I am the lucky gal spending a glorious Saturday afternoon at Marble Mountain on Newfoundland’s stunning west coast. As the good folks say here “wicked!”
Whenever I get a chance to come home, I try to take Mum and Dad for a drive. Well, this morning dawned snowy but bright. Lots of the fluffy white stuff! After a nice lunch at the local Forest diner, Huron Cove, we took a short drive out to the lake and wound up at the summer camp across the road from our old farm. The driveway is long, tree-lined and beautiful! Especially on a snowy February Sunday! Here’s where I spent much of my well-spent youth cutting lawns and toiling as a camp counsellor: http://www.lambtoncentre.com/
I had a snowy drive home from Toronto to Forest yesterday but when I reached Lambton County, it looked more like spring. Here’s a snap from near our old farm. Note the lone windmill…
Today is a different story! We got a magical 4 or 5 inches of fluffy new snow overnight. Photos to come!
Happy Snow Storm Friday! For once in a very long time a predicted storm is as bad as the weather folks predicted. And it is NOISY down here at the lake. Intense and awesome! Stay safe everyone!
Last night was pretty special! I was one of the lucky photographers participating in the Diamond Jubilee Gala held at the visually stunning Roy Thomson Hall. As you can see from the photos above, the early part of the Gala included a pinning ceremony for the deserving Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal recipients. This medal honours Canadians from all walks of life for their contributions and achievements and I was proud to take their picture receiving the medal from another worthy recipient, Craig Kielburger. Craig was joined by the likes of Liona Boyd, Peter Mansbridge, Brian Williams, Ken Dryden and George Stroumboulopoulos, to name a few who presented in my little corner of the hall. A fun night in Toronto in honour of a group of truly inspiring Canadians!
If you want to learn more about the Gala, visit here: http://www.unionjacknews.com/articles/star-studded-diamond-jubileee-gala-in-toronto/
Well, I picked a good day to work from home! It was very blizzard-y down here on the Beaches boardwalk. Mother Nature is full indecision of late eh!
Anyone else besides me missing all that beautiful white stuff?? Here’s a recent snap taken near Madoc, Ontario and morphed into a painting using the groovy Glaze App.
Happy New Year everyone! I must say, I was the lucky one to ring in the first day of this new year on another back roads adventure in the Jeep, this time with good friends in tow and a healthy hike as our goal. On our way to the Elora Gorge Conservation area, we stopped at the historic West Montrose “Kissing Bridge”, Ontario’s only remaining covered bridge. Apparently it is called the kissing bridge due to it’s romantic setting (for those who were wondering…) Here’s a snap of the bridge, rendered into a painting by the fun Glaze app.
Yesterday’s adventure certainly proved that enjoying the journey each day is a very healthy big idea for this new year. In case you missed it whilst revelling on New Year’s Eve, here’s my post on enjoying the journey: http://bit.ly/134082a
A special thanks to Kelly, MaryBeth and Ruth for making this New Year’s Day so fun and memorable!
I have a friend “riding the rails” today and I envy her peaceful journey across the countryside. As a confirmed singleton, I typically am the driver in my own adventures, but when traveling by train, it is so luxurious to just sit back and watch the world pass you by. In celebration of Cara’s train trip, here’s one of my snaps taken out the window of a Via train as we chugged across windswept Manitoba last Christmas. Here’s to the journey!