NO, THAT IS NOT A SPIDER IN THE TULIP
The humidity over the past few days has put that summer warmth back in the air & with today's sunshine we in southwestern Ontario had ourselves another totally beautiful weather day.
BUMBLE BEEN IN AN AZALEA FLOWER
Saddled up the motorcycle about 10 this morning headed out for coffee at Tim Horton's in Goderich. Following that I hit the country back roads for a leisurely drive through the farmlands of Huron County. The aromatic smell of blooming lilacs permeated the air as farmers busied themselves on their land with spring planting. Cattle lazed in the fields & Mother Nature had on her finest coat of lush Spring green. Just one of those special kind of mornings for meandering slowly along on the bike.
It's quite an ongoing battle of wits I have here everyday with the half dozen squirrels who conspire daily to thwart my best efforts of making our bird feeders.....squirrel proof. Hanging the feeders from branches on our Sunburst Locust tree with fishing line has been a big help because the furry little monkeys can't get a toe hold on the thin lines to scurry down. It is amazing how far they can leap as they continuously attempt to make pin point landings on the feeders from the tree trunk or higher branches. Their antics are totally comical as I sit at the computer & watch all the shenanigans playing out before me. It's a merry-go-round as they figure out how to get to a feeder & then I go out & adjust it's location. They figure out another angle & I figure out another solution. I tried to hang some peanuts out for the Blue Jays but the Cirque du Soleil high flying squirrel trapeze act got them too!! On & on it goes. Me & the rascally black squirrel gang. What a bunch of mischievous Monkeys.
Tuesday I will be back to work first thing in the morning with the mobility van again & I'm looking forward to that. Going to be a bit of back & forth scrambling between tight schedules in neighboring towns to get several people to various hospital appointments on time but that just adds a little excitement & challenge to the job & I love when things get busy like that.
OUR FERNS ARE GROWING WELL AGAIN THIS SPRING
Kelly's Dad over in Spencerport New York is barely holding his own & grows weaker by the day if it is possible to grow any weaker than he already is. I never thought the human mind & body could take so much punishment & keep functioning. He has been in & out of the hospital several times in the past few weeks again & is expected to undergo another surgical operation this week again. Just a week & half ago he was in with congestive heart failure but made it through & headed home again. Like I blogged about before, Frank was one of those Marines fighting on the Island of Iwo Jima & wounded there during the second World War. He is over 90 now & he's still fighting hard to stay alive just as he had to do all those many years ago in the South Pacific.
KELLY & HER DAD
A fellow RVer & Facebooker sent me an email yesterday from an RV Park in Sierra Vista Arizona saying they were heading over to Bisbee & Douglas to have a look around & wondered how to find Belle Starr & her Silverado Ranch. Emailed Joe back some directions & today he emailed back saying they had dropped in to see Belle on Sunday. He was quite taken with Belle's spunk & enthusiasm just as we were when we met Belle last winter. Sounds like they had themselves quite a chat. Belle is still wheelchair bound but holding her own & still keeping an eye out for some good reliable & trustworthy help on the ranch...................
BELLE & HER GOOD FRIEND HOGAN
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