WITH MY MIND NOW TURNING MORE AND MORE TO THE GREAT AMERICAN SOUTHWEST ONCE AGAIN I THOUGHT I’D THROW IN A PHOTO REASON AS TO WHY…..TOOK THIS PICTURE AROUND THE END OF FEBRUARY 2012 NEAR CALIFORNIA’S ‘DESERT CENTER’ EAST OF INDIO AND WEST OF BLYTH
Sleeping in the Motorhome for a couple nights is a nice break from our summer routine. Friday night went Okay…..well sorta. Hadn't thought about it but Kelly reminded me last night it would be the first time for me sleeping in the new to us leather recliner we had bought a couple months ago. Wished I could say I had a great sleep but at 2:45 a.m. I was awake and that was basically the start of my day. I'm sure the recliner will be fine with a few adjustments here and there and after all when trying out new things there is often a period of simply getting used to something different. The really downside of it all for me is anytime I do not get a good sleep it pretty much always washes out the following day for me and today was no exception. Probably one of the finest weather days of the year so far and there I was Zombied and grouched out for the day.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE FLOWER PICS
It was off with us all to the Bayfield Berry Farm again this morning. Another great breakfast of course. How nice of Ben, Bri and the boys generously picking up the tab. From the Berry Farm the Cambridge crew headed up north of Goderich to visit friends for the day while Kelly and I headed home with some breakfast treats for the fabulous Pheebs.
LOTS OF YUMMY REASONS HERE TO LOVE THE THE BAYFIELD BERRY FARM
HEY CAN I GET A BOWL OVER HERE FOR MY KETCHUP!!
HMMMMMMM, WONDER IF THEY HEARD ME??
‘YEEEOUCH’ I SHOULDN’T HAVE EATEN ALL THOSE BEANS FOR BREAKFAST!!
SHARING A QUIET MOMENT….I THINK THEY WERE HAVING A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE BEANS INCIDENT ACTUALLY:))
<<< WHAT GOES TOGETHER BETTER THAN A LITTLE BOY AND A HANDFUL OF DIRT
Needing a break from all our social life as of late Pheebs and I will be up and out the door Sunday morning heading off to our usual quiet places of great solitude and peace. Crickets and birds with gentle westerly winds playing in the Willows. Oh how I enjoy and appreciate these quieter days. No more of that work stuff anymore, no demanding social responsibilities, the wild parties are over, the crazy years and the bad old drinking days long gone. Lots of memories and experiences of course with some bringing back smiles while others catch me up short and make me wince. Glad to be where I'm at and would not want to go back and have to do it all over again.
SPOTTED THESE GHOSTLY LIKE TENT CATAPILLAR NESTS IN A BIG BLACK WALNUT TREE A FEW DAYS AGO
THERE IS ACTUALLY A GREAT BLUE HERON IN THE PHOTO BELOW
IN THE SPRING THIS YELLOW FLOWERED AREA WAS A MARSHY POND WITH DUCKS AND GEESE SWIMMING AROUND ON IT
Due to our hot weather this summer it's probably been well over a month since Pheebe has taken me for a walk around our Pine Tree trail here at our Park. Dredging up a few shards of energy this afternoon I grabbed my clippers and off we went. Far as I know I am the only one who does any maintenance on the trail by keeping the forests branches from making the paths impassable. Needless to say we had us a bit of clipping to do. Purposely did not take a camera with me and of course we startled a Blue Heron on the Park’s pond which in turn nearly blew my hat off in it’s haste to get away.
A FEW TANTALIZING SPLASHES OF EARLY AUTUMN COLOR
Our company will be heading home Sunday and that will wrap up our whirl wind social activities for this past week. Our thoughts and energies will now quickly focus on our upcoming winter travels. Much to be done between now and our departure and it’s not the kind of thing one wants to wait until the last minute to do. I have a departure date in mind but of course it doesn’t mean a thing until at such time ‘I am told by the powers that be’ that ‘yes’ we can leave on that date. I’m sure all you guys out there know how frustrating that is right!!
AN EARLY MORNING DEW SPARKLS IN LONG GRASS ALONG A COUNTRY ROAD
GROANER'S CORNER:(( It's that time of year to take our annual senior citizen test. Exercising the brain is as important as exercising muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it! Below is a very private way to gauge your loss or non-loss of intelligence. Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not. The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
1. What do you put in a toaster?
Answer: "bread." If you said "toast," give up now and do something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.
2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk"
What do cows drink?
Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk," don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading a more appropriate literature such as Auto-World. However, if you said "water", proceed to question 3.
3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks , what is a green house made from?
Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks," why the heck are you still reading these??? If you said "glass," go on to Question 4.
4. It's twenty years ago, and a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany (If you will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany and East Germany .) Anyway, during the flight, two engines fail. The pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he can do so and the plane fatally crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East Germany and West Germany . Where would you bury the survivors? East Germany , West Germany , or no man's land"?
Answer: You don't bury survivors.
If you said ANYTHING else, you're a dunce and you must stop. If you said, "You don't bury survivors", proceed to the next question.
5. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford Haven in Wales . In London , 17 people get on the bus. In Reading , six people get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on . In Swansea , three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen,six people get off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name of the bus driver?
Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
Don't you remember your own name? It was YOU!!Now pass this along to all your friends andpray they do better than you.
PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!
That flower picture is gorgeous, one of the best I've ever seen. Looks like a beautiful painting.ReplyDelete
Thanks Chinle, nice to hear from you:))Delete
Too bad you were up so early but maybe something in the weather. I was wide awake at 3 am for the day! Right behind you, no reason I could think of!ReplyDelete
But we did manage to get through . You have been pretty busy looking for some nice down time and will be much appreciated.
Now to get back to planning for the southwest have fun.
Ewell I certainly wasn't awake at 2 or 3 in the morning! In fact I could have fallen asleep again by 4 pm. But jus great weather if you ask me, lots of outdoor work to get done.ReplyDelete
I didn't do well at all on any of the test questions! Maybe it's too late in the day, as I am a morning person. The berry farm looks like my kind of place. My breakfast consists of several different berries and fruits, and often I shot a bit of whipped cream in the bowl. I love my breakfast!ReplyDelete
Whoa...I really flunked that test! I better go back to bed and hit the reset button!ReplyDelete
I love tests like that, and answered them all except for the cow/milk one. I have to admit, I've seen a couple of them before, and know you just have to think logically and take a second before answering. Otherwise it seems so easy you answer the first thing you think of, which is always wrong. Like MILK! You still got me!ReplyDelete
Great pics, as usual, I especially like the flower one with the pink edge, too. Beautiful!