Friday, May 20, 2011
A BIKE RIDE & ANOTHER GARDEN PROJECT
RRRRIBIT.....IT'S ME AGAIN
Had ourselves a fine looking morning so it didn’t take me long to line up some gardening projects. I had been using water from our front yard frog pond to water my newly planted trees so the pond needed topping up. Ran the garden hose over & got that underway. While trimming up a few branches on a poplar tree I remembered it was one month ago today Checkers died. That kind of threw me off & I wasn’t able to keep myself focused on my gardening project. Put my gardening tools down, walked over to the motorcycle, fired it up & took myself for a ride out into the countryside. No destination, just needed to get my mind off things.
ANOTHER FIRST FOR OUR FRONT YARD....PINE SISKIN
Forty five minutes later I was southeast of Bayfield in Exeter Ontario sitting at a picnic table outside of McDonald’s having a cup of coffee when a thought suddenly occurred to me. I had left the garden hose running in the frog pond!! Finished up my coffee & headed back home. Reminded me of the time a couple years ago when I started up the Motor Home one morning, got busy with a few things & then decided to head out for a ride on the motorcycle. When I returned home 5 hours later…….the Motor Home was still running!!
SOMEBODY GOT A NEW TOY TODAY:))
When I dug in the frog pond about 5 years ago I had made a spillway in case the pond ever overflowed & I was relieved to see the overflow had worked & directed the water into the flowerbed & not the neighbor’s living room down the street.
YOU MAY HAVE HEARD OF THE MUSICAL GROUP '3 DOG NIGHT' BUT HAVE YOU HEARD OF AL'S 'TWO FROG MORNING.'
I was able to get myself back into gardening mode for the rest of the day & ended up transplanting a lot of small plants & ground covers to new areas. As I said before we have a lot of shade here because of all the Pine trees & that makes for a lot of mold & mushroomy growing things. Below is a couple rotting Pine stumps. One stump has a Pine tree & a small Cedar tree just beginning to grow out of it. I will plant the whole stump later & let the trees grow. The small round pink things on the stump are a type of fungus as is the brown thing that looks like somebody's ear.
One of our long time readers sent an update status link on the CHIRICAHUA FIRE & for some of us who have been to Fort Rucker in Rucker Canyon, she in part said, “The Old Fort Rucker area is going to be the back-fire line the forest service is going to use to stop one area of advancing fire." I have walked the silent & hidden grounds of Old Fort Rucker & the Mary Kidder Rak homestead 3 times now & I was able to give fellow blogger KAREN & her husband directions to it's hideaway location just a few months ago. It is a place of little known history. Geronimo was here, as were others who played their parts in the making of the old West. What a shame it would be to lose these grounds of tranquil beauty & what a loss it would be to lose the few remaining buildings of authentic history.
THIS WAS ONE OF MY AFTERNOON PROJECTS...THE NEW FLOWERBED AREA HAD BEEN GRASS BUT MOLD HAD TAKEN OVER SO I DUG IT UP.....THE RED & YELLOW FLOWERS ARE ARTIFICIAL:))
I know some of my posts of late have run through a gamut of emotions so just wanted to say thanks to readers for hanging in there. Some folks wear their feelings on their sleeves but I wear my feelings in my posts. I can't hide sadness nor do I want to present happiness when it is not present. So what you read here in my posts is me, not somebody I am pretending to be...........10-4:))
NOW, HOW'S THAT FOR A NICE FROGGY SMILE:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( And just in case you didn't know.........
- The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law, which stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
- The first product Motorola started to develop was a record player for automobiles. At that time, the most known player on the market was the Victrola, so they called themselves Motorola.
- Celery has negative calories! It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with. It's the same with apples!
- Chewing gum while peeling onions will keep you from crying!
- The glue on Israeli postage stamps is certified kosher.
- Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
- Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages it.
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