Our day dawned sunny, clear, & cool. Nice. With Autumn's cooler nights & clear skies upon us it is a heavy wet dew on the grass we have each morning. Makes for some mighty wet shoes & paws on our walk. Pheebs decided to take her Ducky along this morning & we thought that was not only nice for Ducky to get out of the house for a change but very thoughtfully considerate of Pheebs to bring her best little Pal along.
Kelly headed off to Goderich on some errands so Pheebs & I busied ourselves with additional tree trimming especially in the area we park the Big EEE. About 10 o'clock the call of the countryside was making itself heard so figured I'd load up Little Miss Smarty Pants & take us for a short drive over to the Hullett Marsh. I was needing a few new photos for my post tonight anyway & this time of year is so pretty with natures purple & golds dominating the rural landscape.
It is not only the ever changing beauty of our area but it is the sound of early Autumn creatures which makes these days this time of year so special. A background chorus of Crickets wherever we stop & often the busy hum of tiny unseen bees buzzing about amongst the many pretty Fall flowers. Blue Jays in the woods & Canada Geese on the Marsh ponds. Where once we had multitudes of Monarch Butterflies just a few years ago now there are few. We did manage to see one this morning. A true rarity now. No shortage of small yellow butterflies as groups of them flitted about in spiralling circles.
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS LITTLE FELLOW IS
We did do a bit of hiking but only for a short distance. Tall grass still too wet & the morning sun too hot which in turn brought Mosquitoes out from the swamps cooling shadows. Did try some bug spray but I might as well have sprayed water on myself for all the good it did. No carrot muffins at Tim Hortons this morning so we had to settle for blueberry.
PHEEBS POINTS OUT THE SHOTS & I TAKE THEM
I carry a point & shoot camera on my belt wherever I go & if I don't have one of my DSLR's with me I will use it in a pinch. Quite often by the time I get home I've forgotten I had even taken a picture so the errant photo sits in the camera until I stumble upon it at a later date. Didn't have my larger camera with me on our walk this morning when I spotted a spider web in the morning light. Took a photo with my point & shoot & actually remembered to download it to my computer later in the day. Was surprised to find some photos I had taken back on August 18th in London Ontario. We had stopped at a UNION BURGER for the first time & they had a neat way of letting customers know when their order was ready. Photos below.
FRONT COUNTER AT UNION BURGER
EACH CUSTOMER GETS A BLACK SQUARE DEVICE & WHEN AN ORDER IS READY IT MAKES A NOISE, 6 RED LIGHTS START FLASHING & IT VIBRATES…GREAT FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN’T SEE, PEOPLE WHO CAN’T HEAR & PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO FEELINGS………..:))
AND YES THE BURGS & HAND CUT FRIES WERE AS GOOD AS THEY LOOKED
THIS MORNINGS ‘POINT & SHOOT’ SPIDER WEB
Karen over at RVING: THE USA IS OUR BIG BACKYARD has good post including pictures of how hubby Steve replaced a leaking gasket on their rear air conditioner. For any do-it-your-selfers out there it's a good idea to keep an eye on this blog. Steve is one of those fellows that does all his own work & he's one of those gifted guys who knows how to do things right when things need to be done right.
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SINGLE BLACK FEMALE seeks male companionship,
ethnicity unimportant. I'm a very good looking girl
who LOVES to play. I love long walks in the woods,
riding in your pickup truck, hunting, camping and
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Candlelight dinners will have me eating out of your
hand. I'll be at the front door when you get home
from work, wearing only what nature gave me.
Call (xxx) xxx-xxxx and ask for Daisy.
Over 15,000 men found themselves talking to the Atlanta Humane Society about an 8-week old Black Labrador Retriever.