MR. BLUE JAY HEADS FOR OUR FEEDING STATION
Woke up to a coating of icy snow on the Jeep, temps sitting on the freezing mark, & a wind chill factor turning it all into a cold miserable Saturday morning. I was tempted to stay in my recliner all day with my big warm fuzzy blanket pulled up over my head. However, plans were afoot...........
THIS LITTLE DUSTING OF SNOW PALES IN COMPARISON TO WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT THE BOX CANYON BLOG TODAY…BETTER TAKE A SNOW SHOVEL IF YOU HEAD ON OVER TO THAT THERE COLORADO PLACE
Had a coffee blow-out planned with one of my two best friends this morning at a Tim Hortons coffee shop in Clinton Ontario. A short 10 minute drive had me there at 9 o'clock. I sometimes refer to Jim & I as a couple Manic Magpies because from the time we meet each other to the time we depart it is just a continuous fluidly smooth back & forth conversation that never stops. Neither one of us hardly shuts up long enough to take a breath. I have written about our 4 & 5 hour coffee blow-outs before several times. And here's the odd part, Jim doesn't drink coffee & I only drink one small de-calf in that whole long stretch of time. However, we are both prone to get our faces into a couple muffins along the way. Our blow-out this morning lasted three & a half hours & Jim got his face stuck in 2 muffins this time:))
A COLD SNOWY RAIN DRIVE TO CLINTON THIS MORNING FOR COFFEE WITH JIM
Snowflakes seemed to be the order of the day & despite lots of outdoor things to do I just could not drag myself out the door into the cold frigid air to do them. Kelly did the trail with Pheebs this morning but I only went a short distance to see how Mama Goose made out in the night with the rising pond water. Happy to report all was well & the water level had dropped by about a foot. Mama, the nest, & all 4 eggs were fine. Bonus, some days are just happier than others:))
STANDING IN A DUSTING OF SNOW
I first heard of GOOSENECKS STATE PARK in Utah a couple years ago when fellow RV'er Mike McFall mentioned stopping there in several of his posts. WHEELING IT folks Nina & Paul were there recently & you can read a great Park review by Nina on their blog site. Goosenecks has definitely been on my radar screen these past couple years & I'd sure like to swing by there soon on one our westerly Fall migrations. Since first traveling through Utah in 1992 it has always remained one of my favorite Scenic States.
DARK EYED JUNCO ON RIGHT IS STANDING ATOP OUR BIRD STATION…..IN SNOW THIS MORNING
I am slowly beginning to ease back into some semblance of a blog reading routine. These past couple weeks with so much going on I kinda drifted outside of the Blogland loop. Sure is easy to get behind in what folks are doing & where they are going but I have managed to catch up with a few. JUDY is on the move from Georgia up to North-West Minnesota. JIMBO has himself in New Mexico’s Rock Hound State Park. JANNA & MIKE are in Montana visiting their house while CARON & CHRIS have just done 4 states in one day. MERIKAY & CRAIG skipped out of California & are messing around over in Casa Grande Arizona. And I see that NAN & JOHN have slipped over to do a little boondocking in California's Blair Valley. Another one of my favorite spots because that is where Ghost Mountain is located. Hoping we can make a boondocking stop there this coming winter with our Sunseeker. Better not do a lot of thinking about this coming winter's travels yet or I will just get myself all crazy again about being back on the road. Let me see now, it's the middle of April so that means May, June, July, August, September..............aw yes, feeling better already:)) Oh, & don’t forget to drop in on IVAN & see how he plans to get himself high this summer. Let’s just say he will definitely have the advantage of being the first one to the fire with weenies & mellows:))
I HAVE NO APERTURE CONTROL OVER MY TELESCOPE LENS SO IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO GET BOTH BIRDS IN FOCUS AT THE SAME TIME…FIRST ONE, THEN THE OTHER
Question was asked about a hip procedure possibly interfering with our South-West travels this year. If I have to have some work done on my hip this is how I have it figured. If I have to wait 9 months that puts me sometime into January. Might as well wait an additional 3 months & have it done when we return from Arizona. If I can have my hip done in say 4 months I should still be fine to head off to Arizona in the Fall. With our smaller rig now Kelly would have no problem driving it & if I need a recovery period I would much sooner take that time in Arizona than sitting here in a cold Canadian winter. For me, heading south takes priority over any hip stuff!! If indeed I need anything done to my hip at all that is. I'm into my third 'no pain' day. If I do, then I am basing my short recovery time on JUDY'S NURSE RATCHET post about her recent hip procedure. Seems to me she was up & running in no time at all. In fact I think she was even spotted doing THE TWIST in her Motorhome just days later. And I do not think hip surgery is as bad as knee surgery. Will have to wait & see what the Orthopaedic surgeon person has to say. Isn't this aging process wonderful & yes, I am getting way ahead of myself again:((
WITH OUR SNARKY WEATHER IT TURNED OUT TO BE A GOOD AFTERNOON TO JUST SIT IN & WATCH TELEVISION
CALLI MADISON has joined us as our latest Blog Follower. Welcome aboard Calli & hope we can hold your interest through the long summer:))
BLUE JAYS JUST LOVE PEANUTS
Some readers may remember my post awhile back called, ‘THE ROCK’. Amazingly enough I managed to snag a picture of that very rock this week. I’ll have that photo in Sunday’s post & tell you who spotted it & how I got it:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A few Senior bumper stickers tonight........
- 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.