A Photo a Week Challenge – Water

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

Water…..where do I begin?  I live next to a huge body of water, Lake Ontario and I spend much of my summer at the cottage next to Georgian Bay. I literally have thousands of photos of water. Here is one of my more recent ones.fullsizeoutput_6fc9

Which Way Photo Challenge – Sept 7, 2018

…thanks to Son of a Beach for continuing the Which Way Photo Challenge

Walking from one volunteer job in the west end of Toronto to another in the downtown area (I took the subway in between).

An Old Fashion Corn Roast

As some of you know I’ve taken up bread baking at Montgomery’s Inn here in the west end of Toronto. The inn is an historical site and museum and depends on the generosity of time given by numerous volunteers. Every year the inn hosts a community corn roast.


This was the first one I’ve ever attended and I was there as a volunteer. I helped roast the corn in the outdoor wood fired oven that we use for our bread baking every week. In the kitchen the volunteers cooked the sausages and more volunteers manned the tables where tickets were sold, food distributed and where coffee and tea were served. Down the hill there was an activity area for the children and under the tent there was live entertainment.IMG_4121

On the other side of the building several historical organizations set up booths to display information about their group and quite a few people were dressed in period costumes. Later in the evening the ukulele class that performs the first Thursday of every month also gave an impromptu performance for the community in attendance. I’ve been playing with the group off and on since January and I was happy to be there again after a bit of an absence. When you haven’t played for awhile three hours of singing and playing  can be hard on the fingers but wonderful for the soul.IMG_4122

For more information about the museum and list of events check out the website.

Lens Artist Photo Challenge – Action (in the Sky)

….thanks to Pilot Fish for this week’s challenge prompt ‘Action’

I’ve wanted to share more of my photos from the Air Show that I watched from the park at the bottom of my street. It’s nice that I can combine a post that I was going to do with a new challenge.

I found taking photos of soaring jets against a grey sky very tricky. Firstly it was difficult locating the moving planes with my zoom lens and than getting them in the frame was a challenge. Eventually I figured out how to find them and centre them  (enough to crop them later). Most of these shots were the last ones on the camera.fullsizeoutput_712e