Up early, out the door and on the road by 6:15. How nice to actually see a sunrise again. It's been a long time. Easy drive to London's University Hospital with very lite traffic.
|HENSALL ONTARIO'S MORNING SKYLINE|
|SOFT MORNING HUES|
After dropping Kelly off at the front door an hour later for her Doppler Ultra-Sound Pheebs and I headed straight-away out into the countryside and dusted up a few gravel roads. I enjoy looking at all the nice horse farms west of the city and it's always a treat for me to see the softer morning's light playing it's hues across the picturesque farmlands. A truly nice peaceful drive before we were back into London and parked near the hospital at Masonville Mall. Ten minutes later my flip-phone rang and it was Kelly ready to be picked up. And it was only 8:40 a.m.
|LOTS OF STRAW BALES FROM THE WHEAT HARVEST|
|I WAS TEACHING PHEEBS SOME BACK UP LESSONS THIS MORNING.....SHE'S GETTING BETTER:))|
Coffee and breakfast to go at Masonville Mall's McDonalds and we were on our way home. Seemed like the day had hardly even started as we rolled into our driveway an hour later. Figured I had better haul out our battery mower and cut the grass before the day got any hotter. Did that and headed inside with my shirt sticking to me.
|THERE ARE A LOT OF NICE HORSES TO BE SEEN NORTHWEST OF LONDON|
|HARNESS RACING IS VERY POPULAR IN SOUTHWESTERN ONTARIO AND MANY OF THE FARMS WE SAW THIS MORNING SPECIALIZE IN THAT SPORT|
|HERE A TRAINER HAS ONE OF THE HORSES OUT ON THE FARM'S EXERCISE TRACK|
|I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT HAT IS ALL ABOUT BUT IT'S GOT FURRY EARS ON IT|
No idea when we will be able to pick up the Leisure van. It goes in for it's safety inspection hopefully this week sometime and the van owners will let us know. We of course are anxious to get it home and begin weaving our Southwest décor magic on it. A little paint here, a little scrub-a-dub there, maybe a new Santa Fe counter top finish around the sink, maybe a big Saguaro Cactus in the corner. Oh I'm sure we'll get it duded up alright and of course that is always a fun part when one first brings any kind of vehicle home. Especially a cozy little RV like this one. Let me see now, how's about a nice soft Durango orange with a slathering of Taos blue blending with a healthy smattering of Sonoran desert tope. And let's not forget our colorful Mexican throw blankets and big tin Arizona Lizard. Yep, looking forward to bringing home what will probably be our last RV. Of course Kelly is quick to remind me that I have said that very same thing about our last three RV's as well. Well it's gotta be the last one one of these days...…………...
A little action in our Park this afternoon when a digging machine hit a gas line. Thought I smelled the faint odor of gas earlier when I drove into the Park coming back from Goderich. Several fire trucks in the Park standing by.
|A COUPLE FAMILIAR FRONT YARD VISITORS TODAY|
After 12 years our pond's water pump finally rattled to a stop so had to zip up to Canadian Tire and get a new one. While the old pump wasn't pumping water over the little waterfall I had noticed our two resident Goldfish had become sluggish and spent most of their time hiding under the water plants. Soon as I hooked up the new pump with it's extra water pressure they darted right over under the cascading water. It was obvious they were truly happy as they spent hours frolicking in the bubbly waters. Can't tell me fish don't got no feelings!!
|ONE OF SEVERAL FIRETRUCKS IN THE PARK THIS AFTERNOON|
I DON'T KNOW WHY BLOGGER HAS A HABIT OF MESSING UP THE SPACING SOMETIMES
|SOON AS I GOT THE NEW PUMP HOOKED UP TODAY AND HAD THE WATERFALL GOING AGAIN OUR TWO GOLDFISH CAME OUT OF HIDING AND RACED OVER TO FROLIC UNDER THE WATERFALL|
|I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THE TWO GOLDFISH SO HAPPY |
And an Update: Van owner Nicole Facebooked Kelly saying the Leisure Van goes in Wednesday morning for it's safety inspection. Said we could probably pick it up later Wednesday afternoon or evening. Coincidentally I have a Doctors appointment in Stratford for 3 p.m. and Palmerston is not too far out of the way on our drive home:))))))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( “Becoming thirsty at exercise class, Reverend Spooner drank chai tea during tai chi.”
Girl: "You remind me of the sea."
Boy: "Why? Because I'm so wild and romantic?"
Girl: "No, because you make me sick."
|I TRIMMED UP SOME HYDRANGEA BUSHES AND DAY LILY FLOWERS TODAY SO KELLY QUICKLY GATHERED THEM UP AND MADE SEVERAL FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS.....NICE EH:))|
A local church built a new sanctuary. They moved their very fine old pipe organ to the new sanctuary. It was an intricate task that was completed successfully. The local news heralded . . . "St. Paul Completes Organ Transplant."
Three old ladies met on the street on a very stormy day. The wind was so strong and loud that they had difficulty in hearing each other. "It's windy," said one. "No, it's Thursday," said the next. "So am I," said the third. "Let's go and have a drink!"
Al, the photos are superb! They just keep getting better and better. Loved the country scenes with the barns and horses. You really should consider a "coffee table" book or how about a calendar with a different photo for each month. Thank you for your generosity in sharing your talent with all of us.ReplyDelete
Keeping good thoughts for Kelly's results.
Pheebs getting better at backing up made me laugh out loud . I really like your sense of humour.ReplyDelete
Can't wait to see what you do with the new rig.
"what will probably be our last RV." Ha Ha Not sure ...:-) Never say last one , Adventure just begunReplyDelete
Glad to hear about the southwestern decor ideas.ReplyDelete
We are certain that you will Enjoy your New RV.ReplyDelete
Waterfalls create Oxygen in the Water. That's why the Fish hang around there.
Be Safe and Enjoy the cooler weather.
It's about time.
So nice to get your new rv so quickly, you will have fun personalizing it and get out and do some touring again. And your smiling gold fish sure makes you happy too.ReplyDelete
I had a Trotter/Sulky race track in my hometown of Lebanon, Ohio growing up, and when in season, the place was packed. I hope the inspection goes well with your new (to you & Kelly) Leisure Van. Most importantly though, I pray for good results & remedies for good health for both of you to enjoy The Bayfield Bunch once more on the road.ReplyDelete
Go in edit mode on your post, click the html button at the top. Scroll down to where the spacing is wonky, and you'll probably see a bunch of /ReplyDelete
lines. Delete those and spacing should be better. It's a pain for sure, I miss Live Writer.
Never say never.......you just 'never ' know. Great photos Al and wonderful flower arrangements. Fingers crossed for Wednesday for you and for the RV.ReplyDelete
That is some beautiful countryside:)ReplyDelete