ALL PHOTOS TONIGHT ARE FROM OUR MONDAY MORNING DRIVE TO GODERICH AND BACK
Wasn’t surprised my back was bothering me a bit when I woke up this morning. After lifting and moving cement patio stones into place at odd angles it was only natural to have some aches and pains. My objective this morning was to finish that little project off after taking Pheebs for a walk around the morning pine tree trail.
GODERICH’S DOG WALKING AREA NEAR THE BEACH IS A NICE FREE AND OPEN AREA STRETCHING ABOUT A QUARTER MILE ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE HURON
NO FENCES OR RESTRICTIONS
YEP THAT’S THE PHEEBS DOWN THERE
LOTS OF ROOM FOR DOGGIES TO RUN AND PLAY HERE AND THIS GRASS IS KEPT MOWED
NICE SPOT FOR A MORNING WALK
THIS AREA IS AT THE SOUTHERNMOST END OF THE DOG WALKING TRAIL
GENTLE LAKE HURON WATERS LAP ASHORE
THERE’S ANOTHER COUPLE OF BEST PALS OUT FOR A MORNING WALK
MA AND PA AT THE BEACH WITH THE KIDS AGAIN
Under warm blue skies and oodles of sunshine this morning I grabbed my clippers and off we went along the Park’s pine tree trail trimming back branches along the way. Unfortunately part of the trail now is a mess from trees being cut down recently. Pine logs have been dragged out of the forest by a machine known as a skidder so you can imagine the resulting damage to the nice walking path. Did my best to clear up some of the brush but I’m afraid this logging may be an ongoing thing for awhile. We don’t own the land these trees are on so we walkers will just have to adjust and work around and clean up as much of the aftermath mess as we can.
LAKE HURON WATERS WERE A PRETTY COLOR MONDAY MORNING
THE LITTLE FELLERS ARE GROWING QUICKLY
LOTS OF SMALL SNAILS IN THE GRASS
Knew it was going to be another warm day so as soon as Pheebs and I were back home again I got myself right at that patio stone project and basically finished it in a flourish of moans and groans. Not the best job of course but cement blocks solve a mud problem we were having at that end of the deck extension. When my back settles down I may at some point add a few more blocks to give it a more finished look. Then again I might not. I’m so glad I am not a perfectionist. With my basic impatience I would have myself half drove crazy most of the time.
THE BOARDWALK ALONG LAKE HURON’S SHORE IS ALWAYS A POPULAR PLACE FOR EARLY MORNING WALKERS
THINK THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I HAVE SEEN THE SAGINAW IN PORT
SPOTTED A COUPLE CREW MEMBERS HAVING THEMSELVES A MORNING CHIN WAG
WITH IT’S TIPPED BACK SMOKE STACK IT REMINDED ME OF THE OLD TRAMP STEARMERS ONE WOULD SOMETIMES SEE IN OLD MOVIES YEARS AGO
Turned out to be an enjoyably relaxing afternoon reading in the sunroom and listening to music. For lunch today it was an Oktoberfest sausage warmed up in the micro-wave followed by a big bowl of porridge. Afternoon snack was a peanut butter and honey sandwich.
SO NICE TO SEE IRIS FLOWERS IN BLOOM AGAIN
ON THE WAY HOME WE SPOTTED THIS BUSY FARMER WORKING HIS FIELD
Supper took some serious planning. Couldn’t seem to decide between whipping up an Asparagus and Haricots Verts salad which would consist of warmed asparagus and green beans atop mixed greens or a Baby Gem Caesar salad with Baby Gem lettuce, double smoked bacon, grilled baguette croutons, quenelle of Chevre, parmesan cheese and my own Caesar dressing. Decisions, decisions. Thought maybe Pheebs might like a Chevre Leek Mushroom Tart with baked goat's cheese, leeks and exotic mushrooms accompanied by arugula and parmesan but then remembered she’s not a big mushroom fan. Well neither am I so thought maybe Mussels in a nice cream sauce sauteed in chardonnay wine with Andouille sausage, caramelized onions and roasted garlic finished with a rich cream accompanied by toast points might be in order. Also thought a classic dish of fresh Digby scallops with a bread crumb, parmesan and fresh basil gratin might be nice as well until I remembered I don’t like seafood. All that planning turned out to be too much for me so in the end I warmed me up some cream corn with a hot dog wiener sliced in and a piece of toast. Dessert was a second piece of toast with honey and cinnamon. I tell ya, we’re livin the high life here……………..
THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN BY GRAND BEND’S YACHT CLUB WEB CAM ABOUT 7:40 TONIGHT
GROANER’S CORNER:(( A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers. The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!" The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!" The priest said, "Here comes the green-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, what's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?" The green-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime." The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight." The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if there's anything he can do for them." The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"
Son: "Dad, did you go to Church when you were little?" Dad: "Yes son, every single Sunday." Son: "I thought so. Bet it won't do me any good either."
Two small boys, not yet old enough to be in school, were overheard talking at the zoo one day. "My name is Billy. What's yours?" asked the first boy. "Tommy," replied the second. "My Daddy's an accountant. What does your Daddy do for a living?" asked Billy. Tommy replied, "My Daddy's a lawyer." "Honest?" asked Billy. "No, just the regular kind", replied Tommy.