Final Trip to the Cottage

….one more trip to finally close up for the season

We got an early start to the day. It was a cloudy day with a touch of rain but the colours were spectacular.

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View from the car window
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On the ferry
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Last walk to the beach
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A windy and blustery farewell

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I’m a Fan of…..Stones and Boulders

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At both ends of our beach on Big Sand Bay there are wonderful stones and boulders that the water and waves flow and crash over all year round. As a result most of them are smooth and rounded. They come in many colours and have interesting veins and cracks. I love how the water gives them a glossy sheen when they are wet.

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Water, Water Everywhere….Sept. 25, 2022

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The water on Big Sand Bay up at Christian Island is even more spectacular at sunset when the sinking sun is reflected off the water.

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I’m a Fan of…..Unusual Chairs

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All these chairs were on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum where are son works as a curator in the 20th and 21st Century Design Department.

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Do you have a favourite?

Water, Water Everywhere – Georgian Bay

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I’ve just returned from a five day stay at the cottage on Georgian Bay. As some of you may know my cottage is on an island and to get there you have to take a ferry. So I am literally surrounded by water when we go there. The cottage is on the north shore so it looks like we’re on the sea. This past week the lake was calm and great for swimming and paddle boarding.

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I’m a Fan of…..Bees

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Like Jez I’m also a fan of bees, especially photographing bees. I’m not a fan of wasps but was recently reminded that they are also pollinators and need to be protected as well. Having been stung by wasps and hornets in the past I have to admit that when they make entertaining or eating outside difficult I don’t rush to their aid when they get trapped inside any empty soda bottle. I’ve also had to destroy wasp nests that started to grow on the underside of our roof and on the inside of our cottage. Sorry if this offends anyone but I’m not taking the risk of having my family and guests stung by these aggressive little creatures. I am, however, open to any suggestions of how to keep wasps from building their nests on my property. Those paper nests that are suppose to keep wasps away don’t seem to work.

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Water, Water Everywhere – Streams and Waterfalls in Hamilton South

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On Monday, Andrea and I drove to Hamilton to drop off some equipment in a lovely residence in the southern part of Hamilton. It was suggested that we should check out Albion Falls. I was pretty sure I had been there before but it would have been in the winter. When we got there I recognized it immediately but this time we weren’t slipping on ice.

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Part of the Escarpment Trail
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Standing on the Arbour Bridge
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I’m a Fan of….Garden Macros

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Everyone knows that I am a fan of macro photography but when I saw this challenge I decided to investigate my own garden for some interesting macro shots.

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I’m a Fan of……Lawn Bowling

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Down the street from where I live we have a lawn bowling club. It’s been there for 120 years. It was established June 24,1902 and is the oldest lawn bowling club in Toronto. I’ve been walking past the greens for decades and never gave playing the game a second thought until my neighbour across the street recruited me and two other neighbours to join. This happened shortly after I retired from teaching.

Even during COVID we managed to keep the greens open with a very limited number of players. This season we’re back in full swing and hoping to bring more members into the club. People laugh when I tell them I’ve joined the club but after our open house last week where the public could try lawn bowling for free, more people, young and old, saw a new side to lawn bowling. It is not just a sport for the elderly. It is challenging but not too cumbersome and it’s a lot of fun.

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