A cool sun and cloud morning so Pheebs and I stirred us up some gravel with a country road stroll. Hadn't been over around the Hullett Marsh for a few weeks so after our walk we wandered ourselves over that way. Of course, I had forgotten about the mosquitos and biting deer flies so it wasn't long before we had to beat a hasty retreat back to the safe confines of the Jeep. Luckily, I was able to snap a few pics before we did that.
| ON THE WAY TO THE MARSH WE SCARED UP A FLOCK OF WILD TURKEYS CROSSING THE ROAD|
| A BREEZY COOL MORNING IN THE MARSH|
| THREE BLUE HERONS AND FOUR WHITE EGRETS|
With temperatures down and the humidity out of the air, it was cool enough to wear a jacket this morning. My kind of weather and it energized me enough to clean up the Jeep after we got home. And it was sure overdue for a cleaning too!!
| BY GOLLY I CAN SEE THE JEEP|
| A NUMBER OF COLORFUL WILDFLOWERS IN THE MARSH|
| BURDOCKS WILL SOON BE ATTACHING THEMSELVES TO EVERYTHING PASSING BY|
| RECENTLY HATCHED TURTLE EGGS|
All three of us in the Jeep again as we rolled out the driveway about 12:45 heading for London's University Hospital where Kelly was due for a Cat Scan at 2:30 p.m. Despite being on the leading edge of a long holiday weekend the traffic was doable and we dropped Kelly at the main hospital door at 1:47.
| MILKWEED PODS|
After dropping Kelly off Pheebs and I made fast tracks out of the city. We would normally turn left on Sunningdale road but realized a week ago that that road is getting way too built up west of London so we headed further north and hung a left turn in Arva Ontario heading west out into the peaceful countryside.
| SPOTTED THIS LARGE STACK OF STRAWBALES ON OUR WAY TO LONDON|
| EVERY TIME I SEE A WINDMILL NOW I ALWAYS THINK OF OUR FRIEND AND FELLOW RVING BLOGGER, THE LATE MIKE MCFALL|
We were only about 6 or7 miles out when my flip phone rang and it was Kelly saying her Cat Scan was ahead of schedule and she would be way earlier than we anticipated. With that, Pheebs and I turned around and headed back into London's traffic. It was only 5 minutes after reaching our parking lot waiting area in the Masonville Mall that Kelly called again saying she was ready to be picked up.
| A LOT OF NICE COUNTRY HOMES AND HORSE RANCHES IN THIS AREA|
| I WAS STANDING IN A DITCH TAKING THIS PHOTO WHEN MY CELL PHONE RANG|
| AND HERE SHE COMES NOW|
Minutes later we were at Wendy's picking up a couple burgs and coffee. Oh, and a couple chocolate frosty's too. I didn't get to eat all of my Frosty because a certain little furry face got into it when I wasn't looking. I had it sitting beside my seat on the consul.
|I THINK SOMEBODY IS BLOWING PHEEBS A BIG SMOOCH|
We soon rolled out of Wendy's parking lot and arrived home an hour later. It was a beautiful afternoon drive all the way with big white fluffy clouds and blue skies. Always nice to be back to our quiet little Bayfield area. No place like home Toto:))
| HERE COME THE GOODIES|It was 28 years ago this weekend Kelly and I first met in a little coffee shop near Doon Ontario. It took me a lot of tries to finally meet the right person, but meet the right person I sure did:))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The doctor entered the room and advised his patient that a brain transplant was the only remedy. "Fortunately" he continued, "this hospital has perfected the procedure, however, it is not yet available on the National Health and you will therefore have to pay. We have two brains in stock at the moment, a female brain costing $10,000 and a male brain at $50,000" "Why is the male brain so expensive?" asked the patient. "Because male brains are hardly ever used."
As a mother was bribing her little boy with a quarter so he would behave, she said, "Why do I always have to pay you to be good? Why can't you be good for nothing like your dad?"
I don't like to gush, but your photos are so good I can't help it...nature, people, and of course the wonder dog, all there.....ReplyDelete
What beautiful photos of Kelly!!ReplyDelete
Congratulations to you both on this milestone!ReplyDelete
Once again wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing Al.
Mike and I are right behind you at 27 years in October--it took us both a lot of tries too before we got it right. Here's hoping for good results for Kelly.ReplyDelete
Love the shot of the turkey flight & Pheebs, although it's hard to single just one out - they're all so good! Thanks for taking the time to post your blog.ReplyDelete
[From Craig] Why did the turkeys cross the road?ReplyDelete
To get their pictures taken:))Delete
That's an anniversary worth celebrating!ReplyDelete