EAST SIDE OF THE GODERICH COURT HOUSE
Tuesday night's rain cleared up by Wednesday morning leaving us with a high thin rolling cloud cover. Mystic feeling diffused sunlight spilled across the countryside making for another in a series of beautiful Autumn mornings.
NEARLY OCTOBER AND MANY AREA FIELDS STILL HAVE A SPRING LIKE LUSH GREEN COLOR TO THEM
DON’T KNOW IF THAT JOHN DEERE COMBINE IS SET UP FOR HARVESTING BEANS OR CORN
With no particular place to go and no direction forthcoming Pheebs and I wandered our way aimlessly in the direction of Goderich. While picking up some gas I remembered something I had read about ceramic poppies set up on the grounds of Goderich's court house. Without further ado that is where we headed.
EVEN THE SHADOW COWBOY MADE IT INTO THIS PHOTO
NOTICE THE CURVING STRUCTURE ABOBE THE POPPIES,,,,THE PLAQUE BELOW TELLS ABOUT IT
IF YOU LOOK VERY CLOSELY TO THE BOTTOM OF THOSE ROOF SQUARES YOU CAN SEE A VERY SLIGHT SPLASH OF ORANGE AND THAT IS THE MORNING SUN RISING THROUGH A THINNING CLOUD COVER
And what's a drive to Goderich without checking out the harbor and beach areas. One very large lake freighter at the Sifto Salt mine dock taking on a big load of salt. Waters of Lake Huron were calm but I noticed right away the lake level was down about a foot or so from last week. And I know that because we stop at the same place all the time and just last week rocks that were visible this morning were under water last week. So where did all that water go, did Niagara Falls spring a leak??
THE CAPTAIN HENRY JACKMAN TAKES ON A LOAD OF SALT IN THE GODERICH HARBOR
A WEEK AGO LAKE LEVELS COVERED THESE ROCKS IN THE FOREGROUND
When Pheebs and I got ourselves back home Kelly was busy loading up the Motorhome with kitchen stuff etc. I think she may already have a bunch of clothes onboard. I think I loaded up a pair of socks last week. It's that time now that any Snow Birder is well aware of as things slowly make their way from the stationary house to the mobile house. I do have loading lists for all the important stuff but that doesn't mean to say I have got myself into the habit of remembering to check those lists over and over and over just yet. Hmmmm, guess my socks must have been important though or they wouldn’t have been loaded yet……………
SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY
‘MOVE OVER LADIES I’M COING IN’
‘HEY WANNA SEE MY SWAN DIVE’
With our day time highs hanging around the 'perfect for me' 70F level I figured it would be a good time to clean out and shut our front yard frog pond down for the season so that's what I did. Always a grungy job cleaning out all the algae and slimy stuff but it's just one of those things that needs doing when it needs doing. Spotted a couple more frogs so I'll have to see if I can get those guys rounded up and moved.
Kelly fixed me up my all time favorite sea food platter Tuesday night. Our neighbor Monica had given us some smoked Salmon and Kelly wasn’t long in preparing it………..for herself. For me she made fish sticks which along with Fish n Chips is the only seafood I will eat. You can have your Lobsters, Clams, Shrimps, Groupers, or whatever else passes itself off as great tasting seafood but for this feller just give me a big plate of fish sticks, some ketchup and half a dozen slices of buttered bread and I am one very happy guy:))
WITH A LITTLE HELP KELLY LOADS THINGS INTO THE RIG’S PANTRY >>>
Downloaded myself another half dozen books into my Kindle in preparation for reading this winter. It's better to download that kinda stuff here at home before we are on the road using our limited Gigabyte Verizon coverage. Although I've still been reading all summer I seem to forget to mention what it is I'm reading most of the time. My attention and interest is still focused on the Battle Of Britain. Just finished 'A Salute To One Of The Few' which is probably one of the best books I have read regarding those turbulent times in England's 1939 to 1945 history and especially those decisive days in the summer of 1940. Many years ago reading about the Battle Of Britain I was fascinated by stories of those brave young men and their flying machines and read many books about their history changing exploits in the skies over England, France, and Germany and here I am pushing 72 and I'm still reading about them. It's a guys thing I guess and as a young boy I often imagined myself as a Spitfire pilot twisting, turning, and soaring high overhead on elliptical wings in crystal clear blue azure skies. In fact sitting here right now all’s I have to do is look high overtop my computer screen to where a large Spitfire painting hangs on our sunroom wall. It’s the very Spitfire I flew in my child’s imagination…………….
