‘WHADDY MEAN WHO ARE YOU??’…… ‘I’M BATMAN YA WEEBLE’!!!!!!!
After Tuesday's heavy rains the night air was alive with frogs and crickets sounds. With our patio door beside my recliner open to let in cool night air it was a cacophony of sound outside. How nice to hear that and it again made me wish we hade a place where we could see the night sky and I could once again spend more time outside enjoying all the nocturnal wonders of nature. I have sure missed my night skies since moving from our country location near Fullarton Ontario to our present location nearly 16 years ago. My once loved astronomy interests have gone right down the drain.
WITH THIS MORNINGS HEAVY RAINS EVEN THE BIRDS GOT SOAKED AS EVIDENCED BY THIS BLUE JAY WHO’S HEAD FEATHERS HAVE NOT DRIED YET
THIS CARDINAL SAYS ‘NOTHING WRONG WITH MY HEAD FEATHERS
THIS BLUEJAY HAS JUST LAUNCHED ITSELF OFF THE PLATFORM >>>>>>
Rumbling thunder with bursts of lightning flashed across our morning’s heavily overcast skies sending deluges of rain earthwards. A repeat of Tuesday morning. Not daunted by the falling wetness little Tweetsie and I donned our water wings, made a dash for the Jeep and plowed ourselves through a wall of H20 most of the way to Goderich. Had prescriptions to pick up at Walmart to cover our upcoming out of Province travels.
YES WE’VE HAD A WHEELBARROW LOAD OF RAIN THE PAST COUPLE DAYS ALRIGHT
STORMY SKIES ON THE WAY TO GODERICH
PHEEBS PATIENTLY WAITS FOR HER ‘DOGGY TREAT’ AT THE SOLO GAS BAR THIS MORNING
A quick swing down around the harbor showed Lake Huron to be in an angry mood this morning. Gusting winds sweeping in across choppy waters quickly saw to it my hat and I briefly parted company. Hoped nobody would be at the dog walking area but there was so Pheebs and I backtracked to our secondary location. Not quite as windy there anyway.
TOO WET AND WINDY FOR FOLKS ON THE BOARDWALK
EVEN TREE BRANCHES ARE BENDING IN THE WIND
I WASN’T THE ONLY ONE TAKING A FEW PHOTOS
THE ALGOMA COMPASS IS IN PORT TAKING ON A LOAD OF SALT
IF THERE IS A VEHICLE PARKED IN THE ‘DOG WALKING AREA’ PHEEBS AND I DON’T STOP AND CONTINUE ON TO OUR SECONDARY AREA NOT FAR AWAY
EVEN THE GULLS AND CANADA GEESE WERE STAYING OFF LAKE HURON’S CHOPPY WATERS
‘WHERE THE HECK ARE ALL THE FISTH!!’
GETTING REVVED UP FOR TAKE-OFF
DAINTY DOES IT
RCMP POLICE BOAT PRIVATE ROBERTSON V.C.
With my prescriptions securely in the Jeep Pheebs and headed for home plowing through more rain. With this mornings weather so unpredictable there was no point in even thinking about a walk. Too bad because it was the first morning in a long while when temperatures were to my liking at 64F.
THIS LITTLE BIRD DIED TODAY……MINUTES AFTER TAKING THESE FEW PHOTOS IT FLEW INTO ONE OF OUR SUNROOM WINDOWS
IT DOESN’T TAKE MUCH TO BRING TEARS TO MY EYES WHEN THINGS LIKE THIS HAPPEN TO ANY OF NATURE’S CREATURES
I FOUND A QUIET PLACE IN OUR GARDEN AND LAID IT TO REST
Feeling much better this week than the past couple of weeks I was again able to stroke a few more ‘to do’ things off my list. After a quick vacuum of the Jeep's interior I hauled out our big aluminum extension ladder and did something I've been meaning to do for most of the years we've lived here. I crawled myself up onto our house roof. When we moved here our place had a flat roof on it and I used to scramble up the tall metal TV antennae tower to shovel snow off in the winter. About the second year here we had a whole new steel roof put on complete with peaks and valleys. I recall being up there once helping the fella who built the roof but after the old TV antennae came down shortly afterwards I was never up on the roof again, Until today. Since we had the rear deck put on last summer making the ladder distance much shorter I've had it in mind to try getting myself up onto the roof again. It's about the same climbing distance as it was at our Congress Arizona house for me to get up on our porch roof there which led to the main house roof. I don't have a fear of heights but I do have a fear of shaky ladders leaning against things. A few years ago I got myself up a ladder onto our carport roof but Kelly had to go get a guy in the Park with a tractor and bucket to come get me off the roof. Can you spell 'embarrassing'. Anyway so why did I want to get up on our roof in the first place today. Well, we have a skylight in our sunroom and it was totally covered in leaves blocking sunlight from shining through. But most importantly we have a big Sunburst Locust tree in our front yard and some of it's fast growing branches had pretty much grown right over our entire sunroom roof and in places the branches were touching the roof itself. With my trusty Swede saw up I went, cut all those branches off, cleaned the skylight, and forcefully removed about 652 tons of built up Sunburst Locust leaves and pine needles. Also cleaned all the eavestroughs in that area as well. Amazing what a feller can do when all that damn miserable humidity gets itself out of the air!!
