A Delightful Saturday

Today, Michelle was invited over to visit her friend, Jacob.  Michelle likes going to Jacob’s house because he has two young sisters and a Jack Russell Terrier.   Jacob’s dad is the pastor of a church and they live in a big parsonage next to the church.

This was on our property as we headed down the hill today.

Yes, there is ice there, along with water running. It was so pretty!

We took Michelle over to visit early this afternoon and then Mark, Ben, and I went for a nice Saturday afternoon drive in the country.  We decided to take another trip to Sauder’s (the Mennonite “grocery store”)  The store was so stuffed full of people, wecould hardly move!

Along the way, we saw this cool church steeple.

As you can see, the poor steeple is in need of some TLC.  The funny part is that the church below the steeple is in fine shape.  Only the steeple is in need of help!  Perhaps the problem lies in getting someone brave enough to do the work!

A we passed through the little town of Waterloo,  Mark thought I sould take a photo of the hardware store, where the window was full of highly polished bright copper weathervanes.  Of course, curiosity caused me to walk over to the store and check out the price of that big fish weathervane.  It’s price of  $899 was nearly as hefty as the vane itself!

We picked Michelle up again shortly after dinner.  As we drove past the boat launch down in Woodville,  I asked Mark to park in the parking lot for a few minutes.  I wanted to see if there were any redwing Blackbirds hanging out there so the family could hear the funny sounds they make.  Sure enough, there were many birds there. The fellow below kept opening his wings up and making all sorts of sounds!

There weren’t just blackbirds, either.  I spotted a Hairy Woodpecker working on a tree right near the water as well as the little Robin below, hiding amongst the brush. Shortly thereafter, another Robin appeared and I realized they were courting.

We got home shortly before seven, just in time to watch a Sabres game.  Thankfully, they won the game, assuing them a spot in the playoffs for the Stanley Cup this year.  Oh, how wonderful THAT would be……….

5 Responses

  1. Church towers/spires are a nightmare. Our tower has corroded steel beams holding it up – they need replaced before we’re safe to go back under it. Costs thousands – which we don’t have! Listed building, so can’t knock the bally thing down. Help!

  2. I love little day trips with interesting finds. We took one of our own yesterday. I’m going to work on my post now. It’s kind of funny, I took a steeple picture yesterday as well!

  3. Chris, if only our friend, Al Zappatella could make it to Scotland! hehehe Al is an amazing fellow who is fearless of heights and such. He and his sons have done all sorts of “highwire acts”!!! I cannot even stand to THINK of such things!

    One of the most amazing things we ever saw…A VERY steep steeple had to be repaired. So….they took a crane and removed the steeple. It was repaired on the ground, then once again replaced on the church! I still cannot figure that one out, but Mark, being a mechanical engineer, said oh, my, yes! Such IS possible! And, doable!!!

  4. Jeanne, make sure you have plenty of time to browse!!!! Not only do they have all manner of groceries, but it is fun looking at their HUGE selection of sheds and such, too!

    Yesterday, I bought a small package of “White cheddar and Asparagus” soup mix. I love asparagus, so I cannot wait to taste this…

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