PERSONALLY THIS IS MY FAVORITE BAYFIELD WHEN IT IS QUIETLY FREE OF ALL THE TOURISTS AND NOT A SOUL IS TO BE SEEN
Just when I think these magical Autumn days cannot get any better they simply do. For me it is the best time of year by far and poking along the country roads this morning with windows down I again marveled at the surreal feeling in the air that only makes itself present at this time of year during the months of September and October. Some mornings the air is still enough to float on and other days light Autumn breezes can transport me to far off places of myth and magic. It is Autumn which brings back my many pleasant memories of childhood and those first few days and weeks of my earliest learning in the old two story brick Tavistock Public School . The kids, the playgrounds, ball diamonds, laughter, new and old friends with many adventures on and off the playground, warm sunny days with gentle cooling breezes. I remember the smell of the classrooms, old wood desks and the schools creaky wooden floors with it's scented sprinklings of green janitorial cleaners. Varnished window and door frames and I remember the smell of books, erasers, pencils, farts, and Lepage's glue as we pasted things into our art class binders. And yes i used the fart word there. Kids are always letting off farts and it was all part of the overall classroom smell. At any unsuspecting time one’s nose would curl up as an invisible cloud of methane gas would permeate through the classroom bringing forth giggles and sideways accusing glances. Each Autumn at this time of year all these memories come back reminding me of the days I would sit staring out tall multi-paned classroom windows at wind rustled Autumn leaves just a short stone's throw away. I was always a dreamer wanting to be outside in the sunshine hoping a passing breeze would swoop me up like a leaf on a tree and carry me off to enchanted lands far far away. Not being able to readily do that I would sometimes squeeze off a little methane just to get back at whatever unknown forces were preventing me from doing what it was I wanted to be doing. Besides, I got a kick out of watching unsuspecting noses curl up as well…...so there:))
MENNONITE BOYS GATHER IN A SCHOOLYARD BEFORE CLASSES SOUTH OF BAYFIELD
CAN’T THINK OF A NICER PLACE TO BE THAN OUT AND ABOUT IN OUR RURAL SOUTHERN ONTARIO FARMLANDS AND FORESTS
AS YOU CAN SEE OUR FORESTS ARE STILL PREDOMINITELY GREEN
Had to dress myself on the warm side first thing this morning and we did have to snap on a little bit of heat in the Jeep until the Sun got up high enough to bring the days warming temperatures to us. Kelly had entrusted us with a mission today to bring home an apple pie along with a new bag of doggy treats for Pheebs. Both those items were attainable in Zurich Ontario so at some point in our morning's wanderings I knew we had to make a couple stops in Zurich. First stop was at Jerry Rader's Homestyle Country Market for the Dutch Apple Pie and a Turkey Salad sandwich then half a block down the road to the South Huron Veterinary Clinic for Pheebs diet doggy treats.
OUR MORNING TRAVELS TOOK US PAST MANY RIPENING CORNFIELDS
PULLED OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND HEADED OFF INTO A CORNFIELD
NOTICE HOW YELLOW AND DRY THE LEAVES ARE BECOMING
PHEEBS STAYED IN THE JEEP BECAUSE IT IS TOO EASY FOR A HUMAN OR AN ANIMAL TO BECOME LOST AND DISORIENTED IN A MAZE OF 8’ TALL CORN STALKS
THESE GOLDEN LEAVES WILL NEXT TURN BROWN AND THE CORN WILL BE READY FOR HARVESTING IN ABOUT A MONTH I’M GUESSING
‘OK DAD TIME TO GET YOURSELF OUT OF THAT CORNFIELD’!!!!
