Friday, March 24, 2017
OUR WEATHER TURNED OUT BETTER THAN EXPECTED, A MORNING GLORY MUFFIN AND THE GREAT BARRIER REEF RIGHT HERE IN OUR PARK
Our weather day turned out better than predicted with a light fast moving shower passing by shortly after 5 a.m. this morning. Although cloudy and damp this morning it was not enough to keep me in the house and we did get up to a balmy 56F by mid afternoon. Nice:))
STILL A LOT OF ICE PILED UP AT BAYFIELD’S HARBOR MOUTH
A FEW KINDA COLD LOOKING FISHERMEN ALONG THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BAYFIELD RIVER THIS MORNING
It was our carport’s storage area that garnered my attention first thing this morning and I spent maybe an hour getting things ship shape in there. All the car waxes and stuff came out of our living room and back into their carport cabinet for the summer. Kelly moved some of her clothes from the rig into the house and I managed to finally get a few boxes and things out of the Big EEE’s bins. Turned the outside water back on and hooked up our front yard lights for another season. My lower back and legs were killing me again but no matter, I was enjoying what I was doing.
Around 9:30 or so I was beginning to feel the cold dampness a bit so decided it was time for a muffin and a hot coffee. Needed a few photos for tonight’s post anyway so Pheebs and I hopped into the Jeep and slipped the short mile and a half or so into the sleepy little lakeside village of Bayfield. I remembered a coffee shop on Bayfield’s main street that I too often forget about and it’s called the Charles Street Market. Wow was I ever in luck because they had a fresh batch of Morning Glory muffins just fresh out of the oven and still warm. Morning Glory muffins were always my fav years ago but they are hard to find. Coffee was excellent too and the lady in there was very friendly. Two thumbs up for Bayfield’s Charles Street Market.
Pheebs and I decided to take ourselves for a drive around Bayfield and see if anything had changed over the winter. I was surprised at the number of new homes going up not only on existing streets but on a few new streets as well. Lots of beautiful homes for sale. What an absolutely marvelous little village Bayfield is. Always has been for as long as I can remember.
BAYFIELD WITH IT’S MANY OLDER AND UNIQUE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGNS IS A REAL TREASURE AND WHAT A PLEASURE IT IS TO LEISURELY DRIVE AROUND THE MANY CEDAR LINED STREETS AND SIMPLY ENJOY ALL THIS LITTLE VILLAGE HAS TO OFFER
THESE TYPES OF HOUSES KIND OF TYPIFY THE NEWER EMERGING BAYFIELD
WHERE SMALL QUAINT LAKESIDE COTTAGES ONCE STOOD THERE ARE NOW LARGE STATELY HOMES
I WAS SURPRISED TO DISCOVER A WHOLE NEW SECTION HERE CALLED ‘FAWN CREEK’
SOME OF THESE HOMES MUST BE WORTH BA-ZILLIONS OF DOLLARS
SEEMS TO BE A FAIR AMOUNT OF NEW HOUSE CONSTRUCTION GOING ON
SEEMS LIKE IT WAS THE COLOR YELLOW CATCHING MY EYE TODAY
HEY THERE’S THAT ‘CONTAINER HOUSE’ AGAIN
We also drove ourselves down around the south harbor to check on the lakes ice and to see how work is coming along on the wharf where Bayfield’s fishing boats always pull in. I’m not sure what they are doing there but I see some new construction along the wharf as well as workmen working away. No sign of any fishing boats.
HAD TO GET OURSELVES SLOWED DOWN TO A COMPLETE STOP TO LET THESE 2 GEESE SWAGGER THEMSELVES ACROSS THE ROAD
WHATEVER THAT YELLOW MATERIAL ALONG THE TOP OF THE WHARF IS, IT’S NEW
WORKERS CAN BE SEEN WORKING AWAY AT THINGS
We were back home about an hour after we left so I resumed my outside activities. With temperatures steadily climbing it was so nice to hear birds happily chirping and especially the Robins. There is just something about Robins chirping that heralds Spring like no other sound.
OUR PARK’S POND AND OH HOW NICE TO SEE SOME SUNSHINE THIS AFTERNOON
Pheebs and I took us for a short walk over to the Park’s pond across the road after supper and I was again surprised at the number of Goldfish swimming about. There were schools of them and I think they were just as happy as every other living thing today with these milder temperatures upon us. Expecting a rainy day it sure was a nice dose of Spring Tonic we all had ourselves.
IT’S ALMOST LIKE SCUBA DIVING OFF THE GREAT BARRIER REEF
EVEN THESE GOLDFISH SEEMED HAPPY TODAY…..PROBABLY BECAUSE THE PONDS RESIDENT GREAT BLUE HERON HASN’T ARRIVED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD YET
Must say again how happy we both are to be back home in our sticks and bricks house. The spacious unending hot water showers, washer and dryer at our finger tips, big kitchen with lots of cupboards and counter space and here’s one of the biggies…..we both have our own space. That along is worth a thousand words. Kelly watches her night time TV shows in the living room and I can listen to my music while I work on my blog in the sunroom. And we can do this without ever bothering each other. In the closeness of the Motorhome at night I always have to wear my headphones while Kelly watches her shows. And in this cool and colder weather how nice it is to have the house so toasty warm without ever having to worry about running out of fuel or driving somewhere to fill the propane tank. No water tank to keep filling either and oh how nice not to have to worry about emptying gray and black water tanks constantly. Yes indeed it’s nice to be home but you know what……in 6 or 7 months from now I will be chomping at the bit to get back on the road and head for the great Southwest once again. No I’m not counting the days yet but at some point I will be. Silly me huh:))
AND HERE COMES PHEEBS RACING AROUND THE POND
A TUFT OF BAMOO GRASS FROM A CLUMP I PLANTED BY THE POND A FEW YEARS AGO
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Always wanted to be a procrastinator, but never got around to it.
My friend has kleptomania, but when it gets bad, he takes something for it.
Never be afraid to try something new, Remember amateurs built the ark - Professionals built the Titanic.
Love is grand - divorce is a hundred grand.
Politicians and diapers have one thing in common, they should both be changed regularly and for the same reason.
One of life's mysteries - How can a two pound box of candy make a person gain five pounds.
Time may be a great healer, but it's also a lousy beautician.
Age doesn't always bring wisdom, sometimes age comes alone.
Life not only begins at forty, it begins to show.
The doorbell rings. A man opens the door and there's his mother-in-law on the front step.
She asks, "Can I stay here for a few days?"
The man says, "Sure you can." And he closes the door.