Here's some of the gems of wisdom and info I've picked up recently in my little village on the lake.
For the nature nuts...
One of my neighbors further down the road in Kingsville posted this cool LINK on her Facebook wall, about dragonfly migrations at Point Pelee. Apparently some species of dragonflies migrate just like the monarchs. Who knew?!
For the domestic divas...
I was in the hardware store (repeat, the hardware store) getting patio paint yesterday, skimming through their fall advert flyer. I was expecting to find blurbs about gas heaters, insulation, and furnace filters, but instead found recipes for minestrone, and for pumpkin dressing! Plus, I learned that it's stuffing when it's cooked in the bird, and dressing when it's cooked in a separate pan. In a hardware store. Who knew?!
And now my patio whistles its 'Ss'...
Okay, so Autumn isn't quite here yet; there's plenty of time to get the patio finished. The boys were here yesterday, and, as you can see, got everything ready to replace the old rotten board in the middle.
The color is called Tree House, and it has anti-UV stuff in it, and other built-in stuff to protect the wood from whatever Lake Erie throws at it. Who knew?!
Dragonfly and dinner photos from Wikimedia Commons.
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