Another favorably refreshingly cool morning as Pheebs and I headed into Bayfield. A spin down around the harbor netted us a few anchored sailboat photos before stopping at the Charles Street Market for a morning glory muffin and coffee to go.
NICE MORNING FOR WASHING THE BOAT
AT THE BAYFIELD BEACH GETTING READY FOR A PADDLE ON LAKE HURON
BAYFIELD’S BEACH SIDE MARTIN HOUSE
LOTS OF GOSSIP GOING ON THIS MORNING
‘HEY THERE CUTEY PIE WHY DONT’CH COME UP AND SEE ME SOME TIME’
‘WILL YA KNOCK IT OFF DOWN THERE’
TUESDAY MORNINGS MUST BE BOAT WASHING MORNINGS
THE HECK WITH WASHING THE BOAT LET’S JUST WATCH OTHERS WASHING THEIRS
HEY THESE FOLKS EVEN HAVE A PALM TREE
Our travels once again took us southeast of Bayfield through rural farmlands. Of course just about anywhere one goes in southern Ontario it is going to be mainly rural farmland. With the wheat harvest all but over there were very few large farm machines moving around on the country roads. When we stop for our leg stretches I sometimes like to just get out and stand on the gravel road listening to the absolute sounds of nothing save for maybe an early morning rattling of milk cans from a distant farm. Well, from those farms that still use the old fashioned metal milk cans that is.
NICE HYDRANGEA BUSH IN BAYFIELD
AN OLDER COUPLE ENJOY A RELAXING MORNING AT CLAN GREGOR SQUARE
NEW BARN GOING UP ON TH BRONSON LINE
NOW THIS IS MY KIND OF PLACE
I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS CROP IS….MAYBE BEANS OF SOME KIND
OOOOPS, WHEN PLANTING HIS BEANFIELD THIS FARMER MUST HAVE HAD A FEW KERNALS OF CORN FALL OUT OF HIS POCKET
WELL NOW HERE’S SOMETHING I NEVER KNEW WE HAD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD BLUEWATER TUG OF WAR
We have all driven by many cornfields this time of year and I’m sure most have wandered what it would look like from inside one of those cornfields. Below is a few photos to give you an idea what you have been missing.
THIS IS A PHEEBS EYE VIEW OF THE CORNFIELD
THIS IS MY EYES VIEW OF WALKING THROUGH THE CORNFIELD
Well I had myself a bit of a blast this afternoon after discovering Google's Play Store' and 'Galaxy Apps.' On my Smartypants phone I now have a compass, altimeter, Google maps, GPS Tracking, local Weather, a Moon Phase monthly calendar, a Unit Converter, Night Vision Camera, Mirror, Magnifier, Flashlight, a Plant Identifier, Google Earth, Sky Night Pro, Shazam Music Identifier, Star Chart, and a Bubble Level. Wow and double Wow I am impressed with these things and this is the whole reason for me getting a Smart Phone. I knew I would love the Apps and that was my priority. I am not disappointed and methinks I’m off to a great start. Actual phone use itself.......nope still not much interest there.
DOWNIE WOODPECKER OUTSIDE THE WINDOW THIS AFTERNOON
A GREAT BLUE HERON LIFTS OFF OUR PARK’S POND THIS EVENING
PHEEBS HAS A ROLL IN THE GRASS ALONGSIDE THE POND
Heard on the news tonight Tim Horton Coffee is raising their prices. Last price increase was in 2014. Oh Dear now I am going to have to memorize the price of a coffee and muffin all over again. Just when I was I was beginning to know exactly how much change to have ready at the drive-thru pick up window too. Latest News
WE STOPPED AT AN OLD FAVORITE HAUNT NORTH OF GRAND BEND AND THIS IS LOOKING NORTH ALONG THE SHORELINE TOWARDS BAYFIELD
LOOKING SOUTHWARD TOWARD GRAND BEND I AM SURPRISED AT HOW MUCH THE CLAY CLIFF BANK HAS ERODED
PHOTO AT LEFT SHOWS CRACKS IN THE GROUND WHERE THE BANK WILL NEXT TUMBLE AND PHOTO AT RIGHT CATCHES THE ‘SHADOW COWBOY’
WHEN I FIRST CAME HERE IN THE EARLY 60’S THIS CLIFF TOP EASILY STRETCHED OUT ANOTHER 20 FEET OR MORE
DUE TO INCREASINGLY HIGH LAKE LEVELS WATER KEEPS DIGGING INTO THE BANK UNDERMINING THE FARM LAND ABOVE
NOT MUCH BEACH LEFT DOWN THERE
EACH YEAR THE LAND OWNER LOOSES MORE AND MORE OF HIS FIELD….THE JEEP IS VISIBLE AT TOP RIGHT
IT IS STILL A NICE QUIET UNINHABITED SPOT TO COME AND SIT ATOP THE BANK AND WATCH THE SUNSET
A VERY HAZY DAY GRAND BEND BEACH CAN BE SEE ABOUT 4 MILES AWAY WITH MY 300MM TELEPHOTO LENS
It was 24 years ago today Kelly and I met for the very first time in a little coffee shop near Doon Ontario south of Kitchener. I have been carrying a pen and little black note book in my shirt pockets every day for 33 years and in September of 2009 I wrote a post about how that pen and notebook nearly sunk my chances that very first day I met Kelly. (I carry notebooks to write everything down I need to do each day) Here is an excerpt from that post……..”As helpful as my little black (yes, it's actually black) book has been over the years it did very nearly cost me a second date with a very good looking blonde I had just met in a coffee shop one afternoon in Doon, Ontario. It was my first time meeting Kelly & I had pulled out all the stops. Wore my very best used Thrift Shop shirt and Sally Ann jeans. Newest pair of old running shoes and I even think I remembered to wash behind my ears that morning. To put the icing on the cake I even bought her a coffee as I recall. My pen & notebook were securely in my pocket and I never