SUMAC LEAVES ARE SOME OF THE EARLIEST TO ANNOUNCE THE COMING OF AUTUMN
Cool enough once again to resume my morning walks. With the exception of a few trees & shrubs here & there our forests are still green. Many leaves have taken on a hard edge look to them & as soon as we get some nights down around the freezing mark our forests will begin slipping on their fiery coats of Autumn colors. Probably another couple weeks.
Friday the 13teenth is always a big event for Port Dover Ontario as thousands upon thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts flock to the tiny lake side community on Lake Erie. Kelly & I have made the trip there a couple times on the bike years ago. Line ups for washrooms & food stands everywhere. Glad we went when we did because our interests have changed over the years & it just doesn't interest us to go again. Both Kelly & have a tendency to avoid large gatherings of people events anymore. We did attend them years ago & we did enjoy a lot of them then. But that was years ago & interests do have a habit of changing.
OUR NEW ‘MR. BUDDY’ PROPANE VENTLESS HEATER ARRIVED BUT WE HAVEN’T TRIED IT OUT YET
AZ PICTURES has joined us today on our Bloglist making blog follower 597 on our Followers list. Couldn't find a blogsite for AZ but we do welcome you & thanks for stopping by to give us a look see:))
Cut down & loaded up a small Birch tree this morning & hauled it off to our recycle area first thing. Put a new blade in my Bow Saw awhile back so haven't had to fire up my chain saw. Most trees I have been taking down or trimming are only maybe 3" in diameter. I like using a bow saw anyway simply because it is quiet. Quiet is always a big plus for me.
ANOTHER LOAD OF PINE LOGS & BRANCHES HEAD FOR THE PARK’S RECYCLING AREA
Disappointed our tree cutting guy didn't show up today. I was all geared up for a few trailer loads of logs & branches. But it is the way of our Park. It is a very laid back community & some days things get done & some days they don't. Not going to hazard a guess whether Saturday will be a working day or not. Aside from a couple forest walks with Pheebs the only part of me getting any exercise today was the index finger on my right hand as I flipped from one channel to another to another to another. Not what I would call one of my more productive days.
NONE OF THOSE NEW FAN DANGLED CELL PHONES FOR THESE FOLKS IN RIPLEY ONTARIO LAST WEEK
Was doing some thinking about our pre-RV days this afternoon & remembered a previous post I had written awhile back. A post where I remembered the days when our RV dreams were mere hopes, wishes, & fantasies. We were both stuck, mired if you will, in the everyday workaday world. The only way to get a little balance in our lives was to occasionally slip away for a camping weekend. Even a day trip to hike in the PINERY PROVINCIAL PARK an hour west of our old tumble down rented farmhouse was a huge help. These were the days we longingly walked & talked about a future which at the time seemed so unattainable. A future of travel, new horizons, journeys to places we had never been. It was on these days & weekends our dreams gained momentum & we began laying the groundwork for a future change in our lives. We had no idea how we were going to do it, just knew that one way or the other we were going to make a change to our current lifestyle somehow. First change came in the form of a 17' old 1979 Dodge Centurion Class C camper. This old dear had seen better days but it was a step up from a tent & it was at last, our foot in the RV lifestyle door. This old blister gave us more of a psychological lift than anything else. Just looking out the old farmhouse window seeing an RV parked outside generated a new sense of excitement & anticipation. We did manage a few week-end trips & those getaways just solidified our dreams & convinced us we were on the right track. It was a start & from that little Dodge Centurion we went on to get ourselves a Travel Trailer, another Class C, a Fifth Wheel, a Class A Motorhome, a smaller Class C & finally the Class C we have today. And, the dream continues...............:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a man below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him half an hour ago, but I don't know where I am."
The man below replied, "You are in a hot air balloon hovering approximately 30 feet above the ground. You are between 40 and 42 degrees north latitude and between 58 and 60 degrees west longitude."
"You must be an engineer," said the balloonist.
"I am," replied the man, "but how did you know?"
"Well," answered the balloonist, "everything you told me is technically correct, but I have no idea what to make of your information, and the fact is I am still lost."
The man below responded, "You must be a manager."
"I am," replied the balloonist, "how did you know?"
"Well," said the man, "you don't know where you are or where you are going. You made a promise which you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. The fact is you are exactly in the same position you were in before we met, but now, somehow, it's my fault.
- 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.
Forgot to mention yesterday that I love your header photo!ReplyDelete
I think this is the year of the fungus! More blogs have had amazing photos of all the different colors and shapes. Love your red-orange toad stool!
I have yet to see a red mushroom. One of these days I will I'm sure.ReplyDelete
..."and the dream continues"..for sureReplyDelete
It's interesting how we all progress in our lives to make our dreams come true.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see autumn in Bayfield!
Our /sumac hasn't started to change
colours yet, we don't have the bright coloured mushrooms either.
You are correct, this is the most mushrooms I seen in my yard.ReplyDelete
I got one of those little heaters a few years back. I am impressed with the output and safety features. I did wish the gas bottles lasted longer, but it is small and that is a great thing.
That looks like one handy trailer, makes me think I should put some short walls on mine.
Excellent fall pics today, Al. I love the ones with the mushrooms - beautiful. When it comes to dreams I know most its secrets. Always tried to follow my dreams.ReplyDelete
We too dreamed for years to figure out a way to achieve this lifestyle and finally did it ourselves.ReplyDelete
More excellent pictures again today.
Gotta' have a dream to make it come true.ReplyDelete
What an awesome mushroom photo! And thanks, Al, for the directions from Port Huron to Buffalo. We'll salute the Bayfield Bunch as we drive the 402!ReplyDelete