Overnight winds and rain brought cooler air our way dropping our Wednesday daytime high into the mid-40s. But that's alright, at least we had a sunny morning. It was up to Goderich's Walmart for Pheebs and I then home again.
|TUESDAY MORNING IN GRAND BEND ONTARIO|
|ROUGH LAKE HURON WATERS ALONG GODERICH'S SHORELINE THIS MORNING|
It's that time of year again to turn off our outside water for the winter so I got that little job done and out of the way. Drained our garden water hoses as well. Hooked up our utility trailer and hauled a big load of leaves and pine needles to our Park's waste yard. Half a dozen other little chores and that was about it for the day. When the clouds rolled in I headed inside where it was warm and toasty. I had used up all my allotted energy units for the day. Well except for a short afternoon walk with Little Chief Crazy Beans.
|DESPITE A COLD WIND DRIVEN SPRAY OFF THE LAKE THESE WORKERS KEPT WORKING ON GODERICH'S NEW BOARDWALK|
|I THINK I MUST HAVE FORKED UP ABOUT 12.6 TONS OF LEAVES AND PINE NEEDLES TODAY|
|I CHOPPED THESE PUMPKINS UP TO MAKE THEM EASIER TO NIBBLE ON BY FOREST CREATURES LIKE DEER|
At 11 a.m. on this Remembrance Day November 11th, I was pitch-forking pine needles and leaves into my utility trailer but I did pause to remember the countless books I have read over the years involving the military. The unending battles on land, sea, and air and the suffering and gallantry of the many, many, people I have read about. I also remembered my Uncle Harry, Uncle Fred, and my Dad who were all in the armed forces back in the 1940s. Indeed the greatest generation. November 11th is always a solemn memory.
|AND TALKING ABOUT FOREST CREATURES, HERE'S ONE I SAW IN GRAND BEND TUESDAY MORNING|
|FARMERS HAVE BEEN VERY BUSY LATELY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE GREAT WEATHER|
|THE CORN HARVEST HAS BEEN GOING FULL TILT|
With each day getting darker earlier now we can at least look forward to the days getting longer again in just another 40 days on December 21rst. Now how's that for making your day eh:))
|EVEN SAW A WHITE SQUIRREL SCURRYING FOR A TREE IN VARNA ONTARIO TUESDAY MORNING|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( John's working at the lumberyard, pushing a tree through the buzz saw, and accidentally shears off all ten of his fingers. He goes to the emergency room. The doctor says, "Yuck! Well, give me the fingers, and I'll see what I can do." John says, "I haven't got the fingers." The doctor says, "What do you mean, you haven't got the fingers? It's 2010. We've got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible techniques. I could have put them back on and made you like new. Why didn't you bring the fingers?" John says, "Well, Doc, how in the hell was I suppose to pick 'em up!!"
Al, you might enjoy checking out the You Tube videos by Sandi Brock. She and her husband farm and raise sheep in your neck of the woods. Your beautiful photos look so much like their farm videos.ReplyDelete
Huron is looking ocean like to me. I have been interested this evening, in my perusal of photoblogs, that not one from the USA has mentioned it being veterans day. The Canadians, the Australians, and the Brits have mostly all made a mention. I guess we have attention spans of gnats down here. Sheesh.ReplyDelete
I don't know who JudithK is following but my American bloggers all acknowledged Veteran's Day big time. My Facebook was full of acknowledgements. Every year I acknowledge my uncle who was killed in the Philippines in 1944. Our town had a Veteran's Day parade and it was very well attended. I don't understand her comment at all.ReplyDelete
I have to confess that I don't have that many photoblogs from the USA that I look at frequently. So I am sure I have a skewed sample. I should have just kept my mouth shut.Delete
I have to agree Elva! Veterans Day is NEVER forgotten in our neck of the desert and beyond. People defied orders of no parades and had them anyway!! There are tons of patriotic Anericans even in these troubled times!!!ReplyDelete
I was thinking the same thing - in only six weeks the days will be starting to get longer!ReplyDelete