Beautiful looking sunny day but it was a strong icy east wind blowing that knocked the stuffings out of our mid 50's temperatures. With all our surrounding trees blocking the wind I was okay this afternoon being outside putting away summer yard things but it was cold along the lakeshore in Goderich this morning.
|PHEEBS AND I TOOK A DRIVE AROUND OUR PARK'S YARD WASTE RECYCLING AREA FIRST THING THIS MORNING|
|FINALLY OUT OF THE PARK AND HEADED EAST OUT OF THE DARK FOREST INTO THE SUN|
Despite it being a Thanksgiving Sunday morning roads were quiet as we headed north to Goderich enjoying October's scenery all the way. One really has to appreciate these short Autumn days while forests and hillsides are ablaze with color. A month from now all this spectacular scenery will be gone and replaced with a dull, gray, cold, and damp depressing landscape. No colorful shrubs and flowers. No leaves on the trees, no warm sunshine in the air. Okay, I better get off this subject before I find myself in the dumpster.
The usual McDonald's coffee to go and down to the harbor we went expecting Rotary Cove road to be closed due to more ongoing shore restoration. However, the road was open so we slowly drove along the lakeshore checking the current work project.
|A FARMER HAULS A COUPLE GRAIN WAGONS LOADED WITH BEANS|
|A NEWER SECTION OF THE BOARDWALK |
|WORK ON THE BOARDWALK IS PROGRESSING WELL|
|LOOKS LIKE MORE LARGE BOULDERS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN TO REINFORCE THE SHORELINE|GODERICH HARBOR RESTAURANT
|DROVE OVER TO THE NORTH SIDE OF THE HARBOR|Our good neighbor Monica a few days ago called over and said she would like to take us out for Thanksgiving dinner. Of course with this Covid thing going on that is easier said than done these days so rather than going to The Docks for a sit-down Monica ordered up 3 take-out dinners which Kelly and I picked up and brought back to Monicas late this afternoon. We sat down to our turkey dinner about 4:30 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy is one of my all-time favorite meals. A big thank you to Monica:))I wonder why in these turbulent times so many people are so gullible. Not something I should care about I suppose. But I do. A Google search tells me 'Gullibility is a failure of social intelligence in which a person is easily tricked or manipulated into an ill-advised course of action. It is closely related to credulity, which is the tendency to believe unlikely propositions that are unsupported by evidence'. And its sweeping the country at a frightening pace.
|THE COAST GUARD VESSEL CAPE DISCOVERY WILL SOON BE LEAVING GODERICH'S HARBOR FOR IT'S WINTER WINTER STORAGE BIRTH SOMEWHERE UP ON GEORGIAN BAY I THINK|
Tried unsuccessfully to talk myself into a forest walk out of the wind somewhere but just couldn't get my mind wrapped around the idea and ended up heading back home taking in Autumn's beautiful scenery along the way.
|WITH THIS MORNING'S ICY EAST WIND THOSE GUYS HAVE GOT TO BE COLD OUT THERE IN THE GODERICH HARBOR|
|GORGEOUS SCENERY IS EVERYWHERE THIS TIME OF YEAR|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A fourth-grade teacher was giving her pupils a lesson in logic. "Here is the situation," she said. "A man is standing up in a boat in the middle of a river, fishing. He loses his balance, falls in, and begins splashing and yelling for help. His wife hears the commotion, knows he can't swim, and runs down to the bank. Why do you think she ran to the bank?" A girl raised her hand and asked, "To withdraw all his money from his savings account?"
While shopping in a food store, two nuns happened to pass by the beer, wine, and liquor section. One asked the other if she would like a beer. The second nun answered that, indeed, it would be very nice to have one, but that she would feel uncomfortable purchasing it. The first nun replied that she would handle it without a problem. She picked up a six-pack and took it to the cashier. The cashier was surprised, so the nun said, This is for washing our hair. Without blinking an eye, the cashier reached under the counter and put a package of pretzel sticks in the bag with the beer. The curlers are on me.
That photo of Pheebs in the kitchen made me feel sorry for her. I hope she got a treat.ReplyDelete
Yep, the little darlin always gets her treats.Delete
Another evening enjoying your fantastic photos. I really look forward to your post each evening and even more so these days with the beautiful fall colors. Favorite photo tonight was the one of Miss Pheebs with her head out the window of Liberty and the reflection of the tree. Lovely.ReplyDelete
Happy Thanksgiving Al and Kelly! How nice to share the day with Monica.ReplyDelete
It is sweeping the country here for sure. And, if one knows his or her history, like it did in Germany in the 1930's.ReplyDelete
You certainly caught the beautiful Fall colors. I'm looking forward to escaping to the southwest next month.ReplyDelete
'Escaping' is the key word there Doug. Wished we didn't have a border between us because that is exactly what I would like to do as well. Just tuck myself into the boonies of the Southwest somewhere far away from televisions, people, and all the madness going on everywhere.ReplyDelete
Happy to hear you guys found a way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Beautiful Fall pictures. We are already in the grey gloom and snow is still a ways off.ReplyDelete
Similar Thanksgiving here. Bought meals from two different restaurants and had enough leftovers for turkey four nights in a row.ReplyDelete
So nice to have friends for dinner. Not doing much of that around our place. I see everyone cleaned their plates. ;-)ReplyDelete