EVERY TIME I PASS THIS ORCHARD IT’S APPLES ARE RIPENING
Thunder, lightning and rain came in the wee hours of the morning dumping tons of water on us Our official rain gauge recorded half a wheelbarrow load of the wet stuff.
BAYFIELD SKIES WERE HEAVY WITH RAIN THIS MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON
IF OUR MORNING DRIVE TAKES US THROUGH BAYFIELD THIS IS WHERE I PICK UP A MORNING COFFEE
ALWAYS NICE WHEN A BOWL OF WATER IS HANDILY ACCESSIBLE FOR PASSING DOGGIES AND THAT BRICK HOUSE HAS A REPUTATION OF BEING HAUNTED
FAMILY STROLL ON BAYFIELD’S MAIN STREET
There was a time when a rainy morning would keep Pheebs and I home but not anymore. Despite the downpour we paddled our way out to the to the Jeep and off we went. Windows up by the way. Figured we had better stay off the muddy country roads and stick to pavement. Well that’s what I thought but that’s not what we did.
WITH HEAVY RAINS UPON US AT TIMES I THOUGHT IT APPROPRIATE TO TAKE US FOR A DRIVE THROUGH BAYFIELD’S CEMETERY
ADORNMENTS REMIND ME OF THE MANY SOUTHWEST CEMETERIES WE HAVE WALKED THROUGH
Sometimes driving along slow on our morning country road drives I look over at Pheebs and with sadness see how age is creeping up on her. She loves her Jeep rides and I ask myself the question, ‘would I be here right now if I didn’t have Pheebs along with me’? It’s a tough question and one I cannot answer. If I didn’t have my best Pal with me I know deep inside it just wouldn’t be the same and I would have difficulty dealing with the aloneness I would feel.
PHEEBS SURE LOOKS FORWARD TO HER MORNING JEEP RIDES
AFTER BEING OUT FOR A BIT SHE SOMETIMES GETS A LITTLE SLEEPY
BUT SOON AS WE STOP ANYWHERE SHE IS RIGHT OUT OF THE JEEP AND BUSY EXPLORING
We had us some heavy on and off rains today right up to early afternoon when the Sun suddenly popped out. Pheebs and I jumped into the Jeep quick and raced out of the Park hoping to catch a rainbow against the dark clouds but the rains stopped just as we cleared the Park’s overhead trees. No Sun + no rain = no rainbow. Rest of the day remained mostly cloudy. As I am about to post this tonight heavy rains are once again upon us. Pheebs and I might have to put on our water wings in the morning.
CRUISING ALONG SLOW WE CRESTED A HILL AND SPOTTED A WILD TURKEY FAMILY AHEAD
AS WE APPROACHED THEY LEISURELY SAUNTERED OFF INTO THE WOODS
A BRIEF BURST OF SUNLIGHT BRIGHTENED THE SCENE
‘HEY DAD WHERE THE HECK DID ALL THOSE DANG TURKEYS GO’
A FAVORITE MORNING STOPPING PLACE ON PAVILLION ROAD BETWEEN THE BRONSON AND BABYLON LINES
A NICE FRESH FIELD OF RAIN SOAKED CORN
I JUST LOVE WANDERING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE NOT ONLY SOAKING UP NATURE’S BEAUTY BUT MAN’S EFFORTS AS WELL
JUST A BROKEN DOWN OLD TREE SLOWLY BEING RE-CLAIMED BY THE FOREST
Seven or eight years ago for a short while I would end my posts many nights with something I called. ‘The Last Paragraph’. Some long time readers may remember. In that last paragraph of the day I would often dig a little deeper into myself and bring forth thoughts harbored there which I feel are important and would like to talk about but seldom do. Been thinking a lot about that lately. Maybe it’s time………………
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A guy was driving when a policeman pulled him over. He rolled down his window and said to the officer, "Is there a problem, Officer?" "No problem at all. I just observed your safe driving and am pleased to award you a $5,000 Safe Driver Award. Congratulations. What do you think you're going to do with the money?" The driver thought for a minute and said, "Well, I guess I'll go get that drivers' license." The lady sitting in the passenger seat said to the policeman, "Oh, don't pay any attention to him - he's a smart ass when he's drunk." The guy from the back seat said, "I TOLD you guys we wouldn't get far in a stolen car!" At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a muffled voice said, "Are we over the border yet?"
“I got arrested at the Farmers Market for disturbing the peas.”
How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?
Statistics on sanity say that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.
So nice of you and Pheebs to share your day with us. Loved the photos, but once again the ones of Pheebs were the best.ReplyDelete
I sure hope that you and Pheebs have plenty of years left to roam the roads and take long nature walks together. I am a dog lover and I don't trust anyone who doesn't like dogs.ReplyDelete
Nice selection of photos. A dog can inspire walks and of course car rides. Hope you both have many more years of that.ReplyDelete
You take good care of Pheebs, and will have plenty years left to go on those ridesReplyDelete
Wasn't sure at first if you were referring to Pheebs, The Motorhome, or maybe even Kelly?ReplyDelete
My wife and I had a brief chat a while back about whether or not we wanted another pet after our last cat had to be put down, and we're not quite ready for either a cat or a dog. Something about the inevitability of having ones heart broken when they pass away that keeps us from wanting to go there.
Nic that you did get out and about even in the rain, and cemeteries and more interesting in the rainReplyDelete
It is so sad to watch our pets get old so quickly and I have so many over the years, My feelings the same as Bob,s above.
I think the last paragraph is a wonderful thing. Like you, I appreciate it when things go a bit deeper. Pheebs reminds me a lot of our sweet Abby, and she made it to 12. Wishing for you many more years with your girl.ReplyDelete
I know what you mean about watching your 'bestest' pal get older. It's so difficult when you love them so much. Our boy, Jackson, is 11 1/2 and has some pretty bad health issues. I think his time with us is very limited. It is especially noticeable because we did get a pup in June and he's about 5 months now. He adores our Jackson and we will not be the only ones missing him when he crosses over. Just love them to bits in the time you have with them.ReplyDelete