|A DRAGONFLY OR FLAGONDRY AS I SOMETIMES CALL THEM|
Under clear blue sunny skies, it was all three of us in the Jeep this morning heading for Exeter Ontario's Canadian Tire Store. Needed a new battery for our 10-year-old weed whacker and we're finding 18V batteries harder to get now since those batteries were discontinued a few years ago. We thought the CTC store in Exeter had one but they didn't. It wasn't a wasted drive to Goderich though because we snagged a take-out breakfast from A&W. And besides, it was a nice Saturday morning for a drive for all 3 of us together for a change.
|A NICE EARLY JULY SATURDAY MORNING|
|AT EXETER'S PET VALUE PHEEBS WAITS FOR MOM TO BRING HER OUT A TREAT|
|A PITSTOP FOR PHEEBS ON THE WAY HOME|
|SPOTTED THIS RARE ARTICULATED PYTHON IN A CREEK TODAY....OKAY OKAY, SO IT WAS JUST A LARGE BRANCH|
Home again and energized by cooler air I hauled out our mower and cut all the grass. It was 47F when we got up this morning. I think we topped out at 66F today. Bonus. Following that, Pheebs and I took Scooter for a 'Whoop-T-Toot' around half a dozen big country blocks. It gave the engine a whirl, the tires a turn, and the batteries a boost. And it always gives me a boost too.
|JUST BREEZIN ALONG|
|THE WINNEBAGO RUNS SO SMOOTH MY NAVIGATOR ALWAYS FALLS ASLEEP|
Despite tussling with a late morning cloud cover Old Sol finally won the day and we had ourselves a marvelously sunny cool day. Although about 90% of our beloved Pine Tree Trail is gone forever now Pheebs and I did slip out for a walk around the Park's pond looking for a few photos. And we found some.
|SPOTTED A FLASH OF RED AT THE POND'S SOUTH END|
|THERE IT IS AGAIN|
|OH IT'S JUST ED THE PARK'S RESIDENT GRASS CUTTER|
|DAYLILIES AT THE POND'S EDGE|
|MORNING CLOAK BUTTERFLY OR FLUTTERBY:))|
|A MORNING CLOAK AND A BLACK SWALLOWTAIL TOGETHER|
|THE ONLY MONARCH BUTTERFLY I'VE SEEN SO FAR THIS YEAR|