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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Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – End of Summer

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge https://xingfumama.blog/2021/09/24/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2021-week-39/

After the long weekend at the end of the summer season the beach chairs are folded and stacked but not yet put away. Many of us hope to get up to our cottages a couple more times before the Thanksgiving weekend when the season finally ends and the cottages are cleaned out, bedding is stored away, the water is drained from the pipes, BBQs are covered, canned goods are brought home so they don’t freeze over the winter and everything on the beach is returned to the cottage and put into storage.

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Cee’s Midweek Madness Photo Challenge – O in the Middle

….thanks to Cee for hosting CMMC https://ceenphotography.com/2021/09/22/cmmc-september-alphabet-must-have-an-o-in-the-middle-of-the-word/

All the subjects in these photos have an ‘o’ in the middle of the word.

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RenOvator hard at wOrk
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ClOuds
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StOnes On the shOre
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COOking at the cOttage
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WOOden SpOOn
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Lens Artist Challenge – Going Wide

….thanks to Patti from Lens Artists Photo Challenge for hosting https://pilotfishblog.com/2021/09/11/lens-artists-photo-challenge-165-going-wide/

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