Not a great start to the day. Somewhere in my travels through dreamland overnight I must have stumbled and tumbled into the dumpster again. When Kelly parted our living room curtains this morning I peered out upon the dullest, dreariest, drab, and dull looking gloomily gob of a morning I’ve ever seen. It took a Herculean effort to get myself out of my recliner and out the door.
I THINK IF THAT DIGGER OPERATOR DROPS ONE MORE BIG ROCK ON THAT END OF THE BARGE IT’S GOING TO TIP OVER!!
BAYFIELD’S POLL WALKERS GETTING RAMPED UP FOR A BRISK WALK
SOMETIMES ON THESE BACK ROADS WE ARE THE FIRST ONES TO BLAZE A TRAIL
LOOKS LIKE THIS FELLOW IS HEADING OUT TO DO SOME SERIOUS PLOWING
THIS GUY IS ALREADY IN THE FIELD
THIS CHAP IS STILL WAITING TO GET STARTED ON HIS CORN
With a whole head full of second thoughts of just about everything I picked up a coffee to go in Bayfield and with Pheebs headed out into the countryside trying to get myself back on track again. The morning couldn’t have been any grayer but we somehow managed to find a few photos anyway. We were back home about 10:30 and my day slowly began turning around.
EVEN SAW A BIT OF MELTING AND RUNNING WATER THIS MORNING
I BELIEVE THIS TO BE A CROP OF WHAT THEY CALL ‘WINTER WHEAT’
NICE TO SEE BARE AND DRY HIGHWAYS AGAIN
Noticed it was about 11:30 this morning when skies unexpectantly brightened and holy smokes we had us a big sun splash right in our front yard. Looking up I saw scattered patches of blue sky through our tall pine trees. What a boost to my spirits this was as I propelled myself around tying up a few loose ends with a couple small projects I had on the go. Our sunny period didn't last and was soon gone but no matter, we at least had us a bit of healing sunshine for a short while and I took full advantage of that.
WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS A REAL LIVE SUN SPLASH RIGHT IN OUR OWN FRONT YARD
LOOKS LIKE A MOURNING DOVE MEETING GOING ON
I LIKE SEEING THE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS BEING ABLE TO GET A DRINK FROM OUR FRONT YARD POND ANY TIME THEY WISH
It was a real running gun battle between Squirrely and I again today. With the score evened up at 6-6 Squirrely pulled ahead when he used the post’s wood strip between the stovepipe edges to catapult himself up and over the birdfeeders edge. 7-6 I immediately tied up the score at 7-7 and surged ahead 8-7 when I placed an old plastic window shutter over the post’s wood gap. Half an hour later I see Squirrely going up a small cherry tree about 20 feet from the feeder, climb to small branch higher up and fling himself through the air landing on the feeder. All tied up at 8-8!!!!! Without missing a beat I stormed out, grabbed my clippers along with my stepladder and off came that branch. 9-8 for AL. It wasn’t 20 minutes after that I saw Squirrely head back up that same tree, picked out another small branch and flung himself through the stratosphere of space landing with a thump upon the bird station again. All tied up at 9-9 now. I again grabbed my ladder and clippers and off came another branch as team AL once again grabs the lead at 10-9. This was 2:30 this afternoon and at the time of posting tonight the score still remains at……Awww Nuts!!#%**%##!!
YOU CAN SEE HERE HOW THE METAL STOVE PIPE DOESN’T WRAP ALL THE WAY AROUND THE POST AND TO RIGHT IS THE WINDOW SHUTTER I PUT UP AND TIED IN PLACE
IF YOU LOOK TO THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PIC YOU CAN SEE MY CLIPPERS HANGING ON THE BRANCH I AM ABOUT TO CUT OFF AND NOTICE THE DISTANCE TO THE BIRD FEEDER PLATFORM
YEP MY NAME’S LITTLE RED AND I’M THE GOOD SQUIRREL:))
Sometimes when reading over my post at night before publishing I am tempted to go back and delete things that I have maybe written earlier in the day. Tonight’s post is a good example of that. I was tempted go back and delete the first two paragraphs which I wrote late this morning. It was how I was feeling at the time. Obviously feeling better now I re-thought it and decided to leave them in. I have always tried to keep my blog real and not intentionally give readers a false impression that every day is unrealistically marvelous………………….
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Two friends rented a boat and fished in a lake every day. One day they caught 30 fish. One guy said to his friend, "Mark this spot so that we can come back here again tomorrow. "The next day, when they were driving to rent the boat, the same guy asked his friend, "Did you mark that spot? "His friend replied, "Yeah, I put a big 'X' on the bottom of the boat. "The first one said, "You stupid fool! What if we don't get that same boat today!?!?"
Top Ten Things To Say About A Christmas Gift You Don't Like
10. Hey! There's a gift!
9. Well, well, well ...
8. Boy, if I had not recently shot up 4 sizes that would've fit.
7. This is perfect for wearing around the basement.
6. Gosh. I hope this never catches fire! It is fire season though. There are lots of unexplained fires.
5. If the dog buries it, I'll be furious!
4. I love it -- but I fear the jealousy it will inspire.
3. Sadly, tomorrow I enter the Federal Witness Protection Program.
2. To think -- I got this the year I vowed to give all my gifts to charity.
And the Number One Thing to say about a Christmas gift you don't like:
1. "I really don't deserve this."
A Scottish lad and lass were sitting together on a heathery hill in the Highlands. They had been silent for a while, then the lass said, "A penny for your thoughts." The lad was a bit abashed, but he finally said, "Well, I was thinkin' how nice it would be if ye'd give me a wee bit of a kiss." So she did so. But he again lapsed into a pensive mood which lasted long enough for the lass to ask him, "What are ye thinkin' now?" To which the lad replied: "Well, I was hopin' ye hadn't forgot the penny!"