| COOL CLEAR NIGHTS BRING MORNING'S HEAVY DEW|
Another nice relaxing evening country road walk Thursday night. I think one of the reasons I like this area for walking so much is the 360-degree unobstructed view I have all around me and that includes the sky. In the pine forest where we live we are surrounded by trees and shrubs and the farthest we can see in any one direction from our property is maybe fifty or sixty feet. Looking up we can only see a few small patches of sky. It is so refreshing to be able to look around and see for miles. Reminds me of the American southwest where one can see for ten, twenty, and thirty miles across those wide valleys between the mountain ranges. Oh now I miss seeing those wide-open spaces.
| HEADING WEST ACROSS NEW MEXICO WITH ARIZONA'S CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS DEAD AHEAD IN DECEMBER OF 2017....WE SURE HAVE SOME GREAT MEMORIES OF THOSE MOUNTAINS FROM BACK IN OUR RANCH SITTING DAYS SOUTHEAST OF TOMBSTONE IN COCHISE COUNTY NEAR MCNEAL|
| THIS IS ABOUT AS FAR AS WE CAN SEE IN ANY DIRECTION FROM OUR HOUSE|
| THIS FARMER IS OUT BURNING THE EVENING OIL|
| ALTHOUGH I COULDN'T SEE THIS BEAN HARVESTER I KNEW WHERE HE WAS|
| NO, THAT ISN'T A FIERCE SHADOW LION FOLLOWING THE SHADOW COWBOY....IT'S PHEEBS|
| FARMERS ARE BUSY ONCE AGAIN IN THIS DRYER WEATHER|
| LOOKS LIKE THIS FELLOW IS GOING TO FLATTEN OUT SOME OF THE HILLS ON HIS LAND EH:))|
No particular reason to go to Goderich this morning so we went there anyway and did manage to pick up a few groceries along the way. Lake Huron was calm and there were lots of Seniors out enjoying themselves on the mile-long boardwalk. Even met some folks who live in our Park at the end of our street. I had never seen them before. I guess it shows you how sociable I am.
| FROM A DISTANCE THESE ROLLING HILLS REMINDED ME OF THE CUSTER BATTLEFIELD IN SOUTHEASTERN MONTANA WITH ALL THE WHITE TOMBSTONES WHERE THE TROOPERS FELL...I TOURED AROUND THAT BATTLEFIELD IN MAY OF 1992|
| A LITTLE MOM AND DAUGHTER TIME|
| THESE CANADA GEESE ARE HAVING A NICE FLOAT ON THE CALM WATERS OF LAKE HURON|
| FAR FAR OUT ON LAKE HURON'S HORIZON TO THE SOUTHWEST I SPOTTED THIS....COULD IT BE THE GREAT LAKES 'FLYING DUTCHMAN' GHOST SHIP |
| ENJOYING A SUNNY MORNING AT THE BEACH|
| ROCK SCRAMBLING AT GODERICH'S ROTARY COVE|
Home again I busied myself cleaning more windows and raking up some pine needles. A near-perfect day with lots of sunshine and low 60's temps. No wind, and how wonderful not to have all that wretched humidity in the air.
|LOOKING INLAND FROM THE BEACH AND SHORELINE....THE TOWN OF GODERICH IS UP THERE ATOP THAT BLUFF|
| THIS OLD WILLOW TREE HAS SEEN BETTER DAYS|
| MORNING'S HEAVY DEW|
| VESTIGES OF LAST YEAR'S CORN CROP IN THIS YEAR'S BEAN FIELD|
Stopped at Bayfield's Porter's Hill Wild Bird Seed place and picked up a couple 20-pound bags of Deluxe Mix birdseed Thursday morning. We had good luck with this mixture last winter and I think it went a long way to attracting the five pairs of Cardinals we had at the feeders. The Squirrels and Chipmunks really like it too!!
| I ALWAYS LOVE TO SEE ROLLING GREEN HILLS|
| THE ONCE GREEN CORN FIELDS ARE NO LONGER GREEN|
And a few short words about 'Groaner's Corner'. I know some of the jokes are sometimes repetitive as are a few of the cartoons. With my mind not being a fail-safe computatron it doesn't always remember what jokes or toons I have posted over the years. Occasionally things look or sound familiar and other times I have no memory of them at all. So thanks to readers for being patient with this sometimes faltering mind of mine.
| THREE PIECES OF FARM MACHINERY IN THIS PHOTO WITH THE LARGEST MACHINE THE HARDEST TO SEE|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A Few Ponderings::- Eat right. Stay fit. Die anyway.
- The things that come to those that wait may be the things left by those who got there first.
- Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will sit in a boat drinking beer all day.
- Flashlight: A case for holding dead batteries.
- Shin: A device for finding furniture in the dark.
- When single ladies near the age of 50, they tend to get lots of cats...This phenomenon is known as many-paws
- This nun was taking a bath, when there was a knock on the door. "Who is it?," she cried. "It's the blind man.," was the answer.
Says the nun, "Well, come on in and tell me your troubles." In comes the man. "Wow!" he says, "Where should I hang the blinds?"
- If the refrigerator and TV weren't so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
- What's the difference between men and government bonds? Bonds mature.
Oh yes. I know what you mean about long views. I do love to see far, and have loved it all my life. Growing up in the west part of central TX, I sometimes feel suffocated by tall trees. On the other hand, the "long view" from your home is cozy and comforting. Sometimes those places with a long view can be hard, weather wise. Especially if you're there full time.ReplyDelete
That is a mysterious ghost ship out there! Some good groaners too, I don't care how much they're repeated.ReplyDelete
I think you take beautiful pictures of all the areas you venture out to, but I still love the pictures of your yard the best, especially with the birds and squirrels. Thank you for keeping me entertained :)ReplyDelete