Monday, May 02, 2016

ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS, SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

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When first out with Pheebs around 7 this morning I found myself humming a popular tune song by BJ Thomas years ago.  NoteRaindrops Keep Falling On My Head.NoteAnd it seemed with those very same raindrops falling upon my head that was exactly what I remembered for the few minutes standing there with her.  A couple hours later lured outside by several wondering sun splashes Pheebs & I were in the Jeep headed for Walmart. 

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HOW NICE TO SEE ROSE BREASTED GROSBEAKS BACK IN YOUR FRONT YARD AGAIN

Didn’t need a whole lot of things at the big Wallyworld but grabbed myself a 4 wheel battering ram anyway & headed off into the store just in case local Walmartians were feeling a big grumpy on a Monday morning.  Fortunately not many fellow shoppers were to be found & I was soon able to gather up what I needed & make my way back out into the parking lot without any ram-jam shopping cart incidences.

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A RED WING BLACKBIRD DROPPED BY OUR FEEDER TODAY FOR A WEE SNACK

Morning’s earlier sun splashes were long gone as we headed across the road to A&W.  I had another one of those darn $4.99 breakfast coupons so I wasn’t long in filling my face again.  And that price includes a big cup of coffee too.  I really do need to make some changes to my eating habits you know………

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LOOK CLOSELY……’BIG RED’S’ ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FEEDER

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HMMMM, WILL I HAVE THE BLACK OLIVES OR THE ANCHOVIES TODAY??

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MY FRIENDS CALL ME SNAGGLEPUSS >>>>>>>

Not much going on down around the harbor as we cruised along Goderich’s beautiful beach.  No big lake freighters tied up off-loading or taking aboard any kinds of cargo.  Nobody at the dog walking area so parked the Jeep & off we went.  The day was so gray not even the birds were flying & I was surprised not to see a single Sea Gull.  No ducks, geese or cormorants out floating on the water either.  Only sound was a gentle lapping of waves along the shoreline.

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GENTLE WAVES LAPPING THE SHORE

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AND TO THINK WE ONLY LIVE ABOUT A MILE FROM LAKE HURONS BEAUTIFUL SHORELINE

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SLEEPING IN ON A MONDY MORNING

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A COUPLE DUCKS PADDLING AROUND IN ONE OF THE LARGEST FRESH WATER LAKES IN THE WORLD

Gazing out over the vast waters of Lake Huron I couldn’t help but think how different our living areas are each year.  How great it is to be here in South Western Ontario’s rolling farm lands with it’s patchwork quilt fields & surrounding forests in late Spring, Summer, & early Fall.  Lakes & rivers, swamps & grasslands.  And just a mile west of us the third largest fresh water lake in the entire world joined to the largest & second largest fresh water lakes on the Planet.  Swimming & boating with small coastal towns dotting Huron’s shoreline.  Fishing boats coming & going from secure cozy harbors.  Large great lakes freighters & even larger ocean going ships from around the world share the waters with countless colorful sailboats upon the aqua greens & blues of Lake Huron making their way to & fro like tiny butterflies skimming along a water’s edge.  How different from our late Autumn, Winter, & early Spring days spent in the splendor of the great American Southwest with it’s sweeping colored deserts & majestic mountain ranges surrounding & following one wherever they go.  Stars from horizon to horizon on dark desert nights with fiery sunrises & sunsets setting mountains ablaze at the beginning & end of back to back sunny days.  Canyons, ridge lines, Sahara sand dunes, & green deserts for as far as the eye can see with mountain rivers & lakes nestled in tall pine forests.  Yes we are fortunate indeed to live the lifestyle we do in such beautiful areas & it is the stark contrast between the two lands that is the absolute key in making it all so special for us.  Twice a year we so look forward to traveling from one land of beauty to another & it is the anticipation of those 2 lifestyle changes that I think is one of the most exciting parts of our lives.  Always, always, always, something to look forward to:)) DSC_0002

‘BIG RED’

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IF YOU DIDN’T ALREADY KNOW THIS WAS A CARDINAL I WONDER WHAT YOU WOULD THINK IT WAS

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YUM:))

Think it was around noon when sky’s began to clear & oh what a lifting of Spirits that always is for me to see sunshine & blue skies.  Enough so that Pheebs & I weren’t long in hooking up the utility trailer & gathering us a big pile of yard waste to haul down to our recycling area.  After inactively spending too much time sitting around the house the past few days it was great to get some physical exercise going on again.  My good friend & neighbor Richard & I with a bit of huffing & puffing ‘pushed’ an old dead 30’ foot tree over.  Between us we had 149 years of pushing power:))  He fired up his chain saw & cut the tree into sections & I loaded them up & hauled them away.

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AND WE FINALLY HAVE DANDELIONS GROWING AGAIN

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NICE TO SEE THAT BIG BLUE SKY THIS AFTERNOON & EVEN SOME BLOSSOMS TOO:))

GROANER’S CORNER:(( Three criminals are sentenced to exile in the desert and can only bring one personal item.  "I brought a loaf of bread, so when I get hungry, I'll have something to eat," said the first criminal.  "I brought a water skin, so that when I get thirsty, I'll have something to drink," said the second.  The third criminal looks proud of himself. "I brought a car door, so when it gets hot, I can roll down the window."

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"A writer is a writer not because they write well & easily, because they have amazing talent, or because everything they do is golden.  A writer is a writer because, even when there is no hope, even when nothing they do shows any sign of promise, they keep on writing anyway"...... Author Unknown

16 comments:

  1. You're sounding downright eloquent!

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  2. Nice that you have the best of both worlds!..summer and winter!
    Lake Huron looks like the ocean..so big!!

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  3. "4 wheel battering ram" - sometimes your words are as descriptive as your pictures. Love it! I may have to go to Wallyworld for the demolition derby.

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  4. Gotta love when that sun out around noon, all of a sudden everything got much better.

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  5. I just love your spring and summer locale! I wonder why dandelions are considered a weed - the flowers are beautiful, and your photography makes them look like a rare flower somehow.

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  6. Wonderful to see all that water - weird not a single gull! That cardinal almost looks furry, and such a beautiful color he is. You three definitely have the best of both worlds even when the snow and heat might linger at your respective destinations.

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  7. You are so fortunate to have such colorful birds where you live.

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  8. Spectacular photos as usual. Thanks!

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  9. Man with all those A&W coupons you've soon forgotten how to get through a Mc.Donald drive-through. I never cared much for A&W but I guess it's more or less all the same type of food. (or coffee)

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  10. Loved it. Try this one also. One of my very favorites.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKu2j7BJZA0

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  11. Does that Unknown Author of "A writer is a writer..." happen to be you? If not, it sure sounds a lot like you! Keep up the good work! Rhonda

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