With a cold East wind blowing our 32F temps around, Pheebs and I headed into Bayfield where I knew we could take a walk in the cemetery somewhat sheltered from the wind. Needless to say, it was a brief walk and we were soon home again. It is always so nice on cold and nasty weather days to step inside and instantly become wrapped in the warmth of a cozy house.
ONE OF SEVERAL MALE CARDINALS IN OUR FRONT YARD THIS AFTERNOON STILL A FEW COLORFUL TREES NEAR THE BAYFIELD MARINA A FEW DOCKS AND POSTS LEFT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE BAYFIELD RIVER THIS IS WHERE THOSE BOAT DOCKS ARE STACKED AND STORED FOR THE WINTER THAT ORANGE MACHINE ON A BARGE IN THE RIVER IS PULLING THE DOCK POSTS OUT OF THE WATER WITH THE BAYFIELD BRIDGE IN THE BACKGROUND AND FISHERMEN ON THE FAR SIDE OF THE BRIDGE ALONGSIDE THE RIVER BAYFIELD WALKERS BUNDLED UP AGAINST THE MORNING'S COLD
This afternoon was basically a repeat of my Tuesday afternoon inside day except that outside it got quite nasty today. We had bouts of freezing rain at times with visible ice pellets on the deck and frozen raindrops hanging from our Sunburst Locust tree's branches. I brought a couple of the bird feeders in to set upon our sunroom gas stove to dry out. I sure like watching the birds through our sunroom windows. It gives me a warm feeling inside to know that I am able to help the little fellers through nature's bad weather days.
IT LOOKS LIKE THE CANOE IS STORED FOR THE WINTER WE STILL HAVE A SINGLE GRACKLE COMING TO THE FEEDER EVERY DAY AND THAT'S OKAY IF HE DOESN'T BRING 50 OF HIS BUDDIES ALONG THIS GOLDFINCH HAS A LEG UP ON THE FEEDER GOLDFINCH ON LEFT AND DARK EYED JUNCO ON RIGHT
|NOTICE THE FROZEN RAINDROPS ON THE GRACKLES BACK| SPOTTED THIS BLUE GILLY-GALOO BIRD IN BAYFIELD'S PIONEER PARK PHEEBS FREE TREATS FROM PET VALUE CAME IN THIS BAG LAST WEEK
Al's Music Box:)) Let Em In by Paul McCartney and Wings from their 1976 album, 'Wings At The Speed Of Sound'. The song starts with the sound of a vibraphone mimicking the Friedland Westminster Chime Doorbell before the rhythm begins. The lyric namechecks several famous people, between friends and relatives of McCartney who, without a justified reason, knock on the door or ring the bell of his house and he exclaims "Let 'Em In". They include McCartney's paternal aunt Gin, his brother Michael, and Linda McCartney's brother John. Phil and Don of the EverlyBrothers are named (the duo had a hit with "Keep A Knockin'"), along with Martin Luther, who famously hung his "95 Theses" on a church door. An Uncle Ernie is also named, being the character Ringo Starr sang in the London Symphony Orchestra's recording of the Who's rock opera, Tommy.
DO YOU SUPPOSE THIS BATTERY-OPERATED GOLF CART IN OUR PARK IS UNDERGOING AN OIL CHANGE OR MAYBE IT NEEDS A NEW RADIATOR EH:))))
GROANER'S CORNER:(( A teacher told her young class to ask their parents for a family story with a moral at the end of it, and to return the next day to tell their stories. In the classroom the next day, Joe gave his example first, "My dad is a farmer and we have chickens. One day we were taking lots of eggs to market in a basket on the front seat of the truck when we hit a big bump in the road; the basket fell off the seat and all the eggs broke. The moral of the story is not to put all your eggs in one basket.." "Very good," said the teacher". Next, Mary said, "We are farmers too. We had twenty eggs waiting to hatch, but when they did we only got ten chicks. The moral of this story is not to count your chickens before they're hatched.." "Very good," said the teacher again, very pleased with the response so far. Next, it was Barney's turn to tell his story: "My dad told me this story about my Aunt Karen.... Aunt Karen was a flight engineer in the war and her plane got hit. She had to bail out over enemy territory and all she had was a bottle of whisky, a machine gun, and a machete." "Go on," said the teacher, intrigued. "Aunt Karen drank the whisky on the way down to prepare herself, then she landed right in the middle of a hundred enemy soldiers. She killed seventy of them with the machine gun until she ran out of bullets. Then she killed twenty more with the machete till the blade broke. And then she killed the last ten with her bare hands." "Good heavens," said the horrified teacher, "What did your father say was the moral of that frightening story?" Mary answered, "Stay away from Aunt Karen when she's been drinking!!!!"
Q: What did the teddy bear say when it was offered some birthday cake?
A: No thanks, I'm stuffed.
A man realized he needed to purchase a hearing aid, but didn't want to spend a lot of money. "How much do they cost?" he asked the salesman. "Anything from $2 to $2,000." "Can I see the $2 model?" said the customer. The salesman put the device around the man's neck, and said: "You just stick this button in your ear and run this little string down into your pocket." "How does it work?" asked the customer. "For $2, it doesn't work," said the salesman. "But when people see it on you, they'll talk louder."