Thursday, November 08, 2018

UP OR DOWN RIGHT OR WRONG

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A SPOT OF SUNLIGHT ON BAYFIELD’S INNER HARBOR
Looking out our living room window at first light I was encouraged to see it not raining.  To add a little smile to that encouragement I noticed a few patches of blue sky and a dapple of sunshine touching down through the tall pines onto a cluster of tanned oak leaves across our driveway.  It doesn't take much to lift my spirits sometimes and it is usually Mother Nature who is able to do that.  It is also Mother Nature who can tip me into the dumpster pretty quick too.
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LAKE WATERS WERE TOO ROUGH FOR BAYFIELD’S FISHING FLEET TO BE OUT THIS MORNING
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I SEE A BIT OF SMOKE COMING OUT ONE OF THOSE STACKS….ENGINE BURNING OIL OR SOMEBODY COOKING UP SOME BACON BELOW??
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Once Pheebs and I had cleared our Park's forested tree canopy I noticed dark skies out over the lake so we headed for Bayfield's harbor.  Wednesdays high winds had churned up Lake Huron waters causing gray choppy waves to rumble in and break over Bayfield's harbor piers. 
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STORMY SKIES THIS MORNING BUT SURPRISINGLY WE ONLY HAD A FEW SPRITZES ON THE WINDSHIELD
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THESE WAVES WOULD PROBABLY BE CONSIDERED A NORMAL DAY ON THE OCEAN BUT HERE IN THE GREAT LAKES AREA WE CONSIDER THEM BIG
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All sailboats are out of the water now and the disassembly of the temporary summer docks has begun.  Everything has to come out of the water or risk being damaged by winters ice along the river's edge.
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A coffee to go at shopbike coffee roasters along Bayfield's main street and we were soon south of town graveling up Libby's tires again.  Keeping our speed down to about 20 mph we were able to have our front windows down with the heater on.  Pheebs likes to stick her nose out and inhale all those fresh country smells.  I like those smells as well but I keep my big nose inside the Jeep.
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LOTS OF BUILDING GOING ON AT THE BAYFIELD MEWS G AND C:))
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BUSY FARMERS HARVESTING CORN BETWEEN RAIN DAYS
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Had it not been for a few spritzes of rain on the windshield we might have taken a forest walk at the Bannockburn Conservation area but at the risk of a soaking we opted out and rolled on by. 
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THESE STRAW BALES ARE BEING WRAPPED IN WHITE HEAVY DUTY PLASTIC AND THE WRAPPING MACHINE BEHIND THE PICK-UP TRUCK DOES THAT
Home before ten I immediately insisted myself into some yard work hooking up our utility trailer and hauling a couple loads of accumulated yard waste to our Park's recycling area.  Raked up still more fallen leaves and got our outside water shut off and hoses drained.  Always a nice sense of accomplishment getting things stroked off one's 'to-do' list.  Took down a couple rain soaked bird feeders and will maybe try them again after rainfall has turned to snowfall.
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HAD ALREADY EMPTIED HALF THE TRAILER BEFORE I REMEMBERED TO TAKE A PHOTO
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Below average temperatures for this time of year have local weather experts calling for possible snow in some parts of our area Friday.  We’re in the 30’s at the moment but noticed next week back up into the balmy 40’s maybe.  Beach weather:))
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 I’m assuming EdD in our Shout Box is perhaps a new reader.  Yes there has been some trying days of late and Wednesday was truly miserable.  Long time readers know I do have my up and down days alright but to say “You always seem so determined to be miserable” is incorrect.  I take exception to the word ‘always’ and although I do have a tendency to get down on myself at times there is another whole up side to me that I believe is very often evident in the majority of my posts.  Being a daily blogger I have a choice every day when I sit down in front of my computer.  I can tell readers honestly how my thoughts and feelings came together for the day or I can fluff and fancy it all up saying everything is wonderful.  The latter part of that sentence is just not me so I plan to stick with the former and keep things honest.  Up or down, negative or positive, good or bad, right or wrong, I try to face each day in realistic way…………..

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EACH ONE OF THOSE WHITE MASTS HAS A SAILBOAT BELOW IT DRYDOCKED ON LAND FOR THE WINTER
GROANER'S CORNER:((  A newly ordained priest, nervous about hearing confessions, finally asks an older priest to observe how he does and give some tips. After listening in on the second confession, the older priest suggested that the younger man fold his arms, maybe rub his chin with one hand while saying phrases like "I see" or "I understand" or "Yes, my child. Go on". The young priest puts the suggestions into practice and later tells the older priest how much it has helped getting more information from his flock. "You've done well," said the older man. "Isn't that much better than slapping your knee and yelling 'No way! So what happened next?'"
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- I couldn't repair my brakes, so I made the horn louder.
- Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
- When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded.
- I intend to live forever -- so far, so good!
- “An angry skunk will reek its vengeance.”
- Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
- Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
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14 comments:

  1. WOW Those stormy waters pictures are fantastic. Thanks a Texas sized bunch.

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  2. I love your “Stormy weather” pictures. And I like that you are just you and you tell it like it is. I like that you are “real” Always look forward to your blog and pictures.

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  3. I like honest and upfront......that's life!
    Nice pictures⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  4. Wonderful photos. Those were my favorite days in MN----when there was "busy water!" I wish we could "beam" ourselves wherever we want to be! You would like that ability, too.
    And, your absolute honesty is what make you so much treasured here. Nothing fake about Al. I'm glad you spoke up. You told it like it is.

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  5. Great angry water pics and those clouds sure look scary. Even being retired, not everyday is peachy great. Life happens and there are ups and downs. You post every day, so we see them. I just do not post on down days.

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  6. I love those crashing waves! And the light is amazing. Truly EdD must be a newbie. Those who know you appreciate that you are determined to always get past the lows :-))

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  7. I'm sure your long-time readers will agree with the Stevie Wonder song that says.... "love you just the way you are." You are true to yourself and your readers. Don't change a thing. P.S. Loved the photos and your post tonight.

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  8. I've been a reader for 10-12 yrs and can honestly say miserable has never entered my mind. Yes, you do have ups and downs, but don't we all? Just be you Al. That's why we are here.
    NH Jim

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  9. As a long time reader as well , you are who you are an honest, telling things the way you feel on any given day.. Nice to see you did get out and about and some yard work done as well. I very seldom have a down day I guess I and a lucky person.

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  10. Enjoy reading your blog although I don’t comment. You are a gifted writer and photographer- don’t change a thing!

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  11. OOOhhhh....I LOVE your wave photos! And the rolled hay bales too! I need to get out and take some photos of our sand dunes!
    ~Cheryl Ann~

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  12. I took love those water photos. I've always wanted to visit the north shore on a stormy November. Gordon Lightfoot's famous song about the Edmund Fitzgerald always plays in my head when I see photos like yours.

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  13. Great pictures of the water and sky! I've been hearing a lot about Bayfiels Mews from Gord and Cathy.

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  14. EdD, PsyD, PhD, etc.--Don't be impressed. I used to edit their dissertations...

    That water gave me the chills. Oh, wait! It's 50 degrees here. ;-)

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