After 2 days working around outside doing yard work I knew day 3 had to be a day doing something different. Not a lot of options so I conferred with the Pheebs. Took her about a third of a second to convince me it would be a great morning for a Jeep ride. So at 9:30 this morning we were out the door & heading down the road.
THIS HEAT HAZE OBSCURED AN OTHERWISE SUNNY BLUE SKY MORNING
Heat was already building & I knew it was not going to be a good photo day. Humidity had already built up a haze turning the clear blue morning sky into a pale gray color. No clouds, just a humid hazy dome over top us. Used our Tim Horton's gift card for breakfast again & headed north out of Clinton to the HULLETT MARSH. Thought maybe I could spot a few birds or butterflies. No such luck & soon as we exited the Jeep we were immediately set upon by biting Deer Flies. Toughed it out for about 10 minutes. No photos but Pheebs did enjoy exploring around & getting her paws wet in the nearby swampy water.
NOTHING STIRRING OUT HERE IN THE HULLETT MARSH EXCEPT LOTS OF STINGING & BITING INSECTS
As usual we wandered the gravely country roads enjoying the unfolding rural scenery. Both windows full down letting the country air flow through. We were fine as long as we kept moving & kept those breezes blowing through the Jeep. About 25 mph is our usual back road speed & that is slow enough to keep my hat from blowing off.
EITHER THEY ARE JUST GEARING UP FOR OR JUST HAD A BIG OUTSIDE PARTY AT THIS FARM…PROBABLY A WEDDING
SCARED THREE BUZZARDS OFF THE ROAD (300mm through the windshield before I could get the Jeep stopped) D3100
Can't say enough about how well Pheebs always behaves when we are out & about. I never have to worry about her wandering away when we stop. She immediately comes when called. Likes sitting quietly in the Jeep upright in the passenger seat watching out the windshield or resting on her bed in the back as we plod up & down the roads. Never have to put her on a leash unless we encounter people & the only reason for the leash is to keep her from jumping up on people to put a smooch on them. My simple solution for that is to simply not go where there are people present & that works out just fine for both of us. She listens so well & waits in the Jeep until I tell her it's Okay to hop out & waits to be told to jump back in again. If she starts to chase a Bunny or a Squirrel she will put the brakes on if I holler a stern 'no' & clap my hands 4 or 5 times. If I can't visually see her she will immediately come to either a whistle, a name call or two loud hand claps. Usually I just clap my hands twice. She is not an Alpha dog which means she does not have any aggressive independent tendencies in any way. She has been very easy to train & work with & she is such a pleasure to be around. I just don't think we could have ever found ourselves a better best Pal:))
MY MOST BEST PAL
NEVER SAW THE GREEN SPIDER BUG ON THE BROWN EYED SUSAN UNTIL I ENLARGED THE PHOTO AT HOME
Pheebs & I were home shortly after noon & aside from dodging a couple thunderstorms this afternoon all was quiet here on the home front. Good thing Bayfield built themselves a new & larger library this past year because Kelly is going through their book supply pretty quick.
Ever notice how when driving in rural areas some drivers will wave when you meet them on the road. The more remote the area the more people seem to wave. I always watch the other driver coming towards me. Not so much to see if I know who it is or what kind of a vehicle they are driving, etc. No, I watch closely for a friendly wave in case I have to react quickly with an answering friendly wave. I always instinctively move one of my hands to the top of the steering wheel in case of a needed wave back. If an approaching driver gives me a last second wave & I don’t have time to wave back I feel bad about that. If you were in my vehicle you might even hear a low audible ‘sorry’ out of me. Tells you something about my personality. I am never the first person to offer a wave though. I only react to a wave. So why wouldn’t I wave to the other driver first then. Well, it’s simple. If I waved at the other driver first & he didn’t wave back…..I would go home absolutely crushed…………………………………
GROANER'S CORNER:(( If you ever have the need to go to China in a hurry, here are some helpful phrases to help you communicate...
English Phrase - Chinese Phrase...............
I think you need a facelift - Chin Tu Fat
Are you hiding a fugitive? - Hu Yu Hai Ding?
See me A.S.A.P. - Kum Hia Nao
Stupid Man - Dum Gai
Small Horse - Tai Ni Po Ni
Did you go to the beach - Wai Yu So Tan?
I bumped into a coffee table. - Ai Bang Mai Ni
It's very dark in here. - Wai So Dim
Has your flight been delayed? - Hao long Wei Ting?
An unauthorized execution. - Lin Ching.
I thought you were on a diet? - Wai Yu Mun Ching?
This is a tow away zone. - No Pah King
You are not very bright. - Yu So Dum
I got this for free - Ai No Pei
I am not guilty! - Wai Hang Mi?
Please stay a while longer. - Wai Go Nao?
They have arrived. - Hai Dei Kum.
Stay out of sight - Lei Lo
He's cleaning his automobile. - Wa Sing Ka.
Your body odor is offensive. - Yu Stin Ki Pu
Do you know the lyrics to the Macarena? - Wai Yu Sing Dum Song
- 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.