With a strong southerly wind blowing out of the south for a second day in a row we had an absolutely beautiful morning before the heat later rolled in. Thank heavens for the gusting winds which were so strong they kept blowing my hat off. When we were driving in a westerly direction with the windows down I had to hang onto Pheebs and the steering wheel or those southerly crosswinds would have blown us right out the passenger side window.
WILDFLOWERS ON THE FOREST FLOOR
WILDFLOWERS IN THE FIELDS AND ALONG THE ROADSIDE
Cold air and wind are not a good thing but warm air and wind can make a morning like this morning so perfect in every way. Hot air and wind can be Okay but can also make one feel like one is inside a blast furnace. Not so good.
A LOT OF SWEET SMELLING LILACS IN THE COUNTYSIDE
Pheebs and I headed on over to our favorite spot in the Hullett Marsh, parked the Jeep and headed off down a marked forest trail. With winds roaring in the tree tops above we thoroughly enjoyed our morning walk along the twisting and sometimes swampy forest pathway. There was just enough of a breeze through the trees to keep the bugs on their knees and we never once had to slap or swat at anything. I saw flying insects but they stayed low to the ground.
A MARVELOUS MORNING FOR A WALK IN THE FOREST
THAT RED TRIANGLE ON THE TREE IS A TRAIL MARKER HELPING HIKERS TO FIND AND REMAIN ON THE TRAIL AHEAD
IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE TWO MORE MARKERS AHEAD ON THE TRAIL
I’M CONFUSED DAD HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN TO TURN LEFT OR RIGHT ON THE TRAIL
WELL PHEEBS WHEN ONE SEES TWO MARKERS ON A TREE THE TOP ONE IS EITHER LEFT OR RIGHT OF THE BOTTOM MARKER AND POINTS IN THE DIRECTION OF THE TURN…IN THE PHOTO ABOVE THE TRAIL TAKES A TURN TO THE LEFT AND IN THE PHOTO BELOW THE TRAIL TURNS TO THE RIGHT
IN THIS PHOTO 3 MARKERS ARE VISIBLE ON 3 SEPARATE TREES
I THINK WE’RE GOING TO END UP WITH SOME MUDDY PAWS IN THE JEEP
MAYAPPLES ON THE FOREST FLOOR
THAT’S PHEEBS WAY UP AHEAD SCOUTING THE TRAIL
WITH WARMER WEATHER UPON US AND ALL THIS SWAMP WATER LYING AROUND IT IS AMAZING THAT WE WERE NEVER BOTHERED BY A SINGLE MOSQUITO
TURNED OUT TO BE A LOVELY SPRING MORNIING FOR A WALK IN THE HULLETT MARSH
THE HULLETT MARSH IS BORDERED ON ALL SIDES BY FARMLAND
PHEEBS SAW THIS TRAIL MARKER BEFORE I DID AND KNEW ENOUGH TO TURN LEFT
LEADING THE WAY ACROSS A WOODEN BRIDGE OVER A SMALL CREEK
Spring is a time of many lovely smells with so many blossoms in the air and this morning was no exception as we wandered among sweet smelling lilacs, cherry, and apple blossom trees. The aroma carried by the wind was everywhere and it felt like magic in the air as we made our way along. No hurry to go or be anywhere so we poked along getting both paws and shoes muddy along the way. By 10 o’clock though I was aware of the heat building so we moseyed ourselves on back to the Jeep.
THE AMAZING LY SWEET AROMA HERE BESIDE THE LILAC BUSH ON THE LEFT AND THE APPLE TREE ON THE RIGHT WAS A TOTAL DELIGHT
I BELIEVE THOSE TO BE CHERRY BLOSSOMS ABOVE AND APPLE BLOSSOMS BELOW
Took our time heading home and noticed more farmers out working their fields. With these strong southerly winds upon us at the moment open fields are drying out quickly and even some of the gravel country roads are already very dusty.
I TOOK THIS PHOTO AND THE ONE BELOW JUST OVER A WEEK AGO ON MAY 7TH SHOWING A FARMER’S FIELD LOOKING LIKE A SMALL LAKE
THIS IS THAT SAME FIELD TODAY AND BELOW IS THE FARMER PREPARING THIS VERY FIELD FOR PLANTING
THOSE ARE BIG ROLLERS HE IS PULLING AND HERE HE STOPS AND GETS OUT TO GO PICK UP A BIG ROCK LYING JUST AHEAD OF WHERE HE IS WALKING
All trees, plants and shrubs are now mostly leafed out as we close in one of the prettiest months of the year. June is the month between the colds and cools of winter and Spring and the month before hot and dry July and August days begin. In my opinion June is when flower beds, forests, the whole country side, and gardens are at their prime natural best here in our neck of the woods in southern Ontario.
FOR PHEEBS AND I THIS IS OUR FAVORITE ‘GO-TO’ SPOT IN THE HULLETT MARSH
WINDS WERE REALLY RIPPLING UP THE WATER AND I HAD TO HANG ONTO MY HAT WHILE TAKING THESE PHOTOS
THERE ARE MANY MANY BIRD BOXES IN THE MARSH AND BELOW I SEE THERE IS A SWALLOW LIVING IN BOX NUMBER 96
I did spend the afternoon inside enjoying our artificially produced cooler air but weather forecasters are calling for cooler air to roll back into our neighborhood so I’m very much looking forward to that and getting back outside in the afternoons again to continue with my yard projects.
OUR ‘RED BUD’ TREE IS DOING VERY WELL THIS YEAR AND HAS THE MOST BLOSSOMS WE HAVE EVER SEEN ON IT
- Hello! Gordon's pizza?
- No sir it's Google's pizza.
- So it's a wrong number?" Sorry
- No sir, Google bought it.
- OK. Take my order please
- Well sir, you want the usual?"
- The usual? You know me?
- According to our caller ID data sheet, in the last 12 times, you ordered pizza with cheese, sausage and a thick crust.
- OK! This is it ...
- May I suggest to you this time ricotta, arugula with dry tomato.?
- What? I hate vegetables.
- Your cholesterol is not good, sir."
- How do you know?
- We crossed the number of your fixed phone line with your name, through the subscribers guide. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
- Okay, but I do not want this pizza!,I already take medicine.
-"Excuse me, but you have not taken the medicine regularly, from our commercial database, 4 months ago, you only purchased a box with 30 cholesterol tablets at the Drugsale Network”.
- I bought more from another drugstore.
- It's not showing on your credit card statement
- I paid in cash
- But you did not withdraw that much cash according to your bank statement
- I have have other source of cash
- This is not showing as per you last Tax form unless you bought them from an undeclared income source.
-WHAT THE HELL?
"I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the intention of helping you”.
- Enough is enough! I'm sick of google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp. I'm going to an Island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone line and no one to watch me or spy on me
"I understand sir but you need to renew your passport first as it expired 5 weeks ago”…………..