Nice surprise this afternoon when blog readers Cathy and Gord from around the Flesherton Ontario area dropped in to say Hello. Good friends of the Furry Gnome on our sidebar Gord and Cathy have a Mercedes Sprinter van they do some RVing in and have been up to Alaska with it. They plan on heading to the great American Southwest for a bit this winter. Real nice folks and we RV'ers always have lots of things in common to talk about.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Few of Life’s Random Questions::
- If you mixed vodka with orange juice and milk of magnesia, would you get a Phillip's Screwdriver?
- Why do we say something is out of whack? What is a whack?
- If love is blind, why is lingerie so popular?
- When someone asks you, 'A penny for your thoughts,' and you put your two cents in, what happens to the other penny?
- Why is the man who invests all your money called a broker?
- When cheese gets it's picture taken, what does it say?
- Why are a wise man and a wise guy opposites?
- If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?
- If you take an Oriental person and spin them around several times do they become disoriented?
- If people from Poland are called 'Poles,'why aren't people from Holland called 'Holes?'
I am passing this on to you because it definitely worked for me, and we all could use more calm in our lives. By following the simple advice I heard on a Dr. Phil show, I have finally found inner peace. Dr. Phil proclaimed the way to achieve inner peace is to finish all the things you have started. So, I looked around my house to see things I started, and hadn't finished; and, before leaving the house this morning, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Kahlua, a package of Oreo's, a pot of coffee, the rest of the Cheesecake, some Saltines, and a box of Godiva Chocolates. You have no idea how absolutely great I feel right now.
That poppy display in Goderich is really nice. Hard to believe that many from Huron County were lost. And what a surprise at the end to see Gord and Cathy there for a visit!ReplyDelete
How do they cut the grass with all those poppies stuck in the ground???ReplyDelete
The Combine is set for some lower growing grain. if set for corn it would have a head on it that has long pointed parts that go down the rows and the stocks are taken in between those points.ReplyDelete
When you mentioned about the long pointed parts I immediately remembered what a 'corn head' looked like. Very different from the head on that John Deere combine and I should have remembered that.Delete
The Ag Talk post about Air Reels on headers and it says they are the cats meow for soy beans. Not for corn and the reel is wrong for wheat, but can be used in a pinch. We did not have equipment that big. Enjoyed the Groaner.ReplyDelete
Groupers are among the best-tasting fish in the sea. One could make really, really good fish sticks out of them. So it's not fair to class them with invertebrates as you have in this post.ReplyDelete
Interesting post. Loved the poppy installation. We saw the original at the Tower of London and it was very moving - the poppies just swept along the moat, each one representing a man's life... Love your Spitfire too; I was brought up in SE England close to places like Tangmere, Biggin Hill, Kenley etc. You may enjoy 'Fly For Your Life' the story of one of 'the Few', Robert Stanford Tuck, if you haven't come across it. Have you visited the UK? If not and you ever do, make sure you go to Duxford Air Museum. I sympathise with the fish thing...Tally ho!ReplyDelete
Tangmere, Biggin Hill, and Kenley are all familiar places I have read about in my 'Battle Of Britain' books over the years. The name Robert Stanford Tuck rings a bell and I may have read that 'Fly For Your Life' many years ago but of course I can't remember it so I'm going to look it up and see if I can get it on my Kindle. Always thought if I ever made it to England it was the airfield areas and air museums I would really like to see.Delete
Nice shot of the photos in the square. enjoy this weather.ReplyDelete
Nice visit to the Courthouse. The poppies are a beautiful tribute:) Very creative roof over the concert venue. I'm glad you attached the sign describing the structure.ReplyDelete
I had the thrill of a lifetime a couple years ago when I visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, England. While looking at all the aircraft on display in their hangers, I heard the sound of an engine being run up on the runway. I walked outside and there was a Spitfire taking off. I watched it until it was out of sight. I'm so glad there are dedicated people to keeping one of history's important players in flying condition. I wish I could have recorded the take off and sound, but alas, I didn't have any way to do it. :c(ReplyDelete
I love the rock photo just before the Groaner today, especially the colors and textures. Thanks to your "good eye" for photographing and including it.ReplyDelete
That photo is now one of my personal favorites as well. Sometimes I just get lucky.Delete
My chiropractor had that painting in his office. Absolutely love it.ReplyDelete