PHEEBS & I CAME ACROSS THIS LITTLE YELLOW FELLOW IN A PATCH OF PHLOX ON OUR WALK THIS AFTERNOON
If it wouldn't have been for doing nothing today I would not have accomplished a thing. Our thermometer struggled into the low 50's but that was Okay. The sun was out. Re-positioned & filled a couple bird feeders, whacked some weeds, re-stacked my fallen over wood pile, got me some complaining done, took a few photos, stuffed some peanut butter in my face, did the dishes, did a load of laundry & watched CORNER GAS at 2:30. Kelly stuck pretty close to her book for most of the day. Well, I guess it wasn’t exactly a nothing day after all now when I see what I wrote about it………………..:))
SAW THIS REFLECTION OF A RED BARN DOOR ON OUR SUNDAY TRAVELS
We both made it around the morning trail with a minimum of grunting & groaning after breakfast. Had us a little chat about future plans & agreed we had better wait a bit to see what kind of plans the future has in store for us before trying to second guess it. Planning ahead is always an enjoyable thought process for me fraught with challenging twists & turns, unknown outcomes, & subtle surprises. Wouldn't enjoy it any other way.
OUR AREAS MENNONITE/AMISH FARMS ARE ALWAYS SO NEAT & TRIM
Had myself a major accomplishment a couple days ago when I successfully & without screwing things up too bad, hung a mirror in the Winnie Wagon. No big deal for most people I know but if your me it's a big accomplishment. And I even managed to get it on the wall kinda straight too.
Don from Oklahoma over in our Shout Box mentioned the name Gordon Lightfoot. That brought back a couple memories. Sat at a table next to Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot in a little Halifax coffee house back in 1966. I was in the Navy at the time & another fella & myself were in downtown Halifax when we noticed a poster outside a local coffee house saying somebody by the name of Gordon Lightfoot was playing there. His career was just in the process of revving up & he was performing there. I remember their table was pretty "lively!!" Saw him once more after that in concert at ‘The Center In the Square’ in Kitchener, Ontario. I think it was sometime in the eighties.
THESE ARE VERY BUSY DAYS AT OUR NEW FINCH FEEDER & I’M THINKING WE NEED AN AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER HERE >>>
Alice Rudy’s comment on one of Sunday night’s photos also brought back some memories for me. I too went to a one room school for a time back in the 50’s. Wrote a post last summer about the time we lived in a trailer on a farm in a little place called Oxdrift Ontario. Here is my ‘one room school house’ excerpt from that post……'The country school just outside of Oxdrift, was located down a long gravely country road with grades one to eight all bunched together in just one room. It was quite a change for me, to say the least. The little one room schoolhouse with it's wood stove at the back was located maybe a couple miles from Granny Stewart's farm & my memory of how I went to school & came home every day is sketchy. But I do remember walking home from school one day with other kids. I do recall going to school another morning on the back of a Shetland Pony. The Fotheringhams General Store owners had a Son my age & he had a Shetland Pony. Granny Stewart's farm was located between Fotheringhams' s General Store & the school right on the Trans Canada highway. Can't remember my classmate's name now but I do remember him letting me sit behind him on the Pony as we made our way to school one morning. Second fading memory I still have took place in the winter. Not sure if it was a horse drawn sleigh or a tractor drawn wagon that came along the road picking up farm kids along the way but I do remember being all bundled up climbing aboard the wagon & sitting with a bunch of other bundled up kids on our way to school. No school buses in that area then"’. This excerpt came from my, WHEN I GET GROWED UP I WANT TO DRIVE A BIG YELLOW BULLDOZER.
AN ORIOLE AT OUR FEEDER TODAY
Kelly is off to the Goderich Medical Clinic in the morning for another round of blood tests. She had not too bad a night & a better day today.
SUNSET OVER LAKE HURON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( The policeman had the bar under surveillance a few minutes before closing time, so he could see who comes out drunk. The first one out the door at 2:00 o'clock weaved down the sidewalk, then fell on the curb. Sluggishly got up, then tried his keys in five cars before finding his own car. Once inside his car, he fumbled with his keys for 2 or 3 minutes. Meanwhile, all the club patrons had gotten into their cars and driven away, leaving this one fellow quite alone in the parking lot. Finally, he got his car started and began to very slowly drive away. Immediately, the police car was behind him with lights flashing. The policeman asked the man to take a breathalyser test, to which he readily agreed. When the reading was 0.0%, the policeman said, "How can this be?" To which the man replied, "Because tonight, I'm the designated decoy."
- 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.