Fun License Plates #2

Continuing on with some more fun and creative license plate words and names that I have discovered in the past two weeks….

 

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So…..it’s either Joy’s Mazda…..or Joyce’s Mazda?  Either way, it’s definitely her toy!  😀

 

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Again, some options are:  someone who enjoys putting a religious touch to things…..OR…..it’s someone’s favourite song?

 

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Well, and here,…..Fawn has a pretty spiffy looking Nissan!  😀

Okay, now three more added to my new and burgeoning collection.

 

 

 

 

Hello, Deer!

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I was being watched

With curious interest;

I returned the gaze.

 

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On my drive home after finishing work this past Sunday afternoon, I drove with the windows opened a smidge to let the relatively  warmer  outside air blow into the car.

Also savouring the sunshine-bathed view as I looked around, at one point I noticed there was a brownish shape standing among the dried up corn stalks in one of the fields.

Realizing what it was as I drove by, I continued a bit further and then pulled around to go back.  I wanted to have a better look at these four-legged beauties.  There were three of them – two of which you can see in the above photo.

So, I stopped the car, put it into idle, and took my time watching the deer.

Until they moved further into the field.

That was my gift from nature, and I felt grateful.  😀

 

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A few more photos….

 

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Six Word Story #11

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Septic pumping in winter is unusual.

 

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Haha!  That’s because, generally, it’s easier to have the septic tank pumped in either the spring, summer, or fall.  And, generally, that’s when we’ve usually had it done.

However, it got missed this time.

And so last week we found ourselves with a “backing up of septic material” scenario thrust upon us.

We had to immediately put a hold on any water usage activities last Tuesday evening, such as dishes, laundry, showering….even basic personal hygiene….and well, er…..those other daily bodily emissions.

Wait, what?!?! Can’t use the toilet?  Eek!

Actually, we all handled it rather well.  It sounded better being dramatic…..haha!

Yep, all of us in the family have done our good share of wilderness camping, and so we have a handle on what to do.  Yes…..even in the wintertime.

And, of course, a phone call was made to our regular, local septic pumping expert.  Since it turned winter on us again the day before – after we were given a taste of spring-like warmth for a few days – that meant that the caps on the tank would need to be freed of the now freshly falling snow, as well as pried open before the gentleman would come over to do the pumping.

So, that’s what all my lads were busy doing on the Wednesday…..

 

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After those tightly wedged – and frozen! – concrete caps were extricated – a BIG job! – then my husband, who had gone into town earlier to get some supplies for this activity, unveiled the new green rings and caps to go on top of the two tank openings.  And their design is such that it should make future jobs of septic tank access and pumping much easier.

Here he is, drilling away…..

 

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The septic pumping gentleman, in the first photo, did his usual fine job….this was Thursday by that point, and we were happily on our way to being able to have running water in the house again.

One suggestion he did leave with us though is that when the weather turns warmer and more spring-like again, that since our tank is at least 29 years old, we may want to have the soil around the tile bed tested, just to make sure all is well.  It may be that a new tile bed needs to be put in.

We shall see in the months coming up.

 

 

A Pancake Variation

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Who of you, my friends, has ever tried chocolate chip pancakes?

A couple of you, yes?

Well, we tried it for the first time today!  😀

I had already served up my usual oatmeal ones to Jason, and when it was Conrad’s turn, he inquired about the possibility of adding in some chocolate chips.

As a guest at a friend’s house recently,  that’s what had been served. He told me that they had tasted very good!

So…..well, chocolate chips…..and oatmeal pancakes….and maple syrup.

Too irresistible not to try, right?

I had one, too…..and Conrad’s assessment was right on – Delish!

Adding in some photos for your drooling pleasure…..haha!

 

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Cloud and Sky Watching

So fascinating how in one day, one can look up at the sky and see such diversity in cloud formations as well as the colour of the sky!

These three photos were taken at just a few hours apart, when I was out visiting a friend yesterday – the first two being also within a few kilometres of each other, and the last one  near another town (some 30 kms away).

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What caught my eye – when I was looking facing east around 1:15 p.m.-  was the two-tone blue colouring of the sky.  I don’t recall ever seeing one part of the sky being a pale blue and the other such a deeply, rich blue.  It looks as if the atmosphere closer to the earth is reflecting that lighter shade of blue.  And looking up into the higher atmospheric levels, the blue becomes darker in hue.  Usually, when looking at the sky, it tends to be one shade all across.  Unusual, don’t you think?

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I snapped this next photo – around 3:30 p.m. (facing west) – because this cloud looked so MASSIVE and had such interesting features to it.  Tufts here, splays there, some in-curling to be seen at the bottom.  It was only when I looked at it again just now that my imagination kicked in and I spied a sea creature in it.  Mind you, it’s many, many times larger than in real life!  Haha!

 

 

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Do you see a crab?  Upright?  With its two claws on either side at the top and its many small feet at the bottom end?

A crab cloud!

 

 

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And finally a view at around 4:45 p.m. (looking west again)….

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The sky is fairly clear of clouds outside of the one solid wall of cloud on the right, and it’s nestled right down to the horizon level.  Here the sun is still able to peek along the top.  And it’s back to the one unified shade of blue for the sky.

Once again a spectacular sky show!

Rising Sun Tree

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Sunrise and sun rays;

A golden orb suspended

In the tree’s embrace.

 

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Got up early this morning.  Looked out the window.  No more of yesterday’s fog.

Instead, I was greeted by the promise of a cheerful and pretty sunrise!

I opened the window.  There was the sound of birds chirping – yay!

And the rising sun played peek-a-boo with me amongst the tree branches.

 

Fun License Plates #1

The silly ideas one gets whilst standing behind a car and one’s gaze drops to that car’s license plate…..because it ISN’T just a random selection of letters and numbers but sometimes inventive, creative, or just funny words!  😀  They are personalized expressions of these car owners and meaningful to them in a myriad of ways.

Here are three that I have spied just in the past month….all in Ottawa.

I suppose this might be the beginning of a new photo collection?

 

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Aieee Caramba?

 

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This one has me intrigued.  Is it a business?  Or someone likes catlids….as opposed to doglids.  Who knew they had lids?  Eyelids, maybe?  What other lids could they be?

 

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Some cool dude, right?

 

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