Whenever Pheebs and I head south of Bayfield we generally take a drive down around the Bayfield Harbor before stopping at the Charles Street Market for a fresh out of the oven Morning Glory muffin and freshly brewed medium roast coffee. And that is just what we did this morning before wandering out into Huron Counties beautiful countryside. To me it is just the best way to start one's day. No work related responsibilities, toil, or stress. When I think back to how I started many of my mornings in the old working days I shudder at the thought and give thanks to whatever forces in the Universe that those days are long behind me. Maybe my head don't work as well as it once did but sometimes that's Okay and especially so when it can relax itself and for a few hours each morning enjoy the peace and quiet of our tranquil wanderings through the countryside…………..
ALL OF THESE BOATS WILL HAVE TO COME OUT OF THE WATER OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS
FISHING BOATS WINTER IN PLACE
SOME BOATS ARE ALREADY STOWED AWAY, WRAPPED, AND READY FOR THE LONG WINTER MONTHS AHEAD
I’M NOT MUCH OF A BOAT PERSON BUT SOMETIMES I WISH I HAD BEEN
I THINK THIS LITTLE PLASTIC PALM TREE IS FEELING VERY SAD NOW THAT SUMMER HAS COME TO AN END
PHEEBS AND LIBBY WAIT ON BAYFIELD’S MAIN STREET WHILE I SLIP INTO THE CHARLES STREET MARKET CAFE FOR A COFFEE AND MORNING GLORY MUFFIN TO GO
Having picked up our bag of diet doggy treats and apple pie in Zurich this morning Pheebs and I were home before noon and I immediately took advantage of our sunny 65F temperature and set about cleaning some more of the Motorhome. Black streaks removed, all outside windows cleaned except the windshield and even managed to splash a little Meguiar's Marine wax on the rig's front end. More frogs to the big pond and even managed to get a few flowers transplanted as well. Always a good feeling at the end the day when one feels they have accomplished something useful.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Two confirmed bachelors sat talking, their conversation drifted from politics to cooking. "I got a cookbook once," said one, "but I could never do anything with it." "Too much fancy work in it, eh?" asked the other. "You said it. Every one of the recipes began the same way - 'Take a clean dish'."
12 Things Not To Say To A Police Officer If Stopped………………..
1. I can't reach my license unless you hold my beer.
2. Sorry, officer, I didn't realize my radar detector wasn't plugged in.
3. Aren't you the guy from the Village People?
4. Hey, you must've been going about 125 mph to keep up with me. Good job!
5. Are you Andy or Barney?
6. I thought you had to be in relatively good physical condition to be a police officer.
7. You're not going to check the trunk, are you?
8. I pay your salary!
9. Gee, officer! That's terrific. The last officer only gave me a warning, too!
10. Do you know why you pulled me over? Okay, just so one of us does.
11. I was trying to keep up with traffic. Yes, I know there are no other cars around. That's how far ahead of me they are.
12. When the officer says "Gee son....Your eyes look red, have you been drinking?" You probably shouldn't respond with, "Gee officer your eyes look glazed, have you been eating donuts?"
Wannetta time please!
Gee whiz! You could go work for Santa Claus the way you are checking your list. I get tired just reading all you I have accomplished.ReplyDelete
Is that the old school that's now the nursing home? If so, that's where my mother passed her final years. Another great fall day for getting things done!ReplyDelete
Yes that is the same school.Delete
Lovely post and beautiful photos. Thanks.....ReplyDelete
Ir was a perfect fall day, and like you the early memories of the school days are wonderful. Nice to get the wax on front of your coach, helps the bugs slide off.ReplyDelete
Our poor Hiker badly needs a bath, but neither one of us has stayed healthy enough to do it yet!!ReplyDelete
The expression on Pheeb's face is priceless! She doesn't like getting left behind.ReplyDelete
The cornfields remind me of our old home in Missouri surrounded by cornfields. My little sister was missing one day and everyone panicked thinking she had gone into the corn rows. We breathed a collective sigh of relief when we found her playing in the dirt at the beginning of a row.
I Love fall too. Favorite time of the year. A beautiful, colorful and introspective time. Pheebs is so cute in the passenger seat !ReplyDelete