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.


WQWWC – Lakes, Ocean, Water

….thanks to Marsha for hosting WQWWC https://alwayswrite.blog/2021/08/11/wqwwc-37-lakes-oceans-water/

This challenge requires that we find a quote to go along with the prompt. Here are my two favourite bodies of water in Ontario: Lake Ontario and Georgian Bay.


My quotes that fit this challenge are:

“There’s only one way to tackle life, enjoy a day at the beach, and jump into a Great Lake: Headfirst!”

– Viola Shipman

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


…..it’s not what you think

Up at the cottage when the residents say we’re ‘Hopeless’ they are not referring to the state of affairs in the world, their own state of mind or any situation for that matter. Hopeless at Big Sand Bay means that we are fogged in and can’t see Hope Island which sits just north of us.


When the fog breaks up and the sun reappears Hope Island returns to us. In life hope is always there. Sometimes hope is all we have and even in our darkest days we sometimes have to push through the darkness to find it but when we do we can begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Water, Water Everywhere – Aug. 5, 2021

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/08/02/reflections-16-water-water-everywhere-90/

This week I’m featuring Big Sand Bay at sunset.