…close-ups by the water’s edge
Tag Archives: Col. Sam Smith Park
The Boats are Back in the Water
…as with everything else this spring the return of the boats at the marina seem to be early
With the warm weather, comes boating and sailing. I’m sure the water temperatures in Lake Ontario are warmer than normal and maybe that’s why the boats are already in the docks. This is always a good sign that summer is just around the corner.
Which Way Photo Challenge – My Longest Walk This Year
….thanks to San from Alive and Trekking for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge https://aliveandtrekking.com/2023/04/21/which-way-photo-challenge-april-21/
My daily goal is to walk at least 10 000 but some days I fall a bit short. Last Sunday I managed over 13 000 steps because I headed out to the point over at Col. Sam Smith Park. This was the first time in quite awhile that I walked that far but it felt good. Along the way I took some of the less travelled paths, looking for interesting subjects to photograph.
Which Way Photo Challenge – April 15, 2023
…thanks to San from Alive and Trekking for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge https://aliveandtrekking.com/2023/04/14/which-way-photo-challenge-april-14/
I love walking through the Colonel Sam Smith Park in South Etobicoke (west end of Toronto) and strolling along the walkways but I also like to take some of the side trails to see where they take me.
Happy Easter From Our Family to Your’s
…this Easter weekend has involved painting, drawing, getting together with family and eating…lots of eating
Every family celebrates this time of year differently but it almost always includes food. In our house it also includes drawing and painting and getting outside to walk and take photos.
Food with Family
Walking and Taking Photos
Making Art….to be continued
Sunday Trees – April 2, 2023
Water, Water Everywhere….even under the ice
…thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2023/02/27/decommissioned-rig-water-water-everywhere-165/
To Feed or Not to Feed the Birds?….that is the question
….feeding bread to birds seems to stem from an old European tradition
When my Dad was still alive I remember he used to save up his stale bread to feed to the ducks and geese down by the lake. I never gave it much thought until I started to read the warnings about feeding waterfowl who live in the wild. Apparently bread is very bad for them because it can prevent birds from getting the nutrients they need to thrive because bread fills them up. Also, moldy, bread can be dangerous to birds and can pose a number of health problems for them. If the chunks of bread are too large, they can actually block the digestive tract. A regular diet of bread products fed to waterfowl can cause serious harm and even be fatal.
I came across a group of people feeding the birds down by the beach. Although I don’t agree with the practice it did give me an opportunity to get some interesting shots.
Wordless Wednesday – February 22, 2023
A Great Day to Pull Up a Seat and Enjoy the Sun
….thanks to Xingfu Mama for Hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2023/02/10/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2023-week-6/
It doesn’t matter where you sit or what you sit on, these people were determined to enjoy the mild temperatures and sunny day this past weekend. Quite incredible when you think that it’s still winter in Toronto and barely the middle of February.