Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Bored

thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/01/18/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-bored/

How does one convey bored in a photograph? Is it someone napping in the middle of the day, a grim look on a child’s face or the sad look in an animal’s eyes?

It’s hard to see what someone is feeling in a photo unless you use your imagination.

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Help, I want to be anywhere but here……
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I’m so bored I’m going cross-eyed
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No Papa, I don’t want to look at anymore paintings…..
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Waiting for his turn at the feeder….hurry up before I fall asleep
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Why are all these people looking at me?
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It’s hard to tell with Olive from the look on her face
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I know you’d rather be roaming free in the park
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Probably more tired than bored

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Warning

thanks to Sue W and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2023/01/14/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-warning/

It’s too bad that people can’t use common sense and avoid dangerous situations or take precautions. It’s for that very reason that we’re inundated with warning signs wherever we go. I do appreciate signs that give us helpful information and directions, especially when we’re hiking in an area new to us.

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Olive would be a snack for a hungry coyote.
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Cee’s Black and White Challenge – Road

thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge https://ceenphotography.com/2022/10/27/cbwc-roads/

I’m taking you from the wet streets of Paris, the back alleys of London to city park roads of Toronto.

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Pernickety Pets

thanks to GC and Sue W for hosting Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/09/28/weekly-prompts-wednesday-challenge-pernickety-pets/

A few years ago, before COVID, I looked after my neighbours cat while she was in the hospital. His name is Tober. My husband is allergic to cats so I went over to the house twice a day to feed him and I stayed for an hour to keep him company. I did this for six weeks. You’d think after all this time we’d have some kind of relationship but when he goes out he avoids me at all costs and heads straight for the neighbour across the street who used to leave him treats. How fickle.

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Even though we owned a cat for 12 years before my husband’s allergies kicked in, we’re definitely more dog people. Below is our daughter’s dog, Olive, who we dog sit periodically and our dog, Frances, is the last photo. Frances was a great dog, who loved the water and lived to the ripe old age of 15. We lost Frances almost a year ago.

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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

Sunday Stills: Fur and Feathers

….thanks to Terri from Second Wind Leisure for hosting Sunday Stills https://secondwindleisure.com/2021/11/07/sunday-stills-fur-tastic-paws-and-birds-of-a-feather/

With the time change Frances’ schedule is all out of whack today. When she started to cry at 4:00 this afternoon I couldn’t figure out why and then I realized that her internal clock was telling her it was dinner time. I decided to distract her a bit and I took her for a walk for as long and far as she would let me. As she approaches 15 years of age her walks are getting shorter all the time.

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Puppy Frances
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Teenager Frances
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Frances and her oldest friend, Lucy
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Senior Frances, still enjoying the water
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Newest friend, Olive as a puppy
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Olive at the cottage with Frances

My favourite photos of birds

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Blue Heron. at High Park
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Emu at High Park Zoo
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Sparrow in the park
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My owl watercolour
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Swan at Col. Sam Smith Park
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Baby Robin
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Our Old Trusted Friend

….on this day, August 26, International Dog Day I am dedicating this page to Frances

Frances came into our lives over 14 years ago when she was only two months old. My husband has always said the she is the best dog he’s ever owned. I say he because Frances is truly my husband’s dog but in the last few years when her energy levels dropped and she was only interested in short walks I’ve become the dog walker in the family.

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2007
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2012….she loves the water
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She also loves the snow
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Frances’ best friend, Lucy
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…and then along came this young whipper snapper about 4 1/2 years ago, Olive
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2019 ….she still loves the water
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2021 …. still loving the water
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2021 …. a little greyer around the muzzle…..chilling on the deck at the cottage

Our First Walk on the Beach

last week my daughter, daughter-in-law and I drove up to Christian Island to open up our cottage for the season

We lucked out with the weather. It only rained at night and the hot blistering temperatures from the west haven’t yet arrived this far east. After spending the evening cleaning the inside of the cottage (sweeping out the mouse poop, airing out the cushions, setting up the fridge, making up the beds, and putting away the food) we decided to explore the beach the next morning.

Luckily we have a beach again. The water levels have receded and the numerous trees that had started to grow on the beach have disappeared.

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