Monday, November 19, 2018

“I’M AS TALL AS YOU ARE NOW” SHE SAID

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WE HAD US A FIERY SUNRISE THROUGH THE TREES TODAY

With Kelly's words, "I'm as tall as you are now" my long held suspicions were finally confirmed.  We were standing in the kitchen last night when I heard those words.  I quickly checked to see if she was wearing her platform socks.  She wasn't.  She was right of course and it was another chink knocked rather jarringly out of my male armor.  I had to add a pillow to our computer chair about a year ago because I couldn’t see overtop the computer and I also had to add a sizeable pillow to the driver's seat of the Motorhome about a year and a half ago as well.  I have found myself fiddling and re-adjusting the Jeep's rear view mirrors as of late and have moved the drivers seat a notch closer to the steering wheel.  Couldn't figure out why my pant legs were dragging on the ground more than ever either.  Haven't had to stand on a box to shave yet but I have brought a small stool in from the shed anticipating the day I will need it.  Of course I'm not really alarmed yet because I can still see over the candy counter at Walmart but the writing is definitely on the wall for me.  I am a Senior now and I am quite accordingly……..shrinking!!  Oh, and while I’m at, I am more stooped over than ever and have a tendency to shuffle sometimes instead of walk.  Oh Dear, one of these days I’m gonna look in the mirror and find a stranger staring blankly back at me.  Well not unless I stand on my stool that is……………….

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WITH NOSE IN THE AIR PHEEBS SNIFFS OUT MORNING’S OFFERINGS

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WE STOP FOR A LEG STRETCH

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SAY, COULD BUDDY HOLLY HAVE PASSED THIS WAY??

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A SLIGHT SPARKLE OF SUNSHINE SLIPS INTO THE FOREST FROM THE RIGHT

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Quite unexpectantly we were greeted by a fiery sunrise first thing this morning.  Could hardly believe it when Kelly pulled the curtain back but she was right when she said, "it probably won't last".  Clouds did dominate the skies for the day but for awhile during morning hours skies were brighter with short lived periods of diffused sunlight making their way through Monday's overcast. 

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I THINK LITTLE MISS PHEEBS WAS RATHER REGAL LOOKING THIS MORNING

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After grabbing ourselves a Tim Horton coffee to go Pheebs and I stopped in at Clinton's 'Sun Country and picked up a 20 pound bag of Black Oil Sunflower Kernels which they had on sale at a good price.  I really like this clean and neat store.  From Clinton we wandered south to Short Horn road and turned west.  Morning's brighter skies and low 30's temperature reminded me of a spring day in late March.  'If only we were at the other end of winter and not this end' I thought.  Either way it was still a better feeling morning than the generally dark depressing days we have been having.

DSC_5216MAYBE UNBEKNOWNST TO HIM THIS FELLOW HAD A LOT OF HELP PLOWING THIS MORNING

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IT’S THE GRUBS AND WORMS THESE GULLS ARE AFTER

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WE WERE SOON ENGULFED OURSELVES BY A WHOLE HERD OF FLAPPING SEAGULLS

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WELL AT LEAST THIS FARMER GOT SOME OF HIS CORN HARVESTED WHILE THE GETTIN WAS GOOD

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HARVESTING NOVEMBER’S SNOW CORN

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LOOKS LIKE THE GALS ARE CROWDED IN FOR A LATE BREAKFAST

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THE PALE LIGHT BLUE LINE AT THE FAR END OF THE ROAD BETWEEN THE BUSH LINES IS THE FAR OFF WATERS OF LAKE HURON

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LAKE HURON DEAD AHEAD ABOUT 2 MILES

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CHILDREN’S SCHOOL BUS SHELTER AT THE END OF A FARM LANE

After a leg stretch near Varna we slowly made our way in the direction of home.  With roads bare and dry I figured it might be a good morning to wash the Jeep and thought I had better do it right away on the way home before I forgot again.  So that's what I did and we stopped into Bayfield's car wash at the south end of town.  Nice to see a clean little Jeep Liberty emerge from under it's coating of road grime, road salt, and good old country road mud.  We were home by 10:30…..in a spiffy Jeep:)) 

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With today's weather feeling half civilized I messed around outside a bit doing little bits of this and that.  Nice to see snow melting and no signs of Squirrels on our bird station.....yet.  Lots of whirring little wings in the air again and I keep thinking those little Black Cap Chickadees are going to be landing on my hat for sure.

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GOLD FINCHES AND BLACK CAP CHICKADEES LIKE THIS FEEDER….JUNCOS TOO

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RED BREASTED NUTHATCH

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I think there is a positive thing about our earlier dark days this time of year.  It shortens up long sometimes boring days.  I actually welcome earlier darkness shutting down the gray drabness of day.   Do you know I am generally in my PJ’s now by 7 p.m.   Like birds, we fly by day and sleep by night.  The shorter the day the more sleep by night.  In fact I’m kinda envious of some of our furry friends who I think get it right by hibernating all winter thus shortening up their seasons to Spring, Summer, and Autumn.  Of course many birds get it right by flying south for the winter.  Hey wait a minute, that sounds familiar.  I best not say any more about that so I’ll leave you again with a few Facebook Bayfield Bunch flashbacks photos for this very day in 2007.  And here is my UNBELIEVABLE BEAUTY post.  Should also mention that Facebook only selects a few photos from any one particular day (and not always the best ones) and those are the photos you see here.  I did take many more that day in Zion Canyon and had put them in an online photo album with a link but when Google took over and changed everything a number of years ago I lost all my albums.  Not the photos, just the albums……………

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THIS WAS STILL AT A TIME WHEN ONE COULD DRIVE THEIR VEHICLE IN AND AROUND THE PARK

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IF ONE LOOKS CAREFULLY ONE CAN SEE A COUPLE CLIMBERS GOING UP THAT SHEER ROCK FACE

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A MULE DEER ON THE TRAIL

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A guy had just returned from two weeks of vacation. He asked his boss for two more weeks off to get married. "What?" shouted the boss, "I can't give you more time now. Why didn't you get married while you were off?" "Are you nuts?" he replied. "That would have ruined my whole vacation."

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4 comments:

  1. Keep those FB flash backs coming Al...they are great to see..

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  2. Hmm I have that problem getting short as well, almost inches shorter now that I was 30 years ago. Yup this age thing is catching up to us. Love those flashback pictures we get from facebook. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wonderful post Al. As long as your feet reach the floor when you stand up you have nothing to worry about regarding height.

    Deb

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  4. Hello Al, the country around you is so beautiful. I love the rural and lake pictures. You take great shots of the birds too. It does look very cold though. The places you, Kelly and pheebs visited are so crowded now. In order to enjoy them I think I will have to plan visiting in the off season. Speaking about crowded we are currently staying at an Elks Lodge in the Bay Area until after Thanksgiving then back to Arizona where we lived for over thirty years during our working days.

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