TGIFFF – Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian Friends

yes we celebrate Thanksgiving in Canada, just at a different time

Our Thanksgiving Day is earlier in the year than in the U.S. because we’re further north and our harvest time is typically in Sept/Oct..

Tonguely has met a new friend and would like to invite him over for Thanksgiving dinner. Should he tell him……..????

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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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Sculpture Saturday – September 25, 2021

….sculptures from the Sculpture Garden at the McMichael Gallery

Andrea petting the ears of this wolf sculpture.

Mary Anne Barkhouse (born 1961) and Michael Belmore (born 1971), lichen, 1998
In this work, the artists address issues of nature versus culture. The role of wolves in this setting is symbolic. They are positioned like silent sentinels.

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The following sculptures are all part of the Sculpture Garden which was established in 2011. The nine sculptures, donated by well known Canadian artist Ivan Eyre, is part of the McMichael’s permanent collection. Eyre is perhaps best known for his large landscapes and mythological paintings.

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Thanks to No Fixed Plans for hosting Sculpture Saturday https://nofixedplans55.blogspot.com/2021/09/sculpture-saturday_25.html

Life in Colour – Hints of Gold

….thanks to Jude from Travel Words for hosting Life in Colour https://traveltalk.me.uk/2021/09/22/life-in-colour-84/

From the golden hour to yellow golds to autumn golds and even a touch of gold in a painting and my granddaughters gold sweater…..

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Mid August and Signs of Cooler Days to Come

….right now we’re going through a bit of a heat wave

On one of my walks this week I noticed that there were signs all over the place that autumn is not too far off. Usually cooler nights cause the colours to start changing but right now the nights are pretty warm but earlier this summer that wasn’t the case. Anyway the sumac is starting to change, the berries are starting to ripen and the apples are turning red.

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Sunday Trees – 474

….thanks to Becca Givens for hosting Sunday Trees https://beccagivens.wordpress.com/2020/12/13/sunday-trees-474/

To drop or not to drop? This little tree hasn’t decided what to do with his summer coat.

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Blessed With Another Beautiful Day

I’ll have to stop saying this is the last of the nice weather

Just when you thought you couldn’t get anymore nice days you get a nice day like today. Sunny, mild and no wind. A perfect day for a long walk. We even met someone who was pulling his canoe along the road and we thought he was just putting it away for the winter but he had actually been out on the lake with it.

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