TONIGHT'S FLOWER PHOTOS ARE FROM A LITTLE WALK AROUND OUR YARD THIS AFTERNOON
So nice to feel the cooler air this morning after this prolonged heat wave we have been having. More heat on the way in a few days but for right now it is a nice reprieve & it looks like we have some welcome rain due in late Wednesday. Just as I am not a cold weather person, I am not a hot weather person either & am so looking forward to our beautiful Autumn weather. September & October are my two favorite months of the year & a month from now we will only be days away from that purely magical season beginning once again:))
Reader Pat left a comment about last night's telescope post that confused me at first until I looked at it closer. Pat commented..WOW, a 4' 5" telescope!!! ;) That's an error on my part alright. Should have read 4.5 inches & not 4 feet 5 inches. Thanks for pointing that out Pat:)) Maybe we'll see you in Sierra Vista this year eh. Reader Jim from, LIFE'S LITTLE ADVENTURES sent an email late this afternoon wondering what cameras I use so will include that info with my camera/telescope post hopefully within the next couple days.
I envy the folks over at the GYPSY LIFE JOURNAL GYPSY LIFE JOURNAL as they paddle their new Kayak out onto a quiet Montana lake to the call of a nearby disappearing Loon.
SUNDAY MORNING'S CRUISE THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE
A reader asked what the tower was in the last photo of Monday night's post. That is actually an old concrete barn silo because this property where the 5 Seasons is located was originally a farm. Farm was sold many years ago & the house & barn removed. New owner planted the whole farm in rows of Pine trees much like a reforestation project. Another owner came along years later & laid out a mobile home Park amongst the tall Pines & 'Wallaaaaa' here we are:))
I first discovered this hidden away little gem of a Park one frosty winter's night way back in the late 80's. I was driving for a transportation company at the time based in Stratford Ontario. That particular night I had picked up a couple at Pearson International Airport in Toronto & brought them to their home which happened to be this Park. I will never forget finally reaching this area, traveling a short distance through a starlit forest & turning into the Park gates. It was like driving into a Fairyland with it's Pine trees bowing over the roadways. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse as I drove quietly past the pale round globe lamp posts casting their warm glow onto the snow. Christmas lights twinkled in cozy windows. I remembered that night as a scene out of a Fairy tale & I never forgot it. And, I never dreamed that one day I would actually be living right here in that very Wonderland itself. It is so nice when nice things happen:))
Ever wonder what a Mascerator is or ever thought about installing one for the black tank in your rig. Check out KAREN'S site for a Mascerator explanation & to see how husband Steve set that all up. For anyone who has followed their blog for any time you know that Steve is one of those guys that does things right....the first time!! No lazy short cuts & no cheapo inferior parts for this fellow. Steve, an innovative guy has made many quality renovations to their older Safari Motor Home over the past few years.
CONE FLOWERS (ECHINACEA)
Had a silly little thing happen a few mornings ago. As many know I mix up a big conglomeration of stuff in my blender each morning. Been doing it for well over 10 years now & I have a little blurb & video here at, SOUNDS YUKKY-TASTES YUMMY. I don't bother dirtying a glass so always just drink my morning 'Shake' right out of the blender. This can take me half an hour or more as I move around doing morning chores. Had set my 'Shake' on the bathroom counter beside the sink before hopping into the shower. Yes, it is still possible to hop after 65.
My bar of soap was pretty much used up so I tossed it over the shower curtain in the direction of the sink to retrieve later for the garbage. Of course as soon as that soggy mush of soap left my hand it was ancient history & I never thought about it again. Never thought about again until about 20 minutes later that is, when it made it's way into my mouth!! Yep, the soap had landed ker-plop right into my Soy Shake. Later sitting at the computer checking morning emails I had taken a big slug of Juice & noticed a slightly different taste but didn't clue in.
My second gulp brought something into my mouth which I thought at first was a chunk of unblended carrot. A split second later I knew it was not a carrot chunk!!!! 'Pitoooie, Pitoooie' back into the blender. A quick glance into what was left of my Soy Shake confirmed the soggy cream colored blue oozy blob was no darn carrot!! Nope, won't be doing that one again....10-4!!
Kelly noticed something in our Canadian Tire store flyer a few days ago that caught my attention for more than one reason. A cigarette lighter adapter device that my IPod will securely fit in & play my IPod tunes through a vehicles own stereo system. Same principle as Sirius/XM Satellite radio which I love so much. Here's the kicker.....it's on sale all week at 70% off which brings it down between the 8 & 10 dollar range. Needless to say I was right up there a couple days ago & grabbed myself one. Works like a charm & also charges the IPod. Package said it can be used for I-Phones as well.
I think the biggest photography mistake I constantly make & have been making for just about as long as I can remember is repeatedly forgetting to check my camera settings. I always try to leave my cameras set on 'auto focus' & every time I switch over to 'manual focus' I will forget to return it to 'auto.' Same with my 'Program' settings. I rarely shoot on the full 'auto program' setting any more & am back & forth between 'aperture & shutter speed priority plus full 'manual'. By default I leave it in 'Program Mode' but for sure every time I go off program mode I forget to return it back to program mode. And, I wished I had a dollar for every time I have forgotten to turn any of my cameras off when not using them!! Anyway, guess what I am saying here is to check your camera settings & batteries every time before heading out the door. Now, if only I could get myself to do that!!
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: Some may have noticed my recent absence of grumbling about being home for the summer. Maybe it's knowing we have passed the half way point until our departure again. Maybe it's my acceptance of the way it is. Or maybe it's just my renewed appreciation for living where we do, right here in beautiful little Bayfield Ontario, Canada:))
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