One glance at the 31F thermometer this morning had me climbing back into my winter lined pants. With a north wind blowing & knowing Pheebs & I were headed for the open air Hullett Marsh I figured I’d better dress on the warm side. I’ve never liked the feel of cold denim on bare skin so it wasn’t until late morning after temperatures had come up that I switched to my blue jeans. Although a bit cold it wasn’t cold enough for Polar Bears & Penguins in the marsh:))
I’M GUESSING THESE BIRDS ARE SWALLOWS & IT SURE WASN’T EASY GETTING A PHOTO OF THEM IN FLIGHT
METHINKS IT’S A GRACKLE
HULLET’S MARSHES & PONDS ARE DIVIDED BY THESE GRASSY BERMS MAKING FOR EASY WALKING & A NICE RAISED PLATFORM TO TAKE PHOTOS FROM
I HAVE A NUMBER OF FAVORITE AREAS IN THE MARSH & THIS IS AN EASY ACCESS ONE
Not a sole around in the Hullett so Pheebs & I had ourselves a nice uninterrupted stroll with only the sounds of Peeper Frogs, Canada Geese, Red Wing Black Birds, Ducks, & Tweeting Sparrows to serenade us along. Pheebs did chase 2 Muskrats into the water & we did hear some Deer splashing through the wet swamp land off to our left at one point. I caught a fleeting glimpse of a white bobbing tail.
FARMERS WERE BUSY ON THE LAND TODAY
Pheebs & I were back home before 11 & not long after I was back in the Jeep by myself heading for Seaforth Ontario. My good Stratford Ontario friend Jim & I had agreed to meet on the stroke of ‘High Noon’ for a coffee at Tim Hortons. Jim & I are known for our marathon coffee blow-outs & this one was no exception. It was 5:20 in the afternoon before we both struggled to our feet suffering from that darned old flat arse syndrome again. Those hard plastic 20 minute seats are not designed for comfort & are especially excruciating for a couple old overweight guys well out of their teen age days. Say, I wonder what Tim Hortons would say if next time Jim & I walked in there with a couple of big white fluffy pillows strapped to our butts.
A FEW MORE FARM HOUSES ALONG THE WAY TODAY AS WELL
I was late getting to the keyboard tonight so I’ll just leave it here & maybe stand for awhile. Maybe get the blood flowing in my legs again. Heaven knows I’ve had my share of sitting for one day.
GROANER’S CORNER:(( What do Eskimos get from sitting on the ice too long? Polaroids.
What kind of music do chiropractors listen to? HIP-POP!
Why did the skeleton go to the party alone? He had no body to go with him!
What type of music do mummies listen to? WRAP MUSIC!
Why did the elephants get kicked out of the public pool? THEY KEPT DROPPING THEIR TRUNKS!
What is the definition of a good farmer? A MAN OUTSTANDING IN HIS FIELD!
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