Linking in with the other Monday Memo writers who are updating us on all the newest things seen, done & heard, through our hostess, Sian, at: From High In The Sky
What is new from the patio? Even though all the patio furniture is put away, it seems we, Mr Man & myself, are not the only ones that enjoy a sit on the patio. This is Charlie, our resident American Gray Squirrel & an Eastern Red Chipmunk, Chippy. Normally Charlie will chase other squirrels & chipmunks away. Being this close together is new & Charlie was making some growling sounds - he does not like to share.
We had new view of Guelph Lake. I think the lake is at its lowest level. I certainly cannot remember it ever been so empty! Guelph Lake is a created lake, part of the Grand Valley's system of flood control.
View - south east
View - north west
Normally you cannot see the sand/dirt & in the first photo of causeway (road) you can see a water stained line in the stones. All evidence of a dry summer. Autumn is not providing us normal levels of rain either. Thankfully forecasts are for a snowy winter. Thankfully you say? Yes in our weather world, we need a good amount of snow for protective coverage of most plants & then the snow becomes water & potential for rain making. Dry winter, dry summer = not good. This was something not so new to me but overheard recently in farmer discussions at the physio clinic.
Mr Man had a scheduled surgery date of October 13th but has been postponed due to surgeon's emergency schedule. New surgery date is Monday October 24th.
We finally have hired someone for front desk/reception coverage at the physio clinic - our new staff member, Victoria, starts today for training. After Mr Man's surgery, I plan to take a few weeks off to tend to him. Hope everyone has a marvellous week ahead of them. I will leave you with this thought for the week: I was quiet, but I was not blind. Jane Austen
What's new from the patio? This weekend we have put all the patio furniture away, emptied all the flower pots & had our last barbeque of the season. A some what sad time of year.
I bought myself a new set of pottery dinner ware that is Autumn & Thanksgiving inspired. I thought a treat to celebrate all the extra hours I have put in at the clinic. I am most thankful they were on sale. I like to use leaves as a theme for Thanksgiving rather than pumpkins as I am not a fan of orange for decorating. Mr Man kindly set the Thanksgiving table for me, while I was busy preparing a new to me recipe for pumpkin cheesecake. A recipe that Queen Elizabeth II ate 3/4 of her portion when served to her at Winnipeg's Dubrovnik Restaurant in 1984.
We were putting some garden debris into a wooden compost barrel in the field behind us & I notice that there are at least 50 sunflower plants growing beside the compost barrel & all along the edge of the fence! All the seeds I feed the chipmunks, squirrels & blue jays have been hidden for future nibbling but apparently forgotten & are now growing. It is too late in the season to expect any flowers - our weather is expected to drop to 0 tonight. (sad face).
There was also some large mushrooms growing. I was hoping for some puff ball mushrooms but I am not sure these are edible. Too many Midsomer Murders to risk trying ...
We had a Sunday drive to see the changing leaves on a new to us side road. The new sign was indicating a lowering of the speed limit on the road. That speed is kilometers not miles per hour.
As we sit down to our Thanksgiving dinner today I am going to leave you with the thought that I am most thankful for elastic waistbands. Hoping everyone has a wonderful week ahead of them.
PS: yeah to our national baseball team - The Blue Jays.
The idea is to take one photo & write six words which include the word of the week. Linking in with Miriam & the other short story tellers at: Miriam This week's word is: New. I am playing with this word this week.