Hallowe’en During COVID

amid speculation as to whether the kids will be out trick or treating this year

The good news for children is that the chief medical officer said that children will be allowed to go out on Hallowe’en night and are encouraged to wear masks as part of their costumes. Homes in my neighbourhood of New Toronto are already gearing up for the big night with decorations in front of their houses. Here are a few of them.

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Monday Window – July 6, 2020

….thanks to Ludwig for hosting Monday Window

There’s lots of new builds and renovations going on in our neighbourhood. The one thing that I like about a lot of these additions are the windows that the owners have chosen to install in these modern structures.3-C719686-E3-CE-4-FCC-8439-C4257-F35881-F-1-201-a
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Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 14, 2019

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge

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Walkway Flooded from the rising lake water at the Marina.
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Y entrance into the naturalized park
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Main Street closed for the Grill Cheese Festival in New Toronto
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An Evening Walk

…today was a beautifully warm day and before dinner I needed to make up some steps to reach my goal

No wind, the setting sun and temperatures hovering around 10 degrees Celsius were ideal conditions for an evening walk through the neighbourhood. I headed west and entered Col. Sam Smith Park where I opted to walk through the naturalized area and over to the marina. Here are a few of the sites I encountered along the way.

Can you guess what that lump in the pond is?

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When I returned home I prepared a simple supper of eggs, avocado and tomatoes.

Friendly Friday: Photo Walk

…thanks to Snow from The Snow Melts Somewhere for hosting Friendly Friday

My photo walk takes place on Sunday. Friday and Saturday were exceptionally busy and I didn’t get out for my long walk. Today I made sure to get out before noon.

I left my house and walked toward the park that edges onto the lake.IMG-1910
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I continued along Lakeshore Drive and turned onto 4th St. which ends in a dead end but the property on the east side is abandoned so I walked toward the lake again.IMG-1916
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I noticed that a large flock of swans were swimming together at the foot of Prince of Wales Park so I continued east.IMG-1918
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After taking a dozen or more photos I decided to continue on my walk along the shores of Lake Ontario before the swans decided they had enough of this intruder with her iPhone camera. You can see from one of the following photos that there’s still a little bit of ice hanging onto the shoreline.IMG-1931
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As I left the park I continued through the neighbourhood until I reached a tiny parkette on Sand Beach Road.

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I then turned north and walked towards the busy street of Lakeshore Blvd. and headed home.IMG-1948
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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge – Around the Neighbourhood

…thanks to Travels and Trifles for hosting this Weekly Photo Challenge

Most of my photos are of the neighbourhood. It’s not the nicest time of year so some of my photos for this post are from various times throughout the year.

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The Boats are Back!

….you know spring is here when the boats have been returned to the water

On the weekend the marina was a hustling busy place with cranes working overtime to get the boats back into the water. When I went to see what progress had been made it looked like most of the boats were afloat but the sailboats didn’t have their masts in place as of yesterday. Here’s how it looked:

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