I THINK THAT MAMA GOOSE HAS A NEST NEARBY IN THESE TANGLES ROOTS SOMEWHERE
With a thin cloud cover, it was a touch cool but I had brought a jacket and the coolness soon warmed up. Not many people on the trails for a Saturday morning and that of course was quite alright with me. This area we were walking in has a history. With a few buildings still remaining it was first established in 1920 after the Great War to treat homecoming soldiers with mental and nervous disorders. This location also served as a military hospital following World War Two as well. Here is a link to the history of this old military location. Western Counties Veterans Lodge. Cudos to the city of London for retaining this beautiful large piece of rural property and keeping it out of the hands of land developers. A true oasis in a sea of housing developments, noisy roadways, and shopping malls.
A NICE EASY DRIVE TO LONDON AND BACK TODAY THIS IS WHERE PHEEBS AND I PARKED THIS MORNING WITH ONE OF THE OLD BOARDED UP-BUILDINGS IN THE BACKGROUND JUST THINK OF THE SAD AND TRAGIC STORIES THESE OLD WALLS COULD TELL ANOTHER OF SEVERAL OLD BUILDINGS STILL STANDING
|WE CAME ACROSS THE FOUNDATIONS OF SEVERAL OTHER BUILDINGS|
|THE STONE FIREPLACES ARE STILL INTACT IN THESE RUINS|
Walkers Pond is also thought of as a small lake and I could see ducks and geese on the water. Although this pond was once stocked with fish I didn't see any anglers around and maybe that is because of all the old dead toppled trees and brambles in the area along the shoreline where we walked.
PHEEBS AND I HEAD WEST ON THE NORTH SIDE OF WALKERS POND HERE I AM WITH MY BEST PAL PHEEBS AND MY NEWEST BEST FRIEND MR, CANE I THINK THIS LITTLE FELLOW IS TRYING TO HIDE ON US PEEK-A-BOO WE SEE YOU WE ARE FOLLOWING A YELLOW-MARKED TRAIL WOODEN BRIDGE OVER A SWAMPY AREA WALKER'S POND THERE SURE WERE SOME BIG TREES HERE AT ONE TIME
|NOT VERY ACCESSIBLE FOR FISHING FROM THE SHORE| THERE ARE A NUMBER OF SMALLER PONDS IS THIS AREA AS WELL
|I DON'T NORMALLY SIT DOWN AT REST AREAS BUT I DID TODAY TO GIVE MY LEG A REST...WELL THAT LASTED FOR ABOUT TEN SECONDS AND I WAS ON MY WAY AGAIN|
|NO NOT A GATOR...JUST AN OLD LOG FULL OF CURIOUS HOLES|
|WE MADE IT BACK TO THE CAR|
|IN THIS SHOT STRAIGHT UP THROUGH OUR MOONROOF YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE TWO NOSES:))|
Ellen's Groove:)) In this video, Wrath Of The Rising King you can easily see why Ellen is a natural musician. The music just bubbles right out of her.
MY SIDE SHOT SELFIE WHILE SPENDING MY TEN SECONDS SITTING ON THE BENCH
Al's Music Box:)) Spirit In The Sky by Dr. and the Medics from the album 'Laughing At The Pieces'. 1986 Ya might want to crank up your stereo because you can really rattle your upstairs windows with the heavy bass line in this one:))
AND WHILE PHEEBS AND I WERE OUT ENJOYING OUR WALK HERE WAS POOR KELLY IN THE HOSPITAL HOLDING UP TWO FINGERS TO SHOW THAT THIS IS THE SECOND OF HER SIX TREATMENTS...SHE SAID IT WAS PAINFUL TODAY
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked a young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?" The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $125,000 a year, depending on the benefits package." The interviewer said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5 weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, a company matching retirement fund for 50% of your salary, and a company car leased every 2 years -- say, a red Corvette?" The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you kidding?" And the interviewer replied, "Yeah, but you started it."
I TRY TO DISSUADE PHEEBS FROM DRINKING OUT OF CREEKS, PONDS, AND RIVERS BUT SHE BEAT ME TO IT HERE
Do you have delusions of obesity? If so, you might be a hippochondriac.
Praying for comfort and joy to be what's happening for Kelly,Pheebs,and you,... until you that's true know there's a lot of other folks like me out here that care,-MaryReplyDelete
Sending prayers for Kelly with hopes of pain free treatments in the days ahead.ReplyDelete
Miss Pheebs looked like she was enjoying the walk today. She sure is a sweetie.
Two down Kelly! So hope these treatments help! The military hospital grounds looks fascinating--what cool buildings and history! Mike tells people his only social life these days is seeing new doctors!! :) :)ReplyDelete
I know those trails well. A friend of mine led the effort to have the city preserve them. Hope the treatments help Kelly!ReplyDelete