Jumping Up in the Air – Day 6

….thanks to Becky B for hosting January Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/01/06/square-up-6/

Olive loves to jump. How do you discourage that behaviour after one (Olive) slips a disc. The pain meds and muscle relaxants have slowed her down somewhat but I think this jumping thing is in the Frenchie DNA.

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Water, Water Everywhere – #58

thanks to Jez for hosting Water Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/01/04/frozen-lochan-water-water-everywhere-58/

On our daily walk today it was a bit drizzly but mild. Most of the snow has melted leaving lots of icy patches and puddles. Not only were we surrounded by the waters of Lake Ontario but we had to step carefully around and over these wet patches on the path.

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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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Cold But Sunny

makes for a brisk walk in the park

As winter approaches we still make an effort to go for walks. Putting on my down coat, scarf, mittens and a hat makes the walk bearable and when the sun shines even pleasant. We had another one of those beautiful days on Sunday.

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A COVID Picnic in November

with this unusually warm and sunny weather in the last weekend of November we were able to get together with family for an outdoor picnic

Every time I say that we’ve seen the end of the good weather for awhile we get these amazing days. So we decided to make the most of it and I organized a picnic lunch with my daughter and her family who live in Hamilton. They thought it was a great idea and they drove to Toronto to spend some time with me and my husband.

I quickly drove to the deli up the street and picked up fresh buns, cheese, coldcuts and a few jam filled Polish donuts. I made up sandwiches and packed our lunches in separate bags and with masks on we started to walk to Col. Sam Smith Park which is about a kilometre from the house. After awhile we took off our masks and stayed socially distant from each other.

It was a lovely walk and we found a bench to sit on and Gaelan’s family sat on the rocks so we could enjoy our lunch. It’s these small pleasures in life that make for memorable moments and help make the isolation of COVID bearable.

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Water, Water Everywhere – November 24, 2020

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/11/16/just-before-the-rain-water-water-everywhere-51/

Which do you like better….portrait or landscape?

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