Thursday, September 21, 2017

A WALK IN THE MARSH A COFFEE AT HORTONS

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A GENTLE MORNING MIST HANGS LOW OVER RURAL ONTARIO FARM LANDS

A short drive over to the Hullett Marsh this morning and an afternoon Hortons coffee in Goderich with my good friend Jim from Stratford. 

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LONESOME ROADS

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PHEEBS AND I TAKE OURSELVES FOR AN EARLY MORNING  WALK IN THE MARSH

DSC_5280DSC_5295DSC_5283DSC_5296DSC_5272GROANER’S CORNER:(( Sid and Joe were sitting in a Chinese restaurant. "Sid," asked Joe, "Are there any Jews in China?" "I don't know," Sid replied. "Why don't we ask the waiter?"When the waiter came by, Joe said, "Are there any Chinese Jews?"  "I don't know sir, let me ask," the waiter replied and he went into the kitchen.  He quickly returned and said, "No, sir. No Chinese Jews."  "Are you sure?" Joe asked.  "I will check again, sir." the waiter replied and went back to the kitchen.  While he was still gone, Sid said, "I cannot believe there are no Jews in China. Our people are scattered everywhere."  When the waiter returned he said, "Sir, no Chinese Jews."  "Are you really sure?" Joe asked again. "I cannot believe there are no Chinese Jews."  "Sir, I ask everyone," the waiter replied exasperated. "We have orange jews, prune jews, tomato jews and grape jews, but no one ever hear of Chinese jews!"

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Knock Knock
Who's there!
Cod!
Cod who?
My nose is cod in the door let me in!!

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

MORNING TRAVELS

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Our morning travels took us down around the Grand Bend and Exeter areas.

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A GRAND BEND FISHING BOAT HEADS OUT

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ALMOST HAD TO DIAL 911 FOR THESE TWO AND HAVE PARAMEDICS BRING OXYGEN,  I DIDN’T THINK THEY WERE EVER GOING TO COME UP FOR AIR

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A SUBSTANTIAL CONCRETE AND STEEL STRUCTURE GOING UP AT THE FOOT OF GRAND BEND’S MAIN STREET BUT I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT IT IS

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WHEN I DROVE A WHEEL CHAIR VAN FOR ‘TOWN AND COUNTRY’ A FEW YEARS AGO  I OFTEN DROPPED AN OLD FELLA OFF HERE TO VISIT HIS SISTER…..THE BARN QUILT WASN’T ON THE GARAGE THEN

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DIFFERENT TYPES OF CABBAGES

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  The School teacher sent home a note with her student.  The note reads, ”Your son is an obedient and bright student, but spends too much time talking to girls.”  Mother sends a note back the following day, ”Please advise a solution. Father has the same problem.'

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Knock Knock.
Who's there?
Alligator!
Alligator who?
Alligator for her birthday was a card!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

AND THAT WAS OUR DAY

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OUT FOR AN EARLY MORNING STROLL IN THE RAIN

I was hoping our rain was behind us but it wasn’t.  With windshield wipers going Pheebs and I did get out for a short drive but were soon home again.  And that that was our day……….

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WAITING FOR DRYER WEATHER

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SITTING ON ‘MOM’S’ CHAIR WHILE SHE IS AWAY

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  St. Peter and Satan were having an argument one day about baseball. Satan proposed a game to be played on neutral grounds between a select team from the heavenly host and his own hand-picked boys. "Very well," said the gatekeeper of Heaven. "But you realize, I hope, that we've got all the good players and the best coaches." "I know, and that's all right," Satan answered unperturbed. "We've got all the umpires."

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Knock Knock
Who's there?
Denver!
Denver who?
Denver the good old days!

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Monday, September 18, 2017

A RAINY DAY PUTS A STRAIN ON MY ENTHUSIASM LEVELS

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A FEW MORE PHOTOS FROM SUNDAY MORNING’S DRIVE

By golly I was outside last night in the dark without my shirt on.  Can't remember what decade it last was that I was ever outside at any time shirtless.  I had stepped outside with the Pheebs of course and with recent rising temperatures and humidity I had taken my shirt off.  Less than an hour later I was once again outside this time in my pajama bottoms atop our shed roof.  Checking our live weather site I had seen a line of rain showers coming across Lake Huron heading right for us.  Scrambling I slipped outside and up the ladder I went.  The roof tarps were lying in a crumpled pile so I had quite a time in the dark getting all 3 of them un-crumpled and spread out over the roof again.  Fully expecting it to be raining this morning when I woke up I was almost disappointed it wasn't after all my roof top scrambling Sunday night.

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Despite raindrops on the windshield Pheebs and I headed out anyway.  Pretty much a repeat of the day before as we headed up to Goderich for a coffee and muffin.  A drive down around the harbor under a light drizzle & then off for home under heavier rains.

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SPOTTED THIS STRANGE CREATURE ON THE BEACH

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HMMMMM, GUESS IT WAS JUST A DRIFTWOOD BEACH SCULPTURE

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ONLY A COUPLE FOLKS OUT BRAVING THE MORNING’S DRIZZLE ON THE BOARDWALK

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With a drizzly damp day upon us I was hard pressed to find something of interest to do.  Of course there are a ton of things needing done alright but I’m not too good at doing things I’m not interested in or don’t feel like doing.  I wished the windows could clean themselves!!  I’m convinced some of we humans are definitely solar powered.  Add sun and energy levels increase.  Take away sun and energy levels drain away.  Well that’ the way I got it figured anyway.

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Rain backed off and quit for awhile late morning so Mike came over and continued with the shed roof project until rains drove him home around 3.  Pheebs and I headed off for a walk around the trail and I took my Sony RX100-3 camera along for a few photos along the way.

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MIKE GETS A FEW SHINGLES ON BEFORE THE RAINS RETURNED

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THE EAST END OF THE PARK’S POND AND THAT’S OUR NEIGHBOR MONICA’S GARAGE

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A BROKEN OFF MUSHROOM

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MAKING OUR WAY AROUND THE TRAIL

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I FIGURE I HAVE ANOTHER HALF DOZEN FROGS TO CATCH AND MOVE TO THE BIGGER POND

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Tucked away in my cozy reading corner of the sunroom I finally finished my latest book, A Higher Call.  What a great non fiction read this was and you can read my previous post a few weeks ago about it…….Teutonic Knights.  The apex of the story takes place in the war torn air over Germany during the Second World War and concerns an American B-17 bomber pilot and a German BF 109 fighter pilot.  Although sad in many places this is an inspiring true story of where man’s inhumanity to man can on rare occasion turn into man’s compassion and decency for his fellow man.  In the madness of this day and age what happened in the air over Germany between these two opposing pilots is not likely ever to happen again…………………..

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I PARTICULARLY LIKE THIS PHOTO OF PHEEBS TAKEN WITH MY SONY RX100-3

GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two men are standing at the top of a cliff. One has two budgies, one on each shoulder. The other has a parrot and a shotgun.  The first guy jumps off the cliff and on the way down the birds fly away. He crashes on the rocks below and rolls over on his back. He looks up just in time to see his friend jump off too.  As the second guy falls the & parrot flies off, he pulls up his shot gun and shoots the bird just before he too crashes onto the rocks.  They lie there groaning in agony for a bit before the first guy says, "I really don't see what is supposed to be so great about budgie jumping!"  The second guy lets out a groan and says, "I'm really not too impressed with free-fall parrot shooting either!"

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Knock Knock

Who's there?

Denise!

Denise who?

Denise are above your ankles!

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