Pull Up a Seat – Week 1 of 2022

thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2022/01/07/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2022-week-1/

Today has been the coldest day so far for 2022 or at least it seemed that way as I tried to take photos in High Park. In order to take photos it was necessary to remove my gloves and after about 20 minutes of taking them off and on to push the shutter button my fingers on my right hand were close to acquiring frost bite. I quickly returned to the car and place my hands over the heating vent after cranking up the heat full blast.

The cold, however, didn’t seem to deter some folks from finding a resting spot on some of the park benches. Here are a few of those brave souls.


Pull Up a Seat in Niagara-on-the-Lake and 13th Street Winery

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat

Even with the colder temperatures there are still places outside where one can sit and enjoy the view.


Thursday Trios – Lawn Bowling Trios

…..sorry for the late submission of my own challenge

I really have to learn to post my trios the night before or early in the morning. These photos were taken on Thursday evening when I was playing lawn bowling.


If you have photos of trios post them on your blog, title it Thursday Trios, copy my link and paste it into your post so that I get a pingback and I’ll be sure to comment on your post.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – Week 43

thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge https://xingfumama.blog/2020/10/23/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2020-week-43/

COVID numbers in Toronto and a few other urban areas in Ontario are on the rise so the government has closed bars, restaurants and gyms again in those cities most affected. We went for a walk through High Park this week looking for places to have a picnic later in the week. We were hoping to find washroom facilities and a place to purchase a coffee. We struck out in both areas. So sad to see these abandoned chairs at the Park’s only restaurant. The good news is that there are covered areas where we can sit and have a snack brought from home.

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Pull Up a Seat…but keep your distance – Week 12

…. outdoor seating is well underused

In this day and age of social distancing sitting down in public places is getting almost taboo. On my walk yesterday I did come across some unused garden furniture (still too cold to enjoy) and park benches.

The first three shots were taken a few weeks ago before people were asked to social distance themselves.12-DFC323-FF93-4-E86-BA85-CFBDE7-FBF180-1-201-a

Taking a break from my walk but as you can see no one is out and about.

Waiting for warmer days.

Thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting this challenge.

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – August 24, 2019

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge

On Thursday I made a quick trip to the library at WAAC. After a short meeting I decided to head over to the museum which is literally around the corner. It was a beautiful day and there were lots of people on the street and some were sitting on walls to take in a fabulous group of street musicians.IMG-3389

Inside the museum I only had time to visit one exhibit. I have a membership so I know that I can come back at any time and take a closer look at things that really interest me. I chose to walk around the ‘Treasures of a Desert Kingdom’. What a wonderfully rich display wealth, art and culture.

Some of the most interesting artefacts were the chairs, thrones and modes of transportation.


If you’re in Toronto check out this exhibit. The royal family is still in existence today and kindly loaned the artefacts and jewels to the ROM.IMG-3408

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – Week 13

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge’

During our trip to the vineyards in the Niagara Region I noticed that a lot of the wineries were preparing for the good weather by bringing out their garden furniture. Unfortunately it’s not quite warm enough to ‘pull up a seat’ and enjoy the great outdoors.IMG-1755

It was quite another story over a Icellars  where the seats were indoors and very comfy for wine tasting.

Between the Lines had some nice chairs inside as well but they seemed more ornamental  than practical.


Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – January 25, 2019

….thanks to Pull Up a Seat  for this fun photo challenge

From the Heathrow coffee shop in London to a cafe in Argentina (thanks to my son for the last photo) I submit my entry for the Pull up a Seat Photo Challenge. All these photos include family members except the two wax dummies in the last photo. Enjoy!