Friday, May 31, 2013

KELLY SPENDS A FEW HOURS AT WORK WHILE PHEEBS & I JEEP SOME GRAVELY BACK ROADS

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EVEN SOME OF ONTARIO’S COUNTRY ROADS HAVE CROSSING GUARDS

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MANAGED TO GET THIS TURKEY VULTURE JUST AS IT TOOK OFF

Sure had us a hot, humid, muggy day. Kelly felt well enough to head over & put in a few hours at Deer Park Lodge this morning.....those few hours stretched into mid afternoon of course. I totally do not know how she does it sometimes………………..
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SOON AS THEY SAW THE LITTLE PHEEBER FACE PEERING OUT THE JEEP’S PASSENGER WINDOW THEY CAME A RUNNING & RACED ALONGSIDE THE FENCE LINE

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Knowing the afternoon would be unbearably hot, Pheebs & I piled into the Jeep around 9:30 this morning & headed ourselves off on a cool back roads Jeep tour for a few hours. No A/C in the Jeep so on hot days like today it's best to get our Jeeping in early before the humidity builds up.
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GRAZING LUMPS OF WOOL IN A FIELD OF LONG GREEN GRASS

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WHATEVER YOU HAVE TO DO TO STAY COOL ON A SWELTERING HOT DAY

All of today's photos are from our country road wanderings this morning & most were taken from the driver’s seat. Again, just so nice to be outside enjoying the freedom of nature. It's these little jaunts in the countryside that keep my traveling urges slightly pacified.
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STOPPING TO HAVE A LOOK AROUND AN OLD PIONEER CEMETERY
As sometimes happens in muggy weather here living beside Lake Huron's large colder body of water we are sometimes subjected to fast rolling bands of thunderstorms. Kelly just made it home before a quick one rolled through knocking our power out for about an hour or so. As long as we've lived here power outages have been the norm. Re-set all the inside clocks & outside light timers...............again!!
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WON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANY FLAT TIRES WITH THESE STEEL WHEELS

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TURKEY VULTURES FAN THEIR WINGS TO STAY COOL ON HOT DAYS PLUS THESE 2 WERE DINING ON SOME ROADSIDE LUNCH

And again, thanks to everyone for their advice, suggestions, & well wishes regarding our on-going medical difficulties. A special thanks to the Wessingers for their in depth comment regarding Valley Fever as well. Valley Fever was again touched upon Thursday morning in Stratford.  And, got your email BDN Don…..thanks:))

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A HILLTOP GATHERING OF HORSES
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A doctor was addressing a large audience in Oxford. "The material we put into our stomachs should have killed most of us sitting here years ago. Red meat is full of steroids & dye. Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining. Chinese food is loaded with MSG. High trans fat diets can be disastrous & none of us realizes the long-term harm caused by the germs in our drinking water. But there is one thing that is the most dangerous of all & most of us have or will eat it. Can anyone here tell me what food it is that causes the most grief & suffering for years after eating it?"

After several seconds of quiet a 70-year-old man in the front row raised his hand & softly said "Wedding Cake."
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- 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."
(James Herriot)
- 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.

12 comments:

  1. The Ontario crossing guard is a terrific photo. Have Kelly's doctors done any tests for Valley Fever? A couple of years I got a terrible respiratory infection after being in Arizona. I'm not sure what kind of test they did, but they eventually told me I didn't have V.F. I'm not sure that they weren't just guessing.

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  2. Love the grazing lumps of wool photo. In Mexico the expression is poco a poco....bit by bit and that is what you are both doing. Hang in...the answers will come !

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  3. Awesome "crossing guard" photo. Great shots!

    Glad you and Pheebes were able to go for a nice country drive.

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  4. Turkey vultures may not be the most beautiful of birds but their wingspans are certainly impressive. It's quite a sight to see them soaring on the thermals - just gliding through the air. You got some great pictures of them today.

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  5. wedding cake?.now that was funny..
    reminds me of the three rings of marriage..engagement ring, wedding ring and 'suff-ering! :)

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  6. Great takeoff pic. I really enjoy seeing how they use their feathers. Looks like a fun day wondering around.

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  7. Wandering the back roads is a great way to get out and about, enjoying Ontario's beautiful country side.

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  8. Lovin' the horsedrawn wagon...a framer, Al!!!! Hugs for all of you.

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  9. Maybe you need to hide the keys from Kelly. We surely do not want a set back!

    Love the turkey vultures!

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