|KELLY MADE ME POSE FOR THIS PICTURE|
|IT WAS ANOTHER LAZY MORNING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE|
Picked a few different country roads for our ramblings this morning but again didn't go too far. It was a beautiful morning despite icy winds coming in off the lake. Sunshine and white puffy clouds gave the landscape a great look. Autumn has it's golds, yellows, and reds while Spring has it's many, many, shades of vibrant green.
Because of the cooler air keeping the flying insects grounded it was a nice day to be outside in the gardens again. Watched Little Red make a landing on the birdfeeder so another adjustment to the feeder and a few more branches off Little Red's jumping shrub.
|THIS 'LEG STRETCH' STOP WAS TO HAVE A LOOK AT SOME WILDFLOWERS|
|NOW ARE THOSE FLOWERS CALLED HESPERIS MATRONALIS (DAME'S ROCKET) OR PHLOX DIVARICATA (WILD PHLOX) ???? SEE FLOWERGIRLS COMMENT ON MY SUNDAY POST|
|TAKING A FEW PICS OF THE FLOWERS FROM THE ROAD I NOTICED WHAT APPEARED TO BE AN OLD PATH THROUGH THE DITCH SO I FOLLOWED IT IN THE DIRECTIONS OF THE FLOWERS|
|A NEARLY OVERGROWN PATH ON THE RIGHT LEADS TOWARDS A COPSE OF TREES|
|BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE ANYONE HAS WALKED THIS WAY|
|INTO THE TALLER TREES WE LOST THE TRAIL|
|SEARCHING FURTHER A SMALL CREEK BLOCKS OUR WAY|
|FOUND SIGNS OF SOME BUILDING MATERIALS BUT WHATEVER WAS HERE IS NOW GONE|
|NOW TO FIND OUR WAY BACK TO THE ROAD AGAIN|
I re-potted the two Emerald Cedar trees I brought home Sunday and took our new battery operated lawn mower for it's first full spin around our grassy areas. Worked like a charm and I am so pleased with it's lack of big noise and it's easy start-up. Press a button, pull a handlebar lever and away I go. No fuss, no muss, no bother. Mowed for maybe 15 minutes and there was no slackening in the dual battery power. By the way there is also a 'Turbo Power' knob in case extra power is needed for grass over three feet tall. Well Okay maybe not that tall but yes there is a turbo knob for extra power. The seventeen inch mower is a perfect fit for our paths and small amount of grass we have here. Also happy to say our White Clover is growing great and filling in nicely. What a change for us to see solid green instead of bare ground with a few patches of scraggly grass hear and there.
|RE-POTTING THE EMERALD CEDARS THIS MORNING|
|THE WHITE CLOVER IS REALLY FILLING IN WELL|
Working contentedly away outside in our flower gardens this morning I again thought how lucky I am to have a place where I can spend enjoyable time outdoors puttering with this and fussing with that. It was always a worry of mine back in 2008 when we were contemplating selling our place and going full time in our Damon 33' Class A Motorhome. What would I do with my time during the summer months. Not only that but the thoughts of having to sit around in RV Parks from mid April to mid October was totally unacceptable for both of us. In hindsight I'm glad we made the decision we did and hung onto our little place here just outside of Bayfield Ontario, but there are days when, well.....that's another story.
|A NICE MORNING FOR A FOREST WALK OUT OF THE COLD WIND|
|CAME ACROSS THESE OLD CHAIRS AT THETRAILHEAD FOR HIKERS TO REST THEIR WEARY BONES|
|I HAD JUST BEEN THROUGH HERE A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AND THESE CHAIRS WERE NOT HERE THEN|
|THE CHAIRS ARE FACING A NICE GROWTH OF MAYAPPLES|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Hick Computer Terms::
Log On: Makin' the wood stove hotter.
Log Off: Don't add no wood.
Monitor: Keepin' an eye on the wood stove.
Download: Gettin' the firewood off the pickup.
Mega Hertz: When yer not careful down loadin'.
Floppy Disk: Whatcha git from pilin' too much firewood.
Ram: The hydraulic thingy that splits the firewood.
Hard Drive: Getting' home in the winter season.
Prompt: What you wish the mail was in the winter.
Windows: What to shut when it's 15 below.
Screen: What 'cha need for the black fly season.
Byte: That's what the flies do.
Chip: What to munch on.
Micro Chip: What's left in the bottom of the bag.
Infrared: Where the left-overs go when Fred's around.
Modem: What 'cha did to the hay fields.
Dot Matrix: Farmer Matrix's wife.
Lap Top: Where little kids feel comfy.
Keyboard: Where ya hang your keys.
Software: Them plastic eatin' utensils.
Mouse: What eats the horses grain.
Main Frame: Hold up the barn roof.
Port: Fancy wine.
Enter: C'mon in.
Random Access Memory: You can't remember whatcha' paid for that new rifle when your wife asks.-----------------------------
A new receptionist started work in a psychiatrist's office, but at the end of her first day he felt he had to have a quiet word with her. "Your general approach is fine," he said, "but try saying 'We're very busy' rather than 'It's a madhouse.'