Saturday, September 16, 2017
KELLY HEADS FOR SPENCERPORT NY WHILE PHEEBS AND I HEAD FOR DESTINATIONS UNKNOWN
JUDY, THE BIRD LADY OF BLOGLAND AND NOW OF JOJOBA HILLS CALIFORNIA WOULD CALL THIS PHOTO…’THE END’
Kelly rolled out of the driveway for Spencerport New York this morning at 8:20. Pheebs and I rolled out for destinations unknown 10 minutes later.
‘DAD SAID YOUR GOING TO BE AWAY FOR A WHOLE WEEK MOM, SAY IT ISN’T SO’
‘OH-NO’ MOM’S PACKING UP HER STUFF’
‘I’M COUNTING THE DAYS TILL YOU GET HOME MOM
I HAD A VERY SAD DOGGY ON MY HANDS UNTIL I SAID……’LET’S GO FOR A JEEP RIDE’
What an absolutely beautiful September morning. Clear skies and cool temperatures again made for an exceptionally nice cruise through the countryside east to Clinton then southeast along roads with very little to no traffic on them. Probably one of the nicest Saturday morning drives we've had for a long time.
A COUPLE OF THE BOYS OUT FOR A SATURDAY MORNING DRIVE ON THEIR TRACTORS
A GREAT WOOD CARVING MADE FROM AN OLD TREE STUMP
COMPARED TO YEARS AGO MOST FARMS LOOK SOOOOOO NICE THESE DAYS
THIS OLD ABANDONED FARM HOUSE LOOKS LIKE IT IS RIGHT UP OUR ALLEY
OH BOY HOW I WOULD LOVE TO GET INTO THAT OVERGROWN GREENERY MESS AND MAKE SOMETHING NICE OUT OF IT
SURE WAS A FINE MORNING TO BE OUT AND ABOUT
NOT ALL COUNTRY ROADS ARE AS WIDE AS OTHER
ANOTHER ONE OF OUR LEG STRETCH SPOTS IN THE HAY SWAMP
IN A FEW WEEKS THESE WOODS WILL BE A BLAZE OF COLOR
A few leg stretch stops along the way with one of them in a little church yard in Cromarty Ontario. It wasn’t our first stop here but I didn’t remember seeing the little dog statue atop one of the tombstones before.
I WOULD SAY THAT MIGHT BE THE CHURCH’S ORIGINAL STONE WORK
I FELT SADNESS WHEN STANDING HERE
A WEE TOUCH OF COLOR IN THE BUSH LINES TODAY
‘HEY LOOK GIRLS IT’S PHEEBS’
Arcing south then swinging back west we doddled our way along with windows down taking in the countryside’s fresh morning air. Decided to head for A & W in Exeter Ontario. I remembered they had Teen Burgers on for $3:50 so hanging onto that thought we ambled ourselves on over there.
‘UMM I DON’T THINK SO DAD I’M ON A DIET YOU KNOW’
OKAY SPOOGS GUESS I’LL HAVE TO FINISH IT ALL OFF BY MYSELF’
HOLY SMOKES WE FOUND US SOME MORE BARN BLOCK QUILTS TODAY TOO
IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE A SECOND BARN QUILT IN THIS PHOTO
THERE’S THE SECOND BARN QUILT
UNFORTUNATELY I COULDN’T GET A BETTER ANGLE ON THIS ONE
Kelly made it to Spencerport safely but it wasn’t the smoothest drive. It was a 6 hour drive. Here’s her email….”Oh man, I should have left at 6 a.m. or waited till Sunday. Traffic was so heavy from Brantford on. Stop and go, never got over 60-70 kil./hr. I kept waiting to come upon the accident or what was causing it. Nothing.....just volume I guess. Border was not bad though, only 5 cars ahead of me. Jeepers, I am knackered. Going to have a lay down now.”
CURIOUSLY ENOUGH I CAME ACROSS THIS ON THE BABYLON LINE
Mike, the fellow who will be doing our shed roof Monday dropped off a couple 12 pine boards Friday and this afternoon I painted them. They will replace some of the rotten fascia boards around the roof edges.
I THINK SOME OF THE NICEST FALL DISPLAYS I SAW TODAY WERE RIGHT HERE IN OUR VERY OWN 5 SEASONS ESTATES PARK
Now I know some fellers get themselves in pretty bad shape by not eating well when their wives are away but I’m not one of them. For supper tonight it was a hunk of left over Lasagna, a bowl of Cheerios and 2 peanut butter and honey sandwiches. No Sireeee, no starving myself by not eating well for this guy:))
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Steven Spielberg was discussing his new project -- an action docudrama about famous composers starring top movie stars. Sylvester Stallone, Steven Seagal, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger being courted for the top roles. Spielberg really hoped to have the box office "oomph" of these superstars, so he was prepared to allow them to select the composers they would portray, as long as they were among the most famous. "Well," started Stallone, "I've always admired Mozart. I would love to play him." "Chopin has always been my favorite, and my image would improve if people saw me playing the piano," said Willis. "I'll play him." "I've always been partial to Strauss and his waltzes," said Seagal. "I'd like to play him." Spielberg was very pleased with these choices. "Sounds splendid." Then, looking at Schwarzenegger, he asked, "Who do you want to be, Arnold?" Arnold replied, "I'll be Bach."
A guy was walking along the street when he saw a crowd of people running towards him. He stopped one of the runners and asked: "What's happening?" The runner replied breathlessly: "A lion has escaped from the zoo." "Oh my, which way is it heading?" "Well you don't think we are chasing it, do you?"
Parton my French!