Old habits and routines can be hard to break sometimes but if one enjoys those routines and habits why bother breaking them at all so with that thought in mind Pheebs and I headed ourselves on over to the Marsh. During my working years I've had my fair share of driving jobs whether it be delivering area packages for Purolator, passengers to the Toronto airport for the Stratford Airporter, delivering freight in Vernon BC for CP Transport, furniture and appliance deliveries for Bennett's Hardware in Vernon, wheelchair folks in a mobility van for Town and Country out of Clinton, driving taxi in Bridgeport Ontario or driving school bus for Murphy bus lines out of St. Marys and Clinton. My working routine was often up early and out the door into a vehicle of some kind with a place to go. Though retired now I am still in the habit of routinely getting up early and heading out the door, jumping into a vehicle and heading off somewhere. Thinking about that on our drive this morning I asked Pheebs what she thought about it all and she heartily agreed with me that some old routines and habits are best left unbroken:))
EARLY MORNING DARK SKIES
Could see what appeared to be a heavy cloud cover through the pine trees when I stepped out early today but upon leaving our forested Park we were greeted by the prettiest morning sky I've seen in a long time with multi-layered clouds in rolling shades of moody gray bordered by fringe patches of blue sky to the West and a golden pink back lit glow low in the East. Mysterious, mystical and magical.......my favorite kind of sky reminding me of a darkened murky background in a Rembrandt painting.
Some country road construction diverted us to a different section of the Hullett Marsh so we parked at the end of a dead end road and headed off on foot to have a look at an old iron bridge a short distance away. Despite a pleasantly cool morning I was surprised, disappointed, frustrated, angered and absolutely annoyed by the swarms of !!#&%%!!!! mosquitos in the air. Had not expected that as I swatted and cursed my way to the bridge and hastily back to the Jeep again. From there we headed on back home.
THIS WAS A COUNTRY ROAD YEARS AGO WITH MANY LOCAL VEHICLES TRAVELING EAST AND WEST OVER THIS BRIDGE
PROBABLY HASN’T BEEN A VEHICLE OVER THIS BRIDGE IN NEARLY 40 YEARS
THE VIEW SOUTH FROM THE BRIDGE
LOOKS LIKE A BIG STRAW BALE FARM TO ME AND I NOTICED A LOT OF BIG 18 WHEELERS HAULING TRAILER LOADS OF BALES OUT OF HERE
BULL RUSHES HAVE POPPED THEIR FUZZY CONES
Trimmed and cleaned up more trees around the property and it wasn't long before Pheebs and I had us another utility trailer load of brush for the Park's compost area. Skies began clearing by late morning and with humidity levels on the rise I headed for the coolness of the house and called it a day. No need for A/C and I'm hoping we will never reach the point where we have to use it again this year and wouldn’t it be just super if we didn’t have to use it all of next summer too. Our Autumn days right now are similar to winter months in the South-west. Cool to cold nights with moderately warm days.
‘IF I DON’T KEEP AN EYE ON DAD HE WILL TRY TO SNEAK THAT WHOLE MUFFIN FOR HIMSELF’
“JUST KNOW THAT I AM KEEPING AN EYE ON YOU DAD” !!
“I SAW YOU SNEAK THAT!!”
“HEY DON’T FORGET ABOUT ME THE PHEEBS OVER HERE EH”
“YAAAAAY ‘HIGH FIVE’ FOR MY MUFFIN SNACK DAD”:))
A note to Geogypsy:: Gaelyn, I tried to leave a comment on your recent post 'Where to go for Winter' but could not input two of the three required fields so I will leave my comment here in case your reading this......"I can feel your indecision Gaelyn and understand your desire for change and a new focus. Maybe when in Yarnell the wise old warm Sonoran desert winds blowing up the Yarnell hill will bring you the answers you seek. All the best to you and if we end up boon-docking our way around the South-west this winter we too will be looking for warmer places".
SOME BEAN FIELDS STILL HAVE ALL GREEN LEAVES AND SOME FIELDS ARE ALREADY HEAVY WITH YELLOW LEAVES WHILE OTHER FIELDS HAVE NO LEAVES LEFT ON THE STOCKS AT ALL….MUST BE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BEANS I GUESS
And once again a big thank you to all my blog readers out there for giving me the opportunity each and most every day for these past 10 years to share my love of writing, photography, and travel with you. All you folks have been more of a help to me than you will ever know.
A SURE SIGN OF AUTUMN
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so God asked him, "What is wrong with you?" Adam said he didn't have anyone to talk to.
God said he was going to give him a companion and it would be a woman. He said, "This person will cook for you and wash your clothes; she will always agree with every decision you make. She will bear your children and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of them. She will not nag you, and will always be the first to admit she was wrong when you've had a disagreement. She will never have a headache, and will freely give you love and compassion whenever needed." Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?" God said, "An arm and a leg." Adam asked, "What can I get for just a rib?" The rest is history....................