Overnight rains left us with cloudy skies, lower temperatures and cold icy west winds this morning. No matter, Pheebs and I were out anyway and took ourselves for a spin to Goderich. Gas, groceries, and a swing down around the harbor and beach areas. (Skies later cleared)
|NICE TO BE IN A FOREST OUT OF TODAY'S ICY COLD WIND|
Instead of going straight home we popped ourselves into a forest in Goderich's southeast corner. I knew with the protection of trees we would be out of the wind, and we were. Hadn't been on this section of trail since last year so it was nice to re-discover things again. Being a swampy area it's not a good place to hike in the summer with all the Mosquitos and biting Deer flies but in this superb Autumn weather there are no bugs. Nice:))
|LAKE HURON WATERS WERE ROUGH THIS MORNING|
Can't say it was a very productive afternoon. With temps hoovering in the low forties plus a wind chill factor it was just too easy to stay inside where it was cozy and warm. Oh Dear what am I going to do when it really gets cold like way below freezing and all that nasty stuff. I'm best not to think about all that I guess.
|THIS TRAIL DOES HAVE A NAME BUT OF COURSE I HAVE FORGOT WHAT IT IS|
|IS THAT THE HEAD OF A PYTHON I SEE THERE|
|VEGITATION MIGHT NEED A BIT OF TRIMMING HERE SOON|
|LOOKS LIKE THE OLD BRIDGE IS ABOUT TO BE REPLACED|
Rummaging around in the top of my closet today I found four pairs of neatly folded pants I forgot I had. No idea how long they have been up there and I have no recollection of ever putting them there. Called in our head investigator and even she did not recognise the three pairs of blue jeans and one pair of dress pants. I tried them all on and found one pair too big, one pair too small, one pair Okay if I squeeze a bit and one pair just right.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking it again. After several circles and jerks, a little girl in the third pew leaned toward her mother and whispered, "If he gets loose, will he hurt us?"
The Captain called the Sergeant in. "Sarge, I just got a telegram that Private Jones' mother died yesterday. Better go tell him and send him in to see me." So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation and lines up all the troops. "Listen up, men," says the Sergeant. "Johnson, report to the mess hall for KP. Smith, report to Personnel to sign some papers. The rest of you men report to the Motor Pool for maintenance. Oh by the way, Jones, your mother died, report to the commander." Later that day the Captain called the Sergeant into his office. "Hey, Sarge, that was a pretty cold way to inform Jones his mother died. Couldn't you be a bit more tactful, next time?" "Yes, sir," answered the Sarge. A few months later, the Captain called the Sergeant in again with, "Sarge, I just got a telegram that Private McGrath's mother died. You'd better go tell him and send him in to see me. This time be more tactful." So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation. "Ok, men, fall in and listen up." "Everybody with a mother, take two steps forward." "Not so fast, McGrath!"
My forthcoming comment refers to the tree, 4th picture from the bottom. It's unusual of course to have such a space between the bottom of the tree and the ground. We have a great big tree on the coast of Oregon like that and the story is that it started its life on the trunk of a downed tree so the roots grew around the tree to get to the ground. Eventually the dead tree on the ground rotted away, leaving the open space. The tree here in Oregon has a space so large that a grown person can walk through it with just a slight bend. Do you think that's how your tree got this way?ReplyDelete
Hadn't thought about that when I saw the tree but I do think your right about the tree starting out on the rotting trunk of another tree. Makes sense with roots like that.Delete
It was a bitter cold day yesterday even here the wind just cut right through you.ReplyDelete
Last year we bought a snow blower...Probably jinxed ourselves ..ReplyDelete
You and Pheebs have some very nice trails to walk. It's great that she doesn't have to be leashed when walking.ReplyDelete
Time for the Long Johns.ReplyDelete
Yes. That is definitely a python. A herpetologist would agree, I am sure.ReplyDelete