Saturday, November 11, 2017

HOW A SINGLE BANANA PLAYED A ROLE IN WASHING THE JEEP THIS MORNING

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With leaves increasingly becoming scarce on a few trees out our East window we were able to see our second partial fiery sunrise this morning.  Seeing sunrises, sunsets, and clear night skies from horizon to horizon is something I really miss when we are not traveling.

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A FINE MORNING FOR A DRIVE IN THE COUNTRY

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HARVESTED CORN STALKS SURROUNDED BY MUDDY TRACTOR AND COMBINE TRACKS COVERED WITH SNOW

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With rain predicted for Sunday I figured Pheebs and I had better get out and make hay while the sunshine shone.  Picked up a coffee and muffin to go at Bayfield's Charles Street Market Café and headed for the south end of town.  I was needing a specific item at Foodland so slipped in and got me a single banana for twenty five cents.  No, not to eat with my muffin and in fact I didn't buy it to eat at all.  Well not right then that is.  I needed the change (a Loonie and a Toonie) from my five dollar bill for the carwash next door.  On Goderich streets the day before Libby had become coated in road salt and I needed to get that salt off.  So with the indirect help of a banana I was able to get Libby cleaned up.

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OUR FIRST LEG STRETCH STOP OF THE MORNING

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SOMETIMES WHEN I PEEK OVER I CATCH PHEEBS GRABBING A FEW ZZZZZZZZZZ’S

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FORESTS ARE LOOKING BEARER WITH EACH PASSING NOVEMBER  DAY

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With the Jeeps exterior washed Pheebs and I were off.  Country roads were still frozen and paved roads dry so there were no worries about mud or road salt.  Again we didn't venture too far from Bayfield and just cruised a half dozen rural roads enjoying the sometimes sunlit landscape and looking for photos of opportunity.  Looping around we were home again about 10:30 and by mid afternoon our temperatures finally came back up to the freezing point at 32F.  Geezzz can Spring be far behind.

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WE STOPPED BY KERR'S CAMPGROUND SOUTH OF VARNA FOR OUR SECOND LEG STRETCH

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A COMMENTER IN OUR SHOUT BOX ASKED HOW PHEEBS LIKES THE SNOW…..WELL BY THE LOOK OF IT SHE’S LIKING IT JUST FINE BUT OF COURSE WE HAVEN’T GOT OURSELVES STUCK IN ANY FORTY FOOT SNOWDRIFTS YET EITHER……………..

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 LOTS OF PINE CONES ON SOME EVERGREENS AND I SUSPECT THOSE MIGHT BE COYOTE TRACKS

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RV CAMPSITES ARE JUST UP THERE IN THAT TREE LINE TO THE LEFT

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NICE POND AT KERR’S CAMPGROUND

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Five years ago tonight we spent our first official night in our Congress Arizona house.  Six years ago tonight we were on the eve of our departure to the Southwest for another week-end.  Maybe in another 6 weeks or so we will once again have us another eve of departure.

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I’M GUESSING THOSE MAY BE BLACK ANGUS CATTLE

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THIS FARMER IS ABOUT READY TO GET THAT PLOW INTO THE GROUND BEFORE WINTER SETS IN

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I WONDER IF THAT IS A SACK OF PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES IN THAT WHITE BAG ON THE COMBINE CAB’S FLOOR

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FARM MACHINERY TRACKS LEADING INTO A FIELD ALONGSIDE THE ROAD

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HEY THERE’S THOSE DARN BLACK ANGUS COWS AGAIN AND THEY’VE HARDLY EVEN EVER  MOVED MUCH……INCLUDING THE HORSE….. HORSE??

I now have my Nikon D5000 and 70-300mm lens mounted on a tripod in the sunroom pointing out through the window into our front yard.  I’m hoping to catch me a few bird photos.  Below are a few test shots from today.

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‘DON’T YOU BE SHAKING YOUR BEAK AT ME MISTER!!’  …. BLUE JAYS

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DARK-EYED JUNCO

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‘OOOPH IF I CAN JUST GET MY OTHER FOOT UP HERE’

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HEY HOW DID THIS APPLE PIE SLIP IN HERE??  WELL BECAUSE KELLY BAKED THE VERY MUCH MOST BESTEST OF EVER APPLE PIE THIS AFTERNOON THAT’S HOW:))

Today being November 11th means it is Remembrance Day and it is a day I remember all the military books I have read over the years and the many people I’ve read about who lost their lives.  Also remembering veterans who survived the Second World War like my Uncle Harry who was in the Canadian Army stationed in England and my Dad in the Canadian Air Force stationed in Nova Scotia.  My Dad passed away in 2002 and Uncle Harry in 2013.

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THAT’S  AUNT JEAN’S BROTHER AND MY UNCLE HARRY ON THE LEFT AND THAT’S MY DAD ON THE RIGHT

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GROANER'S CORNER:((  An attorney telephoned the governor just after midnight, insisting that he talk to him regarding a matter of utmost urgency. An aide eventually agreed to wake up the governor. 'So, what is it?' grumbled the governor.  'Judge Garber has just died' said the attorney, 'and I want to take his place.'  The governor replied: 'Well, it's OK with me if it's OK with the undertaker.'

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You might be a redneck if...

More than one living relative is named after a Southern Civil War general.

You think the stock market has a fence around it.

Your boat has not left the driveway in 15 years.

Your front porch collapses and kills more than three dogs.

Your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool.

You keep a can of Raid on the kitchen table.

You've ever used a toilet seat as a picture frame.

Your home has more miles on it than your car.

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Knock Knock!
Who's there?
Cash.
Cash who?
No thanks, but I'd like some peanuts!

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8 comments:

  1. You have some snow! We're supposed to get 4 days with lots of rain before heading home. Good idea to set up your camera for the bird feeders. I may try that too. Hope we get some birds.

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  2. Delightful photos of the birds - even capturing some with the seeds in their beaks.

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  3. Enjoy the bird photos. Consider setting the bird bath with fresh water and a small flat electric heating coil. They appreciated water in winter, rather than snow, and sometimes the availability of fresh water draws more birds than seeds, alone. Have used one of these inexpensive 75 watt units:
    https://www.amazon.com/Farm-Innovators-HR-75-Decorative-75-Watt/dp/B000B864Z6/ref=sr_1_5?s=lawn-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1510472191&sr=1-5&keywords=bird+bath+heater+for+outdoors

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  4. You made good use of that banana . good to get that road salt off asap, nice photo of your dad and uncle Harry.

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  5. Sure do hope you guys are able to get out of that weather in a few weeks time.

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  6. Al, I could look at your bird photos all day! You have so many birds that we just don't have here in our desert! And, I'm loving the snow photos too!
    ~Cheryl Ann~

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  7. Those are some FAT birds you got there, Al. Looks like they are all set for winter. Great photos which actually make me look forward to winter and snow .. almost. :-) I bought a 20-foot trailer a year ago and have been camping several times this past year and I love it! Your travels and your blog sure are inspirations, please don't stop RV-ing and please don't stop blogging. I have set up my own baby blog at www.travelswithtowhee.com and hope it will be even a tiny bit of help and/or inspiration to others. My best to you and Kelly. ~Ann

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  8. Love seeing the landscape slowly move into winter. Those birds are wonderful - they're so expressive and your captions are great. That is one good looking pie!

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