OUR PARK’S MORNING POND HAS BEEN HOST TO MANY OF MY PHOTOS OVER THE YEARS HERE IN THE BLOG
As a rule, cloudy sky's will often lead to moisture in the form of rain. Cloudy sky's can also prevent moisture as was our case last night. Before reaching the Pine forest in the morning we have to walk through maybe a quarter mile of grass. At this time of year with the heavy dew, that grass can be very wet. An overnight cloud cover prevents that moisture laden dew from descending through the clouds and this morning shoes and paws remained dry on our walk. I could hear a flock of Robins gathering and have seen and heard that before in the Fall. They seem to gather in large flocks before beginning their long migration southward. In fact, I was very surprised at all the bird activity in our front yard late this afternoon. Blue Jays, Robins, Cardinals, Black Capped Chickadees, Mourning Doves and some other brown little feathered friends I couldn't identify.
We headed off for Mitchell to see Uncle Harry this morning and do some banking. With both our banks in Goderich still closed as the result of Tornado damage we had to stop into those same banks in a different town. Some of the Goderich bank staff has temporarily been located in different branches around the area and Kelly was immediately recognized by one of the Goderich tellers when she entered the C.I.B.C. bank. I generally do all our on-line banking stuff and Kelly does the footwork at the actual banks whenever needed. I stay out of those darn places with their long teller lines. I figure the less people interaction I can get through the day with, the better. My Uncle Harry is doing better with the pain in his back having lessened. We both thought he looked better as well. He said he was going to call and tell us to be sure and bring Pheebe with us the next time we came. Guess who surprised Harry with a cold nose on his arm while he was sleeping in his recliner this morning. Yep, the Pheebs went with us today too. We did take the Motor a couple months ago but she was very restless & it didn't work out so swell. Pheebe is much calmer & makes a fuss over Harry.
ANOTHER EARLY TOUCH OF AUTUMN
Some readers may remember my occasional rants about the Tim Horton's coffee chain such as TICKED OFF AT TIM HORTONS and TIM HORTONS, THE DUMBING DOWN OF CANADIAN COFFEE DRINKERS Well, guess what......Kelly heard on the CBC news Tuesday that Tim Hortons is going to be making some changes to their coffee cup sizes. Not exactly sure what is coming down the pipe but she thinks she heard the now 'medium’ coffee size will become the new small size, etc. Well, I for one am not holding my breath or being optimistic about this because because I figure if they do this they will work in a price increase somewhere in the not too distant future. I can't see Tim Horton's putting the public ahead of their profit line. But, who knows, wonders never cease and maybe it's Tim Horton's turn to step up to the plate and knock one out of the park for their loyal coffee consumers for a change. Sometimes, nice things happen to nice coffee drinkers:)) Say, you don’t suppose Tim Hortons read my………..nawwwwww, never could have happened.
IS THIS THE GUY WHO IS ALWAYS RANTING ABOUT TIM HORTON’S COFFEE CUP SIZES??
Had a nice email from a Blog reader yesterday wondering if, in our travels west in October, we could maybe stop around her neck of the woods and meet a group of like minded friends who enjoy daily reading about the life and times of the Bayfield Bunch. Thought that was so nice and it picked up my spirits for the rest of the day. Unfortunately we are heading directly west on a more northerly route this year than we sometimes do so will not be able to swing through her neighbourhood. As much as meeting people scares the absolute heck out of me these days, I think it might have been kind of fun for a change to step out from behind my keyboard and say Hello.
THE LAST PARAGRAPH: I have noticed a slight shift in my interests over this past year and especially this past summer. Computer things that once challenged and excited me no longer hold the same enthusiasm as they once did. At one time I enjoyed reading sites like RV NET FORUM for example but I am rarely there anymore. At one time not too long ago I was always intrigued with new things and ideas. The great enjoyment I have always had for writing this blog has slipped and I find myself having trouble lately keeping up with my fellow Blogger’s posts which I have always enjoyed. Have met a lot of nice RV folks online over the past 5 years and have always felt a part of the Blog Land family here. Can’t quite put my finger on it but something has shifted somewhere. Maybe it is the routine, maybe it is the repetition and maybe it is just temporary. I have the type of personality that is seldom content with where it is so I am always aware of the inner shiftings of my life’s interests. Maybe once we hit the road again I will be right back into the blogging swing of things again… Like I said, it’s been a long hot summer…… 10-4:))
GROANER'S CORNER:((We all get heavier as we get older because there's a lot more information in our heads.
And, something else I’ve discovered…………
I like long walks, especially when they are taken
by people who annoy me.
Did you know that walking can add minutes to your life.
This enables you at 85 years old
to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing
home at $4,000 per month.
GODERICH TORNADO DAMAGE PHOTOS....5 DAYS LATER
Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
Until one has loved an Animal, their soul remains un-awakened.
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