Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Found Some Curious Ice Formations This Morning 
In my Tuesday night post I forgot to include a link to my buddy Jim's blog so before my mind wanders away and leaves me by myself again here is where you can find him....Lifetime Sentences.
At Tim Hortons Coffee Shop Tuesday Morning Watching An 18-Wheeler Park On A Frozen Snow Bank

A wee smash warmer today with temps climbing into up the low 40's under clear blue sunny skies.  Of course here beside the icy cold waters of Lake Huron one can generally knock off a few degrees from warmer inland temperatures this time of year. 
The Ice Pack Is Shifting Along Goderich's Shoreline
Pheebs and nipped up to Goderich to have us a look see how the harbor ice was doing.  Still lots of it there but maybe not as thick as last week.
Ice In The Harbor Is Thinning
Tried out a trail east of Goderich but it was still too muddy in spots.  Won't be long though until we can get ourselves out on a few forest trails again.  
Lots Of New Spring Smells
It was a good afternoon to hook up the utility trailer and haul a couple loads of yard waste to our Park's recycling area.  Mostly pine needles with a few downed small branches thrown in.  Nice to be outside getting some much needed exercise and accomplishing something.  Did notice I seemed to tire a bit easier this year which I'm sure had something to with slugging that heavy utility trailer of ours around trying to hitch and un-hitch it..  I swear that thing gets bigger and heavier each year.
First Of Two Yard Waste Loads
'No That Stuff Is Not All Mine
It was one month ago today we left Borrego Springs California on our long journey home.  My only regret was that while in Borrego I had forgot to stop into the Anza-Borrego Desert Nature Center store downtown to say hello to a long time blog reader lady who had recognised Kelly when she walked into the store a week or two before.  Next time:))

A Curious Collection Of Ice Chunks

Can You See The Profile Of A Little 'Ice Pug' Here??
The Shadow Cowboy Here Has No Idea Why There Would Be Bags Of Straw Dumped At This Location 
GROANER'S CORNER:((  One night a teenage girl brought her new boyfriend home to meet her parents, and they were appalled by his appearance: leather jacket, motorcycle boots, tattoos and pierced nose. Later, the parents pulled their daughter aside and confessed their concern. "Dear," said the mother diplomatically, "he doesn't seem very nice." "Oh please, Mom," replied the daughter, "if he wasn't nice, why would he be doing 500 hours of community service?"
I used to run a dating agency for chickens...But I was struggling to make hens meet

Q: What do you call a lawyer who has gone bad?
A: Senator. 
Q: Whats the difference between a politician and a snail?
A: One is slimy, a pest, and leaves a trail everywhere and the other is a snail. 
- A politician will find an excuse to get out of anything except office. 
Congress does some strange things. They put a high tax on liquor and then raises the other taxes that drive people to drink. 
- A priest, a politician, and a clown, walk into the bar. The bartender says, "What is this, some kind of joke?" 


  1. Love watching Spring come to your area. The ice formations are really cool!!

  2. Love the ice pug. One of my favorite parts of your blog---- how you see things and show them to us!
    The funnies were good, too.

  3. Hi Al! Imagine my surprise when I read your blog tonight - I'm the long time blog reader that Kelly met in Borrego Springs! I do hope you make it back out to Borrego next year, maybe we'll get to meet next time! Hello to Kelly! -Kathy

  4. I think your odd ice chunk formations look really cool, Al. Love reading about your everyday lifeon this blog, you are doing a great job!

  5. Nice to see the ice on the lake breaking up soon it will be all gone. I can see your ice pong too cute.

  6. The ice can go out in a day, as you know, so you know spring is near. Melting and freezing does amazing things to snow doesn't it?

  7. Hi Al, of all the photos you've ever taken - I don't remember ever seeing one of a real live horse posing with a statue of a horse.? Such a unique composition - I really like that. Cool.! 🐴😳🎠

  8. Yes I can see that ice pug and its cute button nose.