Whatsoever is Lovely – June 22, 2022

….thanks to Squirrel Chase for hosting Whatsoever is Lovely https://www.thesquirrelchase.com/2022/06/19/whatsoever-is-lovely-2022-week-24/

Travelling to Peterborough for our grandson’s graduation and waking up to this lovely sight the next morning is whatsoever lovely for me.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Two of Anything

thanks Cee for hosting CBWC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/05/26/cbwc-two-of-anything/comment-page-1/#comment-321218

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Two medieval homes in Tours, France
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Two sculpted hands in museum in Tours, France
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Father daughter duo at the Chateau Royal in Amboise
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Two sculpted figures in the gardens at Chateau Royal in Bois
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Poppies
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White tulips from the Curve Garden in London
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Two gulls
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Two gulls and two ducks

I’m a Fan of Duck(s)

thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/02/ducks-fan-of-154/

Ducks are everywhere and I can’t help but take photos when I see them.

In France, Duck is a very popular food item and at Easter we treated ourselves to a roast of duck stuffed with prunes. I couldn’t bring myself to buying the whole bird at the market. The heads were still attached.

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In London we went Clissold Park, in the Highbury Islington area. Here we saw ducks in the pond.

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On my first walk when we arrived back in Toronto I walked to the Rotary Peace Park and found this lovely female Mallard who had absolutely no fear of me.

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Walking in -13 Degree Weather

surprisingly pleasant

Last week the temperatures dipped well below zero but the sun was shining and winds were minimal. I put on a pair of long johns, my big blue parka, my scarf, hat and my warmest mitts and off I went. I was surprisingly warm. I invested in a good pair of winter hiking boots a few years ago and I’ve never experienced cold feet.

I kept my phone in the pocket of my coat and I worried that the cold might affect the battery but I was able to take a lot of photos and it held up well against the cold. Here are a few shots of things that I saw on my walk that day. Enjoy!

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A Variety for my Thursday Trios

thanks for checking out Thursday Trios #13

This week there is no theme for me and I never expect a theme from my followers but the photos should be of people, animals or things grouped in threes.

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If you’d like to share your trios, copy the link from this post and paste it into your post. I’ll get back to you as quickly as I can.

A Bird’s Paradise – Water, Water Everywhere #70

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/03/22/small-waterfall-water-water-everywhere-70/

The Dufferin Islands are just up the road from the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls. It is a sanctuary for walkers and birds alike and is probably largely unknown to most tourists. The walk takes you over a series of bridges and ponds where marsh birds love to hang out. It is truly a hidden gem that is right under your nose if you take the time to look and explore.

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Thursday Trios – Week 3

….Thursday Trios can be anything that you find in groups of three or even something that you’ve staged as a grouping of three

If you’d like to join me in this challenge just copy the link and it will ping back to me. Have fun.

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