I was in my recliner with my laptop on my lap & the television tuned to CNN this morning. They were talking about the ‘end of the world.’ Kelly was on our desktop computer in the sunroom. It was 6:57 when our electricity suddenly went out. Kelly hollered to me that the ‘end of the world’ had started. And, indeed it had. Anytime one loses their internet connection, it is the end of the world for sure. We went out on our porch, drank our coffee & turned on our emergency radio. We heard the siren go off in Bayfield a couple miles away & figured that must be the big Tsunami coming in off Lake Huron. At 7:09 we knew ‘the end of the world’ was over when our electricity came back on & the internet was up & running again. Whewww, close call!! The gullibility of human beings never ceases to amaze me.
CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THIS IS BUT IT GROWS IN ONE OF OUR FLOWERBEDS EACH YEAR
It's a big holiday week-end here in Canada & probably one of our biggest. Queen Victoria's Birthday has morphed into the May 24th week-end, or more commonly referred to by the young folks as the big 2-4 week-end. It's the time of year when people pour out of the town's & cities & head for their favorite summer haunts like Bayfield for the first big outing of the season. Cottages are opened & aired out, boats are slipped into the water, shops & stores are open & the liquor & beer stores do a booming business. It's the week-end to shake off those long winter blues for a lot of folks & party, party, party.
BAYFIELD'S LITTLE INN
Bayfield years ago was a picturesque little fishing village high atop sandy cliffs overlooking mighty Lake Huron. It's like being at a village by the sea. Many trendy shops & restaurants now with people streaming in from miles around. Yachts & Sailboats dock in the harbor as travelers hike up the hill into town. Bayfield is a bee hive of activity during the summer months & it is this week-end that kicks it all off.
BAYFIELD'S TRAFFIC CAN BE PRETTY CONGESTED DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS & PARKING IS AT A PREMIUM
Kelly & I have learned its a good week-end to stay off the roads & out of the town. We get our groceries well ahead of time & make sure we do not have to go into Bayfield for anything. Cars & people everywhere. We are fortunate to live just a couple miles away in our hidden little Pine forest. You can see my Smug Mug album of Bayfield right here by clicking BAYFIELD.
My Uncle Harry was due to come over to our place this coming Tuesday for supper but after checking the long range weather forecast this morning we could see our area is going to end up like the underwater world of Jacques Cousteau next week. It was a nice sunny morning here so we called Harry's friend Grace & wondered if they could come today. A quick check with Harry & the Nursing Care Facility cleared him for take off. Grace & Harry landed in our driveway about 2:20 p.m. this afternoon.
RELAXING ON OUR FRONT PORCH THIS AFTERNOON
For 95 years old, Harry does pretty well but has lost most of the mobility in his legs. We were able to get him up the 3 steps onto our porch OK & we all sat outside for about an hour. Nice for him to hear & see the many birds coming & going from the feeders a short distance away. Had ourselves a nice visit & Harry's appetite came alive once again for supper. We finished everything off with rhubarb custard pie baked this morning at the Mennonite bakery just south of Bayfield.
STRETCHED OUT IN MY BIG RECLINER....IT'S THE 18mm LENS ON MY CAMERA THAT GIVES HARRY THE APPEARANCE OF HAVING LONG PAUL BUNYAN LEGS:))
Harry & Grace headed headed out just before 6 p.m. All & all, a nice afternoon with my last remaining Uncle. Thanks for bringing him up Grace:))
MY COOL UNCLE HARRY WAVES A BIG GOODBYE AS THEY HEAD FOR MITCHELL, ONTARIO
Looks like we have rain moving in overnight so that squashes my plans for digging up some more trees in the morning. Could be a bit of a drab day by the looks of things.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( I rear ended a car this morning....The driver got out of the other car, and he was a DWARF!!
He looked up at me and said; "I am NOT Happy!"
So I said, "Well, which one are you then?"
That's how the fight started........honest.
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