OUR FRONT YARD JUNGLE....I was really stuck for blog photos tonight so zipped out the door with my camera & cracked off some shots of our front yard. When we moved here nearly 7 years ago none of this was here because nobody had lived in this place for 3 years & the front yard was just flat & bare with some sparse patches of dead grass here & there. Kelly & I planted all this stuff & each year it just grows, & grows, & grows:))
The rains began about 10 P.M. Saturday night & continued until 8 in the morning. Temps had dropped as well so figured it probably was not a great morning for a bike ride. For whatever reason, I've always kind of liked a Sunday morning bike ride.
WE DUG A LOT OF THIS STUFF UP IN THE BUSH & HAULED IT HOME
By the time I came in from walking the dogs this morning Kelly said my work place had called wondering if I could fill in today for a driver who had phoned in sick. Of course I had to check my very heavy schedule of doing nothing for the day first......Yep, looked like I was good to go:))
Drove over to Clinton & picked up the company's white mini-van & headed off for Goderich about 25 minutes to the west. This isn't a mobility van but it does offer the same service to folks for the same reasons as the mobility van. It is for transporting people who are able to get around on their own. Picked up a couple of folks & headed for the little town of Walkerton about an hours drive northeast of Goderich. Dropped the people off at their destination then settled in for a two & a half hour wait....which brings me to right now. I remembered to bring the laptop with me this time so here I am backed into a large parking lot, sitting in the passenger seat of the van & happily typing away putting in time:))
AS MENTIONED, NONE OF THIS WAS HERE WHEN WE CAME, EXCEPT THE BIG PINE TREE OF COURSE
It was a nice drive today going through little towns with names like Carlow, Holyrood, Dungannon, Nile, Lucknow, & Belfast. I was even on roads today that I had never been on before & I absolutely love seeing new scenery. More little towns like Kinlough, Kinloss, Greenock, & Walkerton. You can see in the names of the towns that a lot of folks settled this area from Ireland. Even a little sign at a T-intersection that said Puddley's Corner. Not sure where those folks might have settled in from though!!
I was back home in Bayfield before 5 in the afternoon so that nicely took care of another frumpy Sunday for me.
THE FROG POND IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE
And what does a bunch of Harley-Davidson motorcycles have over a lone Scooter these days anyway!! Check out RETIRED ROD'S blog as he Scooters himself in amongst a rumbling pack of hunky Harley riders over there in that wild & windy State of Kansas.
And speaking of Rod, I noticed he left a comment in our box about my dealings with Henry's Camera Store this past Friday. In the comment Rod goes on to say, "It doesn't seem unusual to rethink the value of the old lenses once you get off by yourself. In the heat of battle, you just accepted that they were worth a small value. Blinded by the acquisition of the new and wonderful big lens. But......upon re thinking, they became worth more to you than the camera store wanted to invest, so cooler heads prevailed. Seems perfectly normal to me! Geezeritus??? Geezerisms???? Naw I don't think so......."
PATH IN FOREGROUND LEADS FROM OUR HOUSE TO THE FOREST
My reply to Rod is this.....It is sometimes necessary & most helpful when the need arises for someone to step up & bail me out of my own thoughts. Ya did a good job big guy. Much appreciated:))
THIS IS ACROSS THE ROAD FROM OUR PLACE & WE WALK THIS WAY EACH MORNING
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And here's my thoughts about Christmas.......what other time of the year do you sit in front of a dead tree
and eat candy out of your socks!!
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
"UNTIL ONE HAS LOVED AN ANIMAL, PART OF THEIR SOUL REMAINS UNAWAKENED"
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