YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW STARTLED KELLY WAS WHEN SHE WENT TO MOVE THIS WICKER CHAIR TODAY & TEDDY THE TREE FROG WINKED AT HER:))
It was warm enough at 5 a.m. this morning to have the patio door beside my recliner open. With the soft patter of rain on the roof I quietly listened to the birds waking to a new day. The dark morning air was abuzz with cheery chatter. It is a very peaceful & fine time of day.
WE EVEN HAVE A TOUCH OF THE SOUTHWEST IN OUR BACKYARD.....PRICKLY PEAR CACTUS:))
OUR BACKYARD GREENERY IS FILLING IN NICELY
On Saturday our friend Rosanna from the Sulphur Springs Valley in Arizona posted this note on Facebook about the Chiricahua Mountain Fire…… “It's a very sad time for us watching our beautiful Chiricahua Mountains burn -- without much hope of containment -- reports say the fire won't be out until July when Monsoon comes -- the fire came over the crest today at 2 p.m. so now is in our Turkey Creek watershed. :(((((((((( Over 35,000 acres burned in 12 days! I hurt so for all the precious animals and plants and trees.”
Kelly & I were just Jeeping with friends Jeanie & Ray in that TURKEY CREEK area this past winter & you can see from my photos how fast a fire could spread through those acres & acres of dry grass land.
ROSANNA OF THE SOUTHWEST......HAVE JEEP WILL TRAVEL
Carl, aka ‘TinLizzieDriver’ in our Shout Box wondered if I had any more photos of the Model T’s like the one’s in my Saturday blog. Well Carl, I just happen to have a photo album of more TIN LIZZIES that you can see by clicking the link. Bayfield hosts various car rallies during the summer & 'Vintage Cars is one of them. Corvette & Thunderbird enthusiasts also gather in Bayfield’s Clan Gregor Square annually for their one day events. The shows usually take place in the months of June & July. CORVETTES & THUNDERBIRDS. And, just some GROOVY OLD CARS from yesteryear.
The Bayfield Bunch welcomes TRAVELS WITH KEVIN & RUTH to our site. Ever wonder what a Blog Follower was or how to sign on to someone’s blog? Kevin explains that in ANONYMOUS.
WE HAVE A VERY PRIVATE & COZY BACK YARD:))
Counted 6 Blue Jays in our yard yesterday morning & 4 Red Winged Blackbirds on the bird station at one time in the afternoon. More Baltimore Orioles & Rose Breasted Grosbeaks than other years but have noticed we do not have as many Woodpeckers this year for whatever reason. It is so nice sitting in our sunroom watching all the bird activity in our front yard.
ALL SUNROOM PICS ARE FILE PHOTOS FROM 09 BUT EVERYTHING IS BASICALLY THE SAME EXCEPT FOR SOME FURNITURE MOVED AROUND & WE NOW HAVE A BIGGER COMPUTER MONITOR....AND AL'S NEARLY 2 YEARS OLDER. OH, & HIS OLD FAVORITE SHIRT FINALLY DISINTEGRATED:((
Most of our sunroom by the way was once a part of another house nearby. It had never been built right & always leaked so the owners of the log house it was attached too just wanted to be rid of it. Kelly saw it for sale on a poster so we bought it for $500 & I set about dismantling as much of it as I could about 6 years ago.
We had a fellow putting a new roof on our place at the time so we asked if he would be interested in disassembling the rest of the sunroom & reassembling it at our place. His name was Mike O’Brian, an excellent carpenter fellow & he said he would do it. Between Mike & I we dismantled the Sunroon on the log house & transported the windows etc to our place. Mike did a marvelous job in building the new sunroom for us using as many parts from the old construction as he could. We were able to use all the windows & sliding patio door plus some lumber. The rest of it was newer materials & Mike suggested the Pine interior. We pretty much gave him a free hand to build the Sunroom as if he were building it for himself & the quality of work he put into it shows. He guaranteed us the skylight panel he installed would never leak & it never has. Thanks Mike, wherever you are, we have been enjoying your fine craftsmanship ever since:))
And, another Facebook update on the Chiricahua Mountain fire from Rosanna a few hours ago….“ the fire is heading in the direction of the Chiricahua National Monument, but they are desperately trying to keep that from happening. They are making backburns at Rustler Park and Onion Saddle which is up Pinery Canyon Rd. Also, backburns from Rucker Canyon to try to save the buildings at the campground.”
SURE HOPE THE FIRE HASN'T DESTROYED ALL THIS HISTORY AT OLD FORT RUCKER
We had expected an all day rain but the weather turned out beautiful. Worked in the flower beds again this morning while Kelly caught up on a lot of cleaning & stuff. My day had begun around 3:30 a.m. again so by noon I was out of energy. Needless to say, coupled with the day’s humidity, it was a lazy afternoon for me interspersed with a few spasms of zzzzzzzz’s in my recliner:))
TEDDY SAYS, "NIGHT NIGHT ALL:))"
GROANER’S CORNER:)) A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean. The audience would be different each week so the magician allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again. There was only one problem: the captain's parrot saw the shows each week and began to understand how the magician did every trick. Once he understood he started shouting in the middle of the show: "Look, it's not the same hat". "Look, he is hiding the flowers under the table". "Hey, why are all these cards the Ace of Spades?" The magician was furious but couldn't do anything; it was, after all, the captain's parrot. One day the ship had an accident and sank. The magician found himself on a piece of wood in the middle of the ocean with the parrot, of course! They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word. this went on for a day and another and another. After a week the parrot said: "OK, I give up. Where's the boat?"
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