|PARKED ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE WAWANOSH|
Despite Tuesday night's thunder, lightning, heavy rains, and wind, Wednesday morning dawned clear and bright so it was paws and boots on the ground for Pheebs and I. After our morning walk, we headed the Jeep north through Goderich to see if we could find any storm damage up that way.
| LAKE HURON'S CHOPPY WATER FROM TUESDAY'S STORM|
| A BEAR WAS SEEN IN GODERICH A COUPLE DAYS AGO AND THIS MORNING PHEEBS AND I SPOTTED THIS BEAR ABOUT 2 MILES NORTH OF GODERICH|
| GETTING READY FOR THE UPCOMING BEAN HARVEST SOON|
|THIS MARSHMALLOW FARMER HAS FIGURED OUT A WAY TO ADD A 'MINT' FLAVOR TO HIS MALLOWS|
| HERE'S A HAPPY FACE BARN ENJOYING A NICE BREAKFAST OF SHREDDED WHEAT AND COUNTRY MARSHMALLOWS|
The bulk of late Tuesday afternoon's storm-laden tornado swept through well north of Goderich up in the Port Elgin and Southampton areas heading east from there. I wasn't up to driving that far north so we toddled along the back roads up about as far as highway 86 before swinging east and making our way over to Amish/Mennonite territory. Along the way we did see tree branches down, an aluminum grain storage destroyed, and a large cornfield with about half of the crop flattened and ruined.
| NO, TUESDAY'S STORM DIDN'T DO THIS BUT MANY DECADES OF WEATHER HAVE CERTAINLY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS HOUSE'S SLOW DEMISE|
| WE DID SEE A NUMBER OF BROKEN TREE BRANCHES|
I always enjoy driving through Mennonite country looking at all their neat and well-kept farms. Also the farm animals grazing in the fields. I didn't see many of the folks out and about anywhere this morning but their buggy tracks were evident on the damp country roads.
| I ONLY SAW TWO AMISH/MENNONITE FOLKS.....THE FELLOW ABOVE AND THE HARD-TO-FIND LADY BELOW...HERE'S A CLUE, LOOK FOR BLUE|
| A MODERN MENNONITE SAWMILL|
|WELL MAYBE MODERN BUT IT HAS SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED RELIABLE MACHINERY ON STAND-BY JUST IN CASE|
| SO NICE TO SEE THESE COOLER BIG SKY SEPTEMBER DAYS|
| WHEN YOU SEE RED BARNS AND WHITE HOUSES IT'S PROBABLY A SAFE BET YOU ARE IN MENNONITE COUNTRY|
Lake Wawanosh is located in the heart of Amish/Mennonite country so Pheebs and I stopped there for a leg stretch as we generally always do. Nobody there today, not even a fisherman or two. It was 11:35 when we left Lake Wawanosh and slowly began wandering our way south along a number of country roads finally arriving home an hour later.
| LAKE WAWANOSH|
The rest of the day was a mixture of sun and cloud as I caught up on some reading tipped back in my recliner. There were things I could have been doing outside in the nice 72F temps but I was quite comfortable staying inside reading and of course listening to music which in our house plays 24 hours a day sometimes.
| NO BIG FANCY COMBINES TO WORK THESE FIELDS IN AMISH COUNTRY.....IT'S ALL DONE WITH A LOT OF ELBOW GREECE AND REAL HORSE POWER|
| A LAZY EARLY SEPTEMBER MORN|
| THE HORSE IS HEADING WEST AND THE COW IS HEADING EAST|
It was about 5:30 p.m. this afternoon when skies darkened again and I heard thunder. It started raining. Quickly checked our live radar weather site and saw it was only a small storm cell passing through. No need for Pheebs and I to go scrambling out the door and into the Jeep chasing angry dark clouds around all over the place again. Darn:((
| THESE TWO NEIGHBORS HAVE STOPPED FOR A CHAT ALONG THE FENCE LINE|GROANER'S CORNER:(( Here in Kentucky, you don't see too many people hang-gliding. Bubba decided to save up and get a hang-glider. He takes it to the highest mountain, and after struggling to the top, he gets ready to take flight. He takes off running and reaches the edge-------into the wind he goes! Meanwhile, Maw and Paw Hicks were sittin' on the porch swing talkin bout the good old days when maw spots the biggest bird she seen! "Look at the size of that bird, Paw!" she exclaims. Paw raises up," Git my gun, Maw." She runs into the house, brings out his pump shotgun. He takes careful aim. BANG...BANG.....BANG.....BANG! The monster size bird continues to sail silently over the tree tops. "I think ya missed him, Paw," she says. "Yeah," he replies, "but at least he let go of Bubba!"
A grade school teacher was instructing her students on the value of coins. She took a half-dollar and laid it on her desk. "Can any of you tell me what it is?" she asked.
From the back of the room came the answer: "Tails!"
Such a beautiful area for enjoying daily jaunts - you are truly blessed. This was the first year I remember us seeing a lot of the mint marshmallows in our travels too. With all the fires and smoke I don't think any of them are going to be roasted over a giant campfire. Love the sweet calf faces :-))ReplyDelete
Outstanding as always. But the "happy face barn" and comment was really cute....made me smile. Elva ShannonReplyDelete
Friendly cows! And great groaner and cartoons.ReplyDelete