It had been a while since my good friend Richard and I had last been out for one of our morning country road coffee tours. Picking him up at 9:30 five minutes after leaving our driveway we headed into Bayfield stopping briefly at Tim Hortons to pick up a couple coffees and accompanying muffins to go. A bran muffin for Richard and a really finger-sticky 'fruit explosion' muffin for me. Our wanderings this morning took us south to Grand Bend and the surrounding area. Grand Bend's main street sure is being transformed with newer modern buildings. A big change from the early 60s when some of us young bucks hung around there at times. Following our Grand Bend tour we were back through Bayfield to Richard's place about 11:20. It was a positive couple hours of meaningful conversation and by the time I arrived home my spirits were lifted and my energy levels, compared to Monday, were back up to par.
MALE HOODED MERGANSER DUCK ON OUR PARK'S POND TODAY
With overcast skies and 55F temps I figured it was a perfect day to clean some windows. With my troublesome right leg cooperating reasonably well with me this afternoon I hauled out my garden hose, step ladder, and glass cleaner. I did our large east-facing window inside and outside and cleaned all the outside sunroom windows. I also cleaned the pine needles and branch debris out of our front yard frog pond. Cleaned both bird baths and raked up one wheelbarrow of yard waste. I filled the bird feeders again and how nice it was to hear the Red Wing Blackbirds in our yard while I was working around in the front yard.
AN OUTDOOR NEIGHBORHOOD LIBRARY IN GRAND BEND THIS MORNING SOME CROCUS FLOWERS AREN'T QUITE OPEN YET HALF-OPEN
|SOME OF THE EARLIEST SPRING WILDFLOWERS ARE THE COLTSFOOT PLANTS| A PAIR OF HOODED MERGANSERS ON OUR PARK'S POND THIS AFTERNOON
|A PAIR OF CANADA GEESE ON THE POND AS WELL|
Al's Music Box:)) Walkin After Midnight by Patsy Cline from the album 'Patsy Cline'. 1957
|OKAY I'M READY FOR LAUNCH PHEEBS|
|I DON'T THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA DAD|
- Did you hear about the farmer who plowed his field with a steamroller? He wanted to grow mashed potatoes!
- What did the neurotic pig say to the farmer?
You take me for grunted.
- Q: When is a farmer like a magician?
A: When he turns his cows to pasture.
- Q: Why did the farmer call his pig "Ink"?
A: Because it was always running out of the pen.
- Q: What do you call cattle with a sense of humor? A: Laughing stock.
- Q: Why can't the bankrupt cowboy complain?
A: He's got no beef.
Did you ever notice?
When you put the two words
"The" and "IRS" together
it spells "THEIRS"?
Peruvian owls are always hunting in pairs...It's because they're Inca hoots!
Yes. "Lined" was a good addition. Hooded mergansers are lovely. When I lived by a pond down here, they were winter visitors. Spectacular. Though I loved all those northern ducks when they came to visit. Nice to see them again. Thanks.ReplyDelete
You have no idea how much I'd like to get out to work in the garden!ReplyDelete