IRIS’S THROUGH AN OLD WIRE FENCE
There was a touch of warm in the gentle night wind. Pheebe brought her Ducky outside & we played a game of Ducks in the Moonlight. She got a new funky rubber Chicken Friday but come to think of it I haven’t seen it around all day. It had a loud dreadful squawk on it & I’m wondering if the neighborhood watch committee didn’t come by in the night & incarcerate the poor little fella.
PHEEBS GETS SO EXCITED EVERY MORNING WAITING FOR KELLY TO COME OUT FOR OUR MORNING WALK
After 46 days Gaelyn from the GEOGYPSY TRAVELER is home from Africa. Had to buy herself a small 4 wheel cart to carry all her African treasures. Nearly had to buy a second cart to prop herself up after traveling 32 hours to finally reach her home in Yarnell Arizona. PETER & BEA, on their way home to Campobello Island are hunkered down in an RV Park under bad weather somewhere around Memphis Tennessee I think. Peter has probably built a big Snowman by now. Looks like Judy from TRAVELS WITH EMMA may be spending her summer in Minnesota. And guess what….Four year old Jake just found two RV Blogging DUCKS who love him. And to show his furry appreciation he not only likes to lean on them, but he likes to sit on them as well:))
IRIS FLOWERS REMIND ME OF OUR HOME IN BAYFIELD
I see some fellow Bloggers bringing in a few nice dollars with their blog sites this winter & that has had me thinking. I have always resisted putting any kind of advertising on my site. Have always put the look & feel of my blog site first but am thinking how I can still maintain that & maybe contribute a little revenue to our lifestyle. Talked to a few fellow Bloggers who have been bringing in some revenue with their blogs. They are definitely making enough money to buy some bags of birdseed & gasoline to help with travels. That is nothing to be sneezed at. Recently received an offer from the nation wide GOOD SAM RV CLUB about dropping an advertising logo on our blog. That, some other offers, & some new ideas have me doing some serious thinking. Any thoughts??
NEIGHBOR MATTHEW OUT FOR A STROLL WITH HIS SHEEP THIS MORNING
Another blog change I have been considering is adding the Google Gadget that would let me respond directly to reader’s comments. Noticed more & more fellow Bloggers are doing this. I resisted that at first because of the time it already involves for me to put a post out every day. Reason that I am re-considering is the fact it would be easier for me to remember reader’s questions etc. I generally read the comments in the morning & if someone has a question, chances are good I’m going to forget it by the time I start putting my blog together later in the day. Same thing with all the nice emails we receive. If I don’t answer them right away I’m probably going to forget & I always feel badly about that. I’ve noticed some Bloggers answer every single comment but I don’t know if that is something I would or could do. For me, the problem with all that is if I answer 5 peoples comments & not the 6th person’s comment I am going to feel bad about that. I’m just not one of those ‘I don’t care what people think’ or ‘nothing bothers me’ kind of people. Of course I care what people think & things like that do bother me. Anyway it’s something I have been mulling over. Wondered if anyone had any thoughts on that idea??
OH OH……..IT’S THE DREADED WANDERING RED BEAD SNAKE
Kelly’s 06 Toshiba computer went on a whizzle fritz & crashed this afternoon. She is confident she can resuscitate it back to life except for one thing. The XP recovery disc is in Bayfield:(( Luckily she has her new Acer Net Book which we picked up on our way south last October. And fortunately her computer crash happened at the end of our southwest stay & not the beginning. She uses that computer for her work.
A LITTLE SANTA CLAUS BIRD OR JUST BRINGING HOME SOME NICE SOFT NESTING MATERIAL >>>
In our winter Snow Bird travels to the southwest we have always found that by about mid March we are ready to head for home. Not as much this year with our home base here in Congress but other years we were generally on our northern trek by now. We’re just too darn comfortable here this year. But it’s one of the things about Snow Birding we have grown to like. That twice yearly change from one environment to another. Looking forward to once again seeing the trees & forests of the north. Spring flowers poking through the ground. Burgeoning buds on the trees & shrubs. Southern song birds once again flocking to our front yard feeders. Sighting the first Robin each year has always been a long standing tradition & back on our morning Pine trail path hiking past nesting Canada Geese. Yes, it’s always good to get home to our reasonably quiet little slice of life in the tall Pine forest near Bayfield Ontario. I look forward to once again settling into our cozy sunroom, writing my posts for awhile longer, & watching Mother Nature unfold her seasonal wonders before me through the big sunroom windows. Ah yes, will be nice to be home for a bit & I wonder what adventures & changes this summer will bring. We always seem to have a few irons in the fire……and I like that:))
<<< MY QUARTZSITE 2008 JANUARY MOOSE SALUTE
Planted 19 more Nopal thornless Cactus Pads this morning. Pads are the big green leathery round cactus parts that easily break off the main plant & can be stuck in the ground to grow a new Cactus. That makes 42 pads our neighbor (Matthew the Sheep Shepherd) around the corner has given us from his large Nopal Cactus plants. He generally just throws them out after they have broken off & fallen to the ground. If I could find a tin sculpture that looks like a Moose I would put it in our front Cactus garden & call it the CactiMoose garden. Cactus representing the American southwest & Moose representing Canada. Above is a photo of me using the Canadian Moose Salute on the gusting north winds that were harassing us in Quartzsite Arizona back in January of 2008.
SO NICE THESE NOPAL CACTI DO NOT HAVE THORNS, BARBS, & STICKERS…EASY TO HANDLE & THEY ARE EDIBLE, BUT NOT BY ME THEY AREN’T!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A little boy at school asks the teacher if he can go to the washroom.
"Okay" says the teacher. "But first you've got to say the alphabet." They boy slowly says the alphabet: "a,b,c,d,e,f,g,h,i,j,k,l,m,n,o,q,r,s,t,u,v,w,x,y,z."
"What happened to the 'p'?" asked the teacher.
"It's leaking out of my shoes right now."
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.