I’m a Fan of……Lawn Bowling

….thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/06/06/corbies-fan-of-159/

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.

38827-FFB-8-B61-4199-9-A56-12-F0-A8632-D3-D 9-ACC2-D07-FD56-455-A-AB6-D-DFF53-FFBE903 C4-CFE3-B3-819-E-45-AB-9875-4-C7-CB3-E2-FDA4 74-E06200-CF01-41-A8-8392-DD36738-C3-C47 4-CA91460-FDC2-4189-BB71-E89593-ABE3-F0 8-B10-EE83-2953-4493-A336-112-A804-E1-F9-A
BB9394-BF-B30-C-4-FA8-91-D9-F7-EC7-C27-CB25
4-D90987-E-25-B8-49-B3-A920-70-AE0-F3-F7-D5-E
22528-F35-60-B7-40-CE-8463-D4546-A667-E97
7-E23-FB2-E-AA4-C-4-B5-B-B7-AA-AFC2671947-F0
1-EB9-F4-AD-9-EC8-484-F-9127-5-A6-E13-D6-F5-C9
FA18937-D-5-CB2-4-C42-88-A3-923339440862
6-F6-F5801-B892-49-A5-9752-7-D649-CC3-B971

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Peaceful

….thanks to Cee for hosting CBWC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/06/02/cbwc-peaceful/

Walks in the park, along the beach and past the marina are all peaceful to me.

1-B17-A443-B422-45-F0-B41-B-11-A64-E5-EB100-1-201-a
7-DEC44-F1-563-A-486-F-AFBC-1-C1-D903-C22-CA-1-201-a
0-BCBC979-BFC4-46-ED-A78-F-C3-D24-ED4497-D-1-201-a
EC0-FC9-E2-208-E-4-BC9-8252-9-B132-F5-EF2-D2-1-201-a
28210-A35-37-D7-4472-8850-E7-BA53-A60-A0-B-1-201-a
FE37-C200-2476-4123-A813-4476-B82477-F6-1-201-a
9-F036-F8-A-E20-E-4512-989-F-EA9152-B1-DCA5-1-201-a

Midweek Monochrome Photo Challenge – #90

….thanks to Brashley for hosting the Midweek Monochrome Challenge https://brashley.photography/2022/06/01/mid-week-monochrome-90-polesden-lacey-room/

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England

1389-C082-20-ED-4965-98-FD-7-F19-DF8-B2-F7-D-1-201-a

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Two of Anything

thanks Cee for hosting CBWC https://ceenphotography.com/2022/05/26/cbwc-two-of-anything/comment-page-1/#comment-321218

379-B7-B2-A-43-C0-45-B2-805-E-DAFC70-E6574-E-1-201-a
Two medieval homes in Tours, France
F4405862-E8-AF-4-D87-AE54-EDCEE0-E478-B8-1-201-a
Two sculpted hands in museum in Tours, France
0260-AC57-F08-D-4-B5-D-9234-49-B80-EB148-BF-1-201-a
Father daughter duo at the Chateau Royal in Amboise
AB7-DD041-34-B9-4-F03-9825-CD2138073206-1-201-a
Two sculpted figures in the gardens at Chateau Royal in Bois
513-E720-F-C945-415-E-AFF7-72-C26-DFECDBF-1-201-a
Poppies
A52-CC39-C-6252-4777-AE27-AFCC7-B4-B662-D-1-201-a
White tulips from the Curve Garden in London
66-DB1-D5-E-5899-4-D63-9-BCA-973784-BB8651-1-201-a
Two gulls
5-C8797-BA-65-E5-4655-BDD8-A36956211042-1-201-a
Two gulls and two ducks

I’m a Fan of……Turtles

….thanks Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/23/geese-fan-of-157/

Last year the turtles in the pond over at Col. Sam Smith Park were nowhere to be seen. Yesterday I decided to vote early for the upcoming Provincial election and I decided to take the scenic route through the park to my polling station. As I got closer to the pond I heard a few boys shouting to one another and one of them mentioned he was on the Turtle Path. This name was new to me but I decided to turn left towards an opening in the pond to see if the turtles had indeed returned.

To my absolute delight, did I not only see one turtle but at least a dozen of them in all sizes. Another woman was also viewing them and we started to talk. She confirmed that they weren’t around last year. I asked her if they were painted turtles (she seemed to know quite a bit about these prehistoric creatures) and she said they were. She also told me that she had just come across a huge snapping turtle on the side of the pond. I decided to save this for another day. I’ll make sure to bring my camera with the telephoto lens.

7-E7-DFA61-F058-4-B39-8-C5-E-C08-B69-F370-AE
AF25-AF56-6-E8-B-4-CD0-8-F13-30-D0968-D7-FDD
3-A9-AE948-A9-D1-4986-A0-D9-1-F825-AF1-E6-B5
6-C06-DD67-1893-4619-BDB5-02256-A00-D8-B2

I’m a Fan of Duck(s)

thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/02/ducks-fan-of-154/

Ducks are everywhere and I can’t help but take photos when I see them.

In France, Duck is a very popular food item and at Easter we treated ourselves to a roast of duck stuffed with prunes. I couldn’t bring myself to buying the whole bird at the market. The heads were still attached.

FE096681-FEC8-409-C-832-A-CC401-AF5909-C 7-E4-B15-E5-8-D03-4376-9-DF2-543-C477-CA780

In London we went Clissold Park, in the Highbury Islington area. Here we saw ducks in the pond.

14-A4-CBD6-F33-C-4961-8910-BD41-E43-E1104 665-F2858-E271-414-B-ACF2-F3059479-E57-D

On my first walk when we arrived back in Toronto I walked to the Rotary Peace Park and found this lovely female Mallard who had absolutely no fear of me.

B780-CBAC-3-BC3-468-C-BB48-565594-F20597 E8-DAE3-D5-073-C-4-D91-9-EBB-D3899-BC30-C35

Thursday Doors in Highbury

….close to our flat in London

Across from Highbury Fields stands a row of beautiful flats with colourful doors, some ornately trimmed and many of them have some kind of knocker on them. Some of them have the traditional lion and the more modern doors are adorned with shiny and sleek designs. The ones that I found most interesting were the dolphin door knockers.

Thanks to Dan for hosting Thursday doors over at No Facilities. https://nofacilities.com/2022/04/28/cheney-brothers-silk-mill-1/´