|ROUGH LAKE HURON WATERS TODAY|
An overnight cold rain heralded in cooler weather dropping our temps into the low 50Fs. Gusting 30 mph wind gusts today drove the wind chill factor down into the forties somewhere. A few short sunbursts through the overcast failed to charge up my waning enthusiasm for the day. With the jeep's heater cranked up and Pheebs window down, it was a short Jeep ride into Bayfield and back. Looking ahead at the long-range weather forecast I see very few sunny days for the next two weeks. It's mainly rain and grey cloudy days. Very Novemberesque and at the time of posting this tonight we are under a cold rain:(((( Looks like I will be getting my Verilux Happy Light out early this year.........
|THESE BOATS WERE BOBBING AND SWAYING IN THIS MORNING'S WIND|
|MORE AND MORE EMPTY BIRTHS EACH DAY AS BOATS ARE LIFTED OUT OF THE WATER AND MOVED TO STORAGE|
|A LONE FISHERMAN BUNDLED UP AGAINST THE MORNING'S COLD|
|THAT BLUE DEVICE IS ONE OF TWO THAT LIFTS THE BOATS OUT OF THE WATER|
|THE SOUNDS OF METAL CLINKS AND TINKLES COULD BE HEARD AS THE BOATS SHIFTED AND SWAYED IN THEIR MOORINGS|
A few months ago, Kelly's daughter Rebecca, husband Ricardo, and daughter Ella, moved to Spain. They are house hunting there at the moment. Below, are a few photos Rebecca sent of Ella in Spain.
|LITTLE ELLA IN SPAIN|
|WELL, I GUESS SHE'S NOT SO LITTLE ANYMORE....I THINK SHE IS GOING TO BE A BASKETBALL PLAYER|
|HMMM, WITH THAT MOUNTAIN IN THE BACKGROUND I THINK I WOULD LIKE IT IN SPAIN|
Just like leaves, it is the time of year when we also have a big dump of pine needles so it was outside I was with my leaf rake, wheelbarrow, and pitchfork this afternoon. I could wait until later when all the needles and leaves are down but I want to rake them up now and begin depositing the wheelbarrow loads on what will be my newer rearranged flower beds. Winter's snow weight will pack down all those leaves and needles making it harder for ground covers and weeds to get through next year. In the Spring I hope to top all those flattened leaves and needles with a good layer of bark chips. I like the Fall clean-up just about as much as the Spring clean-up. And, besides all that, this is some much-needed exercise for me.
|THESE ARE THE PINE NEEDLES I WILL RAKE UP IN COMING DAYS AND WEEKS TO PUT ON THE FLOWER BEDS|
|THREE WHEELBARROW DUMPS OF PINE NEEDLES AND LEAVES|
And, twas but a few days over a year ago that we spent this lovely day near Collingwood Ontario.....On The Bruce Trail This Morning At Metcalf Rock
Al's Music Box:)) Drive by The Cars from their 1984 album, 'Heartbeat City. A nice song and I liked it right from the first time I heard it.
GROANER'S CORNER:(( The warden catches Paddy leaving the vicinity of the reservoir with a bucket of fish. "Aha! I've caught you poachin' fish red-handed," says the warden. "What do you mean, red-handed?" says Paddy. "You've got a bucket full of 'em right there. You can't talk your way out of it this time." "Oh, you don't understand," says Paddy, "I've not poached a thing. These are me pet fish. I bring 'em to the reservoir once a week for exercise. After they've had a good swim, they come back to the bucket and we go back home." "Do ya expect me to believe such a tale?" "I can prove it." says Paddy. So they walk back to the reservoir and Paddy dips the bucket in and the fish swim away. They stand in silence for 40 minutes with no sign of the fish coming back to the pail. Ha, ya lying rogue! shouts the warden. "Where are your fish?" "What fish?" answers Paddy.