NO THAT IS NOT THE LADDER I USED TO GET ON THE ROOF…..IT’S THE ONE I USE FOR CLEANING THE EAVES
I HADN’T REALIZED AT FIRST KELLY WAS TAKING THESE PHOTOS…..I GUESS SHE COULDN’T BELIEVE I HAD CRAWLED UP ON TOP OF THE HOUSE……I CERTAINLY DIDN’T TELL HER
OKAY YOU CAUGHT ME
BUT YA CAN’T MAKE ME COME DOWN NEITHER……NA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NAAAAAA
THERE’S THE LADDER I USED TO GET UP ONTO OUR BACK PORCH ROOF
OKAY HERE’S THE SCARY PART FOR ME…….GETTING DOWN:((
Geeezzzzz I hate when that happens!! And it just happened a few minutes ago again for the third time in a week. Our Park’s power winks out for about a second and a half which is just long enough to make me have to re-set 4 outside light timers, 1 pond pump timer, 3 inside light timers, 3 digital clocks, plus re-boot the computer and hope to hell I didn’t lose anything. It’s been an on-going problem for about as long as we’ve lived here!!!!!!!!!!
GROANER’S CORNER:(( Two men are approaching each other on a sidewalk. Both are dragging their right foot as they walk. As they meet, one man looks at the other and knowingly, points to his foot and says, "Vietnam, 1969."The other points his thumb behind him and says, "Dog doo-doo, 20 feet back."
“My pet feline fell into a bowl of seltzer water yesterday. She's been cat-a-tonic ever since.”
The husband and wife were playing on the ninth green when she collapsed from a heart attack. "Please dear, I need help." she said. The husband ran off saying "I'll go get some help." A little while later he returned, picked up his club and began to line up his shot on the green. His wife, on the ground, raised up her head and said, "I may be dying and you're putting?" "Don't worry dear. I found a doctor on the second hole who said he would come and help." "The second hole??? When in the hell is he coming???" "Hey! I told ya not to worry, everyone's already agreed to let him play through."
A busy day for sure and happy you made it off the roof safe and sound. Great photos once again. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Glad your adventure on the roof turned out well. Kelly had a reason to be concerned. Sad about the pretty bird, it happens at our home also. We have made a policy to keep the front or rear drapes drawn, as birds seem to think they can fly through the house if both are open.ReplyDelete
Nice to get out and things done in this cooler weather, trimming those branches is a good idea as well., Glad you made it down in one piece.ReplyDelete
That blue jay should know better than going out in public with a wet head! He looks awful!ReplyDelete
You are headed the right direction. Go east young man, go east. Too many fires out west. We have hazy, smoke filled skies even here in N. Texas and Oklahoma. The little bird . . . so sad. I appreciate your respect for the fallen bird.ReplyDelete
Poor little bird. We get that sometimes with all of our windows. So far this summer they have merely had to sit a bit before being able to fly off.ReplyDelete
Those trees sure grow fast and quickly. Great job you id, nice of Kelly to take the photos.
Glad your roof clearing job is over without accident!ReplyDelete
We've been having rain in Kansas and cooler temps along with it. Bliss. Tomorrow and days after to be in the 90's again. Can everyone say Humid?
I think you were the one who mentioned the movie "Maudie". I borrowed it from our public library and we enjoyed watching it tonight. I probably never would have found it had I not done a search for it. Thanks for mentioning it!
Al You called the PRIVATE ROBERTSON V.C. a RCMP POLICE BOAT, not a Coast Guard boat, Which I am sure you meant to say. But I see a police banner on the port side in the photo. Do you know if she carries a RCMP officer on board also?ReplyDelete
Re bird strike, we drape some platic netting over our back window that has eliminated all birds flying into the window. Its very thin netting and is almost invisible to us when looking out.
Great photos today as usual Al.