Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge – Pick Any Topic From Her Photo

thanks to Cee for hosting CMMC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/03/16/cmmc-march-pick-a-topic-from-my-photo-2/

If you click on the link you will see the photo that Cee is referring to. It has horses, the colours green, brown and tan, summer, trees and two subjects. Here’s what I found in my archive of photos.

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Two tan bullrushes
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Tan seed head
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Trees and green
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Green foliage
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Tan Fungi
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Brown snail
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Two summer chairs
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Brown and tan cone flower
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Green trees of summer
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Brown pine cone
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Share Your Desktop – February 15, 2022

thanks to Clare for hosting Share Your Desktop https://clarehoran.com/2022/01/16/share-your-desktop-january-2022/

I’m not sure how often I will participate in this challenge because I haven’t changed my desktop for at least a couple of years. Maybe I should start doing that but I love this photo of Big Sand Bay on Christian Island.

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BTW I did change the photo on my desktop just now.

Cee’s Mid-Week Madness Challenge – Words With the Letter V Anywhere in the Word

….thanks to Cee for hosting CMMC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/26/cmmc-january-alphabet-letter-v-anywhere-in-the-word/

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Vine tomatoes
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Poison Ivy
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Violet Hydrangea
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Vines
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Vampire Winnie
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Autumn Leaves
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OliVe and SeVin
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Autumn Ivy
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Mourning Dove

Square Skies from the Past

thanks to Becky B for hosting Past Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/30/past-squares-30/

On the eve of Hallowe’en and the second last day of the October Square Challenge I looked back to find some of my favourite sky photos. I’m not surprised that most of them are from the cottage and from the park at the bottom of our street. Enjoy!

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Past Squares – From 2019

thanks to Becky B. for hosting past squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/29/past-squares-29/

Circles

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Roofs

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The Colour Blue

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Not sure if all of these were themes in 2019 but the photos are from that year.

All Shades of Blue – Squares Past

thanks to Becky B for hosting Squares Past for October https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/11/past-squares-11/

Today I’ve gone back to the theme Blue.

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Blue house in Grimsby Village, ON
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Blue lake and sky in Toronto
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Blue lake and sky at Christian Island
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Midnight Blue
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Feeling Blue

Past Squares – Light from the Past

….thanks to Becky B for hosting October Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/07/past-squares-7/

For this challenge not all the squares have to be photos taken in the past but they should incorporate one of the 12 themes from years past. Today I’ve found a couple of photos with light in the word or phrase.

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Light by the fire
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Moonlight
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Sunlight
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Setting sun – evening light

One More Walk On the Beach and Falling on the Rocks

….a sore shin but I saved my phone

On Monday, my daughter, Andrea and I drove up to Christian Island to close the cottage for the winter. I didn’t hold up much hope for good weather because the forecast called for rain. As we drove up in the afternoon we drove through some pretty heavy rainfall but the closer we got to the island the rain stopped and the sun came out. It ended up being a beautiful day.

Before starting to empty the shelves and put away the bedding we decided to take one last walk on the beach. There were all of six people on the entire beach and one brave soul in the water.

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The east end of the beach is all rocks and boulders. I was wearing flip flops and just as my daughter said it would probably be best to walk in bare feet I slipped, lost my balance and went down on my side. I landed on the shin that I had hurt earlier in the summer when I slipped on our wet deck and slammed my leg unto the edge of the stairs. It took weeks for that to heal. I was holding my phone at the time and all I could think of was not to let it go or let it hit the rocks. I saved the phone but not before bruising my shin, my left arm and my ego.

The worst part was trying to get up again because the beach isn’t flat and my legs were higher than the rest of my body. I was able to turn over but I was afraid of putting any weight on the shin. After a few embarrassing moments I figured out how to navigate my legs without too much discomfort and pushed myself back up.

While I was down I decided I might as well take a photo of the beach from this low angle because I would never get down that low again. The first shot is the spot where I slipped and the second one was taken when I was down.

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After our walk we made dinner and decided to do most of the heavy lifting the next morning. It was cooler in the evening but when we went to bed we actually found it very warm and kicked off the extra blankets that we thought we might need.

The next morning we made coffee and oatmeal before we started to work. After a solid 4 hours of work we finally loaded the car, locked the doors and screwed a sheet of plywood over the door closest to the driveway. We brought the garbage and recycling to the bin at the top of our lane and drove into the village to catch the 1:00 ferry.

On the drive home we decided to treat ourselves to fish and chips from Perkey’s Trailer in Elmvale. Delicious!

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