Felt more Novemberesque than Octoberish this morning but with a warm jacket and the Jeep's heater on, Little Chief Crazy Beans and I were off and running. Coffee to go in Clinton and over to the Hullet-Marsh we went. Hearing gunshots I knew hunters were afoot so we stayed close to the Jeep and didn't venture off into the forest or down any trails.
|ON OUR WAY TO THE MARSH|
|OFF THE PAVED ROAD AND INTO THE MARSH WE GO|
|LOOKING IN THE DIRECTION OF A GUNSHOT NEARLY HALF A MILE AWAY I SAW A SMALL DARK OBJECT IN A FIELD....ZOOMING IN I SPOTTED THE HUNTER AND GOT THIS SHOT AT 714mm OR 2000mm IN 35mm FILM (ISO 800 F/6.5 125/S PROGRAM MODE COOLPIX P900) HAND-HELD)|Other than a stop in the Marsh it was our usual slow cruise around a dozen country roads or so simply enjoying soft music on our Sirius Satellite Radio and taking in all of Autumn's colorful nature rolling by. And feeling rather cozily warm on a crisp early October morn I may add. '
|NO, PHEEBS ISN'T FAT!! IT'S THE ANGLE OF THE SHOT|
|A TREE FULL OF STARLINGS|
|SOME FARMERS HAVE BEGUN THE CORN HARVEST|
|LOOKS LIKE THE COMBINE MISSED A FEW STOCKS|
Needing to get some more blood work done but not wanting to have to stand in a long rainy line-up I waited till mid-afternoon before heading to Goderich's Dynacare lab. Well, there was no line-up at all with only a couple people ahead of me in the waiting room and I was lucky enough this time not to have the same person take my blood who took it the last two times leaving me feeling like they were using a screwdriver to get the blood out.
|THESE DRIED BEANS WILL BE HARVESTED ANY DAY NOW|
|AWAITING MY TURN WITH THE NEEDLE HOPING IT WOULD NOT BE ANOTHER 'OUCHY'|
I was very apprehensive about stepping on my weight scale Thursday morning. Having had several close encounters with a few tim-bits (donut holes) last week as well as half a dozen slices of raisin bread and a big feed of fish and chips, etc. I was worried my descending 193 pounds was going to end up being on the discouragingly ascending side of things. Imagine my surprise when the scale numbers topped out at 190 pounds. Of course with the way my mind works, I immediately thought, 'oh-oh' why did I just drop 3 pounds so fast. I would really like it someday if my mind would just simply take a rest and agreeingly accept things as they are and quit asking itself 'why' all the time.
|ANOTHER LONG DISTANCE SHOT AT 728mm|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A customer walks into a restaurant and notices a large sign on the wall, "$500 IF WE FAIL TO FILL YOUR ORDER!" When his waitress arrives, he orders an Aligator's eyeball on rye. She calmly writes down his order and walks into the kitchen where all hell breaks loose! The restaurant owner comes storming out of the kitchen. He runs up to the customer's table, slaps five $100 bills down on it and says, "You got me that time buddy, but I want you to know that's the first time in ten years we've been out of rye bread!"
"What's that piece of cord tied around your finger for?" "My wife put it there to remind me to take a letter to the Post Office." "And did you mail it?" "No, she forgot to give me the letter."
At least your heading in the right direction. With being restricted to quarters for so long I managed to find all the weight I lost last year.ReplyDelete
Be Safe and Enjoy!
It's about time.
Lovely autumn photos. Thanks. I'd like to see a full on autumn, but I'm too far south. Just little bits and pieces happen. But I guess I will be consoled by knowing just little bits and pieces of winter will happen too. On the other hand, I loved both when I lived in New England.ReplyDelete
What.beautiful fall photos. Wish I had a zoom lense like that! Congratulations on the weight loss.ReplyDelete
Al, the photos tonight were spectacular, amazing, fantastic and the list of positives goes on. Just beautiful! Especially liked the first and the one of the bull. Thank you for freely sharing your wonderful photography with all of us.ReplyDelete
I thought I noticed you looked a bit thinner in the last photo you posted of you, Must have been true! You must be doing some things right. Maybe less peanut butter and honey, or morning cocktails?ReplyDelete
Beautiful pictures. Much appreciated.
Congrats on the weight loss, hope you get into a rhythm to maintain it. Great pics as always. Those mirror less super cameras are awesome.ReplyDelete
Lots of nice colour in those photos! You'll be skinny as a rake soon!ReplyDelete