Windy cold and wet morning. Tried hard to convince myself to just stay in my recliner, pull a blanket over my head, and call it a day but even though it was a totally miserable start to the morning I couldn't just sit in the house doing nothing. Cranked up the Jeep's windshield wipers, turned up the heat, tuned in my favorite Sirius Satellite Radio channel, and off Pheebs and I went.
NOT MUCH GOING ON DOWN AROUND THE BAYFIELD HARBOR THIS MORNING
WITH LEAVES OFF MOST TREES NOW HORNET AND SQUIRREL NESTS ARE EASILY SEEN
THIS CORN FIELD STILL AWAITS HARVESTING
Luck was with us as morning rains soon backed off to a mild drizzle then quit altogether. Cheered up I grabbed a coffee to go at Shopbike Coffee Roasters on Bayfield’s main street and headed off out into the country. Roads were muddy but I have accumulated enough mud on the Jeep that another couple hundred pounds wasn't going to make much of a difference.
ALTHOUGH GRAVEL ROADS WERE WET WE PUDDLED AROUND ON THEM ANYWAY
THIS FELLOWS ALL HOOKED UP TO DO A BIT OF SERIOUS PLOWING
THIS BIG BLACK AND WHITE COW WAS GIVING THIS LITTLE BROWN COW A BATH
EMPTY FIELDS MARK THE END OF ANOTHER GROWING SEASON
CAN YOU SEE THE FACE IN THE TREE??
My spirits, lifted by slowly brightening skies made being out and about worthwhile so we carried on taking in the countryside. Nothing too colorful in the way of photos but we did find a few things that caught my eye.
WITH ALL THE RAIN TURNING FIELDS INTO MUD THIS TILE DRAINAGE COMPANY IS AT A STANDSTILL UNTILL THINGS DRY OUT A BIT
It was 10 o’clock by the time we wandered ourselves back home through an occasional sun splash but they were only brief splashes as clouds continued to dominate the sky. Looking ahead on our weather site I see temperatures dropping toward the end of the week and we’ll soon be in the mid to lower 30’s for daytime highs. Guess I had better be thinking about crawling under our unit and shutting the outside water off till next Spring:((
With temps in the low 50’s I again spent some time outside in the flowerbeds pulling out patches of yellowed Hosta leaves. We are expecting high winds Tuesday and I figure that will bring down the last of our tree clinging leaves.
I LIKED THE COLOR OF THOSE SHRUBS
WE HAVE A LOT OF CEDAR TREES IN OUR AREA AND I LOVE CEDAR TREES
I EXPECT AFTER TUESDAY’S HIGH WINDS MOST OF THESE TREES WILL BE BARE
Had a 3:30 appointment at Clinton's Huron Tire Craft to have our heavier duty snow and desert sand tires put on so that's what I did. Using one of the summer tires I at least now have a spare tire once more. I was home again within the hour. Although a bit noisier I’m glad to have these tires back on the Jeep. Coupled with our Jeep’s 4 wheel drive I found out first hand last December how great this combination is on snow covered back roads where Pheebs and I generally are.
I’M THINKING THIS MIGHT BE A WHITE BREASTED NUTHATCH
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Not exactly ‘Home Sweet Home’
Ring bell for maid service. If no answer, do it yourself!I
Clean house every other day. Today is the other day.
If you write in the dust, please don't date it.
I would cook dinner but I can't find the can opener!
A clean kitchen is the sign of a wasted life.
My house was clean last week, too bad you missed it!
I came, I saw, I decided to order take out.
If you don't like my standards of cooking lower YOUR standards.
Although you'll find our house a mess, come in, sit down, and converse anyway. It doesn't always look like this you know, some days it's even worse.
A messy kitchen is a happy kitchen, and this kitchen is delirious.
A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand!
Thou shalt not weigh more than thy refrigerator.
Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never cease to be amused.
Countless number of people have eaten in this kitchen and gone on to lead normal lives.
My next house will have no kitchen, just vending machines.
I'd live life in the fast lane, but I am married to a speed bump.
Mother does not live here any more, clean up your own mess.
On my first day of school my parents dropped me off at the wrong nursery. There I was surrounded by trees and shrubs.