On Wednesday, June 10th I have no birthdays to report, none in our family at least. Bill was up and in the shower at 6:30. I got up and joined him downstairs. The sky was a real mix up there and I was undecided what it was going to produce. It was 20C/68F outside so already a warm morning but there was a very significant wind. It would be a lovely walk but instead, I sat in the rocker chair and opened my book.
|The sky waiting for us on Wednesday|
|My irises are blooming|
|There she is, making her nest and filling it|
|Can you see it?|
It's definitely there!
|Cattle lying down - rain|
Before coming in for a tea, I started right away. After half an hour, I’d made good progress, making piles here and there but I could feel it in my back so stopped. Then I had my ‘cuppa’. I looked out the window and noticed that the ‘missus’ was still hard at it so I assumed she liked the spot and was laying eggs. There is no way to know how many she drops in the hole, but us Moms know what labour that is!
|This is the forest I've taken pictures of in early spring|
with no leaves
quite a change now, definition of lush here
|the sign as you enter from the west|
|I love the uniqueness of the post office|
The bakery is to the left side in a different door
|Notice the reason for non delivery down in the bottom right corner|
I’m certainly grateful for the rain, as any of you are if you have gardens to water. For me, it has saved me a few watering can fills and a few hill climbs to satisfy my vegetables. I walked up and they look okay but the lettuce is pretty pathetic looking. I’ve never planted leaf lettuce before so don’t know what to expect. Oh well, it is worth a shot and I’m not giving up, yet. It was time to get out and pick up the weed piles I created but I won’t be edging today. Cooler weather is on the way.
mid-afternoon, the sun was out in full force even though the sky didn’t appear
blue. Needless to say, that made it even worse outside, the humidity a looming 84%. The winds are still gusting
between 15 and 24 mph‘thank goodness’, as it brings some relief. I drove to Priceville's post office, 7 minutes,
8.3 km/5 mi. So, definitely not a big deal but that was after an earlier phone
call to see if she would deliver the parcel today, since I’m giving permission.
|The town's little park|
On the phone, I wasn’t rude, persay, but I wasn’t bubbly either so felt I maybe owed her an apology. After all, if it is the Ontario Postal delivery protocol to not pass No Trespassing signs, I shouldn't be upset about it. When I arrived at the quaint village, the office was closed for lunch. LOL It’s okay. New, this year, around the east side of the building is a Mennonite-run bakery/coffee area. Cute! So, I went in there and interrupted them being interviewed for the local paper, I assume.
|And when you enter Priceville heading East this lovely sign|
After a nice chat with the owners, I walked next door and retrieved my Amazon parcel. I did apologize for any gruffness she detected but she was sweet and said “No problem, I understand”. I explained that it had not deterred a delivery last summer so was basing things on that. I win! She handed me a piece of paper that allowed me to write a note regarding ‘ignoring’ the sign and please deliver future packages up the lane. 😊 😊
want to just drive home so stopped at their tiny
natural Kiwanis Park and took some pictures of the river at their historic
Saw and Grist Mill site. That was something, at least, and then I drove home. I
forgot my trowel as I’d found 3 more columbine that I’d like. I’ll be back! Bill left work at 3:30 and drove to Mount Forest to pick up the Suite so I was keeping an eye on
the time. He called at 4:30, with the Suite in tow and was about 20 minutes
|Black Beauty and Bill bringing her in the lane|
|A protective cover for my Fitbit - love this!|
|Protective phone covers - great deal!|
At 6 or shortly after, the dark blue skies turned BLACK and moved our way from Hanover. Donna gave us a heads up but we still saw a chair, our portable solar panel blow over and a bag of collected beer cans blow across the back lawn. The winds reached 29 mph and the rains heavy. No hail with that round but the night isn’t over yet. We hunkered down while it passed through and then the winds died right down while we ate supper.
temperature dropped 15 degrees in a matter of minutes but oh, that felt great!
When the wind died, we turned their a/c off and opened windows that weren’t
affected and cooled off considerably. I think that is the worst part of hot,
heavily humid days. The storms that traditionally follow. The winds are my
nemesis during a storm.
|Black Beauty gets a natural wash|
So do the other vehicles on the Ridge
|Supper and it was good|
This was a good day, although for the most part of it not too much got done here at home. It seemed any job I’d think of to do would be best left until ‘it cools down tomorrow’. Even making hummer food and filling the bird feeders could wait. No point in the storm rocking all the seed out and risking losing the feeders.
We've sure appreciated having the use of our buddys’ trailer but like anyone would be, we are happy to be back in
our own. Oh! The Suite looks amazing again! CarStar will get a high recommendation from us.
|CarStar did an amazing job with our home|
Thank you for popping in to see how our day went. Comments are always welcome!