With a cold wet and drizzly morning upon us, there was no walk for the kid and me. With that cold and wet came a slight wind out of the east making the 43F temps feel like the mid-30s. Our Spring so far has been a mixture of too hot and too cold with a few perfect days thrown in between. Update on Saturday's storm that went through here and intensified the further inland it went. It ended up killing a total of 8 people with some being in Ontario and some being in Quebec.
| MORNING'S CLOUD COVER WAS HEAVY ENOUGH TO HAVE THIS SOLAR LIGHT COME ON IN A PARK RESIDENT'S FLOWER BED|
Today's skies finally cleared so Pheebs and I ventured out for an afternoon walk. The ground was soggy and we had to dodge some water puddles. Only thing we saw around the Park's pond was a duck.
| SPOTTED THIS PIECE OF FARM MACHINERY TAKING A WELL DESERVED SUNDAY REST|
| I AM 'GUESSING' THIS DUCK TO BE A FEMALE HOODED MERGANSER|
|I WASN'T QUITE FAST ENOUGH TO CATCH THE WHOLE DUCK IN THE FRAME WHEN IT TOOK OFF SO FAST|
It wasn't really necessary to go to Goderich this morning so we went anyway. McDonalds coffee to go, down to the harbor, and then a stop at Walmart on our way home. Peanut Butter, OJ, green bananas, spinach, and a box of 'Life' cereal. Why green bananas?? Because my diabetes person told me the riper the banana, the higher the sugar content. I've added half a green banana each morning to my yummy shakes.
| A PAIR OF COWBIRDS ON ONE OF OUR FEEDERS TODAY.....MALE ON THE LEFT AND FEMALE ON THE RIGHT|
| HEADING OUT TO ROTARY COVE|
| NO, THAT IS NOT A LONG BEACH TOWEL FOR A TALL BASKETBALL PLAYER....IT'S FOR WHEELCHAIR ACCESS ACROSS THE SAND TO THE WATER'S EDGE|
| PLUS, IT'S A GREAT WAY TO REACH THE WATER WITHOUT GETTING YOUR NEW SHOES ALL FULL OF SAND|
| ABOUT THE ONLY THING ON THE BEACH THIS COLD WET DAY WAS THIS FENCED IN BULLDOZER|
| LOOKS LIKE THIS COUPLE IS GOING TO TAKE LITTLE JUNIOR FOR A STROLLER RIDE ON THE BOARDWALK|Driving home this morning I was thinking about some of the problems we have here in our Park and that reminded me of something I had conjured up and wrote about many Moons ago. I couldn't find that post so here's my take on the 'Problem Store' anyway. Everyone, without exception, has problems of some kind or another throughout their lifetime. Some have more than others and some problems last much longer than they need too. We have a choice, we can work on our problems or we can dismiss them. Whatever works at the time. Problems come in many forms like maybe an old troublesome car that continually needs repairs. Do we keep the car with all the problems or do we trade it in or sell it. Marriages can be full of problems so how do we handle that? Jobs are certainly not without their problems nor is having to live in a problematic neighborhood, etc. My way of dealing with problems sometimes is this....You gather up the problems you are having with a certain thing and put them in a sack. You then sling that sack over your shoulder and head off to the 'The Old Problem Store'. All you gotta do is step inside and sling your old sack of problems up on the counter and tell the person behind the counter you want to exchange your old sack of problems for a new sack of problems. You do of course realize we humans cannot exist without our varying degrees of problems so an exchange has to be made. Nobody gets out of this life problem-free so there is no walking out of that store empty-handed. You have to have something in your problem sack, there is no other way. Seeing how you had made the decision to trade in your old problems for new problems, there shouldn't be any doubt or hesitation so let's just get on with the new problems shall me. Besides, what a relief it is to get rid of those old problems and take on the refreshing challenge of your new problems. Case in point regarding our Park here. I think as a group, all residents are so ready, willing, and anxious to trade in this sack of long ongoing Park problems with the present owner for a brand new sack of problems with a new owner. Nothing or nobody is perfect you know and new ownership may solve some of the old problems while at the same time creating new ones of course. But, that's kinda okay at this point. Let's just put the past to rest and get on with the unknowns of the future. In other words, let's just trade in this old sack of problems for a new sack of problems and get on with it shall we:))
| LILAC TREES IN GODERICH|
Ellen's Groove:: Ellen does Aretha. GROANER'S CORNER:(( "I bet you don't know what day this is", said the wife to her husband as he made his way out the front door. The husband was perplexed, but was always a quick thinker: "Of course I do, my dear. How could I forget!?" With that, he turned and rushed to catch the bus for work. At 10 AM, the doorbell rang and when the woman opened the door, she was handed a box containing a dozen long-stemmed red roses. At 1 PM, a foil-wrapped, two-pound box of her favorite chocolates arrived. Later, a boutique delivered a designer dress. The woman couldn't wait for her husband to come home. The husband was smug when he returned from work, satisfied that he had recovered what could have been a very bad situation. His wife was indeed surprised: "First the flowers, then the chocolates, and then the dress!" she exclaimed, "I've never had a more wonderful Groundhog Day in my life!"
| DEFINITELY A SPRING FLOWER GARDEN|
Even in TX it has been a weird spring, though rarely too cold, it has been sometimes, and often too hot, and very little in between. Yours is beautiful though. I do love lilacs.ReplyDelete
I remember your post about bags of troubles. You said that if we all brought our bag of troubles to a meeting, and sat down and shared them, that we would all choose to keep our own bag instead of trading with somebody else. Goodness knows how many times I've shared that bit of wisdom in the years since! And I always give credit to my friend Al in Ontario.ReplyDelete
I hear your frustration about the situation at the park, Just hope a new owner will stop the slaughter of innocent trees!
Your sack of troubles is like that old saying "better to choose the devil you Know or the devil you don't." ..Beautiful photos.!ReplyDelete
Nice images. You are so lucky to have that cool weather. Almost 80s all through winter...... at some point the heat gets old and coolness would be welcome which is why I am trying to get out of FL.ReplyDelete
Love the hairdo on your little duck! Can't believe your park woes continue-how frustrating :-( Beautiful spring garden.ReplyDelete