Not a lot of enthusiasm for yet another cloudy day when Pheebs and I started out this morning. Contemplated turning around and going home but about the time I was about to do that I caught sight of a clear blue patch of sky on the northern horizon and it looked like it was coming our way. After grabbing a coffee and muffin in Clinton we pointed Libby’s nose north and headed off to meet Mr. Blue Sky. It was 9:35 when a wall of approaching sunshine washed over us and that of course was the start of a new day.
IT WAS THAT BLUE SKY AHEAD WE WERE TRAVELING NORTH TO MEET
CANADA GEESE ARE PRACTICING THEIR FLIGHT PATTERNS BEFORE HEADING SOUTH SOON
With Deer hunting season in full swing our stop at the Hullett Marsh was a short one and we weren’t long in getting out of there.
NOT EVEN A BIRD DID WE SEE OR HEAR IN THE MARSH
NOVEMBER’S ICY WIND BLASTS HAVE SHREDDED MANY LEAVES OFF AREA TREES
Our Jeep ride up through and around the Londesborough area was a spirit lifter. How nice to see sunshine again setting colorful fire to what’s left of Autumn’s leaves. Winter wheat looked so green in the fields it was hard to imagine Old Man Winter is on our doorstep. In fact his icy fingers will be felt in a couple days when temperatures are slated to drop below freezing. Predicted rain could easily turn to snow.
CAME ACROSS THIS ‘NEW HOLLAND’ COMBINE SITTING IN A MUDDY FIELD AND WOULD YOU BELIEVE ALL THOSE POINTY THINGS ARE A HARD PLASTIC
THEY HAVE BEEN HARVESTING CORN AND THAT IS A SMALL PILE OF CORN KERNALS
BETWEEN EACH ONE OF THOSE POINTY THINGS FITS ONE ROW OF CORN SO THIS COMBNE’S ‘CORN HEAD’ CAN TAKE DOWN 12 ROWS OF CORN AT A TIME
WALKING AROUND THIS TRACTOR AND COMBINE THE OOZY MUD ALMOST SUCKED MY LOOSE FITTING SHOES RIGHT OFF
PEERING INTO THE BELLY OF THE BEAST
LOOKS LIKE AN EASILY ACCESSIBLE FUEL FILTER UP THERE
LOTS OF HYDRAULIC LINES ON THIS MACHINE
We were home by 11 and with roving sun splashes randomly spilling into our yard I was able to take care of a few more things outside.
EAST OF LONDESBOROUGH ONTARIO
ROLLING INTO THE SLEEPY LITTLE HAMLET OF BEN MILLER
A big thanks to our RV friends Caron and Chris for dropping us off a Coral Cactus, an Amaryllis Bulb, and a Christmas card Monday. Knowing how much we will be missing our desert cactus walks I’m sure they thought if we can’t make it to the desert then they will bring a part of the desert to us. Caron and Chris who live in our Park will be heading out for the great American Southwest in a couple days. Thanks guys and soak up some sunny warm weather for us:))
OUR SUNROOM’S COMPUTER STATION WITH A VIEW
And a big thanks to Steve over at Hounds And Other Stuff for going out of his way and taking the time to figure out a way for me to get my photo albums back onto my blog after accidentally deleting them a few weeks ago. Kelly successfully re-posted the Barn Block Quilt album and I hope to update it in the next couple days with new barn quilt photos. Hope to get my Bisbee album back up as well as my ‘Old Barns’ album and maybe work on a few new ones over the winter months.
AFTERNOON WALK ON THE PINE TREE TRAIL
OUR PARK’S RECYCLING AREA
Kelly has firmed up the date of December 21rst for her next London cat scan so that is two out of three upcoming dates nailed down. It’s a slow process but we’re getting there.
ALL PINE TREE TRAIL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN WITH MY SONY RX100-3 CAMERA
THERE’S A DOGGY WAY UP THERE ON THE TRAIL
Another nice sunny walk around the Pine tree trail for Pheebs and I this afternoon. Been over 15 years now that I have been walking that trail and even with this summer’s tree cutting damage to part of the forest it is still a very pleasant relaxing walk and there are still enough colored Autumn leaves on many of the trees to make it a beautiful walk on this November 7th as well.
OUR PARK’S POND
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Owner of a aircraft manufacturing company stopped by the aircraft testing airfield to check on the newest test pilot.
He asked the supervisor how the new guy was doing. “Terrible! He has already crashed four planes this week!” Owner replied, “How is this possible? Where did he work before coming here?” Supervisor said, “He designed Windows software for Microsoft.”
- Obstetricians seem to celebrate labor day every day.
- I'll eat any kind of sweet potato. I'm yambidextrous
Bob, a man of few words, had evaded many a marital trap, but was now hopelessly in love with pretty young Sue. Finally he said, "Will you marry me, Sue?" She smiled and said, "Oh yes, Bob."
There followed a long silence, till Sue said, "Well, say something more, Bob." And Bob said hollowly, "I think I've said too much as it is."
Olive none of your lip young man!!
Nice that you got out and about loving your fall pictures.ReplyDelete
That's a big combine! I've seen several harvesting corn the past few days. Nice little log cabin you found too.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed the combine exploration pics Al. Nice to see what is inside of those things these days. I guess plastic is used since it does not rust or it is cheaper to make. Old cabins and buildings are nice to explore. Winter is here and we have 12 more days, 5 degrees F tonight is forecast.ReplyDelete
Enjoyed today's Fall pictures especially the last of your park pond with the tree reflections in the water.ReplyDelete
Winter's cold has descended in our area and looks like it is going to be even colder this weekend here, also.
Sending good thoughts Kelly's way; hope she gets that last date firmed up soon.
Thanks Al. I'm glad I could help and get your albums posted again.ReplyDelete
Dennis has been in the combine doing corn this week. We are hoping the rain will hold off so the farmers can get it in! When I walked this morning it was a heavy frost and the leaves are falling from the trees like crazy!ReplyDelete
Love those pictures and the commentary. Keep them coming!ReplyDelete