Saturday, January 23, 2021

I WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE FOREST HERE THAN MORE HOUSES

With the dog days of winter hard upon us now I am sometimes having trouble finding my motivation on these colder mornings.  Looking out the window at the falling snow and cold 23F temperature I had no desire to even step out the door but Pheebs was raring to go so it was out the door we did go and hopped into the Jeep.  Our drive was basically a repeat of the day before and half an hour later we were home again.  Just in time to re-stock the bird feeders.  Almost a full-time job in this colder winter weather.

 SNOWING AND BLOWING IN THE COUNTRYSIDE
 WITH BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES ICE IS BEGINNING TO FORM ON THE LAKE AND BUILD UP ALONG THE SHORELINE
 ICE CHUNKS ARE FORMING AND WILL SOON BOND TOGETHER IN A SPAN OF SOLID ICE
 THE BAYFIELD RIVER IS FREEZING UP AND I AM SURPRISED A COUPLE FISHING BOATS ARE STILL TIED UP THERE
 THIS IS A FLOWING RIVER AND WHEN THE ICE BREAKS UP HUGE CHUNKS OF ICE COME DOWN THE RIVER AND COULD PUNCTURE THE HULLS OF THOSE BOATS
Periodic heavy snows today and I was on the end of my snow shovel several times keeping my pathways clear.  The snow was light and fluffy so it was not hard to move around.

With a snow-blower and road grader clearing roads in the Park making them walkable, Pheebs and I headed off down one of the new roads where a lot of tree cutting and clearing has been going on.  It was a refreshing walk on a cold winter's day.  

 SAD TO SEE SO MANY PINE TREES COMING DOWN BUT I GUESS ITS WHAT THE PARK OWNER CALLS PROGRESS 

 I WOULD MUCH RATHER SEE FOREST HERE THAN MORE HOUSES
It was four years ago on this day Kelly had to come to my rescue in the night.  Nothing serious, just embarrassing.  Kelly Comes To My Rescue

GROANER'S CORNER:((  College student: "Hey, Dad! I've got some great news for you!"  Father: "What, son?"  College student: "Remember that $500 you promised me if I made the Dean's list?"  Father: "I certainly do!"  College student: "Well, you get to keep it."

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Mother: Now, Little Johnny, eat your spinach. It’s good for growing children.  Little Johnny: Who wants to grow children?

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Sleep? There's a nap for that.

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9 comments:

  1. Hasn't your park ever sent an explanation to the residents about what's going on? Has anyone asked?

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    1. No, management is not communicative with residents so we are always in the dark to what is happening here. Asked questions bring unreliable answers.

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  2. Your first photo of the Cardinal would make a wonderful Christmas card.

    Shoveled most of the day - from last night to tonight about 13 inches of snow and more coming tomorrow. Not too fond of my shovel tonight.

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  3. So, did you ever get the recliner fixed? :-) I would think that the boats still in the Bayfield River are subject to damage from flowing ice when it begins to melt and floating chunks bash the sides.

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  4. I know it's troubling to see things changing around you. The issue is that you appear to live in a beautiful area of Ontario, and the demand for new housing just keeps increasing. I've watched beautiful old farms and forests become subdivisions within just a few years. Like everything else in this world, it's all about money. Stay warm.....

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  5. We both agree that the first picture would make a great Christmas Card Photo.
    It seems the park owner is selling off trees while trying to expand the park. Sadly that takes away from its beauty and serenity.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  6. I'm still giggling about your mishap.

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  7. While the first pic is gorgeous, I'm loving the peek around the corner Cardinal on the feeder :-) I can never wrap my head around cold that will freeze that huge body of water! We got a few snowflakes today, very exciting!

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  8. I think one of the boats you photographed in Bayfield later sunk. Is that correct? What a shame!
    And, yes, I agree about the cardinal photo - beautiful!

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