Hadn't planned on our morning Jeep ride going to far again but farther than usual we did go. Had it in my mind to pick up a couple potted cedar trees to place at either end of our decorative privacy piece where the Motorhome used to sit. The garden center at Zehrs Supermarket in Goderich only had a few left and I figured Sobeys Supermarket in Exeter might have a better selection. And they did.
|YES WE WERE IN THE HAY SWAMP AGAIN|
|SO NICE TO SEE FORESTS ALL LEAFED OUT AGAIN|
Government Canada has erected a newer radar weather dome east of Exeter Ontario and this is where we get all our 'live' weather reports from. This dome covers an area as far North as the Bruce Peninsula, East to just about Rochester NY, South to past Cleveland Ohio, and West to about Saginaw Michigan. Here is the link to this radar site.....Exeter Live Radar
|NO PROBLEM FITTING A COUPLE EMERALD CEDAR TREES INTO THE JEEP|
|NEW RADAR DOME ON LEFT AND OLD RADAR DOME ON RIGHT|
|OLD AT LEFT AND NEW AT RIGHT|
|ONE OF SEVERAL LEG STRETCH STOPS THIS MORNING|
|I THINK THE BEANS ARE SPROUTING ALREADY|
|AND CORN IS ALREAY 3 INCHES HIGH.....CAN THE HARVEST BE FAR AWAY??|
Weather wise it was a nice morning but again on the cool side here by the lake. Jacket weather we call it. Pheebs and I ambled along half a dozen different country roads on our way to and from Exeter stopping here and there for a few leg stretches and photos along the way. Okay, quite a few photos. I can never seem to get myself throttled back when it comes to taking photos.
|TEASLES AND WILD PHLOX|
|I THINK WILD PHLOX IS ONE OF THE PRETTIEST WILD FLOWERS WE HAVE|
|FUNGUS ON AN OLD ROTTING STUMP WITH APPLE BLOSSOM PETALS|
|SPOTTED A FLOCK OF COWS IN THE DISTANCE|
No sign of Little Red on the feeder today and in fact no sign of Little Red at all. The reason I know we have two red squirrels here is that I have seen them both in the front yard here chasing each other around.
|JUST HAVING A RELAXING SUNDAY MORNING|
Thanks to readers for identifying my unknown bird in Saturday's post which it seems is a Mockingbird. I had heard 'cat' like calls in the surrounding trees this past week and apparently the Mockingbird is sometimes referred to as a 'Catbird' because of it's mimicry.
Cooler air and sunshine this afternoon made for pleasant working conditions so I busied myself trimming a bunch of small weed type trees that I had forgotten about and let overgrow themselves. That took a lot clipping and sawing and also took up the best part of an hour or more. Good upper body exercise. Hooked up the utility trailer and hauled all the branches off to our yard waste recycle area.
|MY FIRST OF TWO LOADS|
|TOMORROW I WILL RE-POT THOSE CEDARS INTO BIGGER POTS|
|LOOKS LIKE THEY ARE FINALLY GETTING THE WATER DRAINAGE HOLES FILLED IN ON THE TIM HORTON COFFEE SHOP SITE|
June is the nicest month of the year here at our place. Everything is so Spring fresh and vibrant. Many plants and trees are at their best in June before summer's heat and humidity begin to stress everything out. Have often thought if we were to sell our house someday June would be the best time to do that when the gardens look so fresh, young, and alive.
|AND IT LOOKS LIKE THEY HAVE YOUR CONCRETE POURED STRAIGHT G & C|
|'HOLY WOOLY SHEEP SWEATERS BATMAN'|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The good news about mid-life is that the glass is still half- full...of course, the bad news is that it won't be long before your teeth are floating in it.
|I THINK THIS LITTLE FELLOW HAD HIS HEAD TOO CLOSE TO THE CAMPFIRE WHEN HE WAS TOASTING HIS MARSHMELLOWS|
Mid-life women no longer have upper arms, we have wingspans...we are no longer women in sleeveless shirts, we are flying squirrels in drag.
Mid-life has hit you when you stand naked in front of a mirror and can see your rear end without turning around.
Mid-life brings the wisdom that life throws you curves...and that you're now sitting on your biggest ones.
Mid-life is when you start to repeat yourself...and your chins follow suit.
You become more reflective in mid-life. You start pondering the "big" questions -- what is life, why am I here...how much Healthy Choice ice cream can I eat before it's no longer a healthy choice?
When asked for her occupation, a woman charged with a traffic violation said she was a school teacher. The judge rose from the bench. "Madam, I have waited years for a school teacher to appear before this court," he smiled with delight. "Now sit down at that table and write out 'I will not pass through a red light' five hundred times!"
Lovely woodland photos and some of the most contented livestock I have ever seen, both cows and sheep. A good springtime it seems.ReplyDelete
Those pictures look cool and refreshing. Here in the Houston, TX area, it is HOT already.ReplyDelete
Have you thought of hanging a piece of screen or plastic through the middle of the squirrels flight path? It should be just enough to cause him to fall short of his goal. Maybe have a bucket of water for him to fall into. He might be able to catch on to burlap, but he still couldn't get to the feeder.ReplyDelete
Your bird is, indeed, a Mockingbird. It's not a Gray Catbird - they are different. The Catbird is plain dark gray with a black cap.ReplyDelete
Love the woodland photos tonight especially the one with sun shining on the log and plants.
So pleased you took "quite a few photos" today. They were truly amazing and I enjoyed each and every one of them. Thank you!ReplyDelete
Always nice to get out and about checking out some newer scenery, one a very nice day indeed.ReplyDelete
It's too early for phlox. Our local plant expert says they are an invasive species called Dames Rocket. It crowds out native wild flowers.ReplyDelete
Love those reflection shots, especially that first one!! Isn't that Tim Horton's taking a really long time to build? Or maybe it's a different one? Your cedars will make a nice addition to your pretty garden.ReplyDelete
Loved the teacher and the judge joke.ReplyDelete
Two squirrels or double vision or "frustrated brain" strabismus? ;->ReplyDelete
Great photos as usual. Love the swampy reflections.ReplyDelete