Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A HARBINGER OF OLD MAN WINTER’S APPROACH

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ALL OUTSIDE PHOTOS IN TONIGHT’S POST WERE TAKEN THIS MORNING IN THE BANNOCKBURN CONSERVATION AREA

Losing a tooth filling last week Kelly was the first one out the door this morning for an 8 a.m. Goderich dentist appointment.  Pheebs and I were out the door not long after her but thankfully there were no dentists in our destinations.

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I’M SURE GOING TO MISS THE NICE COMFORTS OF OUR SUNROOM WHEN WE’RE GOINE AND I CERTAINLY HAVE WRITTEN A LOT OF POSTS FROM RIGHT HERE

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About 3 miles from our house is the Bannockburn Conservation Area which is one of Huron Counties many hiking places so Pheebs and I headed ourselves over there for a refreshingly early October morning walk.   Only a few distant Blue Jays did we hear and a couple flitting Black Cap Chickadees did we see.  An ominous stillness lay over the land, a harbinger of Old Man Winter’s steady approach .  All of our summer song birds have long since headed south leaving forests and meadows ominously silent in their absence.  Bannockburn is a truly diverse area with swampy lowlands, several small rivers running through it with trails winding up an over hills and gulley’s through an old growth forest of hardwood trees and stands of cedars and pines.  Bannockburn is a little known treasure tucked away in Southwestern Ontarios rural farm lands and is sure to get your heart rate up with it’s steep little hills and overall beauty.  Right now is the best time of year to hike there.  Below is a couple Google maps of Bannockburn’s location in relation to Bayfield and Varna.BANNOCKBURN BAYFIELDBANNOCKBURN

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BANNOCKBURN’S WOODEN WALKWAYS ARE WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE

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PHEEBS LOOKS FOR THE GREAT SWAMP MONSTER THAT TOOK A BITE OUT OF THE HANDRAIL ON THE RIGHT

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Hooked up and un-hooked the Jeep to the rig this morning to make sure I remembered how to do it and no vital towing parts had gone missing over the summer.  Made sure all lights and turn signals were working properly.  Noticed Libby was in need of a big clean-up so I did that as well.  More puttered organizing and checking things off lists.  And how nice to be outside doing all this stuff on a beautifully warm 75F day with a lite breeze.  Best to get a lot of this stuff done now before the predicted rain gets here over the next few days.DSC_0005-001

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Kelly’s dentist told her today that it is popcorn which sends a high number of clients his way.  It seems occasionally biting down un-expectantly on those hard little BB like kernels are a darn good way to crack those fillings in your teeth.  I bit down hard on a rock one time and it totally cracked me up:))

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DUE TO HEAVY SPRING FLOODING THE WOODEN WALKWAYS ARE SUPPORTED BY STEEL BRIDGES IN SOME PLACES

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In case any readers missed RV Sue’s latest post you can catch We're back! on my sidebar.  Ya gotta see that rascally little Reggie rippin and tearin around in the sand dunes.  Nice to see you guys up and running again Sue and thanks for the mention.  You da best:))

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GROANER’S CORNER:(( A Texan, while visiting Toronto, found himself in the back seat of a taxi cab on the way to his hotel. Passing by the Royal York the Texan asked the cab driver, "What's that building there?"  "That's the Royal York Hotel," replied the cabbie.  "The Royal York? How long did it take to build that?" asked the Texan.
"About 12 years," replied the cabbie.  "12 years? We build 'em twice as high, twice as wide and four times as long down in Texas, and we do that in six months." A while later the cab driver makes his was past the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre. "What's that building over there?" asked the Texan.  "That's the Metro-Toronto Convention Centre," replied the cabbie.
"Convention Centre? How long'd it take to build that?" asked the Texan.  "About three years," replied the cabbie.  "Three years? We build 'em twice as high, three times as long and four times as wide as that down in Texas, and it only takes us about two weeks." Shortly thereafter the cabbie drives past the CN Tower. "What's that building there?" asks the Texan, pointing at the tower.  "Danged if I know," replied the cabbie, "It wasn't here when I drove by yesterday."

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Coach: What this team needs is life!
Manager: Aw, coach, don't you think thirty days is enough?

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Did you know deep cuts were made in the guillotine industry and heads rolled.

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Two policemen call the station on their radio.  "Hello. ..... Is this the Sarge?"  "Yes?"  "We have a case here, Sarge. A woman has shot her husband dead for stepping on the floor she had mopped."  "Have you arrested the woman?"  "No sir. The floor is still wet."

7 comments:

  1. It was a wonderful day to wrap up a few outside things.
    Looks like you enjoyed this weather as well.

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  2. That spot where you write looks just perfect, and your computer looks far better organized than mine! A nice spot to come home to next spring!

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    1. Loved the old riveted bridge and the Fall color. Thanks.

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  3. I enjoyed the riveted bridge pic, amazing how long they last.

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  4. Your photos are amazing. Such deep color! I'm over from RV Sue's place. Nice to meet you!

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  5. Photos are stunning! Love the autumn feel to them, thanks for the share!
    Kylie

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