NOTICED THIS MORNING MOMMA GOOSE HAS LAID 4 EGGS BY THE POND
I was relieved to get today’s sad memories behind me & feel it’s time to turn a corner & move on. Bright sunny day but we had an icy Arctic wind coming in off the lake. Stayed like that all day & tonight we are dropping down around 28F so cracked on a little heat in the rig, brought my hose nozzles inside & turned the house’s outside water taps off. We really need some heat in the air to get things growing & blooming again. This lengthy April cold spell has already put our Spring into hibernation far too long now.
PHEEBS & I HEAD OUT IN THE JEEP THIS MORNING
Been cooped up in the house for awhile so grabbed the camera’s, piled the Pheebs into the Jeep & off we headed for Goderich. Picked up a few items & split a Harvey burger with the Kid. I had suggested Burritos at McDonald’s but she wouldn’t go for that. Not a lot of Mexican in this girl. Stopped & looked at a little house & property for sale in downtown Goderich & then headed for the dog walking area on the beach. Twenty minutes near the water’s edge in a screamingly cold wind was enough & we were back in the Jeep headed for a hot coffee & carrot muffin at McDonalds. From there it was back home. Just too cold to spend any enjoyable time outside so it was only a few chilly photos I took.
YUM, LOOKING GOOD DAD
Finally put a piece of stovepipe around my bird station pole a couple days ago hoping to stop the Raccoon but I see muddy paw prints all the way up so looks like that idea is a bust. Except it might deter the half dozen black Squirrels we have.
RETIRED ROD in a comment yesterday had a question where he asks ….. “can you re-tell the story of how Kelly pulled Swamper (Checkers) from the lake”? In January of 2009 I wrote a post entitled, TRAVELING WITH OUR BEST PALS in which I wrote about the original Bayfield Bunch & how we came to be. In that post I tell how Kelly, back in 2006, swam out into Lake Huron to save a dog in distress. If you click on the above colored link entitled, ‘Traveling With Our Best Pals, you can read about that. And, not to worry, this is not another sad story so I encourage you to click the link & read the post about our most best Pals of ever & how they came to be:)) And a big thank you to Retired Rod for reminding me of that post I had written years ago. Makes me now wonder what’s in all those other 1500+ posts I wrote……….:((
PHEEBS SNIFFS OUT A DOG WALKING AREA AT GODERICH’S ROTARY COVE BEACH
In searching for the above post I used the search bar on our blog site plus the Blogger Dashboard. At one point I head up to a100 posts visible to me from late August 2008 to January of 2009. That page also showed how many comments we received on each of those blogs. I was surprised to see that most days we had no comments at all & out of 100 posts we only managed to garner a grand total of 96 comments which averages out to less than 1 comment a day. So, for any of you new Blogger folks discouraged at not receiving any or many comments out there, hang on, keep plugging away at your blog & make it as interesting as you can. And, that just reminded me of something else.
A LONE MALE MALLARD DUCK ALONG THE SHORELINE TO THE RIGHT
I did write a post about 3 years ago in which I gave my thoughts & opinions of what what makes a good blog & what doesn’t. Of course that ruffled some of my fellow Bloggers & I had to deal with some jibs, jabs, & barbs. I did re-write the original post awhile later toning it down a bit. Now here’s an interesting thing. I just went back & re-read that post……. and I still stand behind every word I wrote back then. If anyone is interested in that post, let me know & I will post a link to it & put my head back on the chopping block again……silly fool that I am:))
LOOKING SOUTH ALONG THE SHORELINE OF LAKE HURON TOWARDS BAYFIELD ABOUT 12 MILES AWAY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( DRESS CODE FOR A MAJOR FIRM: It is advised that you come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing $250 Prada sneakers & carrying a $400 Gucci bag we assume you are doing well financially and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress poorly, you need to learn to manage your money better, so that you may buy nicer clothes and therefore you do not need a raise. If you dress in- between, you are right where you need to be and therefore you do not need a raise.
- 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.