Knowing we were in for a hot day I had only a short window of opportunity to get myself outside and get a wheelbarrow load of Day Lilies re-planted. The lilies around our place have greatly multiplied over the years and it was finally time to thin them out so with a firm grip on the wheelbarrow I headed across the road, down a little path through a stand of pine trees, across a mowed lawn to the Park's pond. In a long grass area where I had planted some bamboo grass a few years ago I dug in 6 locations of orange Day Lilies. What I hadn't figured on and had forgotten about was the hardened clay soil so I had quite a struggle digging the shallow holes for the lilies. Within minutes my shirt was sticking to me. If I was allotted 100 energy units for the day I used up about 40 of them right off the bat this morning.
Re-planted a few more hostas around the house and by 9:30 I had no choice but to retreat inside and jump into the shower. Thought occurred to me I should see if there is such a thing as a waterproof recliner that I could drag right into the shower with me and just stay there for the next 3 or 4 days. Heat warnings are out and it looks like we are headed into a steam bath. Yuk and double Yuk:((
THESE LILIES HAVE SEVERAL NAMES WITH 2 OF THEM BEING DITCH AND DAY LILY
LILY PHOTOS TAKEN NEAR HOLMESVILLE THIS MORNING
With her face flat on the floor and a big impatient look on her furry little face Pheebs watched me like a hawk when I walked into the kitchen after my shower. Would I head straight away for my relaxing recliner or would I head instead into the sunroom, pick up my cameras and grab my hat. When she saw me do the latter she instantly burst into her happy face overdrive doggy dance with tail a twirling faster than a couple super turbo charged double helicopter blades. Say that one with a mouthful of gravy:))
BEANFIELDS ARE LOOKING GOOD
AT THE END OF A FARM LANE THIS CHILDREN’S SCHOOL BUS SHELTER PATIENTLY WAITS FOR SCHOOL BELLS TO AGAIN RING IN EARLY SEPTEMBER
I BET ALL 3 OF THOSE ‘JOHN DEERE’ MACHINES ARE AIR CONDITIONED FOR SURE
Another beautiful morning for an all windows down Jeep ride. Again there was no point stopping at the Hullett Marsh due to the building heat and biting Deer Flies but we did stop for a leg stretch at an area trail head which was once the location of a Potter's home and business back in the mid 1800's.
OLD BROKEN POTTERY AT THE SITE
THE BURNS POTTERY SHOPPE AND HOUSE ONCE STOOD ON THIS SPOT
ABOVE GOOGLE MAP SHOWS THE LOCATION OF BURNS POTTERY IN RELATION TO GODERICH AND HOLMESVILLE ONTARIO (CLICK ON MAPS TO ENLARGE)
IN MY SATURDAY POST I FORGOT TO INCLUDE THE LOCATION OF THE LAKESIDE FLEA MARKET SO HERE IT IS IN RELATION TO GODERICH (LOOK FOR THE YELLOW PIN NORTH OF GODERICH NEAR THE LAKE)
I don't know who loves our morning drives more, Pheebs or me but we sure do like getting out together. I can't even begin to describe what a wonderfully sweet and bestest of ever great little Pal she really is. I wished you could be with us riding along in the Jeep just to see her sitting right up there in the passenger seat with that big happy face smile of her. Wished you could see how she tips her head back and looks at me, wished you could see how she gently rests her paw on my arm sometimes gently pulling it towards her for a tummy rub. Wished you could see her disappointment when some of the gas station attendants forget to give her a doggy treat and her exuberant excitement when we get home and she races across the driveway for the house to hurry up and find Mom. Happy, happy, happy she is 24 hours a day 7 days a week. In the 5 years Pheebs has been with us we have never even seen so much as one angry second come out of her. Not one.
SPOTTED NORTH OF CLINTON THIS MORNING, A COUPLE GOLFER GALS ON A SILO AND THIS STRANGE LOOKING OWL IN A TREE….CAN YOU GUESS WHY THE OWL IS LOOKING STRANGE??
I WAS HERE FIRST!! …… NO I WAS HERE FIRST!!
Not a lot of photo taking this morning but we did manage a few shots here and there along the way. As with writing it's always a daily photographic challenge trying to come up with un-repetitive things and I do notice I have a tendency to repeat myself both in my writing and photos. But it's a welcome challenge and one I do enjoy creatively trying to do things slightly different each and every day:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned. I couldn't concentrate. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack, but I just couldn't hack it, so they gave me the axe. After that, I tried to be a tailor, but I just wasn't suited for it - mainly because it was a sew-sew job. Next, I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting. Then, I tried to be a chef - figured it would add a little spice to my life, but I just didn't have the thyme. I attempted to be a deli worker, but any way I sliced it I couldn't cut the mustard. My best job was a musician, but eventually I found I wasn't noteworthy. I studied a long time to become a doctor, but I didn't have any patience. Next, was a job in a shoe factory. I tried but I just didn't fit in. I became a professional fisherman, but discovered that I couldn't live on my net income. I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining. So then I got a job in a workout center, but they said I wasn't fit for the job. After many years of trying to find steady work, I finally got a job as a historian - until I realized there was no future in it. My last job was working in Starbucks, but I had to quit because it was always the same old grind. So, I tried retirement and found that I'm perfect for the job!