy played with the tissue paper [see images below].


After breakfast, dad went for a bike ride, I did chores, and mom prepared food (I do not know what Ian was doing and he isn’t here so I can’t ask). We had lunch when he got back which consisted of wings, corn of the cob, and caesar salad. For dessert, we got a Toblerone ice cream cake from a store near BowCycle. That’s about all that happened with relation to Father’s Day. The rest of the story consists of playing Minecraft, eating hot dogs, and watching TV.

Completely unrelated to Father’s Day: My Earth Guardians group are putting together an art project to share on our Instagram account for Pollinator Week (June 21-27). Each member of our group chose a pollinator category to research facts about and either take a picture of or create an art piece for. I chose birds as my category and created an embroidery piece:

My researched written piece:

    There are 2 000 species of birds worldwide that are crucial pollinators of flowering plants. Flowers that attract them are often tubular in shape, strong enough to support a bird, and open during the day. Birds are also attracted to bright red, orange, and yellow flowers for 2 main reasons: 1) they can see these colours and 2) bees can’t, which prevents interspecific competition. Hummingbirds, spiderhunters, and sunbirds are some of the most common pollinators. The bird I have embroidered above is a male Rufous Hummingbird.
Fun facts:

  • Male Rufous Hummingbirds are described as glowing in the correct light due to the bright feathers of the body and the iridescent feathers of the throat.
  • Pollination of flowering plants by birds is called ornithophily.
  • The smallest pollinating bird in the world is the Bee Hummingbird which weighs less than a dime.

That’s all I have for today. Happy Father’s Day, dad!

4 thoughts on “Father’s Day 2021

  1. Coerced?

    Thank you. I really enjoyed the handmade cards and prezzies. Of course Murphy’s antics in the wrapping tissue were the best part.

    Lovely humminbird!

  2. That looked like a fun Father’s Day! The cards looked great. Food oh so yummy.
    Miranda that embroidered hummingbird is fantastic!!!

  3. Vert good write up Miranda. Love your Hummingbird. Looks like Dad had a nice Fathers Day..

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