Friday, November 9, 2012

Me, Myself and I


On this particular day last month, I was busy packing my knapsack 


with tumbled sea-bricks that I am using for a path in the garden.


Ron didn't bring his camera to the park, so he was using mine


to capture this series of me struggling with the knapsack.


There! Now for that hill!




31 comments:

  1. The other day I "borrowed" a few stones off the beach, a lovely speckled grey/blue shade. Did you look around very carefully to make sure no-one was watching? Only Ron up on the hill!!! Cheers from Jean. p.s. waiting for the pathway pics next time.

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    1. Hi Jean! These really are bricks that were thrown into the water as debris. So I look at it as cleaning the beaches of unwanted and unnatural garbage.
      It will probably be in spring when I get to that pathway....unless the weather improves.

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  2. LOL!!! ahhh x are you still fetching them bricks back to make your path, how far is it done now? halfway yet?

    Charlene and Stormy
    xxx

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    1. Not quite halfway...more like one tenth!! It is a labourious task getting the bricks to home as can be seen in the photos.

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  3. Hi Jim,
    That must be the most beautiful gym in the world LOL. It's all good exercise...
    Ivan

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    1. LOL! Never thought of it in quite that way! It is a good workout and really works the legs and core muscles. I couldn't do it every day but a couple times a week is manageable when weather permits. Ron can't help due to 'disc' problems but I am thinking Sophie can carry a few!!

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  4. Well, since you obviously can't sun yourself on that beach (ouch!), taking a few rocks won't hurt and I know they will find a good home in your garden. I also imagine walking back home was, shall we say, invigorating! You are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area. Cheers!

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    1. Since they are bricks and not sea rocks, I figure it is all legit.....beach debris! Bricks don't naturally 'grow' in the ocean. This particular beach is 30 kms from home, so......

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  5. Ooof...the hill with those bricks! Now that's a great workout!

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    1. It is Martha! Saves on gym fees!! lol

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  6. Pretty happy smile for a guy lugging rocks in a backpack up a hill! You obviously love a good workout.

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    1. Being a former fitness instructor back in the day, this is a piece of 'cake'?! Huff...huff...

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  7. Your big smile made me smile! Have a good weekend! We're off to Black Hawk for an overnight Saturday. I'm looking forward to a fun time playing a little Black Jack.

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    1. Yepper! My family is noted for their BIG SMILES!!!
      Oh you are so going to have fun this weekend. Keep those cards close to your chest!!

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  8. It looks like a grimace turned into a smile when you managed to stand upright with that load of bricks. The water behind you looks so beautiful.

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    1. You noticed, Pat! lol Once the pack is on securely, the legs take over and it is actually not bad at all.

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  9. I hope that I can find some of this beautiful sea glass to bring home with me.

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    1. Now that would be in 'tour package #2' and I think that could be accommodated.......depending on the tide of course.

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  10. Jeez, this thing is heavy! What do you got in here, rocks?!?

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    1. 'Please sir, may I have more bricks?' lol

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  11. I love the happy grin on your face and imagining the banter as Ron captures the moment with your camera. Now, I'm looking forward to pictures of your garden path.

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    1. Besides the fact that Ron thinks I am crazy for even doing this, it did produce a great photo opportunity for him.....at my expense! lol
      It will take some time to complete the path but here is a link to the post I did on it back in August to give you an idea of what it will look like.....eventually.
      http://jabacue.blogspot.ca/2012/08/sea-bricks.html

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  12. If they weren;t so heavy I would send you my skid of old bricks from the old St. Petersburg streets.

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    1. So kind of you Chania! Can you just imagine the freight charges on that one? lol

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  13. I hope we will get to see the results of all this labor. Have a grate weekend. As you know by now, I will not be moving to Canada, but I was nervous there for a while until I found out our pres. had been re-elected.

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  14. I meant to say a great weekend!

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    1. Great news yes?! Too bad that the 'move' is off though!! lol
      I knew you meant great and not 'grating on your nerves weekend'!!

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  15. Your brick path will be great, and what a story you can tell about it.
    I like the gym comments. David and I always joke when we are shoveling manure that it's our gym workout.

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    1. That sure would be! Not to mention a good sinus workout!! I know, nothing better than the smell of horse manure.

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  16. Jim-- reminds me of the many times I've walked the beach in Florida-- picking up shells and sea glass-- the "just one more piece" ever present in my thoughts---- and then I had to turn around and walk back "down" the beach lugging it all!!!
    Vicki

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    1. LOL! Oh Vicki, I know what you are talking about here......just one more won't hurt!! I can see you crawling down the beach now.......but it was worth it, of course.

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