Soon as Kelly pulled our living room curtains back I saw we had us a Winter Wonderland going on outside. Snow flakes silently drifting earthward from a cold and gray windless sky touched upon branches and pine needles giving them an ethereal enchantment. With mornings snowy build-up I knew this snowfall had started sometime earlier in the night.
A SNOWY WALK AROUND OUR FRONT YARD THIS MORNING
AN EARLY MORNING PARK WALKER
Even before Pheebs and I made it to the Jeep I had already taken about thirty photos around our front yard alone. By the time we returned home about an hour and a half later I had accumulated one hundred and forty four photos. Later edited down I ended up with one hundred and nineteen publishable pics for my blog. Not to worry, they are not all in this post. Rather than randomly pick out a bunch for tonight’s post I’ll simply put a number of them in basically the same order I took them and that way I won’t get myself all mixed up as I include more photos tomorrow and possibly the next day.
OUR HOUSE IS IN THERE SOMEWHERE
With this kind of rare snowfall I knew there would be more of a varied subject matter in and around Bayfield rather than out in the countryside so it was off into Bayfield we went. Grabbed a hot coffee to go at Shop Bike and away we went around town as I enjoyably snapped a few pics here and a few pics there. Hope to have those photos in Wednesday’s post.
THOUGHT I SPOTTED SOME PINK FLAMINGOS IN OUR BACK YARD BUT THEY TURNED OUT TO BE HANGING FLOWER POT HANDLES
NOT MUCH SNOW HAS ACCUMULATED UNDER OUR EVERGREEN TREES
STILL OPEN WATER IN THE FROG POND
A FAIR AMOUNT OF SNOW HAS GATHERED ON BRANCHES
HEADING OUT OF OUR PARK
MAIN ENTRANCE INTO OUR PARK
Snow continued on and off for the rest of the day and with it feeling cold and damp outside I again stayed inside warmly observing today's pre-winter snowy wonder. Facebook reminded me it was a different day for the 'Bayfield Bunch' six years ago today when we were at our Congress Arizona house having a fence put in and I was spreading a few tons of crushed stone with a wheelbarrow, a shovel and a garden rake. However, I did have some help from the ‘Sons Of The Pioneers’. Wheelbarrowing 8 Tons of Crushed Stone
PULLING OUT ONTO THE ROAD RUNNING PAST OUR PARK
HEADING WEST TOWARDS BAYFIELD
GROANER'S CORNER:(( While waiting for her first appointment in the reception room of a new doctor, a woman noticed the doctor's medical school certificate on the wall, which bore his full name. Suddenly, she remembered that a tall, handsome boy with the same name had been in her high school some 45 years ago. Upon seeing him, however, she quickly discarded any such thought. This balding, gray-haired man with the deeply lined face was too old to have been her classmate. After her exam, she asked him if he had attended the local high school.
"Yes," he replied "When did you graduate?" she asked. He answered, "In 1965." "Why, you were in my class!" she exclaimed. He looked at her closely and then asked, "What did you teach?"
Senior citizens have taken to texting with gusto. They even have their own vocabulary:
BFF: Best Friend Fainted
BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth
CBM: Covered by Medicare
FWB: Friend with Beta-blockers
LMDO: Laughing My Dentures Out
GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low!
After much urging by his wife, Uncle Joe applied for work on a farm. The foreman decided to give him a try and told him to milk a cow, equipping him with a stool and a bucket. An hour later Uncle Joe returned dirty and sweaty, the bucket in one hand and the broken stool in the other. "Extracting the milk was easy," he explained. "The worst part was getting the cow to sit on the stool!"