It was a routine drive up to Goderich and back for Pheebs and I under sunny skies this morning. Gas, a few groceries, a swing down around the harbor, and home again.
| THE FIVELBORG FROM THE NETHERLANDS WAS IN GODERICH LOADING GRAIN AND IT'S THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN THIS SHIP HERE|
| JUST AS I ARRIVED THE FIVELBORG SOUNDED ITS HORN SIGNALING ITS DEPARTURE AS THE BRIDGE CREW GATHERED TO OVERSEE THE DEPARTURE SEQUENCE|
| THE TUGBOAT OCEAN A GAUTHIER HEADS INTO THE HARBOR TO ESCORT THE FIVELBORG THROUGH THE NARROW SHIP CHANNEL TO LAKE HURON|
| THE OCEAN GAUTHIER CAREFULLY BACKS IN BESIDE THE FIVELBORG|
|THE UNSEEN TUGBOAT SLOWLY GUIDES THE REVERSING FIVELBORK BACKWARDS THROUGH THE SHORT NARROW CHANNEL|
| THE BRIDGE CREW ALONG WITH DECKHANDS FORE AND AFT WATCH CAREFULLY FOR ANY PROBLEMS|
|BON VOYAGE FIVELBORG AND MAY ALL YOUR WATERS BE CALM|
One of the main things I had wanted to pick up at the Canadian Tire store in Goderich today was some glue for a couple of little projects here at home. So what was the one item out of seven items on my list I forgot to get?? Yes, you are right again....glue!! I don't know how or why I manage to do things like that, but I do. And yes, I even had it written down on my 'to-get' list:((
| DRIVING OUT TO ROTARY COVE I COULD SEE WORK WAS WELL UNDERWAY AT THE BEACH AREA|
| I ALSO NOTICED THEY HAVE SEEDED THE DOG WALKING AREA SO THIS SHOULD ALL BE NICE GREEN GRASS AGAIN SOON|
| ALWAYS NICE TO SEE PEOPLE OUT ENJOYING THE LAKESIDE BOARDWALK|
| AND BY GOLLY THIS LADY EVEN HAS HERSELF A CUP OF TIM HORTONS COFFEE|
|ONE SHIP AT THE SALT MINES NORTH PIER|
Try as I did I couldn't get myself interested in anything today. I went through my usual list of excuses like, too windy, too cold, too hot, too freezing, too humid, it's raining, it's snowing, the clouds are depressing, the sun's too hot, blah-blah-blah. When I should have been outside doing something I was inside doing nothing, with the exception of an afternoon walk with Pheebs. Just another one of those earth days I guess.
| WITH A PUFF OF BLACK SMOKE COMING FROM HER STACK THIS EMPTY FREIGHTER WHICH HAS BEEN STANDING A FEW MILES OFFSHORE HEADS FOR PORT NOW THAT THE FIVELBORG HAS CLEARED THE HARBOR|
| SAW A FEW MORE PAINTED TURTLES AT THE PARK'S POND TODAY|
| MA, PA, AND LITTLE JUNIOR|
|AND HERE'S MY FIRST FROG SIGHTING OF THE YEAR|
| PHEEBS LOVES HER AFTERNOON WALKS|
| I ALWAYS FORGET WHAT THESE ARE CALLED|
Despite Kelly's current medical difficulties I was encouraged to see her roll in from a drive to the Bayfield library early this afternoon with a trunk and back seat full of flowers to be planted. We will probably get at that tomorrow. She will set the plants in place where she wants them and I will dig them in. Teamwork:))
|MY FIRST BUMBLE BEE SIGHTING OF THE YEAR AS WELL|
| NOT ALL THINGS SEEN ON OUR WALK THIS AFTERNOON WERE CREATED BY MOTHER NATURE|
| I THINK THAT BIG DIGGER MACHINE AT THE LEFT IS STUCK AND THE BULLDOZER HAS BEEN HOOKED UP TO TRY AND PULL IT OUT|
| LOOKS LIKE THE DIGGER HAS GOT ITSELF BOGGED INTO THE MUD|
I don't know what it is with this restless nature of mine but I've had it for just about as long as I can remember. It seems if I am in one place for either a short or long period of time I am wishing I was somewhere else. And as often as not when I do get to that other place I am wishing I was either home again or off to yet another place. It is quite a time I have with myself some days. Like I have said a few times before, 'it's not easy being me'. But of course, I'm sure many others may feel the same way about themselves as well if they really thought about it.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A fellow’s wife was very worried about her husband’s heavy drinking and one night she decided to give him a fright. She draped herself in a white sheet and went down to the local cemetery, knowing that her husband was in the habit of taking a shortcut through it on his way home from the pub. It was not long before he came staggering along, and out she jumped from behind a headstone. “Ooooooo!” she wailed, “I am the devil!” Her husband sticks out his hand. “Put it there, pal,” he says, “I’m married to your sister.” ---------------------------------
First man: "I hear the First National Bank is looking for a new teller." Second man: "I thought they just hired a new teller last week." First man: "Right, that's the one they're looking for."
Wonder if the Dutch ship has showed up for Canadian grain, now that Ukrainian grain is a bit iffy. So, one of those days huh. Thanks to Kelly, you won't have to worry about what to do tomorrow! You'll be planting things!ReplyDelete
Always lots of life going on in your area - fun to see the variety. Sad to see the destruction of those big machines. Mother Nature really doesn't have a chance against them. Love the goose and the bumble bee :-)ReplyDelete