Monday, August 22, 2016

SO SORE IT MAKES ME FEEL GOOD

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A SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL MORNING

Richard and I had missed our semi-annual country drive coffee tour last Thursday so this morning we caught that up with Richard driving this time.  Got ourselves all caught up on the latest mysteries of life as we cruised some scenic roads around Goderich.  Checked out a trail area at the north end of a Goderich cemetery and stood on the shores of Lake Huron at Bayfield's Beach marveling at the absolutely beautiful morning.  Probably one of the most majestic skies I have seen in a very long time.  Unfortunately I didn't have my Nikon DSLR's with me but I did have my point and shoot Canon Powershot in my pocket.  Just a super great morning.

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GREAT VIEW OF THE MAITLAND RIVER AT THE NORTHERN END OF GODERICH’S MAITLAND CEMETERY

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THAT’S RICHARD THIS MORNING LOOKING FOR COLORED ROCKS ON BAYFIELD’S BEACH

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CLOUD PATTERNS THIS MORNING WERE PHENOMENAL

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We were back home before noon and when I say home it is because Richard and I only live a couple hundred yards from each other so whenever we return to our Park we are both 'home'.

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SHORT ON PHOTOS TONIGHT I ZIPPED OUT AND TOOK A FEW IN OUR FRONT YARD

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Didn't take me long to get onto the end of my shovel again as I planted a chunk of Purple Loosestrife we had stopped and pulled out of a ditch on our morning travels.  Added a wheelbarrow load of dirt to my little swamp project and propped the Loosestrife up with a rock.  It's anybody's guess whether it will grow but I'll be anxiously watching for any green shoots next Spring.

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HUB OF OPERATIONS

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IT MAY LOOK LIKE SOLID GROUND BUT IF YOU STEPPED IN THERE YOU WOULD GET A MUDDY SOAKER

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YOU CAN SEE MY PURPLE LOOSESTRIFE STOCK STUCK INTO MY MINI-SWAMP AND PROPPED UP BY A ROCK >>>

Can't say enough good things about the absolutely beautiful gorgeous late August day we had ourselves here in southern Ontario.  I'm very hesitant to ever use the word 'perfect' in describing anything but by golly at 70F today I think we came pretty darn close to the true meaning of that word.  Well in my shaky little world anyway:))

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One doesn't normally associate muscle pain with feeling good but for me these past couple days my aching legs tell me I've been using and strengthening muscle groups that I haven't regularly used for awhile.  This little ongoing front yard project of mine is just what I needed after being inactively stuck in the house for so long due to our recent hot and humid weather.  So tired these last couple nights I can hardly stay awake and muscles so sore they squawk.  Nice:))

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Kelly spotted a message and photo on Facebook Sunday morning by Melissa Ivers.  In that message Melissa writes “Biscuit enjoying the car ride on this beautiful day”!! — with Rod Ivers.  That’s encouraging news that Rod is getting out and about and what a great photo of Rod’s little dog Biscuit.  She’s a real cutie and we got to meet her a couple winters ago when Rod drove up to Congress from Mesa with sweety pie Biscuit her very self.

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ROD’S LITTLE DOG ‘BISCUIT’…..AND THIS IS THE RASCALLY SWEETY PIE WHO CAUSED ALL ROD’S WOES IN 'ROOMBA'

GROANER’S CORNER:(( A guy dies and goes to heaven. It's a slow day for St. Peter, so, upon passing the entrance test, St. Peter says "I'm not very busy today, why don't you let me show you around?" The guy thinks this is a great idea and graciously accepts the offer. 

St. Peter shows him all the sights, the golf course, the reading room and library, the observation room, the cafeteria and finally, they come to a HUGE room full of clocks. The guy asks, "What's up with these clocks?"  St. Peter explains, "Everyone on earth has a clock that shows how much time he has left on earth. When a clock runs out of time, the person dies and comes to the Gates to be judged." The guy thinks this makes sense but notices that some of the clocks are going faster than others. He asks why is that? 

St. Peter explains, "Every time a living person tells a lie, it speeds his clock."  This also makes sense, so the guy takes one last look around the room before leaving and notices one clock in the center of the ceiling. On this clock, both hands are spinning at an unbelievable rate. So he asks, "What's the story with that clock?"

"Oh, that," St. Peter replies, "That clock belongs to one of the two people who are now running for President of the United States. We decided to use it as a fan."

8 comments:

  1. Purple Loostrife is a nuisance plant here. They have released beetles to eat them. They will take over a swamp.

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  2. Nice that you and Richard got out again for a tour. I am getting used to this 70f weather again and its not too bad at all. I saw thats picture of Biscuit face on face book the other day as well. Nice to see that things are coming around.

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  3. I wish I had a friend in the Park I live in that I could go exploring with once in a while. You are fortunate to have one so close.

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  4. You're right, it was just about a perfect day, so much better than all those too-hot days. And all those muscle aches do indeed feel good. Your garden is looking great.

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  5. Your yard is looking really good, I've been doing some landscaping too, but not on your scale. Glad to hear Rod is getting out and about.

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  6. http://www.invadingspecies.com/invaders/plants-terrestrial/purple-loosestrife/
    So pretty but maybe not what should be encouraged?

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  7. Always love seeing the garden looking so lush after how it looks when you first return in the Spring. It is just a beautiful place!! Nice to have such pretty skies to enjoy on your drive. Great to see Rod is doing better, and that Biscuit is just so cute!

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  8. Love reading your blog! Thanks for the share!
    Scarlett

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