Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Waste

thanks to Sue W. and GC for hosting Weekly Prompts https://weeklyprompts.com/2022/06/11/weekly-prompts-weekend-challenge-waste/

I don’t often take photos of waste but two years ago, at the beginning of COVID, my neighbour and I went out every day for a month and collected the waste that people left behind. We were appalled at the amount of trash we picked up every day. People started to notice and thanked us and many people picked up the cause. It seems that the amount of trash is somewhat less these days.

Much of the trash that we collected had washed up from the lake and we found some pretty interesting things along the shoreline, hidden under the rocks and landfill that lined the edges of our parks.

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Photographing Public Art Challenge and Monday Murals – June 6, 2022

….thanks to Marsha for hosting PPAC https://mamacormier.com/2022/06/06/new-flower-june-6-2022-pale-pink-columbine-from-the-back/ and Sami at a Colourful World for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/

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On the wall at 10th St. and Lake Shore Blvd.
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On a garden shed at the Small Arms Inspection Building at Lakeshore Road East and Dixie
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More murals on utility boxes in the neighbourhood

Taking My Big Camera for a Walk Yesterday

….and capturing all these wonderful shots with my zoom lens

Yesterday was a wonderfully sunny day and I was hoping the the turtles would be out, sun bathing on the logs in the pond. I wasn’t disappointed.

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After I left the turtles I came across a few more critters.

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The Boats are Back in the Water

you know that summer is not far off when the sail boats at the yacht club are back in the water

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked by the yacht club earlier in the week to see that the boats had been taken out of storage and returned to the water. A couple of days later I saw a boat sailing by the park at the end of our street and a minute later I noticed a person on a paddle board making his away across the frigid waters, a little closer to shore. Brrrr…..even with the warming of the sun that day I knew that if he fell off the board into Lake Ontario it would be shockingly cold. I guess that’s why paddle boarders wear wet suits.

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Good Monday Morning – May 16, 2022

….waking up to grey skies

When I woke up the day didn’t look too promising, especially for getting out for a long walk. I quickly got dressed and headed out the door to get a few steps in before the rain started. I managed to complete a few chores in the backyard as well, like putting away the yard waste bags so they wouldn’t get drenched before garbage day, and cleaning out the wasp trap and filling the bird feeder. Here are a few photos I took on my short walk.

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About mid-morning the rain started and I drove my husband to the clinic for his bi-monthly shot. On the way back we stopped at the store to replenish our milk, egg, fruit and cheese supplies. Once we got back home we made our first meal of the day.

The rain hasn’t amounted to much so far and it looks like it may have stopped for the day. I might be able to get out for another walk after all but in the meantime I have some paintings to finish. I’m starting to feel better about getting ready for my solo art show at the end of June.

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