For some unknown reason again, I woke up in a bit of a frump this morning. (combination of a grump and a frazzle) I had to tussle with myself to keep my sights set on keeping myself positive. A walk at our country road spot and home again for Pheebs and I.
| I LIKE THE SWIRLS AND PATTERNS IN THE FIELD|
| SHEEP BUTTS HEADING FOR A NEARBY PINE FOREST|
| IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE THEY ALL DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW|
At 12:21 we were all in the Subaru and headed for London. Aside from a short delay at the Adelaide Steet Underpass construction site Pheebs and I had Kelly at VictorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrThis is what happens when you doze off at the keyboard with your finger on the r key. It was actually much longer than this but I shortened it up just to give you an idea of my folly:(( So anyway, what I was saying is that we dropped Kelly off at Victoria Hospital in good time. Minutes later we were in the Westminster Ponds Area. If you click this link and look at the photo you will notice a white car at the bottom left. Not our Subaru of course but that is the exact spot Pheebs and I have parked the last couple of times we have been here. I had planned on walking across the two baseball diamonds and picking up a trail on the other side today but it was not to be. There was a baseball tournament or something going on and I knew if Pheebs and I tried to walk around the ball diamonds she would for sure get herself right into the game. Pheebs would be running up to the players to see if they had any snacks for her. Instead, we meandered off the other way through an area we have walked around a couple times before. To put in more time, we walked slower.
| A NEIGHBOR'S FARM EAST OF OUR PARK|
| THIS IS GETTING TO BE A FAMILIAR ROUTINE FOR US|
| PHEEBS AND I HAVE WALKED THROUGH THIS 'OLD FOUNDATIONS' AREA A FEW TIMES BEFORE|
| MY FIRST LILAC SIGHTING OF 2023|
|WE VENTURED DOWN THIS SIDE TRAIL BUT IT DEAD-ENDED|
| BEING LEERY OF MY HIP I DIDN'T VENTURE DOWN THIS STEEP EMBANKMENT TO THE WATER'S EDGE|
| SAW THIS PAIR OF SANDALS ON THE SHORE OF WALKER'S POND|
| NOT FAR AWAY I SPOTTED SANDAL'S OWNER SO I SHOUTED OUT TO HIM THAT I JUST SAW A SHARK FIN IN THE WATER|
| HERE HE IS LOOKING FOR THE SHARK:))|
| ACTUALLY, IT WAS TWO BOYS IN FOR A SATURDAY SWIM....AND ALMOST PHEEBS TOO|
| THE BOYS SAID THEIR DADS WERE ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE POND FISHING IN A CANOE|
It wasn't as hot today as the last time we were here and that was quite alright with me. I actually welcomed a temporary cloud cover. We walked around for about forty minutes before heading back to the car which luckily we had parked at the same spot as a couple days ago under a flowering Crab Apple tree.
| ALTHOUGH I COULD HARDLY SEE THE CANOE, MY NIKON COOLPIX P900 FOUND IT AT A TELEPHOTO RANGE OF 700MM|
| PHEEBS AND I RELAXING IN THE SUBARU|
| SAME SPOT WE HAD A FEW DAYS AGO|
Kelly's Plasmapheresis treatment took longer than usual today so Pheebs and I spent a fair bit of time reading and relaxing in the car. But, at last my cell phone rang and it was time to head over to the hospital and pick up Kelly. With all three of us in the car again we soon headed north out of London with a quick stop at Tim Hortons for a couple coffees to go. Because it was Saturday the traffic was light and it was a nice quiet country drive all the way home.
| I'VE GOT TO REMEMBER TO PUT A LAWN CHAIR IN THE CAR FOR NEXT TIME|
| WATCHING FOR 'MOM'|
| AND, HERE SHE IS:)))))|
Sunday morning we will be heading to Kitchener for a Mother's Day get-together with a few members of Kelly's family at the Deer Ridge Golf Club. Monday we have off, Exeter on Tuesday, and then back to London Wednesday.
| SPOTTED THIS GROOVY-LOOKING VEHICLE ON OUR WAY HOME THIS AFTERNOON|
| IT WAS A BUSY DAY FOR AREA FARMERS OUT AND ABOUT ON THEIR LAND|
| NOT ALL FARM MACHINERY IS BIG AND SCARY|
Al's Music Box:)) Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie by The Sons Of The Pioneers. This is my all time favorite version of this song.
| AFTER WORKING THEIR DUSTY FIELDS TODAY ALL THESE FELLAS WILL PROBABLY BE IN THE TUB FOR THEIR SATURDAY NIGHT BATHS LATER|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( Muldoon lived alone in the Irish countryside with only a pet dog for company. One day, the dog died, and Muldoon went to the parish priest and said, "Father, my dog is dead. Could ya' be sayin' a mass for the poor creature?" Father Patrick replied, "I'm afraid not. We cannot have services for an animal in the church. But there is a new denomination down the lane, and there's no tellin' what they believe. Maybe they'll do something for the creature."Muldoon said, "I'll go right away Father. Do ya' think $5,000 is enough to donate for the service?"Father Patrick exclaimed, "Sweet Mary, Mother of Jesus! Why didn't ya' tell me the dog was Catholic?"
My home church welcomes all denominations but really prefers tens and twenties.
Great photos and post Al, thanks . Happy Mother's Day to Kelly.-MaryReplyDelete
Good morning. Congrats on the new subaru. congrats on changing your mood to positivity when you arose. I do the same thing after meditation. Sorry Kelly is still sickly. Never get your posts anymore,ReplyDelete
Avram28_Seattle: Love the "apple blossoms" and Pheebs view out her car door. Always great to see Kelly walking out of the hospital for home. Happy Mother's Day Kelly!ReplyDelete