After many long years of best friends coming and going I amazingly enough still have a couple left. Today at the Seaforth Tim Hortons coffee shop I met one of those two long time best friends for the second time this year. There was a time years ago when I lived in Stratford Ontario that Jim and I would meet twice a week for coffee. Every week all year round unless one of us was on holidays or something. In 1995 I left Stratford to live in the country near Fullerton Ontario and our weekly coffee routine get to-gethers began to dwindle off. Although our coffee blow-outs are maybe only 3 or 4 times a year now we still pick right up from where we last left off no matter how much time has elapsed between coffees. It has been a 38 year friendship with lots of zany happenings in between that has stood the test of our very own stodginess and many times humorous curmudgeony. In fact there is actually a You Tube of Jim and I which you can see here at, Jim and Al. You can find Jim's blog at Lifetime Sentences.
BOTH OUR PINK AND ORANGE AZALEA FLOWERS ARE NOW IN BLOOM AND BOTH ARE LOCATED RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR SUNROOM WINDOWS
With summer's uncomfortable heat and humidity arriving unfortunately early this Spring my outside activities have been somewhat curtailed. Not liking to have myself slathered up with bug repellent my weeding time in our front yard earlier this morning was cut short by mosquitos. I am already counting the days to early September when our days will once again be wonderfully comfortable, far more healthier, and totally bug free once more. I remember a time as a younger fella when summer's warmth was my favorite time but with changes not only in the weather but myself as well, those days are now long gone.
WE HAVE LOTS OFF HOSTAS EVERYWHERE
THOSE LONG REACHING PLANTS AT BOTTOM ARE SOLOMON SEAL
EVERY YEAR WITHOUT FAIL I FORGET THE NAME OF THESE FLOWERS
WE ALSO HAVE A LOTS OF BUSH FERNS WITH MORE COMING UP EVERY YEAR
Hadn’t taken any photos again today so had to scramble outside after supper and rustle me some up for this post. We have lived here for going on 16 years now and never have I seen a mosquito infestation as bad as we have right now. Usually mosquitos are not a big problem for us here around the property but they sure are making up for their past lack of miserableus this year. It’s a wonder any of tonight’s photos turned out because I was swinging like an old windmill in a hurricane at these damn miserable flying annoyances!!
GROANER'S CORNER:(( An explorer walked into a clearing and was surprised to see a pigmy standing beside a huge dead elephant. "Did you kill that?" he asked. The pigmy answered: "Yes". "How could a little bloke like you kill something as huge as that?" "I killed it with my club" replied the pigmy. "That's amazing," said the explorer. "How big is your club?" The pigmy replied: "There's about 150 of us".
- What was written on the hypochondriac's tombstone? "I told you I wasn’t feeling good"!!
- What did the cannibal mum say to her son who was chasing a missionary? ''Stop playing with your food''!
- What's a cold, evil candle called? The wicked wick of the north!
A tourist was admiring the necklace worn by a local Seminole Indian chief. "What is it made of?" she asked. "Alligator's teeth," the chief replied. "I suppose," she said patronizingly, "that they mean as much to you as pearls do to us." "Oh no," he objected. "Anybody can open an oyster."