IF YOUR A GOOSE IT CAN BE VERY TRICKY LANDING ON A FROZEN POND
HEY WHO SAID WE COULDN’T WALK ON WATER
Clear overnight skies made for a very frosty cold morning but no matter, we knew that clear skies also meant warmer sunny day time skies.
NO NOT AN ABSTRACT JUST A TRICKY POND REFLECTION
STARTING FROM THE BOTTOM IT’S OPEN WATER THEN A FORESTS AUTUMN LEAF REFLECTION FOLLOWED BY A BIG OLD LOG WITH SOME ICE CHUNKS SITTING ON IT & ABOVE IS ICE IN THE POND WITH SOME TWIGS THEN THE SHORE LINE AT TOP
Had to use the Sunfire & a set of jumper cables to start the Jeep this morning. I had forgot to turn off the Sirius Satellite radio Friday & it drained Libby’s battery over night. No matter, Pheebs & I were out the door shortly after 8 heading for Goderich to retrieve the change from my $10 bill I forgot to pick up the day before at Tim Hortons. Kelly had phoned Friday night & they said they would have my change for me & they did. With a smile the manager said the girls tried to catch me when I pulled away from the drive-thru. Well I took that as a bit of flattery of course simply because it has been many many years since girls have ever chased me for anything. Well, if they ever did in the first place that is.
LOTS OF RED WING BLACKBIRDS AROUND A LOCAL RURAL POND THIS MORNING
WHEN THE RED WING BLACKBIRD SINGS IT FLUFFS ITSELF UP
With another coffee & carrot muffin in hand Pheebs & I hustled ourselves right out of town first heading north up the highway then cutting off on a gravel road heading east. Ahhhh, how nice to be out in our scenic rural countryside again. Of course it’s still basically a dirty gray looking landscape until trees begin to bud & crops begin to sprout but it was just nice to be out & about with Pheebs window down & the heater on. We motored around stopping here & there at a few of our old favorite places. Didn’t go real far & we were back home by 11.
PHEEBS COULDN’T QUITE FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS STIFF WATER WAS ALL ABOUT
A mixture of sun & cloud & as the day wore on it became more sun than cloud. A great day for working around outside at the big Spring clean-up. I like this time of year when one can get out in the cool fresh air. It’s ingrained in we Northerners who have lived through many harsh winters to welcome & fully appreciate the wonders of Spring with it’s warming sun & gentle greens emerging from the Earth. Even though Kelly & I have dodged most of the winter winds, ice & snow for the past 10 years we still love Spring time & are always glad to be here to welcome it in.
Noticed a question in the Shout Box asking
Al, many Rvers have expressed some of their stress with Rving and boondocking. Would you be willing to share what your experience is with long term Rving and boondocking”?……… Yes, I can share a few thoughts about that & will do so in another post shortly.
IT WAS NICE TO BE OUT TOOLING AROUND ON OUR BACK COUNTRY ROADS AGAIN
Did a bit more pine needle raking after supper so I will again go to bed with a good tired on tonight. I like those kinds of tired when at the end of a day one has not only physically but mentally accomplished something. The mental part for me comes in when I stand back & see winter’s mess beginning to disappear & our grounds looking good again.
GROANER’S CORNER(can anyone tell me how to turn these emoticons off in Open Live Writer) A busload of retired Americans was touring Switzerland. On the third day, they visited a farm known for its excellent quality goat cheese. The young farmer’s wife gave them a tour, a cheese making demonstration, and finally some samples. As the retirees were tasting the cheeses, she pointed to a pasture full of goats. She said, “This is a special pasture where we let our older goats graze happily after they can no longer give milk. In the United States, what do you do with your old goats?” An old lady piped up, “Honey, they take us on bus tours.”