A clear bright and sunny morning welcomed us today and I noticed the slight haze from distant forest fires in the west had cleared out. The noticeably cooler air today was also a bonus. Perfect morning for a gravel road walk so Pheebs and I headed directly to our quiet spot in the countryside and got ourselves into gear.
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL SUMMERS MORN FOR OUR EXERCISE WALK THE SMELL OF CLOVER AND NEW-MOWN HAY ADDED TO THE WELL BEING FEELING OF THE MORNING LOOKING NORTH WE WALK ALONGSIDE THIS CORNFIELD FOR PART OF OUR WALK
Following our walk, it was a short drive around a few neighboring country roads picking off a few pics along the way before heading home.
LOOKING SOUTH WITH THE JEEP VISIBLE IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY YOU CAN SEE BOTH RECTANGULAR AND ROUND BALES OF STRAW
|THE KUBOTA MACHINE ON THE RIGHT IS THE BALER THAT MAKES THOSE BIG ROUND BALES|
|ROADS ARE BUSY WITH FARM VEHICLES AT HARVEST TIME|
|NOT ALL TRAFFIC ON AREA ROADS ARE BIG FARM VEHICLES| MONARCH BUTTERFLY CLEMATIS CHICORY FLOWERS
It has been announced that the border will remain closed to Canadians wanting to travel to the United States for another month until August 21rst. With the Covid Delta version now spreading fast in the U.S. the border is probably going to end up staying closed well past August.
ECHINACEA OR (CONEFLOWER)
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A sad-faced man walked into a flower shop early one morning. The clerk was ready to take his order for a funeral piece, based on the look on the man's face, but soon realized his assumption was wrong as the man asked for a basket of flowers sent to his wife for their anniversary. "And what day will that be?" the clerk asked. Glumly he replied, "Yesterday".
"What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?"
Do you know what I love most about baseball? The pine tar, the resin, the grass, the dirt...And that's just in the hot dogs!
My fathers siblings were from NY state. We were hoping to have a family reunion of cousins here in Canada this summer, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen this year. :(ReplyDelete
What a beautiful morning. Thanks. Yes, probably wise not to come down here.ReplyDelete
My county in TX has more than 60% unvaccinated and the infection rates are going up. I've had both shots, but just as soon not be one of those "breakthrough" cases, not because I'd probably be in the hospital, but because I could have it and give it to someone without knowing it....Ah well. (Another great Monarch photo by the way....)
Crazy times. They Canadians have decided to let the Americans in on August ninth if they have been fully vaccinated and have negative Covid test. This is what the Americans have been clamouring for, yet the USA will not open either its Canadian nor Mexican borders now. They are the ones with increased Covid cases and low vaccination rates. We are not counting on heading south this winter. If we do, it will be a pleasant surprise.ReplyDelete
The monarch butterfly is truly a work of art. Awesome!ReplyDelete