MY DAD MADE ME POSE FOR THIS ONE (CANON POWERSHOT SX210IS)
It was the cozy warmth in our early morning Autumn air which made me take note of the quiet forest surroundings. A quick flurry of blue wings broke the silence as a Blue Jay flittered into a Pine tree nearby. Another sound high in a treetop along the path revealed itself as a CICADA bug. Unusual to hear them this late in the season but our summer like temperatures have kept them active. Other than the Cicada and the Blue Jay our forest was so quiet I could hear leaves falling as they brushed against branches on their long journey to the forest floor below. Pheebe and I did not walk fast this morning. It was a morning to go slow. To stop and to listen. To look and to peer. Just a great morning under a canopy of orange, crimson and golden maple leaves, fiery red Sumacs and tall rustling Poplars. Beauty to be absorbed everywhere. Well, I don’t know how much beauty the Pheebs absorbed but her nose was sure sucking up a lot of Autumn smells along the trail.
OUR OLD BACKYARD GATE SURROUNDED BY A SEA OF YELLOW PINE NEEDLES
Welcome aboard Teresa Wood as another Bayfield Bunch Follower. We hope to have the big wheels rolling in a few weeks so bring along some warm mittens and a hat as we may be in for some colder weather somewhere in southern Colorado or northern Arizona soon.
WE PASS THIS POND EVERY MORNING AND LATELY I HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRING FROGS FROM OUR SMALL FRONT YARD POND TO THIS BIGGER POND….IT’S MY ANNUAL FROG ROUND UP TIME ONCE AGAIN
It was more Motor Home puttering today as we put up some new curtains, put down some new mats and managed to get the living roof ceiling fan cleaned. The bathroom fan is a whole different monster and I'm considering having that old unreliable relic replaced with a newer and better fan. More clothes went into the rig today but they weren't mine. I had my 2 pairs of socks loaded up about 3 weeks ago. Motor and Pheebs were in the coach today for the first time together and it was funny to watch them both muscling each other out of the way vying for my attention while sitting on my bed with snacks in my pocket. They are just a couple of Clowns those two.
HE’S MY DAD!! NO, HE’S MY DAD!!!!
Zellers had a 2 for 1 special in their rug department today and of course my opinion was needed on matching colors so we slipped up to Goderich and took advantage of the sale. In my world, it’s usually 3 for the price 6 whenever I go anywhere!! Felt pretty guilty about leaving the Kids at home but we knew there would not be any room in the back of the Jeep for Pheebs once we got things loaded up. Two sad little furry faces looking so forlorn in the window as we rolled out of the driveway. And, if we felt guilty seeing those little faces in the window you can just imagine how we felt 20 minutes later sitting at McDonalds chowing down our Sausage McMuffin breakfasts. We both had to pop breath mints on the way home so the guys wouldn’t know where we had been without them:((
I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED THOSE FANCY PAINT JOBS ON THE HIGH END MOTOR HOMES SO THIS MORNING I TACKLED THE RIG WITH A GRAY SPRAY PAINT BOMB IN AN ATTEMPT TO COME UP WITH AN ORIGINAL DESIGN FOR OUR COACH. WHATCHA THINK……..NOW, IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU WILL ALSO BELIEVE I HAVE THIS REALLY NEAT BRIDGE FOR SALE IN BROOKLYN TOO. JUST SHADOWS ON THE SIDE OF THE COACH FROM NEARBY SUMACS AND MULBERRY TREES………………….
Over $71 to gas up the Jeep. Yeouch!! As usual there were not many people in Zellers so that made things a wee bit more tolerable for me. As a rule I have a 20 minute attention span when I am in any store. If I can't get in and get what I want in 20 minutes then I shouldn't even be in there. Normally, my solo shopping expeditions go off without a hitch and I am clear of the store in my allotted time. Not so if I am with somebody else. Oh how a man dread's these words, "oh I just want to check on something else", "oh look....10% off for anything in the store," "I just gotta stop in housewares for a minute," "what's the rush, we don't have to be anywhere", "I should really look at some shoes while we're here", and so it goes and so it goes!!
As much as we continue to monitor Real Estate properties and prices in our area we are ever mindful of where we are and what we already have. We may never find our perfect little place in the countryside but we'll continue to search. In the meantime, we'll hang on to the great little place we already have:))
We are very fortunate here in Bayfield to have a Mennonite/Amish bakery and store just south of town. Kelly had them saw a turkey in half and bought some pie shells. Our meal tonight was none other than good old Thanksgiving turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mashed turnip and the best home made pumpkin pie I have ever tasted. And that pumpkin pie was still warm out of the oven when we smothered it in whipped cream. It is rare for me to ever go back for second helpings of anything but tonight's supper was a rule breaker and I had better not get down on the floor for a game of toys with the guys tonight or I will never be able to get up again. Good thing we have been in the habit of walking Pheebs and Motor after supper lately. This constant battle with weight at this age sure is discouraging…………….
RESTING ON A SOFT BED OF PINE NEEDLES AFTER CHASING A BUNCH OF ELUSIVE GRASSHOPPERS THIS MORNING AND YES, DAD MADE ME POSE FOR THIS ONE TOO
"Cash, check or charge?" the clerk asked after folding items the woman wished to purchase. As she fumbled for her wallet the clerk noticed a remote control for a television set in her purse.
"Do you always carry your TV remote?" she asked.
"No," she replied. "But my husband refused to come shopping with me, so I figured this was the most evil thing I could do to him."
Be afraid guys…..be very afraid!! AL.
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