Last Day of Summer – Sept. 20, 2021

…..enjoying a warm and sunny day at Marie Curtis Park

Today we experienced a nice warm summer day; the last one of the season. Normally this time of year the average temperature is about 20 degrees celsius but we hit 23 and people definitely took advantage of it.

When I arrived at the park school had just dismissed its students and I noticed several children were in the playground and splash pad. Cyclists, senior citizens and dog walkers were also enjoying this great weather.

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Water, Water Everywhere – Grimsby Beach

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/04/19/reflections-1-water-water-everywhere-74/

Today we drove to Grimsby, ON to check out the village of Grimsby and Grimsby Beach. Grimsby is located on the shores of Lake Ontario and is south of Hamilton.

The first stop we made was Grimsby Beach Park. It’s a truly magical setting, with parkland, a rocky beach, pathways and brightly painted cottages (more about that in another post).

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Has Winter Left Us for Good?

….I can only hope but I’m not holding my breath

The last 10 days have been glorious. It started last week when we travelled to Niagara Falls for the day and the temperature rose to 20 degrees celsius. That practically t-shirt weather. I’ve seen signs of an early spring almost every day but in between we’ve had a few chilly days. Here are a few sure signs that spring isn’t far off.

People wearing shorts and t-shirts, enjoying the sun in the park, drinking coffee outside, daffodils in the markets, children playing in the park, wildflowers popping up through the brown leaves, beaver activity and grass turning green.

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Going for a Winter Evening Walk

….during a snowstorm

Well I guess I’m exaggerating a bit but it was snowing and it was cold. When my husband said he wanted to walk in the snow and take some photos of the street I quickly put on my coat so that I could join him. I needed some more steps to get to my 10 000 step goal anyway.

It’s nice seeing some of the Christmas lights still on. This year people have decided that we need more colour and light in our lives because of COVID so many homes are still brightly lit in the evenings. It’s quite pretty against the snow.

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