ALTHOUGH WE STARTED OUR DAY UNDER DARK CLOUDY SKIES WE FINISHED IT UP WITH A BIG BLUE SKY OVERHEAD
To look out one's window this morning was enough to make one just go crawl back into bed and pull the covers over one's head. A wet layer of snow on the ground with temps hovering around the freezing mark and tall pine trees bending in the icy cold wind. No not nice, not nice at all!! Way too many of those gol darn ding dang dark desolate days going on here at the moment. And lets not forget depressingly dull.
AND IT WAS EVEN COLDER OUT THERE IN OUR FRONT YARD THAN IT LOOKED
NOW THAT’S NO WAY TO TREAT A BRAND NEW DECK!!
DEFINITELY HAD TO WARM UP THE JEEP BEFORE WE VENTURED OUT THIS MORNING
Had some meds to pick up at Walmart in Goderich so after using a stiff corn broom to push a load of heavy wet snow off the Jeep Pheebs and I were on our way heading north along wet slushy roads. I was heartened by signs of our early morning sky clearing out over the lake to the west and a few faint sun splashes appearing through a couple holes in the heavy cloud cover to the east.
A BLEAK LOOKING MORNING AS WE PULLED OUT OF OUR PARK
HEADING NORTH ON PORTAR HILL LINE I WAS HEARTENED TO SEE SKIES CLEARING OUT OVER LAKE HURON TO THE WEST
AND A HOLE IN THE CLOUDS TO THE EAST
LOOK CLOSELY TO THE BOTTOM LEFT WHERE THERE ARE 2 WILD TURKEYS BY THE ROAD….ONE IS EASY TO SEE AND ONLY THE HEAD OF THE OTHER ONE IS VISIBLE BEHIND IT
ROADS WERE A BIT SLUSHY BUT NOT BAD….A COUPLE HOURS LATER THEY WERE COMPLETELY DRY
HEADING WEST WITH A BIT OF SNOW BLOWING ACROSS THE ROAD AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY STRAIGHT AHEAD YOU CAN SEE THE BLUE WATERS OF LAKE HURON ON THE HORIZON
Small coffee with a muffin at McDonalds is usually $1.88 but not this morning. In fact not ever anymore. Be forewarned folks McDonald's muffin prices have gone up. Cost me a whopping $2.10 and I thought to myself, 'oh no I'm gonna have to find me a full time job again if this habit of ours is to continue'.
LAKE HURON LOOKED ANGRY THIS MORNING
NICE TO SEE THOSE SKIES SLOWLY CONTINUING TO CLEAR
It was a spin down around the beach and harbor area for us to have a look at Lake Huron's angry waves but with fierce frigid onshore winds a blowin there was no way we were getting out of the Jeep except for once when I had to jump out of the Jeep to retrieve my hat which blew right out the passenger side window bouncing off Pheebs nose when I opened the driver's side window to take a photo. (Whewww that was a long sentence and I almost ran out of breath typing it)
IT WAS WHILE TAKING THIS PHOTO A BIG GUST OF ICY COLD WIND BLEW MY HAT OFF RIGHT THROUGH THE PASSENGERS OPEN WINDOW AFTER FIRST BOUNCING OFF PHEEBS NOSE……AND OH WHAT A CUTE LITTLE NOSE IT IS TOO:))
CAN YOU HELP ME FIND MY HAT??
A stop a the Walmart Pharmacy secured my meds and from there it was over the the Canadian Tire store for a couple window boxes which I hope to grow some morning glories in. Picked up a bird feeder on sale, couple of 25 Watt light bulbs for outside, a garden hose on/off valve, 2 'S' hooks, a can of WD40, two packets of morning glories and a peanut butter based suet pack for the Woodpeckers. Now for me that was quite a generous Friday morning haul.
YOU CAN SEE HOW LAST NIGHT’S BIG WINDS BLASTED THE NORTH SIDE OF THE TREES
Under clearing skies we made our way home on bare dry roads. As pretty as the snow looked against widening patches of blue skies I was happy to see it melting quickly. We were home before 11 and with the sounds of dripping all around us I was inspired to stay outside and continue with any yard work that didn't require me to strain my left arm. Well of course that didn't leave me much leeway but I at least did make some progress and I was happy about that. Also very happy when I checked our latest weather forecast to see we may very well be pushing the 70F mark for Sunday and Monday under mainly sunny skies. Today I think we got up to about 35F with a wind chill factor of about 150 below zero I think!!
‘HEY DAD WANNA HAVE A GAME OF GEARSHIFTS’
‘OKAY OKAY YOU GOTTA GUESS WHAT GEAR I’VE GOT IT IN NOW DAD’
SOOOOOOO NICE TO SEE MORE AND MORE OF THAT COLOR BLUE UP THERE
‘THE SKY MIGHT BE LOOKING BLUE DAD BUT IT’S STILL KINDA GRAY AND WINTERY DOWN HERE ALONGSIDE THE ROADSIDE’
WELL IT’S SURE BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE SPRING TO ME PHEEBS
JUST LOOK AT ALL THAT GREEN EH:))
A word of gratitude and appreciation again to everyone for all your kind words and comments. I know I’m not good at commenting back and answering emails but know that my heart’s thoughts are in the right place and I have all you fine folks to thank for that……………..
THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ACROSS THE ROAD FROM OUR PARK….PRETTY DARN NICE I’D SAY
I SNAPPED THIS PICTURE OF OUR HOUSE JUST BEFORE TURNING INTO THE DRIVEWAY THIS MORNING
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A grandmother was surprised by her seven-year-old little helper early one morning. He had made her a coffee! She drank what was probably the worst cup of coffee in her entire life and when she got to the bottom, to her utter amazement, there were three little green, army men in her cup. Puzzled, she asked, "Honey, what are these army men doing in my coffee?"Her grandson answered, "Grandma, you know how it says on TV, 'The best part of waking up is soldiers in your cup.''
When you dream in color, it's a pigment of your imagination.
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