THE HULLETT MARSH IN ALL HER FINE EARLY MORNING GREENERY
It wasn’t even 7:30 yet when Pheebs and I rolled out this morning. Early morning air was cool so we had the Jeep’s heater on for awhile. Our wanderings headed us east through Clinton over to the Hullett Marsh where we had ourselves a wee walk. The countryside once again seemed so peaceful and being a Sunday morning there was barely a vehicle on the road and all farm machinery I saw was parked. We just rolled along slow taking in all the scenery. Farmer’s fields with their neat planting rows this time of year have a calmness about them with many showing early signs of already greening sprouts. Less than a month from now they will be cutting hay already.
NEWLY PLANTED FIELDS ARE ALREADY SPROUTING
THE WORDS TRANQUIL AND SERENE CAME TO MIND WHILE TAKING THIS PHOTO
A FEW BARNS ALONG THE WAY
SOME FARMS ARE SO LARGE IT’S HARD TO FIT THEM INTO ONE PHOTO FRAME
TWO GREEN TRACTORS AND A BLUE ONE FROM THE LARGE FARM ABOVE
LOVE THE EXPANSIVE GREEN MANICURED LAWNS ON SO MANY FARM PROPERTIES NOWADAYS
I have too many photos all in a row here so I sat for awhile trying to think of something to write about and break up the long photo line but couldn’t think of anything to write……hey wait a minute.
MORNING’S SUN IN A CREEK
IT’S TOUGH BEING A COW WHEN YOU HAVE TO SHARE YOUR FIELD WITH A BUNCH OF ROWDY GOOSES
Kelly had given me a Subway coupon for a Panini so with that in mind we slowly made our way north from the Dublin area to Wingham Ontario where we sometimes pop in for a Tuna Sub at Subway. With our chicken Panini in hand we headed west out of Wingham a couple miles to a quiet spot, pulled over and ate our still warm Panini. It was Okay but I think I’ll stick with our Tuna Subs next time. I had asked for honey mustard sauce and with my soft spoken voice I think the lady only heard mustard and proceeded to dump a whole boat load of mustard on the Panini. Not one to complain I didn’t say anything and we made do with our strongly mustard flavored lunch.
‘AWWWW DAD I THOUGHT YOU WAS GONNA GET US A TUNA SUB’
COUPLE OLD FIRE TRUCKS IN THIS FARMER’S YARD AND THE WRITING ON THE SIDE OF THE ONE FIRE TRUCK SAYS ‘INDIAN HEAD FIRE DEPT’
WHEN THIS FLYING FARMER TAXIES OUT HE’S SURE GONNA STIR UP A REAL SWIRL OF DANDELION SEEDS
THOUGHT THIS WAS A CLEVER LOGO ON THIS BARN….HAS KIND OF A 3 DIMENSIONAL LOOK TO IT
AND ANOTHER BARN BLOCK QUILT
THOUGHT THIS FELLOW HAD KIND OF A NICE COUNTRY CAMP SITE
THIS SPOT ALONG THE MAITLAND RIVER IS A POPULAR PLACE FOR CANOEISTS PUTTING IN OR TAKING OUT THEIR CANOES
From Wingham we set a slow course for home taking our time and snapping a few photos along the way. Temperatures came up as the day became sunnier so it was off with the jacket and down with the windows. A couple leg stretches along the way and we were home shortly before noon. Think that might have been our longest morning outing since returning home early last March.
SOON A GENTLE PUFF OF WIND WILL SCATTER THESE DANDELION SEEDS FAR AND WIDE
WILD PHLOX ALONG THE ROADSIDE
LILY PADS IN A POND
Our afternoon was quiet as both Pheebs and I lazed around not doing too much of anything. Windows and doors open with fans going but no need to kick on the A/C. My kind of weather day. Whooped us up another 3 egg omelet which was supposed to be with cheese, ham, and onions but I forgot the cheese. Chased that down with a peanut bu…….hey wait minute no we didn’t. It was a yummy piece of rhubarb pie we had. No I didn’t bake any pies today. Caron from Travels With CC And Dixie had thoughtfully brought me over a piece of rhubarb pie around suppertime:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A fire started on some grasslands near a farm. The county fire department was called to put out the fire. The fire was more than the county fire department could handle. Someone suggested that a nearby volunteer bunch be called. Despite some doubt that the volunteer outfit would be of any assistance, the call was made. The volunteers arrived in a dilapidated old fire truck. They rumbled straight towards the fire, drove right into the middle of the flames and stopped! The firemen jumped off the truck and frantically started spraying water in all directions. Soon they had snuffed out the center of the fire, breaking the blaze into two easily-controlled parts. Watching all this, the farmer was so impressed with the volunteer fire department's work and was so grateful that his farm had been spared, that right there on the spot he presented the volunteers with a check for $1,000. A local news reporter asked the volunteer fire captain what the department planned to do with the funds. "That ought to be obvious," he responded, wiping ashes off his coat. "The first thing we're gonna do is get the brakes fixed on our fire truck!"
A minister was pulled over for speeding. As the cop was about to write the ticket, the minister said to him, “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”The cop handed the minister the ticket and said, “Go thou and sin no more.”