Cold, cloudy, gray, and damp at 42F this morning. At least it wasn't raining. Leaves are still looking nice but my camera remained idle. I don't always find these dull-looking cold and damp depressing days very inspiring.
THIS NEW SECTION OF PARK ROAD IS NEAR US AND AT THE FAR END ON THE LEFT IS MY 'FAVORITE LOT SPOT'
Having finished up 23 books about the Vietnam war I switched to something different last week and am now reading, Confession: Our Hidden Alien Encounters Revealed. Needless to say, there is a lot of food for realistic thought in this book. Although there is a very fine line between fact and fiction when it comes to the subject of UFO's (Unidentified Flying Objects) I do lean heavily towards the belief of other beings in our Universe and beyond. How naïve to think we are the only ones out here. An open mind to this whole subject is priority. Despite never having seen a UFO, I do believe they are in our skies and controlled by something far beyond our imagination and comprehension. I do believe there is a power out there far beyond our understanding and I do not think it has anything to do with man's commonly scattered religious beliefs.
LUCKILY I HAVE A FEW LEFT OVER FILE PHOTOS FROM LAST WEEK
I am beginning to look forward to my early afternoon snoozes. It seems within minutes of being swallowed up by my big overstuffed cushy recliner I am off to la-la land in no time at all. And it is what I find in la-la land that makes my little siestas so appealing. Many times I am transported to an almost Harry Potter-like land of mystically magical things. Today's afternoon dreams centered around an old train station somewhere waiting and watching for a train that never did appear. I saw Pheebs running across a field with a big pumpkin in her mouth and many times I looked down those train tracks for the train. There were silent travelers moving to and fro through and around the train station. At one point I was on a bicycle atop a hill looking far off across a valley hoping to catch a glimpse of the coming locomotive pulling its line of cars. It seems I was waiting for someone on that train. Yes, a nice way to spend a few hours of the day I'd say. Following my early afternoon snoozes, I generally feel energized enough to take Pheebs for a walk. And so it was today as we headed off along the trail on another Autumn day with a few thoughts on my mind about our future right here in our Park.
As I have said before, our Park here is like a big beautiful ship foundering in a stormy sea of uncertainty. Our ship lost its helmsman about a year ago and right now there is no steady hand at the wheel to guide our Park through these heavy seas. We are being tossed about by all the elements at play with the result being the future of our lovely big ship and we the resident passengers sailing aboard her facing a shaky and uncertain future. That uncertain future led me to some more hypothetical thinking on our walk this afternoon. 'What If' our Park were to be sold to a solid reputable and reliable company who decided to put additional new (not expensive high end) homes in here. 'What If' we were able to sell our place and move to one of the newer homes being built on a lot of our choice at an ideal spot better than where we are now. We like our Park and we like this whole area of southwestern Ontario our Park is located in and we would rather not have to leave this area.....so I see this idea as the next best thing? Our unit is aging and although we are on a large corner lot we would love to be further back in the forest without neighbors on 3 of 4 sides. And I figure I have found just that spot which would actually be another corner lot. All this is a fanciful thinking of course but by golly it's not impossible. Improbable maybe, but not impossible. If what I said were to happen in the next year or two I have already determined a few months ago just where that 'favorite spot' of mine would be. Pheebs and I walked past that spot again on our afternoon walk today.
And as always on this day each year, I include a link regarding a special day in my life which took place 41 years ago. It was a life-saving game changer for me. One Day At A Time
MY FAVORITE LOT SPOT IS OVER THERE ON THE LEFT WHERE THOSE FIRST YELLOW LEAVES ARE VISIBLE
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A man died and arrived at the Pearly Gates. St. Peter greets him and says, "Welcome. Come walk with me and I'll show you where you'll be staying." As they're walking along the path he notices clocks on the Golden Fence of Heaven. He asks St. Peter, "What are all those clocks for?" St. Peter replies, "They're clocks for every person in the world. They click once for each time you lie." By the time they reach where the man is staying, he asks out of curiosity, "I didn't see any politicians clocks. Where are they kept?" St. Peter calmly replies, "People here use them as fans."
Mahatma Gandhi often walked barefoot which produced an impressive set of callouses on his feet. He also ate very little, making him rather frail and with his odd diet he often suffered from bad breath. This made him a super calloused fragile mystic hexed with halitosis.
Oh, another anniversary and what a good one. Very glad for you.ReplyDelete
Love the two picture jokes at the end.ReplyDelete
A most worthy anniversary to celebrate!
Love the location of the lot - just beautiful.
Hi Al, not sure if anyone else has mentioned it, but when I open your blog to read it I receive a message from my virus program that says it blocked the cdn.livetafficfeed.com because it was infected with URL:Blacklist.ReplyDelete
Have you had any other comments from anyone regarding this? my virus program is Avast. thanks, Doug H
Hi Doug, thanks for letting me know about this but I've not had anyone else mention anything. I think we had Avast once a long time ago.ReplyDelete
It never did it before and is still giving me a warning about it when I open the blog and it blocks it. Must be a Avast issue and not the app itself.Delete
I really enjoy your blog with all the great photos! Hope you will be able to go south again someday!
We enjoyed the UFO museum in Roswell - so many documents and witness accounts over the years. Fascinating subject, they have enough information to spend weeks studying just at that one location. Your dreaming-about lot is so pretty, but then I think the one you're on is great too. Always fun to imagine a different future.ReplyDelete
You can always dream!ReplyDelete
UFOs - I'm a firm believer since one hovered over my car for 20 minutes on July 15, 1996 while I sat practically paralyzed but watching and just 'waiting' for the worst to happen! Huge blocking my sight of the sky but only a faint sound coming from it. Then is literally Zipped away. It was triangular shaped, of which I'd never known about until the following October while reading a book "The Exeter Affair" and seeing drawings of such an ufo. This account took place in New England, (state I don't recall) I still ponder about my encounter. I don't talk about it, very few people did I tell. Funny that only this week I learn a friend and relative thought I was a 'weirdo' because I believe in UFOs. I'm not weird but do have an open mind. You are so correct that WE are not the only inhabitants in our universe - What a silly and stupid reasoning to think we would be alone.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your reply Caddie. Many years ago my Mother told me of seeing a large round disc over our house one night when she had stepped out with our dog. I have never forgot that and her believable sighting went a long way into my believing in UFO's and another presence in our Universe. I think there are a lot of people with similar sightings and experiences like you and my Mother. It's too bad there is such a stigma attached to UFO sightings but I think there is a slow understanding emerging regarding the reality of UFO's in our skies and the common sense thinking that we are not alone.Delete