Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Raindrops

….thanks to Amanda for hosting the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge

I adore photos of raindrops. Since we’ve only just seen the last of our snow I had to dig into the archives for these photos.IMG-1974
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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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A Photo a Week Challenge – Sunshine

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

It seems like we haven’t seen too much sunshine as of late but between blizzards last Wednesday the sun did come out for a brief spell.IMG-1858

Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge – Week 13

….thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting the Pull Up a Seat Photo Challenge’

During our trip to the vineyards in the Niagara Region I noticed that a lot of the wineries were preparing for the good weather by bringing out their garden furniture. Unfortunately it’s not quite warm enough to ‘pull up a seat’ and enjoy the great outdoors.IMG-1755
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It was quite another story over a Icellars  where the seats were indoors and very comfy for wine tasting.
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Between the Lines had some nice chairs inside as well but they seemed more ornamental  than practical.

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