PAIR OF CANADA GEESE ON THE POND THIS MORNING
Amazingly enough I haven't started any posts off lately talking about the weather, so let me take care of that right now. Aside from being a tad on the cool side we have had big bright sunny days ever since returning home. I don't mind the cool mid to upper 40F temps because they are just great for getting outside projects done. It's the hotter days that are the real energy drainers for me.
A GRASSY GREEN REFLECTED BANK GIVES THIS PHOTO IT’S COLOR
Pheebs had me up at 1:30 in the morning because I thought she had to go out. She didn't. Flopped in my chair & spent the rest of the night there sound asleep with the Kid on the couch beside me. It's very quiet here in the Pine forest. Despite my usual summer grumblings we sure are fortunate to have the place we have here just a mile or so from picturesque Bayfield & the sandy shores of beautiful Lake Huron. Sometimes when we are away I have a tendency to forget how really nice it is here. Undoubtedly the nicest Seniors Park we have ever seen....anywhere.
WE WALK AROUND THE SIDE OF THIS POND EVERY MORNING & HEAD OFF INTO THE PINE FOREST THROUGH THE BREAK IN THOSE TREES IN THE BACKGROUND
Must say I am feeling much better today than the last couple of days. Energy levels are up & all that aching, paining, & hurting from yesterday is finally working it’s way out of the muscles & joints. I think the long drive home just sitting hour after hour behind the wheel really took a toll on my legs this trip. They have never ever been that sore before. Must admit, this advancing older age is ‘finally’ beginning to give me some cause for concern.
Looks like I am not the only one who likes to get into the Spring clean-up mode & overdo it every year. Peter from AMERICAN TRAVELER out there on Campobello Island has a tendency to do the same thing. Now there's a guy I can understand. Campobello Island?? Yep, it's right out there just off the Canada/US coastline on the Atlantic Ocean side of the country.
NICE TO BE BACK ON OUR OLD PINE FOREST TRAIL AGAIN
Tackled the front yard pond today. With the milder weather there was more algae growth in the water already so had to get a lot of that green goop scooped out. A lawn rake works well for skimming out that kind of stuff. I will hook the water pump up as soon as I am sure it is not going to freeze at night anymore. Soon, Frogs will just magically appear & our pond will once again become a real Frog Hive of activity. The night air will be filled with all kinds of croaking & cherumping. And then, the Hockey Whistle Frogs will come & the noise level will ramp up & shatter the night air so much that it keeps Kelly awake. Dangerous stuff here. More about the Hockey Whistle Frogs next month when they arrive. Or, maybe they have been here all winter….just hibernating in my underwear drawer.
GOTTA GET THE FRONT YARD POND CLEANED UP FOR A NEW EXPLOSION OF FROGS SHORTLY
More of the same today as I busied myself outside with the Spring clean-up. Another campfire this morning burning up brush, fallen branches & wheelbarrow loads of Pine needles. Put up a couple new bird houses as well. In the summer months at Deer Park Lodge where Kelly works they sometimes have different specialty groups staying at the cabins. Last summer the University of Windsor's track & field team spent a weekend at the Lodge. It's an annual event used by the students for training. They run local trails. One of the team projects in learning to work together was to break into groups & build bird houses. Some of those bird houses were taken home by the students & a couple of the them ended up in the dumpster where of course Kelly retrieved & brought them home. My contribution to those houses was to put a wood stain on them & add a piece of shingle to the roofs. Today I put those 2 bird houses up on a couple Pine trees outside.
Seemed like Kelly was back & forth to the Motorhome about a thousand times today carrying all her stuff back into the house. I was able to get a couple more bins unpacked.
HERE’S A SPRING HAPPENING EVERY SNOW BIRD CAN IDENTIFY WITH
Going to be a big job getting all the bugs scraped off the front of the coach but that will just have to wait for warmer weather when I am able to turn the outside water on for the season. So pleased at how well that Motorhome ran again this past winter. Total miles traveled from the time we left Bayfield last November to the time we returned a few days ago was 6,272. Miles traveled home from our Arizona house in Congress - 2,223. Had 6 fuel stops coming home with the cost for gas from Congress to Bayfield this week at $1,155. Total money spent on Motorhome gas this past winter - $3,339.00. Keep in mind some of that gas was used to run our generator. Yes, it's a lot of money alright but we like to think of the thousands of dollars we have saved ourselves over the years by staying out of RV Parks. Wonder what some people have to pay for a short two week boat cruise in the Mediterranean or a single week's stay in a Puerto Vallarta waterfront Hotel in Mexico. Bottom line....no matter the cost, anything is better than sitting through long cold boring Canadian winter's.
THIS CANADA GOOSE IS LAYING LOW IN THE WATER HOPING I WON’T SEE HIM BUT IT WAS THE REFLECTION OF A NEARBY RED DUMPSTER THAT CAUGHT MY EYE IN THE REFLECTION & LED ME TO THE GOOSE
Took the cover off the Motorcycle today but for sure it’s still way to cold to put the battery in & fire it up. I do not enjoy riding in cold weather all bundled up in a snowmobile suit. Just freezes the fun right out of a feller.
GROANER'S CORNER:((Two Irishmen are out fishing for the day, and they have a great time; with the fish grabbing the hooks as fast as they can get them into the water. Finally, with the boat full of as many fish as it will hold, they decide it's time to head for shore.
"But listen," says Mick, "why don't we mark the spot?"
"No problem," says Paddy, who dives into the water and paints a big black X on the bottom of the boat.
Mick beams with pleasure, and they're almost back to the dock when his face wrinkles in consternation. "Oh, no!" he cries to Paddy, "what if we don't get the same boat?".
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.