Morning Report May 31/2020

Good Morning! We are having some sunshine this morning. Temperatures at the time of this post were sitting at 5.6 C | 42.08 F. We did have a touch of frost last night. I did however take precautions and covered things up in my vegetable gardens. They look a bit scruffy this morning but they are all alive LOL I had to cover them with what ever I found laying around the place. Didn’t look that good last night but it did the job. I don’t think we will have a frost tonight but will see how things progress through the day. With this sunshine it should warm up the ground which should hold off anything that might affect things through the night tonight. But we will see how things goes. Highway 522 is quiet this morning so far but it will pick up later on and into tomorrow. I kind of like these cooler temperatures as it makes things much nicer for working around the house here. Tomorrow will be really nice. The black flies and skeeters are still out in full force but this cooler weather will keep them at bay for awhile. I hope LOL. Today I will work away on another Podcast for next Friday, which should keep me busy for most the day. With that I am off once again for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife. Take care, stay safe …. and do what’s right. GW

Frost Advisory for Port Loring Ontario Canada

Frost Advisory Ended

West Nipissing – French River-Port Loring
Frost Advisory
Frost Advisory in effect until Sunday, 8:28 AM EDT. Source: Environment Canada

Frost may damage some crops in frost-prone areas.

Temperatures will fall to near freezing or just below freezing tonight, resulting in frost conditions.

Hazard: Frost conditions.

Timing: Tonight and early Sunday morning.

Impact: Damage to crops and other frost or cold sensitive plants is likely.

Official Stream of NASA TV

Something to watch other than this Virus. Direct from America’s space program to YouTube, watch NASA TV live streaming here to get the latest from our exploration of the universe and learn how we discover our home planet. Click Link Below to Watch as it happens. Starts around 3:00 PM.

Morning Report May 30/2020

Good Morning! Things have sure cooled down this morning here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. At the time of this post temperatures were sitting at 12 C | 53.6 F. It won’t warm up much more than it is today. Temperatures will remain cool for most of next week actually. Tonight and tomorrow night things will get quite cool so the vegetable gardens will have to be kept an eye on for frost. It is going to be cloudy so if that trend holds things should be okay for tonight. But just to make sure I might pile up some grass cuttings that I have been saving around each plant to protect them. Better be safe than sorry. After Sunday night time temperatures will warm up some at night. Highway 522 is sort of busy this morning and it is early so I am thinking it will be a busy weekend with folks out an about. Black Flies are still with us in numbers along with the mosquitoes which are starting to be real bad. So we will have to deal with them for awhile, or till the warm temperatures return with some sunshine. Today I will work on another Podcast as it isn’t a nice day to be outside. Which should keep me busy for most of the day. With that stay safe. GW

Morning Report May 29/2020

Good Morning! Cloudy misty morning for us here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. We won’t see any sunshine today or into tomorrow. We will also be having showers off and on throughout the day. Highway 522 is quiet as it always is at this time of day. It did pick up a wee bit yesterday and I suspect it will be busier today once the Liquor Store opens. Folks will be stalking up for the weekend. Ha ha. On another note the Black-flies are still pestering us humans and now with this muggy weather the Mosquitoes are starting to annoy us too. It’s amazing how they manage to get into our house at nights and bug you while you are sleeping. I suspect we let them in throughout the day time hours and then the wait till dusk to strike LOL. It’s a constant battle in the early summer months. Yesterday I did manage to fix up my weed-eater and finished knocking down some grass and weeds around the property. It sure looks nice when all said an done. The grass is growing fast these days, greener than I have ever seen it since moving here. Nice to see. The Lilacs are starting to come out, my lovely wife and I look forward to them every spring along with the Lilly of the Valley. I don’t think there is anything that smells as nice as them. I bring in a few each day and in no time the whole house is smelling good LOL. So with that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and will let the day unfold around me. Take care, stay safe and do what’s right. GW

A head-start in life

Episode 25: A Head Start In Life. Here is another story that came to mind which I thought I would share with you. True story too. Enjoy!

