A second sultry morning looking like rain and I considered forcing myself to stay in and read, watch TV, and bonk around on the computer. Pheebe of course was having none of that boring stuff and sat right beside my chair staring intently at me until at last she broke my resolve and out the door and down the road we went. Wasn’t long before we began seeing a few dribbles of sunlight through the clouds and that was enough to cheer me up and spur me on. Thanks to Pheebs for getting me out of the house.
SLIPPED DOWN AROUND THE BAYFIELD HARBOR ON OUR WAY OUT OF TOWN….EARLY MORNING FISHERMEN ON THE SOUTH PIER
IT WAS SOON EVIDENT WE WERE IN THE QUIET COUNTRYSIDE
THERE’S A SOOTHING MAGIC TO THESE BACK COUNTRY ROADS
LOTS OF ONIONS
SOME OF THIS WINTER WHEAT HAS BEEN WIND AND RAIN DAMAGED AND SOME HAS BEEN CUT
Another absolutely fine Sunday morning drive through the countryside southeast of Bayfield. Farm fields are ripe with color and corn stalks are already 7 & 8 feet tall. Winter wheat is being harvested with several different types of bean fields looking green and lush. A profusion of mid summer flowers along roadsides, creeks, and along the edges of farmers fields. Trees and shrubs are at their peak growth and how nice to be able to slowly wander the back country roads taking in Mother Nature’s wonders.
THAT CORN IS OVER 7 FEET TALL…..’AWWWW COME ON DAD LET’S GET ROLLIN’
HAD TO KEEP IT ON THE STRAIGHT AND NARROW BETWEEN THE CORN FIELDS TODAY
THAT MIGHT BE ROWS OF CANOLA
A FEW OUTSIDE ROWS OF WINTER WHEAT HAVE BEEN TAKEN OFF
SOON THESE WHEAT STOCKS AND STEMS WILL BE BUNDLED UP INTO STRAW BALES
SURE IS LOOKING LIKE A PRETTY DARNED LAZY SUMMER SUNDAY MORNING
IT’S A WORKING DAY FOR THESE FARM BOYS
It is pretty much every morning now that I take Pheebs for a ride in the Jeep for a couple hours. We're not driving all the time of course and some mornings when it's cool enough and the air is bug free we pop into a few trails and conservation areas along the way for a walk. It's a winning combination for both of us. Thanks to my relentless gnawing restlessness Pheebs is able to get out and about every day and thanks to Pheebs and my readers I have a reason to go somewhere and do something along the way. For as long as I can remember I have always had a restless spirit residing within. Always an urge to go somewhere, a need to look over every fence, a desire to travel around the next bend in the road to see what's there. Always looking for things whether they be answers, feelings, understandings, emotions or places. In other words, an essential obligation to myself to free my spirit each day if only for a couple quiet country hours.
After publishing my blog early Saturday night I was having a look through several of our email accounts in the draft folders and was appalled to see how many unanswered emails I have in there many of which I had started out to answer but never finished. Happy to say I was able to make a start at finishing some of the drafts I had started and sent those emails on their way. After publishing my blog tonight I hope to respond to a few more folks. Carolyn, Rhonda, and Betty I have you Gals in my sights:))
TALL WILD FLOWER HEADS BUT I DON’T KNOW WHAT KIND
On my Sirius Satellite Radio in the Jeep this past month I have been listening to 'the 50's at 5' which means 1950's music on channel 05. A nice gentle trip down memory lane for me and I'm surprised at the number of songs and artists I am able to quickly guess when the songs start. Can't remember simple things that happened an hour ago but music seems to remain in my mind forever. It's like living life with a jukebox in one's head. And it is the older music I remember best. Ever noticed if you listen to music from the 40's, 50's and very early 60's there is no anger, no attitude, no hate, no protest. It was a much different world we lived in and that different world is evidenced in the music of those days. But really, were they 'the good old days?' I know there are those who will disagree and pooh-pooh that saying but of course they were the good old days. Don't believe me? Just listen to and sing along with that eras 'feeling good' music because that music reflected an easier optimistic and simpler time. Take a break from the madness, put on some of the old tunes and let them take you back to a simpler happier time in your life. You can do it, you already know most of the words I bet. Yes indeed it was the ‘good old days’ alright and don’t you let anyone tell you different and if they do they are simply caught up in the harsh reality of today’s world and have forgotten all to soon where they came from.…………….
George Bush: When you rearrange the letters: He Bugs Gore
Dormitory: When you rearrange the letters: Dirty Room
Evangelist: When you rearrange the letters: Evil's Agent (well ain’t that the truth!!)
Desperation: When you rearrange the letters: A Rope Ends It
The Morse Code: When you rearrange the letters: Here Come Dots
Slot Machines: When you rearrange the letters: Cash Lost in Em
Animosity: When you rearrange the letters: Is No Amity
Snooze Alarms: Wen you rearrange the letters: Alas No More Z's
A Decimal Point: When you rearrange the letters: I'm a Dot in Place
Eleven plus two: When you rearrange the letters: Twelve plus one
Why Dogs Are Best::
1. The later you are, the more excited your dog is to see you.
2. Dogs don't notice if you call them by another dog's name.
3. Dogs like it if you leave a lot of things on the floor.
4. A dog's parents never visit.
5. Dogs agree that you have to raise your voice to get your point across.
6. You never have to wait for a dog; they're ready to go 24 hours a day.
7. Dogs find you amusing when you're obviously not.
8. Dogs like to go hunting and fishing.
9. A dog will not wake you up at night to ask, If I died, would you get another dog??
10. If a dog has babies, you can put an ad in the paper and give them away.
11. A dog will let you put a studded collar on it without calling you a pervert.
12. If a dog smells another dog on you, they don't get mad. They just think it's interesting..
13. Dogs like to ride in the back of a pickup truck.
And last, but not least:
14. If a dog leaves, it won't take half of your stuff.
Okay, okay: W. H. O.