With coffee and a Morning Glory muffin so fresh out of the oven it was hard to hang onto Pheebs and I pulled away from Bayfield’s Charles Street Market about 9 this morning and headed ourselves east to the Bannockburn Conservation area.
ALONG BAYFIELD’S MAIN STREET THIS MORNING
NICE BOARDWALK THROUGH THE SWAMPY AREA
NICE TO SEE THESE OLD WEATHERED BOARDWALKS ARE WELL MAINTAINED
Despite a thickening cloud cover and a mugginess in the air we decided to take ourselves for a walk along the Bannockburn trail up into the dark woods to see if we could locate and old barn foundation. Unfortunately we didn’t get too far. Despite spraying myself with mosquito repellent the humidity loving mosquitoes were soon upon us and the repellent didn’t work at all. In fact at one time I saw three mosquitoes on my left arm and they were all wearing Hazmat Suits as protection against the spray I had put on.
RUSTIC OLD STAIRWAY IN THE FOREST
It was probably just as well we didn’t go too far anyway because my shirt was already sticking to me and the humidity was increasing. Made a mental note to myself to return and look for that old foundation in late September or early October when the air will be cooler and all that miserable humidity is out of the air.
BECAUSE OF THEIR SMOOTH BARK BEECH TREES ARE ALWAYS GREAT FOR CARVING ONE’S INITALS IN THE TREE
BLACK WING DRAGON FLIES WERE IN ABUNDANCE THIS MORNING
Kelly’s youngest Son Ben along with his wife Bri and their two boys Darion and Kai drove over from Cambridge Sunday and are staying at a cabin by the lake for a couple days at Deer Park Lodge. Deer Park Lodge is where Kelly worked for about 10 years right up until about 3 years ago.
WHITE SQUIRRELS ARE A RARITY BUT I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE TWO OF THEM TODAY AND THEY WERE BOTH TOGETER
TOOK THESE WHITE SQUIRREL PHOTOS IN VARNA ONTARIO THIS MORNING….HAD I NOT PULLED OVER TO LET A COUPLE WEEK-END SPEED-BALLS GO BY I WOULD NOT HAVE NOTICED THESE SQUIRRELS PLAYING IN A BIG TREE
It was about 4 o’clock when the Cambridge gang drove over to our place about a mile east of Deer Park. Kai their youngest remembered Pheebs from last summer and was anxious to see her. For a quiet couple like Kelly and I who rarely have company of any kind it’s always quite an eye opener if and when a family with a couple young kids come to visit……Warning:: You are about to see lots of Kids pictures from here to the end of the blog!!
JUST ROLLED IN
DARION AGE FOUR DOES AN IRISH JIG WHILE KAI AGE TWO AND A HALF HAS OTHER PRESSING MATTERS ON H IS MIND
A WALK AROUND THE YARD WITH BEN IN WHITE AND BRI IN BLACK
AT THIS POINT THEY HAVEN’T SEEN THE FROG YET……HAVE YOU??
For supper Pizza was ordered and picked up. It was our first pizza from Renegades Diner in Bayfield and we all thought it was absolutely great. And it was ready only 15 minutes after we ordered it. Fastest Pizza ever. In fact we got two of em:))
BIT OF A DISPUTE GOING ON HERE OVER THE TOYS
PHEEBS GIVES KAI A SMOOCH
KAI GIVES PHEEBE A HUG
PHEEBS IS JUST SOOOOOO GREAT WITH KIDS
DARION RELAXES ON THE COUCH THINKING ‘THAT KAI HE JUST WEARS ME OUT’
PHEEBS SURE LOVES HER TUMMY RUBS
THE BOYS WANTED TO TAKE PHEEBE FOR A WALK ON THE LEASH
KAI SAYS ‘OK DARION IT’S MY TURN TO WALK PHEEBE’
‘MY TURN-NO MY TURN-NO MY TURN’!!
ALL KID’S PHOTOS TODAY WERE TAKEN WITH OUR SONY RX100 3
‘COME ON DARION QUIT HOGGING THE LEASH IT’S MY TURN’
SO THE KIDS WILL BE BACK IN THE MORNING TO PUT ALL THE TOYS AWAY RIGHT?? WHADDYA MEAN THAT ISN’T SOMETHING KIDS DO!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Bubba had shingles. Those of us who spend much time in a doctor's office should appreciate this! Doesn't it seem more and more that physicians are running their practices like an assembly line? Here's what happened to Bubba: Bubba walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Bubba said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. Fifteen minutes later a nurse's aide came out and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Bubba to wait in the examining room. A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles...' So the nurse gave Bubba a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Bubba to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. An hour later the doctor came in and found Bubba sitting patiently in the nude and asked Bubba what he had. Bubba said, 'Shingles.' The doctor asked, 'Where?'
Bubba said, 'Outside on the truck. Where do you want me to unload 'em??'
Q. How do you make holy water?
A. Boil the hell out of it.
A man suffered a heart attack and had by-pass surgery. He awakened to find himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic hospital. As he was recovering, a nun asked him how he was going to pay the bill. He replied in a raspy voice, "No health insurance." The nun asked if he has money in the bank. He replied "No money in the bank." The nun asked " Do you have a relative who could help you?" He said "Just a spinster sister who is a nun." The nun, slightly perturbed, said "Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God." The patient replied, "Then send the bill to my brother-in-law.
From pictures of the kids to those white squirrels ... everyone on your blog tonight were fantastic pictures.ReplyDelete
Beautiful white squirrels! Never knew they existed..... How fun for youReplyDelete
to get pictures of them...... And, kids ! Quite a full day. Thanks for sharing.
Black dragon flies and white squirrels - amazing!! The kiddos are darling. Love the hugs with Pheebs. She must have been in heaven :-)))ReplyDelete
I never saw a white squirrel. Beautiful photos of them!ReplyDelete
National Geo-quality photos of those squirrels. Never have seen white ones like those. Lovely pixs of grandchildren playing with Pheebs. It is fortunate for us the humidity has not dampened your amazing photographic eye.ReplyDelete
Love the squirrel pictures, I never knew they existed.ReplyDelete
Live those hate squirrels, that is a very rare treat. Nice that the kids dropped by for a visit and play withs Pheebs.ReplyDelete
I'm sure Kelly loved seeing her grandchildren. And those white squirrels are really remarkable!ReplyDelete
The white squirrels are beautiful! you are so lucky to see even one of them!ReplyDelete
You really need to market that photo of the squirrel talking sweet words to his sweetheart with her eyes shut. That would make a beautiful Valentine's day card.ReplyDelete
Those white squirrel shots are beyond amazing, you really need to get them published somewhere. How about giving National Geographic a call.ReplyDelete