Sunday, October 15, 2023

WE ARE BOTH REMAINING OPTIMISTIC

 DRESSED WARM IN THEIR SUNDAY MORNING FINERY A GROUP OF HORSES GATHER IN A LEAFY CORNER OF THE BARNYARD
Not a leaf stirring, not even a pine needle first thing this morning.  Rain backed off a bit in the night leaving us with a light sometimes drizzly overcast day.  

 I DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS CROP IS BUT IT HAS A SOFT PASTEL COLOR TO IT
My first cousin Norma and her husband Jim have been readers of my blog almost since I first started it back in 2006.  Jim passed away Saturday morning after a tough battle with cancer.  Life just doesn't seem fair sometimes.

 
 SHEEP NESTLED UNDER A STAND OF PROTECTIVE PINE TREES ON THIS COOL DAMP DAY

Pheebs and I in the Jeep, slowly meandered around a few rural roads taking in the mid-October countryside scenery this morning.  Even managed a few photos along the way on this dull gray day.

A COUPLE OF BUZZARDS ON A MANURE PILE
 AND A COUPLE DOZEN CIRCLING BUZZARDS OVERHEAD
A big day for us tomorrow as we patiently await a telephone call from Kelly's liaison lady at London's University Hospital regarding the liver committee's decision on a liver transplant for Kelly.  We are both remaining optimistic.   

THIS LONE BURNT OUT COMBINE STILL SITS IN THE FIELD WHERE IT CAUGHT FIRE LAST SUMMER DURING THE WHEAT HARVEST
Al's Music Box:)) All Alone Am I by Brenda Lee from her 1962 album, 'All Alone Am I'.   This song became a top 10 pop hit in both the United States and England. The song peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in November 1962 and number seven on the English Singles Chart in February 1963.

GROANER'S CORNER:(( A teacher says, “Okay, class. Today we're going to be talking about the tenses. If I say ‘I'm beautiful,' which tense is it?”  Little Johnny raises his hand and says, “Obviously past tense, Miss.”

- I accidentally put eyedrops in my ear...
Now I can literally see what you’re saying!

- Why are frogs always so happy? They eat whatever bugs them.
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8 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear about your friend. You are right, sometimes life isn’t fair. Good luck tomorrow, many of us are thinking about you 弘

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  2. The soft colored crop
    looks like oats.I will be hoping and praying for Kelly to get good news!
    Today is your friend RVSue's birthday,you may want to get in touch with her to wish her a Happy one


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  3. (Kawartha Gal ) Hoping for the best news tomorrow

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    1. Keeping good thoughts and praying that Kelly will receive good news.

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  4. Beautiful photographs as usual Al. My fingers and toes are crossed for Kelly. I really love your music box and today especially, what a beautiful voice Brenda Lee had. And thanks too for your Groaners which no matter how bad my day is always make me smile. Things have been tough here lately and my heart goes out to Norma. It's so hard even after 4 years alone now.

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