I’M GUESSING THIS LITTLE FELLOW IN OUR YARD TODAY MAY BE AN ORIOLE
An overcast sky worked in my favor this morning as I was able to finish up my window washing project. I have never seen so many Goldfinches in our yard before & I think I may have seen an Oriole hanging around our frog pond this afternoon.
NOW THAT IS A LOT OF LITTLE GOLDFINCHES ON THE GROUND UNDERNEATH THE FEEDER (ODD COLOR IS FROM WINDOW TINT & SHADOW)
Controlling weeds has become a problem since pesticides were banned a few years ago so today I picked up a Garden Mag Torch at the TSC store for torching weeds. Had me a go at some back yard weeds. Don't know how many weeds I killed but I did manage to set fire to a small wood pile. Hadn't noticed it smouldering but a couple hours later I heard some crackling outside & sure enough I had a nice little campfire going on in the woodpile. I had been scorching some weeds around a couple of old pine logs & probably ignited some dry pine needles. We do have needles on the ground here so my lesson today is that one has to be rather careful when using a weed burning torch.
THINK THIS MIGHT BE SOME KIND OF SMALL CHERRY TREE BESIDE OUR FROG POND
Afternoon sunshine brought up the humidity levels again & I sure was thankful to have a vehicle with a/c again when Pheebs & I slipped up to Goderich for some paint, some birdseed, & the weed torch. We had the Libbygator so cold inside on our way home it started to snow. Snowed so heavy I had to stop & put the windshield wipers on the inside of the windshield just to keep it clear.
Spent the rest of the afternoon in very close proximity to my fan but will resume more clean-up projects first thing in the cooler morning air. Our 6 o'clock news weather department mentioned a 'storm warning, & storm watch' bulletin for our area of south western Ontario at the moment. A tornado watch as well south of us down around Sarnia, Port Huron, Windsor, & Detroit. I had better post this in case we lose our power which we usually do.
A FEW PHOTOS LEFT OVER FROM LAST WEEK’S COUNTRY ROAD DRIVES
YES INDEED THIS IS RURAL FARM COUNTRY HERE IN THESE PARTS
Skies are blackening as I type this & I just rolled the motorcycle back into the carport. Mentioning the motorcycle I am having quite a time swinging my right leg up & over the seat to get on it & the same thing for getting off. One of the reasons for selling our Jeep Wrangler is the difficulty I was having getting in & out of it but it wasn't as hard a time as I'm having with the motorcycle at the moment. Of my two problem legs it is my right leg that is giving me the most grief & to get on the bike I have to now reach down, grab my pant leg & lift my leg over the seat. Same for getting off. I can get off & while balancing on my left leg have to reach over, grab my pant leg again & lift my leg over the seat. Good thing I'm not a shorts wearing guy or I'd have to wear knee socks to grab onto. Oh the wonders of aging eh..........................
AND WHAT WOULD SPRING BE WITHOUT A DANDELION OR TWO IN THE YARD >>>
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A couple of opposing candidates for county office happened to be sitting next to each other in the local diner. One turned to the other and said, "You know why I'm going to win this election? Because of my 'personal touch.' For example, I always tip waitresses really well and then ask them to vote for me." "Oh, is that so?" replied the other. "I always tip them a nickel and ask them to vote for you too."