Sunday, November 25, 2018

We visited  Tillsonburg Antiques Plus for the first time and they had a wonderful selection of owls.  I got 6 but I left a few behind.  This is a great antique place - the vendors kept their spaces tidy and dusted and not so crowded that you had to move pieces to see other things.  I’ll keep this one on my list for return visits.





Dan & I went on a short road trip to the Tillsonburg area - we visited Coyle’s just north of downtown Tillsonburg.  Of course, I got an owl Christmas decoration.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Bought these pieces at the Little Beach antique store beside the Art Emporium in Port Stanley.




Thursday, October 4, 2018

Dan and I attended Camera Canada's Nature Photography Day held at Fanshawe Pioneer Village.



 Late Blooming Clematis




 Falcon Mask








 Pioneer Play Station



Plane Flying over Pioneer Village



Didn't realize the pioneers played Quidditch!

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Dan & I made a quick stop in Bala to take pictures of the falls - Bala is the cranberry capital of Ontario and has an annual festival in mid-October:  https://www.balacranberryfestival.on.ca/

The Island Queen is usually filled to capacity during the summer but being it was the off-season, there were very few passengers.  It will be busy again later in the fall when the leaves have started to change color.

This was a narrow channel that the boat passed through on our return to Parry Sound.
This is what I call a Group of Seven tree.

If you are building a cottage on one of the outer islands, all building materials and machinery have to be loaded on a barge for transport.

There were a lot of these islands of rock seen during the cruise.

Boats have to be used to move everything to cottages with no road access.

Railway Swing Bridge has to be activated to swing out of the way when large vessels have to pass through.

Dan & I went on an afternoon cruise on the Island Queen - 3 hours of relaxing travel & beautiful scenery.

Dan & I visited the Parry Sound area 2 weeks ago and there was very little fall colour yet on the trees but this vine & berries did.

Friday, August 31, 2018

I was playing tourist in my hometown of St. Thomas and started my staycation with a pizza from Elgin Harvest which has their oven parked at the RailCity Brewery.


I ate my pizza on top of the Elevated Bridge Park.

This is the sun shade sculpture created by Mira Lavoie - it is in the next section of the bridge that is not open to the public as yet.

New art gallery / venue located at 400 Sunset Drive, Central Elgin / St. Thomas.

First show features the art of Laura Woermke, Jaclyn White (Jac) and Emily Copeland.

Beautiful venue.

Additional room available for photography.