We’ll be with you…

through thick n thin, spring n snow! "Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is time for home." - Edith Sitwell Glad to have my feathered friends around... And the beauty of the first snowfall -... Continue Reading →

Gone with the wind!

A windy weekend it was... when I was worried for the leaves... I knew they would be gone in the morning! I'll have to wait for almost a year to experience the same colours... These pictures are from my backyard - The red leaves of the emperor maple have turned into such beautiful shades of... Continue Reading →

The changing colours…

In my backyard - adding to the beauty! Lost in the colours! Preparing to blend with the snow... Mr Squirrel is turning grey too! In the backdrop of the fall leaves... View after the rains... Jay adding to the joy! Definitely many a reasons to smile... enjoy the outdoors and the colours while it lasts!... Continue Reading →

Off to Heart Island…

Love the name! Heart Island is home to Boldt Castle, which is open to the public as a tourist attraction.The island is one of the most prominent within the Thousand Islands archipelago, which stretches from New York State to Canada. Boldt Castle - Heart Island. On a cruise from Gananoque to Heart Island. This weekend was full of fun... Continue Reading →

Cruising on the world’s highest lift lock…

At Peterborough! The Peterborough Lift Lock is a boat lift located on the Trent Canal in the city of Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, and is Lock 21 on the Trent-Severn Waterway. For many years, the lock's dual lifts were the highest hydraulic boat lifts in the world, raising boats 65 ft (20 m). This was a considerable accomplishment in the first years of the 20th century, when conventional locks usually only... Continue Reading →

At the falls!

Definitely Water Water Everywhere! This was my first trip to the Niagara falls this summer. The walk from the parking lot to the falls was very assuring in terms of life bouncing back to normal! The crowded streets and strores - a proof of the same! What a heart warming sight to witness after the pandemic!... Continue Reading →

Offsprings!

New additions to my patio family... It's always heartwarming to see the family grow! I also got to shop over the weekend - visited one of the malls after a long time. Everyone entering the shops had to wear masks and sanitise their hands at the entrance. At the shoe store, they had specific areas... Continue Reading →

Literally water,water everywhere!

An evening at Port Whitby -  a heritage site! It was heartwarming to see the people out in groups, enjoying the beautiful weather and the company of their family and friends - almost all picnic tables were full! People have started using the benches at the public places... Not too much of social distanciing -... Continue Reading →

Bugs, bees, birds n brats!

  Nature is our friend - trees, squirrels, grass, fields, meadows, oceans - without people. Hike. Walk. Stroll. Bike. Swim. Be in a still place and feel eternity. Have a great time. Just feel it. - Frederick Lenz I've been strictly following the above quote! Of late the carona crisis seems to be under control in Ontario.... Continue Reading →

Caged or free…

Time to liberate yourself from the shackles in your mind... “The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.” - Aung San Suu Kyi  This pretty queen - the female Red Cardinal is a rare visitor to my patio. Generally hangs out on the trees nearby waiting for food,... Continue Reading →

Strawberry picking it is!

On father's day... Andrews' Scenic Acres was finally open post covid lockdown! So we decided to make the most of it. Andrews Farm is 165 acres of beautiful escarpment countryside. Besides strawberry fields, they had  walking trails, wagon-rides, playground, animal corral, straw mountain climb, enchanted forest and great photo opportunities.... Always jump in the puddles!... Continue Reading →

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