Friday, July 06, 2018

A RETURN TO……‘CABIN IN THE WOODS’

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It was 59F when I stepped outside with Pheebs this morning about 5:45 and how refreshingly nice that was.  Not even a hint of oppressive heat in the air and with a stiff northwesterly wind blowing my mind was immediately thinking 'warmer clothes'.  And that was just totally fine with me:))

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ALWAYS ENCOURAGING TO SEE SENIORS USING THE EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AT GODERICH’S ROTARY COVE

With a long sleeve shirt and light jacket Pheebs and I were out the door shortly after 8 with a forest walk in mind.  With this welcome cooler air upon us I knew there would be no Deer Flies or Mosquitos flying and we could finally take ourselves for an unmolested comfortable walk.

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PHEEBS AND I WEREN’T LONG IN GETTING OURSELVES ONTO A FOREST TRAIL THIS MORNING

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WITH PARTS OF THE TRAIL GROWN IN WE HAD TO PAY PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO TRAIL MARKERS IN A FEW SPOTS ALONG THE WAY

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A NICE STAND OF WHITE BIRCH TO THE RIGHT OF THE PATH

It was a quick spin down around Goderich’s harbor then off out into the countryside to an enchanted forest we knew to be not far away.  Nobody on the trail.  Bonus.  If felt soooooooo good to be out taking my legs for a walk again.  They had about turned to mush these last few weeks.  Walking or hiking in hot humid weather is not for either Pheebs or I so you can imagine how the two of us happily skipped along down the trail.  When Pheebs gets out like that she just races up and down the trails like a little puppy dog.  Not too much racing on my part though.  However I do remember a time many years ago when I too could run forest trails like a little puppy dog.

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PHEEBS PUDDLES ALONG THROUGH A SMALL CREEK

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Had been slightly over a year since I last came upon a little cabin in the woods one day and I was curious to visit it again this morning.  We found it Okay and it was just as exciting to see as the first time I saw it.  There were signs of recent activity and I could see where things had been added such as a new deck.  This cabin by a pond is on private property but walkers and hikers are welcome to stop by. 

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‘THIS WAY DAD I FOUND THE CABIN’

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THIS NEW DECK WASN’T QUITE FINISHED YET

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I am going to keep the location of this hidden away cabin secret and respect the fact it is on private property.  A lot of tender love and care has gone into this little gem in the woods and hopefully it will be here and remain in it’s forest splendor for years to come and not be subject to vandalism.

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I LIKE THIS NEWLY BUILT VIEWING DECK AT THE EDGE OF A CORNFIELD

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AND I LIKE THE DECK SUPPORTS

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Our pleasant walk lasted about an hour and a half DSC_8322and before we made it back to the Jeep temperatures were coming up and my long sleeve shirt was way too warm.  Nice to head for home with windows down and a cool morning breeze putting big smiles on our faces.  Looking forward to more of these forest walks as temperatures begin to permanently cool in another couple months.

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CAMPFIRE PIT FOR ROASTING WEENIES AND MELLOWS

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AND A NICE LITTLE POND HERE TOO

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Taking advantage of the better weather when we arrived home I hooked up our already loaded utility trailer and took a bunch of accumulated yard waste to our Park’s recycling area.  Back home again I burnt up some garbage and had a go at the carport, driveway, and front porch with the leaf blower.  Gotta make hay while the sun shines or rather in this case get as much done as possible while cooler weather is still upon us.

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HEADING HOME THIS MORNING I CAME OVER THE CREST OF A HILL ON PORTERS HILL LINE AND A DEER BOUNDED OUT OF THE RIGHT SIDE DITCH

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BY THIS POINT I WAS ON THE BRAKES AND LUCKILY NOT GOING FAST

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WHAT I DIDN’T SEE RIGHT AWAY WAS THIS MOTHER’S YOUNG BABY COMING UP OUT OF THE DITCH RUNNING TO CATCH UP WITH IT’S MOTHER

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THERE COMES THE LITTLE FELLER UP OUT OF THE DITCH AND HAD I NOT BEEN GOING SLOW i WOULD HAVE HIT IT FOR SURE…..I WAS STILL NOT TOTALLY STOPPED WHEN I TOOK THIS LAST PHOTO

On our forest walk earlier today it felt like a fine early October morn and how nice it was to feel invigorated and refreshed again.  Not only could I feel a difference in myself both mentally and physically but but I could also see a big difference in Pheebs as she bounded along the trails.  Like me she doesn’t like the heat and humidity either and that is why I often refer to that miserable kind of weather as ‘unhealthy’!! 

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LIKE ME PHEEBS LOVES TO BE OUTSIDE WHEN THE WEATHER’S COMFORTABLE

GROANER’S CORNER:((  A jock and a geek applying for the same job. The boss said, Boys, you need to take a test before you can get this job. So they took the test and the next day they came back to see who the boss chose. Well, he said, Both of you got the same score except I’m going to choose the geek. The jock complained, Don’t you think that is prejudice or something? Well, the boss said, Let me tell you what happened. Both of your papers were right all the way through until the last question came up, and the geek answered I don’t know, and then when I looked at your paper, you answered, Me either.

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It was the middle of the night. Suddenly there was a loud rapping on the doctor’s door, followed by a groan. The doctor angrily thrust his head out of the window. “WELL?” he shouted.
“No,” moaned the man. “Sick.”

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Q: How does a lion greet the other animals in the field?
A: 'Pleased to eat you.'!

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“The man that pointed out the burning building was a fire distinguisher.”

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One day two blind men started fighting.  Pretty soon a crowd surrounded them.  Then one of the members of the crowd yelled out "I bet 10 bucks on the one with the knife" and with that both men turned and quickly ran away.

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7 comments:

  1. I can just see you secretly skipping down the trail.

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  2. Me too enjoying this cooler weather a bit can at least get things done outside . And thanks for taking us back to thisCabin in the the woods again such a wonderful setting.

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  3. Great job synchronizing that deer running with your shutter, Al. The little one at the end is really cruising!

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  4. Oh how I would love spending time at that cabin. I wonder if it us used as a retreat since they have so many areas for sitting.

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  5. Beautiful little cabin in the woods - wonder what happens to it in the winter ? Somebody must put all those little knick knacks away and then decorate again in the spring and set out flower pots. It looks like a time capsule - like someone was just there. You almost expect to see a cup of hot coffee still steaming and a half eaten donut. 😁

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  6. I always feel the deer travel in 2's and 3's. One must watch for the next one to cross. It is not fun to hit one, I have.

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