Morning Report May 28/2020

Good Morning! We are in the midst of some clouds here in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada this morning with a bit of sunshine peeking through now and then. The hot weather we have seen for the past two days should be behind us for a few days. Actually it will get quite cool in the evening hours for the next three days. I am keeping a close eye on that, as Saturday and Sunday night, it is calling for temperatures to drop down to 35 F/ 2C. So if that happens there is a chance of some frost. Which won’t be good for the vegetable gardens. All depends on the cloud cover on them nights. Temperatures this morning were sitting at 20.4 C | 68.72 F. It will warm up some as the day moves forward but not as hot as it got yesterday. Which is okay by me, as I don’t like the really hot days. But it did help eliminate a few of them black-flies. The only issue with the hot humid weather is it brings on the skeeters Ha ha. Sheesh can’t win. But things will eventually get better as the summer moves closer. Highway 522 is quiet this morning but it is early. I suspect it will pick up as the day moves ahead. Especially nearing the weekend as that is party time for a lot of folks. LOL. Myself every day is the same not one any better than the next. I enjoy them all. Today I will work on my old weed-eater as it is acting up a bit. Then maybe clean my shop and after lunch will work on another Podcast for tomorrow. So with that I am off for my morning cup of tea with my lovely wife. Have a great day and stay safe. Do what is right. GW

Morning Report May 27/2020

Good Morning! It’s another sunny day here for us in Port Loring, Ontario, Canada. While the sun is nice it sure is hot. Yesterday was a scorcher and today will be much the same. After today though things will cool down some and it will become cloudy for a few days. With some showers around. Which will bring out them pesky black-flies in swarms. Yesterday I didn’t do much outside and today I will do the same. Staying in where it is cool. Crazy weather to say the least. But … we are living in the north so not much we can do about it. Highway 522 is slow this morning but I suspect it will pick up as the day moves forward and the closer we get to the weekend the busier it gets. The busiest store in town is the Liquor Store. Ha ha. Tells a lot. On another note my vegetable gardens are starting to perk up a wee bit. This hot sun played havoc on my tomato plants, but I am thinking they will recover in a week or so. My lettuce is starting to show themselves too along with my cucumbers. So won’t be long and we should be eating some fresh lettuce. I give it a couple more weeks. Potatoes too are showing their leaves and I hilled them a wee bit yesterday for the first time. I have to do that a few times when they are just starting. So if things goes to plan we should have a bushel or so of potatoes later on in the summer. That will be a nice treat. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee and a bite to eat with my lovely wife. Take care, stay safe and most of all do what is right…. distance yourself from others. GW

Morning Report May 26/2020

So how you all doing today? Good I hope. Looking out the sun is shinning here in Port Loring, Ontario this morning, and I suspect it will continue for most of the day. Temperatures were sitting at 17.4 C | 63.32 F which is nice and will warm up even further a bit later on this morning. Nice to have the warm temperatures along with the sunshine. It’s been a long time coming. I kind of think that as the country starts to have higher levels of humidity, we could see a small reduction in virus transmission. “That might be really beneficial in terms of containment measures, but I don’t think it will be enough that it would actually stop the virus on its own. But you never know what Nature is really capable of doing. If nothing else these warm humid temperatures should slow it down giving us more time to figure things out, that is if everyone does what they suppose to be doing … like social distancing and wearing a mask when going to places where there are a lot of people. Highway 522 is a touch busy this morning and I suspect once again it will pick up as the day moves forward. Not too much we can do about that I suppose, other than protecting yourself. Which is what we are doing. On another note them pesky Black Flies are out in full force these days, which might be a good thing as they do have the ability to keep folks inside their cottages and homes. I should also mention that it will be really hot today and tomorrow, so it might pay to close up some of your curtains later on this afternoon. Temperatures could get up to 35C. Things will cool down by Thursday. Things sure have greened up the past few days and I can’t rightly say I’ve seen it so green, the colours are really nice. With that I am off for my morning cup of coffee with my lovely wife, and then will see what I can get myself into. Just never know these days. Stay safe. GW