Monday, May 30, 2016

THIS IS POST NUMBER 3,000 FOR ME BUT DON’T WORRY I’LL NOT BE DOING ANOTHER 3000

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GODERICH LIGHTHOUSE OVERLOOKING THE HARBOR & LAKE HURON

Sunday night's fast moving small storm cell coming in off Lake Huron brought with it a very welcome change in weather.  It blew all that miserable humidity out of the air and immediately dropped our temps to about 65F.  'EL Perfecto' and I was immediately once again energized to the point where I went out & ran around the house 25 times.  Well Okay, maybe didn't do the big run but I certainly did feel refreshed,  revitalized and regenerized. 

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AFTER SUNDAY NIGHT’S STORM SUNLIGHT BROKE THROUGH OVERCAST SKIES SOFTLY ALIGHTING  ON  THE ORANGE & YELLOW PETALS OF A FLOWERING SHRUB JUST OUTSIDE OUR SUNROOM

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With our morning routine temporarily changed at the moment Pheebs & I have been taking full advantage of our daily early morning starts and were out the door first thing again. A change in 'sleeping pills' a couple weeks ago has also made a big difference now that I don't start each day in a Zombie like state.

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THIS MALE CARDINAL IS OFTEN THE LAST ONE AT THE BIRD STATION EACH NIGHT & THE FIRST ONE BACK IN THE MORNING

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First up this morning was to paint 14 pieces of baseboard floor trim for the reno room.  Bruce had pre-measured & cut them in sizes to fit their positions around the room & I wanted to get a first coat of paint on them early & a second coat on later.  Having finished that Pheebs & I were into the Jeep & off to Goderich’s Walmart.  Needed some new socks & one extra piece of baseboard trim.  What a beautiful refreshingly cool morning it was & I didn’t let the fact that I had brought the wrong piece of trim home again get me down.  I should never be called upon to go out & buy building materials by myself without proper supervision along.

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‘HEY YOU RASCALLY RED WING BLACKBIRDS GET ON OUT OF HERE’!!!!

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‘NOW I KNOW THERE’S ONE OF THOSE PESKY VARMINTS STILL AROUND HERE SOMEWHERE’

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‘HEY BIG BLUE…..YOU LOOKING FOR ME??

Took our customary swing down around the south harbor & along beach road to Rotary Cove.  Thought maybe we could get a quiet doggy walk in but there were already a few people there walking their dogs.  We kept on going & swung back up out of the harbor to the bluffs overlooking Lake Huron.  Pheebs had a run around while I took a few photos of the old Goderich Lighthouse.

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VIEW FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE OVERLOOKING GODERICH HARBOR

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PART OF THE ABOVE GROUND SIFTO SALT MINE COMPLEX

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LARGE GRAIN ELEVATORS TO THE RIGHT & THE SALT MINE CENTER

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GODERICH’S BEACH STREET STATION RESTAURANT IS VISIBLE BELOW THE BLUFF

A short distance away is a metal sculpture I like.  Sitting atop a stone cairn it depicts an old Lake Freighter fighting it’s way through stormy seas in the last moments of it’s life.  The memorial is dedicated to all those who lost their lives in the greatest storm of of all time on the Great Lakes

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A FOUNDERING FREIGHTER CAUGHT IN THE GRIP OF LAKE HURONS STORM TOSSED WATERS

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THE GREAT STORM OF 1913

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NOTICE THE SPIDER WEB RIGGING ATTACHED TO THE FREIGHTERS MAST

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A few weeks ago I had an email from fellow RV Blogger Kevin from Travels With Kevin and Ruth.  In that email Kevin says, "Your title today that mentions your last name made me curious...maybe you could do a post (or at least a paragraph) about the history of your family name "Bossence"………….Well that set me to thinking about something I have unfortunately not thought a lot about.  The history is there of course but I just haven't bothered to go looking for it.  I did tap into a free Genealogy site but ran into a brick wall right away when I couldn't even remember some of the basic questions asked about names & dates.  Of course my impatience kicked in when immediate results were not found & I kinda shelved the idea.  Here is the little I do know about my Dad's side.  My Grandmother was from England & I do remember her speaking with an English accent.  My Grandfather was very involved with the buying, selling, & raising of horses but I don't know if he was from England or not.  On my Mother's side of the family I am again a bit stymied as to where Grandparents & great Grandparents came from.  I'll have to ask Aunt Jean next time I am talking to her.  If I find out anything I'll let you all know.DSC_0019DSC_0021DSC_0020

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CLOSE TO THE LIGHTHOUSE SITS A COUPLE OLD CANONS

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According to Blogger statistics tonight's post is number 3,000 which means since starting with Blogger back in 2006 I have written 3000 posts.  In fact I've actually written a few more than that but have no idea how many.   My first attempt at blogging started with Microsoft's 'My Space' before moving on to Blogger.  And it's anybody's guess how many photos I have published in those 3,000 posts.  Again. a word of appreciation to all you folks who have given me inspiration & encouragement over the years to write these posts & take the many photos I do.  Your a darn good bunch:)) 

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GROANER’S CORNER:((  A photographer went to a dinner party where he showed many of his photographs. The lady of the house said, those are very nice pictures, you must have a great camera. He said nothing, but when leaving for home offered the following compliment to the lady of the house "The meal was very nice, you must have great pots and pans."

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17 comments:

  1. FYI..go to familysearch.org..it is free and you can research your family all over the world..I sure have found out lots about our family history...

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  2. That cardinal is a gorgeous guy! Who know, you may have more blog posts to go than you think. Blogger is so sporadic with the info they give me, and I don't trust the numbers, although I really don't care. I just wish they wouldn't keep changing things.

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  3. Been to the Lighthouse Park quit e a few times, but haven't seen that new 'sinking ship' sculpture yet. I guess it's the one done for the 100th Anniversary of the Great Storm of 1913. Interesting history there. And congrats on 3000!

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  4. congrats on reaching 3000 posts!!! quite the accomplishment!!!

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  5. Congrats on the 3,000 and who knows you might get another 3,000 in before you know it.
    We knew about the storm from the History channel but didn't know about the sculpture.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. What a lovely lighthouse! And a huge congrats on reaching that 3,000 milestone. That's a lot of posts!!

    Nina

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  7. Those flowers look like sunshine. Nice little lighthouse. I really like the metal sculpture. 3000+ posts is truly a lot. Keep up and shoot for the next 3000.

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  8. When laughing at your cartoon, I couldn't help but think what a good natured wife you must have.
    Elaine in Saltair, BC

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  9. Love that sculpture there have not seen it yet., good work on the 3,000 posts.

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  10. What a great park! The sculpture is excellent tribute to ships and sailors. Congrats on 3000+ You are my first goto blog.

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  11. Ten years is quite an accomplishment ... congratulations! Your blogs and photos would no doubt make into a best-seller book.

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  12. 3000 posts and a lot of your time involved. Thanks for sharing with us over the years.

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  13. Quite the accomplishment - and what fun to have that record of the last ten years. Looking forward to thousands more! Love the birds and their dialogue :-) Beautiful lighthouse and fascinating metal sculpture.

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  14. Imagine, turn all those posts and photos into a coffee table book... 3,000 pages!
    "War and Peace" pales in comparison.
    Or
    That's 10 equivalent to ten 300 page novels!!!
    Box Canyon Mark

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  15. I LOVE the comment about the photographer in your Groaner's Corner! In fact I love it so much I'm sending it out to our 360 member photography club. They will all sigh and nod their heads knowingly! Thanks for all your dedication to your site. I'm such a dud... :-(

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