SPOTTED A GROUP OF WHITE EGRETS THIS MORNING (Officially called 'Great Egrets)
Picture perfect morning with blue sky's & big puffy white clouds. Thoroughly enjoying these cooler temps & 60F first thing this morning made for a great start to the day.
HULLET MARSH WITH A BIRD VIEWING STATION IN THE BACKGROUND
VIEW FROM THE BIRD LOOK-OUT
The Ritz Villa where my Uncle Harry lives phoned a few days ago saying his old 1950's style lamp plug was not up to code & the lamp should be replaced so that was my mission for this morning. Rounded up a newer lamp we had here at home & headed for Mitchell.
THE HULLET MARSH IS MADE UP OF MANY CONNECTING PONDS & CREEKS
Because of the picturesque morning I took some extra back roads & made a few stops along the way at a large tract of land that had been set aside years ago as a wildlife nature area. The HULLET MARSH covers hundreds of acres & before we moved to this area we would often drive here on a Sunday & hike all areas of this large Marsh.
I COULD SEE SOME WHITE OBJECTS ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE MARSH & WITH MY 300MM LENS I WAS ABLE TO GET THE FOLLOWING EGRET PHOTOS
(click on photos to enlarge)
Harry's room was a bee hive of activity when I arrived about 11:30 this morning. Awhile back Harry had been measured up & fitted for a custom wheelchair & this morning it arrived about the same time I did. Lynette, the Occupational Therapist lady from VHA REHAB SOLUTIONS who had done the original measuring was back along with two fellows from the company that built Harry's wheelchair. CUSTOM MOBILITY is a fairly new company based in Southwestern Ontario specializing in custom built wheelchairs designed for the maximum comfort of it's occupants. Instead of people having to wait months for a measuring & then have to drive long distances to Parkwood Hospital in London for fittings, Custom Mobility comes right to a Seniors place of residence & does everything in the comfort of one's own surroundings.
LYNETTE CHECKS A MEASUREMENT
I was extremely impressed how Fred Geiger, the company's director of operations & his assistant Kevin, along with therapist Lynette took the time, care, consideration & concern to help Harry adjust to his new chair. Kevin is the fellow who actually built the chair. Their warmth & friendliness was obvious as they had Harry take the chair for a test drive in the hall. A few adjustments here & there & soon Harry was all smiles with his spiffy new set of wheels. And, in his day, Harry always took great pride in is big, shiny & spiffy Detroit wheels:))
LYNETTE & FRED LOOK ON WHILE KEVIN MAKES SOME ADJUSTMENTS
In my line of part time work I see & handle a fair few wheelchairs & I can honestly say Harry's chair was the best built chair I have ever seen. He will get a lot of pleasurable miles out it & I'll bet there isn't another chair within 40 miles that could outrun his sporty new set of wheels in the quarter mile:))
HARRY CHECKS OUT SOME TOOLS THE BOYS BROUGHT
IT WAS PLAIN TO SEE THE WARMTH & CARE THESE GOOD PEOPLE HAD FOR UNCLE HARRY
The LONDON TRAILER HITCH CENTER phoned today confirming they can indeed get the parts shipped in to turn our little Jeep into a towable Jeep toad:)) We'll set a date for that shortly then take the Santa Fe & Jeep to London & have them switch some of the towing gear from the Santa Fe to the Jeep. Things are coming together:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And remember, don't let aging get you down because it's just too darned hard to get up again!!
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an Animal, part of their soul remains un-awakened.
OUR BLOGGER WEBSITE http://thebayfieldbunch.com/
OUR PHOTO ALBUMS http://picasaweb.google.com/stargeezerguy/
AL'S SMUG MUG PHOTO GALLERY http://stargeezer.smugmug.com/
It is not the concept of God I have a problem with.....it's his fan club that causes me grievous concern:((
The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...... AL.