A big blue sky morning with a few white puffy clouds here and there. Our daytime temps are in the mid-50's now. The first order of business today was to head for the Bayfield Garage to pick up our repaired Libby-Gator. (Jeep) A bad connection at the terminal on the starter was found and a new connector has been installed. I feel confident that this has been at the heart of the Jeep's starting problem all along so I am now looking forward to another hundred thousand miles of trouble-free starts:)) And, I'm quite fine with the new battery being installed a couple weeks ago as well. With cold freezing winter weather just around the corner, and not knowing how old our Jeep battery was, a strong new battery is a comforting thought.
|WE STILL DO NOT HAVE A LOT OF AUTUMN COLOR IN OUR FORESTS YET|
|ANOTHER NICE AUTUMN MORNING WALK AND HOW GREAT TO BE BACK IN THE JEEP AGAIN|
|A TOUCH OF COLOR ALONG THE WAY THIS MORNING|
|IT REALLY ANNOYS ME WHEN NEIGHORHOOD CATS COME INTO OUR YARD AND KILL BIRDS AT OUR FEEDING STATION!!!!!|
|THIS IS THE STAND OF PINE TREES ACROSS THE ROAD THAT I MADE A PATH THROUGH YEARS AGO TO WALK TO THE PARK'S POND|
|HARDLY A TOUCH OF AUTUMN AT THE POND'S EAST SIDE|
|A BIT OF COLOR AT THE POND'S SOUTH END|
|LOOKING NORTH ACROSS THE POND'S REFLECTIONS|
|THE WEST SIDE OF THE POND LOOKING SOUTH|
|LOOKING NORTHEAST I SEE OUR NEIGHBOR MONICA'S WHITE GARAGE|
|A SKY REFLECTION IN THE POND|
|IT LOOKS LIKE THE SKY HAS FALLEN INTO THE WATER|
|HEADING HOME THROUGH THE STAND OF TREES AND IF YOU LOOK CLOSE YOU CAN SEE PHEEBS AHEAD OF AT THE FAR END OF THE PATH|
Al's Music Box:)) Your So Vain was written and performed by American singer and songwriter Carly Simon in November 1972. I'm not sure where I was in 1972. Either in Kitchener Ontario or Vernon British Columbia. The early 70s are but foggy memories for me now and it is just as well. The late '60s and all of the '70s were definitely not the best times in my life. I kind of think of them now as the lost years. But, I did like the music of that era:))
|A FEW PHOTOS FROM AROUND THE POND'S EDGE|
|IF YOU LOOK CLOSE AT THE ORANGE PART AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS LEAF YOU WILL SEE A LITTLE BEAR LOOKING BACK AT YOU|
GROANER'S CORNER:(( There was an engineer who had an exceptional gift for fixing all things mechanical. After serving his company loyally for over 30 years, he happily retired. Several years later the company contacted him regarding a seemingly impossible problem they were having with one of their multi-million dollar machines. They had tried everything and everyone else to get the machine fixed, but to no avail. In desperation, they called on the retired engineer who had solved so many of their problems in the past. The engineer reluctantly took the challenge. He spent a day studying the huge machine. At the end of the day, he marked a small "x" in chalk on a particular component of the machine and proudly stated, "This is where your problem is." The part was replaced and the machine worked perfectly again. The company received a bill for $50,000 from the engineer for his service. They demanded an itemized accounting of his charges. The engineer responded briefly: Chalk mark: $1 Knowing where to put the chalk mark: $49,999
-For every vision, there is an equal and opposite revision.
-Four-wheel-drive just means getting stuck in more inaccessible places.
-Free advice costs nothing until you act upon it.
-Friends come and go, but enemies accumulate.-Frustration is not having anyone to blame but yourself.
- My grandfather invented the cold air balloon...It never really took off.
-“Exit signs? They’re on the way out!”