Shortly after 10 this morning all 3 of us piled into the Jeep and with windshield wipers flapping we made our rainy way to Clinton Ontario. Instead of appointments for either Kelly or I for a change it was Pheebers turn and she was headed for Snips & Clips. Had been awhile since she had a good spiffing up and this morning was it. Snips and Clips owner Natalie said to come back in about an hour and a half.
ARE YOU SURE WE’RE JUST STOPPING HERE FOR A HAMBURGER MOM??
With well over an hour to kill we figured it was a good time for a bacon and egg breakfast treat so off to Kates Station we headed just south of Clinton. Good brekky of course but with more time to put in I drove Kelly around to a few stores for a little browsing afterwards. Browsing for her that is as I stayed in the Jeep and held the fort down which was fine because there wasn’t much else to do on a grey overcast rainy morning anyway and browsing isn’t one of my favorite things to do.
WOW LOOK AT THE HUGE SNOW BANKS IN BAYFIELD THIS MORNING
THEY EVEN HAD TO BRING IN A BIG CONVEYER BELT ASSEMBLY TO GET ALL THAT SNOW OF THE STREETS
OKAY OKAY SO IT WASN’T SNOW BUT IT IS SOMETHING ASSOCIATED WITH SNOW AND ICE….THAT IS A HUGE PILE OF ROAD SALT FROM THE GODERICH SIFTO SALT MINE AND IT’S BEING STORED HERE IN VANASTRA ONTARIO JUST A COUPLE MILES SOUTH OF CLINTON…18 WHEELERS WERE BRINGING IN LOADS AND LOADS OF THE STUFF AS WE WATCHED
SPOTTED SOMETHING ODD ABOUT THESE 3 OLD TREES STANDING IN A ROW ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE BIG SALT PILE
THE TREES HAVE BEEN CARVED INTO VARIOUS CRITTERS
KELLY ALSO DROPPED A DVD OFF AT THE OLD CLINTON LIBRARY
It was shortly after 12 when we picked up our furry little Darlin and she was so ready to be picked up too. She was already in the front window with paws up on the sill looking out watching and waiting for us. What a special little Sweetheart she is. Think I’ll call her Fluffy now because that is just the way she looks. From Clinton we all three sloshed our way back home.
HERE’S WHAT WE SAW WHEN WE PULLED INTO THE DOG GROOMERS….PHEEBS WAS OBVIOUSLY READY AND WAITING FOR US:)) A SONG CAME TO MIND RIGHT AWAY AND IT WAS A SONG BY PATTI PAGE BACK IN 1952. CAN YOU GUESS THE SONG…..
Worried that my newly planted Morning Glories might get drownserated from all the steady rain I busied myself moving all the pots into the carport. Our newly installed rain barrel is on double duty overdrive. A lot of flooding being reported from various parts of southern and eastern Ontario and we still have another day or so of rain to go. And they are still calling for possible snow showers in the Toronto area on Sunday. Maybe here too. Our thermometer today hung around the 42F mark. And as I post this tonight it is still raining!!
IMAGINE KELLY’S SURPRISE THIS MORNING WHEN SHE LOOKED OUT THE KITCHEN WINDOW AND SAW 2 CANADA GEESE ON OUR SHED ROOF ABOUT 20’ AWAY
I THINK WITH ALL THE RAIN EVEN THE GEESE WERE LOOKING FOR HIGH GROUND
Yes it's true I do experience difficulties with S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) A couple readers have commented on me possibly being affected by it and I have to agree with them. Not officially diagnosed with S.A.D. but most symptoms certainly do apply in my case and especially the Fall and Winter symptoms described in the above link. It's like being on an emotional roller coaster. On rainy days it's not uncommon for me to go plummiting to the bottom of the track while sunny days I generally rocket to the top. It's not necessarily a hard and fast rule but the pattern is there and I can definitely see and feel the affects of my mood swings and long time readers I’m sure have noticed this as well. On gray days my posts have a tendency to be more introspective, a tad negative even ranty and critical at times. On the other hand when ascending or at the top of the roller coaster loop my posts lean toward the light and bouncy side with flashes of humor hear and there. They can take on a happier positive air. I guess it's the reason my posts are not always the same day after day and I think in the grand scheme of things that is probably an Okay thing not only for myself but readers as well.
A FEW MORE PHOTOS FROM SUNNY WEDNESDAY SHOW HOW WET THINGS HAVE BEEN BY THE NUMBER OF MUSHROOMS IN MONICA’S LAWN
WITH COLDER WEATHER POURING INTO THE AREA LATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THE TULIPS IN OUR FRONT YARD CLOSED UP EARLY
WITH ALL THIS SPRING’S RAIN THIS AZALEA IS LOOKING THE BEST IT EVER HAS
WITH A GREEN BACKGROUND OUR SAND CHERRY LEAVES ARE GIVING THE YARD A CHRISTMASY LOOK
AND WE HAD BEES IN THE AZALEA BLOSSOMS AS WELL
Not everyone is bothered by this seasonal affective disorder thing I guess but I do think a lot of us are to some degree. Probably far more than let on I suspect. Traveling south each winter has been a huge help to me as well as Kelly and I try hard not to think about the time when we will once again be stuck inside having to sit out those long cold and gray miserable rainy/snowy winter days.
WITH ALL INCLEMENT WEATHER UPON US AT THE MOMENT I WILL WRAP UP TONIGHT’S POST WITH A FEW LOVELY MAGNOLIA BLOSSOMS FROM OUR GOOD NEIGHBOR MONICA’S MAGNOLIA TREE ACROSS THE ROAD….TOOK THESE PICS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A man goes out and buys the best car available in the US or Europe, a 2017 Ultra-Super Turbo Charged thing of beauty. It is the best and most expensive car in the world, and it runs him close to a million dollars. He takes it out for a spin and, while doing so, stops for a red light. An old man on a moped, both looking about 90 years old, pulls up next to him. The old man looks over the sleek, shiny surface of the car and asks "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?". The dude tells him and adds that it cost nearly a million dollars. "That's a lotta money!" says the old man, shocked. "Why does it cost so much?" "Cause this car can do up to 320 miles an hour!" states the cool dude proudly. The old man asks "Can I take a look inside?" "Sure" replies the owner. So the old man pokes his head in the window and looks around. Leaning back on his moped, the old man says "That's a pretty nice car, alright!" Just then the light changes, so the guy decides to show the old man what his car can do. He floors it, and within 30 seconds the speedometer reads 320mph. Suddenly, the guy notices a dot in his rear view mirror. It seems to be getting closer Whhhoooooooooossssshhhhhh! Something whips by him! Going maybe three times as fast!
The guy wonders "what on earth could be going faster than my Ultra Super Charger" Then, ahead of him, he sees a dot coming toward him.
Whooooooooooosh! Goes by again! And, it almost looked like the old man on the moped! Couldn't be thinks the guy. How could a moped outrun a Turbo BeepBeep? Again, he sees a dot in his rearview mirror! WhoooooooshhhhhhhhKa-BbbbblaMMMMM! It plows into the back of his car, demolishing the rear end. The guy jumps out and discovers it is the old man! Of course, the moped and the old man are hurting for certain. The guy runs up to the old man and asks "You're hurt bad! Is there anything I can do for you?" The old man painfully replies "Yeah. Unhook my suspenders from the side-view mirror on your car will ya!!"