It’s unusual to be talking about humidity in October but the last couple of days have been overly warm with 80F temps and a high humidex. Left me feeling sticky and uncomfortable. Now contrast that with Sunday’s overnight projected low of 33F. Temperature variations like that can lead to some nasty storm conditions in October. It was nearly a year ago when a heavy dump of wet snow knocked out power to thousands of people in our area including Kelly, Pheebs and I. Luckily for us we quickly retreated to the Motorhome where we had heat and solar power. Despite lots of damage to trees and shrubs the storm left a Winter Wonderland behind. Here’s my post and photos showing the aftermath of that totally unexpected snow storm. Storm's Aftermath
TURNED OUT TO BE A NICE MORNING’S DRIVE THROUGH AUTUMNN’S PALETTE OF BEAUTIFUL COLORS
IF YOU LOOK CAREFULLY YOU CAN SEE LIBBY SITTING WAY DOWN THE ROAD
Another gorgeous Autumn morning in the countryside and of course Pheebs and I took full advantage of that for a few hours. On our way through Goderich we stopped at McDonalds and tried out one of their new sausage-hash brown-scrambled egg wraps. It must have weighed 10 pounds and it was all Pheebs and I could do just to eat it all. Yes we liked it and for sure would get another one sometime.
THE MAITLAND TRAIL ON THE RIGHT FOLLOWS AN OLD RAILWAY LINE AND THAT’S LIBBY OVER TO THE LEFT ON A SHORTCUT ROAD RUNNING A SHORT WAYS ALONGSIDE THE TRAIL
HIKERS HEADING EAST ON THE MAITLAND TRAIL BETWEEN BEN MILLER AND CARLO
Trees are beginning to fill in nicely with Autumns beautiful pastel reds, oranges, and yellows. Give it another week or so and I’m guessing area bush lines will explode in grandiose splendor.
Kelly baked up a big mess of oatmeal cookies this morning then left to go over to the Bayfield Berry Farm to pick up some pie crusts or something. Leaving me home alone with stacks of freshly baked cookies sitting freely on the counter top teasing me is not a nice thing to do. Before I could regain control of myself I had put some very noticeable dents in the cookie piles then had to craftily re-arrange the cookies to look like nothing was missing. In my 72 years I have never needed my stomach pumped but the panicked thought did flash through my oatmeal infested mind this morning. Hey wait a minute!! Did she just say she was going over to the Berry Farm to buy pie crusts?? Oh no I am sooooooooo totally doomed!!
Laid a cleaning job on our Sunfire this afternoon and filled the rest of of the day up with puttering stuff. Lubed up our Sterling tow hitch, hauled a couple more frogs to the big pond and moved a few more outside things into storage.
A few of RV Sue's readers have been wondering where her blog has got to. In our Shout Box a few days ago Sue in part said, “
Al, Some of your readers read my blog, too. My blog will be down for several more days”. Sue also mentioned in her last post that she was heading to an area with ‘iffy’ internet connections so might be off-line for a few days. We’ll all be keeping an eye out for her return so stay tuned:))
And by golly I hear there is a wedding anniversary going on in Shakespeare Ontario on Saturday. Shakespeare is just 3 short miles North of my home town of Tavistock. Hilda and Bruce Marriott will be celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Congratulations from the Bayfield Bunch folks. Bruce has been reading my blog since 2007. Now there’s a fella with a whole lot of stamina.
FIFTY YEARS TODAY:))
I know we have a number of readers interested in Quilting and the Beaver Valley’s very own Furry Gnome at Seasons In The Valley took some nice photos of a few award winning quilts at the recent Collingwood Fall Fair affectionately known as the GNE. Quilting seems to be a very common pastime among fellow RV Bloggers.
JUST A DARN NICE DAY FOR LOOKING AT AUTUMN LEAVES
I was saddened to read Betty’s last post at Joe And Betty's Adventures. Joe has been waging a gallant medical battle and his health has taken a turn. We met Joe and Betty in Quartzsite at Bloggerfest 2015 a couple years ago. Nice folks and like myself Joe has a keen interest in aircraft.
GROANER’S CORNER:)) At New York's Kennedy airport several years ago an individual later discovered to be a public school teacher was arrested trying to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a setsquare, a slide rule, and a calculator. At a morning press conference, Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He is being charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction. Al-Gebra is a fearsome cult," Gonzalez said. "They desire average solutions by means and extremes, and sometimes go off on tangents in a search of absolute value. They use secret code names like 'x' and 'y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns', but we have determined they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country. As the Greek philanderer Isosceles used to say, 'there are 3 sides to every triangle". When asked to comment on the arrest, President George Bush said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes".
Isabella out of order!
Isabelle necessary on a bicycle?
Isadore locked, I can't get in!
Isaiah again Knock Knock
Janna asks, “why are you enjoying life while eating a hotdog”?
Mike replies, “I’m just relishing the moment.”
Beautiful fall pictures, just gorgeous ! Your way ahead of us here in centralReplyDelete
California. Most of us can hardly wait for fall.
Thank you for the update on RV Sue's blog. Appreciate it !
Are you sure the frogs are not hopping back to their home in your pond? Ha!ReplyDelete
Looks like you're getting the same great weather and fall colours that we are. Lovely yellows and orange. Our White Pine needles are turning just like yours. Hope Kelly wasn't too hard on you when she returned!ReplyDelete
The cookie monster being teased, oh no !ReplyDelete
Sad to hear about Joe's turn. We met hime and Betty in Desert hot springs a few years ago and had some nice times together.
Had a good laugh on the daily groaner. Reminds me of my working days when younger people did not know what a slide rule was. Had to bring one of mine in and show them how it worked. They could not comprehend it could be used instead of a calculator.ReplyDelete
I have always enjoyed the fall colors, especially when I lived up in Pennsylvania. Here in Texas, the trees change color at different times, one tree at a time, or it sure seems that way.ReplyDelete
You'd think after all these years Kelly would know better than to leave you alone with an unguarded pile of cookies... :cDReplyDelete
Sounds like a berry pie in your future..I love this time of year..all of the fresh apples and berries..yum!ReplyDelete
No one can be expected to leave fresh backed oatmeal cookies on the counter!! It's just not natural :-) Thanks for the update on Sue's blog, I was wondering where she'd gone. Love your wonderful weaver pics.ReplyDelete
I'm glad you heard from Sue. I think a lot of folks were starting to get worried. And cookies....mmmmmmReplyDelete
Your fall colors are spectacular. Hope you weren't in too much trouble over eating all those cookies.ReplyDelete