It was nineteen years ago tonight that we moved the last of our things from the old farmhouse (Weenie Roast Ranch) near Fullerton Ontario to our location here on the outskirts of Bayfield on the shores of Lake Huron. It was a cold and dark rainy Halloween night but it wasn't a trick, it was a treat to finally have our very own place. Not all, but most of the time we are happy here but there are things I sure miss about our dusty old country digs.
| ON OUR WAY TO GODERICH|
| SAW A FEW JOGGERS OUT AND ABOUT|
| IT WON'T BE LONG BEFORE THIS BEAUTIFUL GREEN LANDSCAPE WILL BE ALL WHITE|
A cloudy wet start to the day but skies partially cleared early on and it was nice to see sunshine highlighting the wet Autumn leaves and grass. Needing a few things in Goderich, Pheebs and I were soon on our way.
| THIS TRUCK IN FRONT OF ME HAD A BIT OF A 'SQUEEZY' TIME GETTING THROUGH McDONALDS DRIVE-THRU|
| KIND OF A GINGERBREAD BACKYARD|
Three ships in the Goderich harbor and one a few miles offshore heading west. Also spotted a busy fishing boat with its usual frenzied flock of swarming Gulls in the air surrounding it. Quite a few people were out walking the boardwalk enjoying Autumn's crisp morning.
| I DON'T THINK I HAVE SEEN THE FEDERAL YUKINA AT THE GRAIN ELEVATORS IN GODERICH'S HARBOR BEFORE|
| THE ALGOMA SAULT TAKING ON A LOAD OF SALT...(SAULT IS PRONOUNCED SOO)|
|I THINK IT'S A SAFE BET TO SAY THIS IS SHORELINE RESTORATION WORK GOING ON HERE|
|FROM A DIFFERENT LOCATION I NOTICED A SECOND SHIP AT THE SALT DOCK JUST TO THE LEFT OF THAT DOMED STRUCTURE|
| I COULDN'T FIND A NAME ON THE SUPERSTRUCTURE|
| LUCKILY I SPOTTED A SECTION OF THE BOW WITH ENOUGH LETTERING TO IDENTIFY IT AS THE ALGOMA BUFFALO|
Being the last day of October we now stand on the brink of what I consider to be the most depressing month of the year. November is notorious for its long gray days of dismal rain and cold. There have been exceptions, but generally, November is a tough one here in these northern latitudes. A lot of cloudy downcast days with the only thing to look forward to being Spring nearly half a year away. And, due to circumstances, it does not look like we will be traveling south this winter for the third year in a row...............
| ALGOMA INNOVATOR|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The good thing about having a husband who never listens is being able to say: "I already told you that." Whether you did or not, he'll never know the difference.
- Where do ghosts like to travel on vacation?
The Dead Sea!
- What did the mother ghost say to the baby ghost as they drove down the street?
Buckle your sheet belt.
After much urging by his wife, Uncle Joe applied for work on a farm. The foreman decided to give him a try and told him to milk a cow, equipping him with a stool and a bucket. An hour later Uncle Joe returned dirty and sweaty, the bucket in one hand and the broken stool in the other. "Extracting the milk was easy," he explained. "The worst part was getting the cow to sit on the stool!"
The trees are really turning. Old winter is on its way. I'm hoping to leave at the end of November.ReplyDelete
I just love your photos. They are a bright spot in many dark days. Thank you for sharing them with us. Perhaps you can take one of the gate opening (green fields will soon be covered in white) covered in snow and post both to just remind us of what has just past and will once again come to be. It would be an interesting comparison. Find a reason to smile today Al.ReplyDelete
So sorry to read you won't be heading south but we can understand those circumstances. If those circumstances change you know you always have a spot at our house.ReplyDelete
So sorry you won’t be making the trip south this year. It’s quite understandable given all the various circumstances. Stay safe and stay cheery! BobReplyDelete
I really liked the "bench picture". I always look for benches when I'm traveling. Sorry to hear about you no being able to travel for the winter. Hang in there.ReplyDelete
Wi agree, November is the worst month if it's raining. After that I'd rather have it frozen.ReplyDelete