gave them a second thought. Everything went well (I think it was that free coffee I bought her that made the big impression) & we agreed to meet again later in the week for a movie. It wasn't until a few years later that she told me when she came into the coffee shop that day & saw the pen & notebook in my pocket that she had me pegged for a nerdy type guy & she definitely was not looking for a nerdy type guy. (good thing I had taken my glasses off & stuck them in my back pocket) Well, somehow me, my pen, & my notebook all survived the close coffee shop encounter that day & we have all been a part of Kelly's life ever since. Who would have ever thunk it huh. Now, how's that for a happy ending to a story between a man, a woman, a pen, & a notebook................:))
NOW HOW’S THIS FOR A SURE SIGN OF AUTUMN’S APPROACH
Have you noticed the days getting shorter?? I have and I like it. I have not once seen a clear overhead night sky since returning from the southwest in early March of this year. By the time it is really dark which in the summer is around 10 o’clock I’m already in my pajamas waiting for morning. With the days shortening I will soon be able to get out under a starry night sky much earlier. The nights will be cooler of course but the bugs will be fewer. Other signs of summer’s end are also making their presence known. Our hardy lush spring ferns are turning yellow and everything has pretty much reached it’s peak growth for the season and will soon begin it’s gentle slide into Autumns beautiful colors. In a couple weeks there will be a subtle shift in the air to begin Autumns stirrings.
‘THAT WATER’S A LONG WAY DOWN THERE DAD’
‘DON’T THINK I’LL BOTHER GOING FOR A SWIM TODAY’
‘HEY WAIT A MINUTE…….I DON’T EVEN LIKE THE WATER’
‘BUT I SURE WISH I COULD FLY LIKE THOSE SEA GULLS THOUGH’
GROANER’S CORNER:(( My wife and I were comparing notes the other day. 'I have a higher IQ, did better on my SAT's, and make more money than you,' she pointed out.
'Yeah, but when you step back and look at the big picture, I’m still ahead,' I said.
She looked mystified. 'How do you figure?'
'I married better,' I replied.
A Sunday School teacher asked, "Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark?" "No," replied Johnny. "How could he with just two worms?"
This dumb guy walks into a Tim Hortons coffee shop and orders a cup of coffee. When he gets his drink, he notices that it has a " roll up the rim’ contest on the side of the cup. He rolls up the rim and instantly starts screaming, "I won a motor home!" He continues shouting, "I won a motor home!" until the waitress decides to get her boss. "What's the problem here?" the manager asks. "I won a motor home!" he shouts again. "That's impossible!" he replies. "We didn't give out motorhomes." He says "Well, it says so right here on the rim." The boss takes a look at the cup’s rim. It says: "Win a bagel."
Alec-tricity. Ain’t that a shocker?
Be sure to check out some of the apps to identify plants, trees, birds, etc. Handy!ReplyDelete
You're a fast learner! I may have to come down and take lessons! I like the perspective of those shots inside the corn field. Must try that.ReplyDelete
Nice bird condo sequence, but the RV winner was a great Groaner.ReplyDelete
Unusual perspective on the corn crops. Something few ever see (except farmers, small wildlife, and Pheebs). And enjoyed the close dockside images of boaters. Blog a pleasant surprise each day following all your experiments, variety, and travels.ReplyDelete
I just knew you would like all the fun apps on you phone, just like a computer in your pocket.ReplyDelete
The days are getting shorter and we can start thinking about the southwest again, hope you guys can as well.
What a fascinating variety of harbor, country, coastline, cornfield and so much more. You really do live in a great place!! That Heron is so, so blue!! Pheebs is adorable rolling in the grass.ReplyDelete
Happy Anniversary to you both. I just heard about Tim's price increase myself. Gonna be StarBucks in no time...ReplyDelete
Don't know how you put all those apps on your phone. My Samsung S5 is slow as a snail and I haven't put anything on it that didn't come with it other than a compass. I'd love to have all that and the bird id things but I doubt it would operate if I did. Maybe I got a dud.ReplyDelete
Beautiful tranquil scene of boats on the lake!ReplyDelete
I had to delete some of the apps on my Samsung...I didn't have enough storage space..Then Dennis ,the computer and phone wizard, put all of my photos on the sim card...I don't even know what that is, but it did free up my phone space! LOVE the story of the pocket..At least you didn't have the dreaded "pocket protector" in that pocket!!ReplyDelete
Loved the recounting of your first coffee with Kelly! Such a great story and I'm so happy for you both! Also, I haven't told you lately what a fantastic photographer you've become. I have a good macro lens, but have always wanted extension tubes (for my Nikon 7100). The image from the back side of the white (Queen Ann's Lace?) is awesome. One of many! RhondaReplyDelete