Sunday, April 22, 2012
AND THIS IS WHAT THE BIRD’S & SQUIRRELS SEE FROM OUTSIDE
This mornings icy winds kept me inside but Kelly took Pheebs for a long walk anyway. When it warmed up a bit this afternoon I took Pheebs for another long walk & we made it all the way to the Bayfield River which is just south of us. That walk took us along our usual morning Pine trail, up into a hardwood bush, & then down a long steep forested hill to the river. Hadn’t been down there for about 7 years so it was nice to see something different for a change.
A SPRING FOREST LEADS PHEEBS & I TO THE BAYFIELD RIVER
Sometimes in the great & quickly growing RV scheme of things I have a tendency to miss new blog sites, forget or misplace old blog sites & just generally loose touch with folks. It’s just impossible for me to keep up with everybody anymore. There are a lot of helpful blog sites & one which I was aware of several years ago & had forgotten about was FRUGAL-RV-TRAVEL.COM. Here is a site with a lot of RVing information and something for everyone. Of course I especially like their Boondocking take on things & their frugal approach to living & traveling on the road whether it be full or part time.
A YOUNG MAPLE TREE IN THE SPRING OF IT’S LIFE
I have noticed that it seems to be a lot of the younger crew of RV’ers these days who have a knack for putting together many of the great informative web/blog sites. They just seem to have the energy, the smarts, the enthusiasm, & the interest to get out there & kick some back country dirt around. More & more of these younger folks are adventuress & independent enough to get themselves out of the main RVing stream & into a boon docking lifestyle that gains them access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. I always like to hear & see photos of ‘natural’ out of the way places.
A GREEN HERON LIFTS OFF FROM THE POND ACROSS THE ROAD
Chinle, over at SPOTTED DOG RANCH, in a recent post, brings up an opinion which I must say I am in total agreement with. Don’t think I have ever asked someone what they did for a living. I may be curious but I won’t ask. If a person wants to tell me, it’s up to them. I always find the question uncomfortable when asked because I am not one of those fellows who can grip his britches, rock back on his heels & give forth with a big rollicking tried & true success story. And, I’ve never been comfortable with the word ‘retired’ either. Never did stay at anything long enough to retire from.
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL LAKE HURON SUNSET TAKEN FROM DEER PARK LODGE
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The psychology instructor had just finished a lecture on mental health and was giving an oral test.
Speaking specifically about manic depression, she asked, "How would you diagnose a patient who walks back and forth screaming at the top of his lungs one minute, then sits in a chair weeping uncontrollably the next?"
A young man in the rear raised his hand and answered, "A basketball coach?"
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- If one's thoughts are positive about the landscape, one's eyes will appreciate what they see...AL.
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
Took a bit of doing this morning but I struggled my heavy Spirits off another rocky runway & lifted myself into clear blue sunny skies. I have battled depression most of my life & it can still jump up & grab me sometimes when I least expect it.
I too wondered about that ‘mushy Bees’ in Saturday night’s Groaners Corner but decided to leave it in the joke anyway. Thought maybe it was a reference to mushy peas. Turns out I was right after a reader’s comment came in later today saying, Groaners Corner is for the people that have visited the UK and eaten fish and chips in a typical fish and chip shop - they also serve a certain type of green pea that is cooked to death until they become mushy - hence "mushy peas".
NOT HAPPY THAT I BROUGHT IN THE BIRD FEEDERS
It was one month ago today the Boys started putting the ‘mud’ on our Arizona house. Well, they called it mud but in reality it was Stucco. That all seems so very long ago already & sometimes in an inattentive moment I think, ‘did we really do that, did we really buy a house’. Good thing I have a bunch of photos here showing the house or I might just be thinking it was all some sort of dream or something.