A Different View of the Lake – November 23, 2022

thanks to Becky B for hosting Walking Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/11/23/walking-squares-23/

In the summer this beach is busy with sunbathers, stone skippers and dog walkers. Yesterday most walkers stayed on the walkway.

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A Walk to Remember All Soldiers

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Walking Squares, https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/11/11/walking-squares-11/

Today is November 11, 2022, Remembrance Day. In recent years the Cenotaph that was located on 8th Street was moved to Col. Sam Smith Park. I decided to pay my respects and made the Etobicoke South Cenotaph my destination.

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Pull Up a Seat – Seating from the East Coast

thanks to XingFu Mama for hosting Pull Up a Seat https://xingfumama.blog/2022/11/04/pull-up-a-seat-photo-challenge-2022-week-43-2/

On my recent travels to New Brunswick I came across a few interesting resting places.

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Even steps make great places to sit
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A fun and moving seat for seven year olds
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A place to pause and retie your shoes on the hike to Hopewell Rocks
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A welcome resting spot after exploring Hopewell Rocks
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At the lookout at Fundy National Park
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The most interesting and artistic seating just outside my daughter’s studio

Which Way Photo Challenge – Sept. 9, 2022

thanks to San for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge https://aliveandtrekking.com/2022/09/09/which-way-photo-challenge-september-9/

These photos were taken on our way to the subway station from my daughter’s house. Lots of pathways, stairs and bridges.

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The Simple Things in Life

….are often free or cost very little

My granddaughter and daughter are leaving today and flying back to New Brunswick. We’ve had a wonderful time going to the CNE, buying new clothes for school and Gaelan and I went to the theatre to see the show, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. All of these things were fun to do but when I asked Winnie what her favourite activity was, she said she loved swimming in the city pool and my neighbour’s pool. She also enjoyed our picnic lunch in High Park, walking through the High Park Zoo and climbing on the huge tree stump in the park. Twice she was treated to ice-cream from the ice-cream truck, once from me and then again from her aunt Andrea. You can see from the look on her face how special that was.

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The Infamous Capybara
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Standing inside the hollowed out trunk

Miss you already, Winnie! Love Oma