Sure am enjoying these cooler sunny days and what a great treat from a year ago when it stayed hot and muggy for so long. I’ve heard the ‘cold’ word bantered about but I’m going to stick with ‘nippy’ when describing our earlier morning hours. Because of the cooler fresher air I was again able to get out into the back yard and continue with my yard work today. Tore down more Virginia Creeper vines from a second shed and cut down half a dozen small scrub maple trees. So far so good with my wrist.
EACH DAY WE SEE MORE OF AUTUMN’S APPROACHING FINERY
DID YOU NOTICE THE SPIDER WEB?
I CAN’T IMAGINE HAVING TO LIVE AND SPEND ONE’S TIME IN A CITY
A SATURDAY MORNING SNUZZLE
NICE DAY FOR A PILE OF COWS
HEY I THINK SOMEBODY’S GETTING A FREE LUNCH HERE
Pheebs and I did make it out for a couple hours this morning and I was able to grab a few more photos here and there. Surprisingly I found a couple more barn block quilts.
A FLOCK OF BARN PIGEONS
STILL A FEW FLOODED AREAS AROUND THE COUNTRYSIDE
THESE CANADA GEESE ARE TAKING FULL ADVANTAGE OF A FLOODED AREA BESIDE A CORN FIELD
AND HERE WAS OUR WHEELBARROW FROM A COUPLE DAYS AGO…..YEP WE GOT A WHOLE WHEELBARROW FULL OF RAIN ALRIGHT
On our sidebar is a blog entitled Technomadia and this is a couple we first met a couple years ago in Borrego Springs California. Some readers may remember when we along with some other folks toured their converted 1950’s Greyhound bus. Their names are Cherie and Chris Dunphy and they have just escaped out of hurricane Irma’s path and made it 950 miles in 28 hours to Sumerdale Alabama. However, they have had to leave their newly purchased boat in Marathon Florida which is in the Florida Keys. They have accepted the fact they may lose the boat but they are remaining positive and their attitude is good. Might want to drop in and see how the next few days go for them.
I SPOTTED A COUPLE DEER NEAR OUR PARK’S POND BUT PHEEBS DIDN’T SEE THEM AT FIRST
OOOPS, SHE JUST SAW THEM
NOT TO WORRY SHE NEVER CATCHES THOSE FLEET FOOTED DEER:))
AND HERE SHE COMES RACING BACK DOING HER LITTLE KANGAROO BOUNCE ALONG THE WAY
Sitting here under sunny calm September skies in southern Ontario it’s hard to imagine the devastation and destruction going on in Florida. We have been watching the hurricanes path on TV and it looks like Sarasota and Aunt Jean are going to be right in it’s path. Very, very, worrisome. My older cousin David Steinman in Bradenton will be affected as well. He lives in a mobile home park there but haven’t heard anything about his situation. Kelly’s Son-In-Law Derek, a Realtor in Cambridge Ontario owns 3 Condos in Fort Myers so I imagine Derek is sticking pretty close to his TV this week-end as well. Here’s a site with live webcams around Florida showing the effects of hurricane Irma. Live Florida Webcams of Hurricane Irma. I’ll be calling Aunt Jean later tonight to see how she’s making out. The single lady who has the adjoining condo to Jean is staying as well. Maybe they will team up. Jean’s condo village isn’t near the ocean so she’s not as worried about a storm surge of water as she is about losing her roof to high winds. I’ll try calling her again in the morning but she may have lost power by then.
SOME DOGS LIKE TO STICK THEIR HEADS OUT THE WINDOW INTO THE WIND BUT NOT PHEEBS, SHE JUST LIKES TO SIT THERE LIKE A LITTLE PERSON WATCHING THE SCENERY GO BY
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A doctor and a lawyer were talking at a party. Their conversation was constantly interrupted by people describing their ailments and asking the doctor for free medical advice. After an hour of this, the exasperated doctor asked the lawyer, "What do you do to stop people from asking you for legal advice when you're out of the office?" "I give it to them," replied the lawyer, "and then I send them a bill." The doctor was shocked, but agreed to give it a try. The next day, still feeling slightly guilty, the doctor prepared the bills. When he went to place them in his mailbox, he found a bill from the lawyer.
Fozzie hundredth time let me in!
Q: In January 1930, Cadillac debuted it's V16 in a car named for a theatrical version of a 1920's film seen by Harley Earl while designing the body, What's that name?
A: The "Madam X", a custom coach designed by Earl and built by Fleetwood. The sedan featured a retractable landau top above the rear seat.
Q: Which car company started out German,
yet became French after WWI?
A: Bugatti, founded in Molsheim in 1909, became French when Alsace returned to French rule.
Q: In what model year did Cadillac
introduce the first electric sunroof?
Yes nippy it is, I can agree with that, but the sunshine makes it very comfortable , at least for me. Hope Aunt Jean does well with the storm surge and hurricane. Looking forward to some positive news about her as well as your friends and family on that area.ReplyDelete
I have watched the WeatherChannel all day and will keep Aunt Jean in my prayers. Hopefully she has an interior bathroom or closet. Those barn quilt blocks are awesome. I have a book of quilt blocks and need to hunt their names.ReplyDelete
Boy, things are sure green in Ontario. No rain here in SW Saskatchewan for three and a half weeks now...ReplyDelete
Hope Aunt Jean and all the other relatives are safe. Love the pictures of Pheebs, so cute when she runs.ReplyDelete
Keeping Aunt Jean in our thoughts and prayers.ReplyDelete
I've been reading about Cherie and Chris. I'll be thinking of your Aunt Jean too.ReplyDelete
Hi, Al. I, too am worried about Aunt Jean. More so since they said the storm has veered more toward where she is. It is some help to know she isn't near the water. Thanks for that info! Please do let us know if you hear from her. It is good that she has a friend near.ReplyDelete
Keeping Aunt Jean and others in my prayersReplyDelete
When someone you know is there it makes the whole hurricane disaster closer to home. A friend has two kids and their families living in Sarasota in a mandatory evacuation area. They're in a hotel in Orlando now. My son-in-law's cousin owns a vacation home somewhere in the area. The kids have vacationed there and they fly in to Punta Gorda so it's somewhere in the Fort Myers area. I;m sure the cousin is plenty worried. There's one thing about landlocked Nebraska...no hurricanes...just hailstorms, tornadoes and blizzards. Your windows & roof might get beat to smithereens, your house might blow away and you may scoop snow for a week, but your house isn't going to fill up with water unless you were unwise enough to have it next to the rivers, which of course have been known to flood. Keeping my fingers crossed for your Aunt Jean, my friend's kids and families and my dad's Cousin John in West Palm Beach.ReplyDelete