Friday, November 04, 2011
A WEEK FROM TONIGHT WE WILL BE ON THE EVE OF DEPARTURE
ALL TONIGHT’S GODERICH HARBOUR PHOTOS TAKEN WITH MY NIKON D40 AND 70-300mm LENS
Gotta say......it's a pretty good feeling knowing we are now finally just a week away from our departure date with no further delays in sight. Still no idea which route we will take and still no idea where we are going but who cares.......just as long as we we get on the road and get out of here:))
TORNADO DAMAGE REPAIRS CONTINUE AT GODERICH’S SIFTO SALT MINE…THESE MEN ARE HIGH ATOP A COUPLE TALL SILOS
THREE LARGE CONVEYER BELTS LOAD SALT INTO A SHIP’S CARGO HOLD WHILE DECK HANDS CHECK THE PROGRESS….APPEARS ONE FELLOW IS CHECKING HIS WATCH TO SEE IF IT’S LUNCH TIME YET
A heavy frost on the ground this morning meant it was winter coat time again on our walk. Cold enough to make my nose run a bit but definitely not an uncomfortable cold. No coat required this afternoon when Pheebs and I hit the trail for a second walk:))
Kelly, Pheebs and I slipped over to Mitchell this morning to visit Uncle Harry. He's still doing pretty good and once again told me if it wasn't for his piped in music channel he doesn't know what he would do every day. Every time Harry tells me that it just once again affirms to me the importance music can play in a person's life. I have always believed music is one of the greatest natural calming affects on the human soul.
PHEEBS SLIPS INTO UNCLE HARRY’S ROOM AND NUDGES HIS ARM TO WAKE HIM UP:))
I am so totally amazed at how well my new RANGER NIGHT VISION BINOCULARS work. I received this great piece of technology as a gift from fellow RV'er ALEX back in October. Amazing how this device allows a person to see detail in total darkness. I can stand on our deck peering into the inky blackness of our yard and see under shrubs and trees with no problem at all. The binoculars are electronically run my a pack of double AA batteries or adaptor cord to conventional power and the image is shown on a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen. I had them out the other night when I suspected a racoon or a Rhinoceros in our back yard. No sign of either one but I did see 2 Alien space creatures boarding a flying saucer in the neighbour's back yard………..:))
A SEA GULL RADIOS THE CONTROL TOWER, THUNDERS DOWN THE RUNWAY AND LIFTS OFF INTO THE SUNNY MID MORNING AIR
I see there are changes coming up to Google's Blogger. Not sure about all that yet and will wait to see how people like the new look or if folks are switching to the newer technology. Right now I like my blog's look the way it is but if I think I can improve on it with the new changes I will do so. I did switch over to Google's new Gmail look this morning and from first impressions I like it. Gmail has never been my favourite email program but maybe now with improvements and changes plus the fact you can set it up with eye pleasing themes I will have a second serious look at it. I do like the theme called, Planets of course. Anytime I can get away from white backgrounds my interest is immediately peaked.
THIS LARGE CONVEYER BELT BOOM IS HOW THE SHIP OFFLOADS IT’S CARGO OF SALT WHEN IT REACHES IT’S DESTINATION
Photo Tip: Remember, your photo editing program is your best friend. Regardless of whether you have a professional Adobe Photo Shop program or Google's free Picasa 3.8 it is your photo editing program that can make or break a photograph. Whatever mistakes or problems encountered in the field can many times be salvaged very easily in your photo editing program. I enjoy editing each photo I take just as much as I enjoy taking each photo I take. Many lighting problems can be corrected, faded colours restored, images sharpened plus photos cropped and recomposed. Unlike the old photofinishing days when folks had no control over their finished product we are sooooooo fortunate in this great digital photography and computer age to make our photos the best they can possibly be....and for free too. Personally, I use Google's Picasa 3.8 as my photo editing program and if your not a professional, it's all you really need to make your already good photos look a whole heck of a lot better.........10-4:))
WHAT APPEARS TO BE A PILE OF SNOW IS ACTUALLY A PILE OF SALT
And, I just saw this posted on Facebook by Kelly's daughter, Sabra...." 'SUPER NANNY' a tribute to our mom who this week took on many different roles as a personal taxi cab..a freezer repair lady..a cleaning lady..a computer tech repair.. a personal travel agent..and most of all the best mom and grandma to all of her children and her grandchildren...we love you mom!! you are welcome anytime in our homes. xo"
THIS FELLOW WAS A BIT CAMERA SHY
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A couple of Arkansas hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?”
The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard.
The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?“
-Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
-Until one has loved an Animal, their soul remains un-awakened.
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The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now........ AL.