A Dog & His Dock: A love affair

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We put a new dock in this August, and Linc, the ball hound has claimed it as his most favourite place!

Nothing like jumping off the dock after a ball!

Loving this dock mom!

Early Autumn, a time for contemplation

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The leaves are gradually changing colour, lighting up the early Autumn landscape with splashes and swaths of glorious orange, gold, yellow, red, burgundy, crimson, brown and maroon splendour.  In a week or so, the forests, roadsides and countryside will be at their peak, on fire with intense colour.  Mother Nature’s fashion show: my favourite time of year is here again.  I am grateful for the opportunity to enjoy another Autumn in central Ontario.

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Around every corner is yet another inspirational scene.

Yellow daisy-like flowers spring up every Fall along this section of our backroad.  I couldn’t resist taking a video of them as they were gently swaying in the early afternoon autumn breeze.

They are bewitching in the sunlight, so bright and cheery.  Maybe the flowers are nature’s way of reminding those who pass by to slow down and enjoy them for a moment for winter is on it’s way soon.

Marshland, grasses and ground cover is equally stunning this time of year.

Soon winter will be here and the landscape will be blanketed in snow. But, I’ll be content to revive these memories of this Fall’s colour show.

Such reflection will see me through the cold winter, through the new, bright greens of spring and, God willing, eventually to the enjoyment of the splendour of another Autumn.

Hue are you?

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Vincent van Gogh tried, Monet got close, but Mother Nature’s paintbrush is like no other artist.  The hues of summer are vibrant and alive, the variety and range of colour is astounding.

Gardening splendour under the hot summer sun

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Everything seems to be early this year, and quite thirsty due to the extended dry, hot spell enveloping central Ontario.

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Caught a quick pic of this dragonfly taking a breather on a bee balm leaf.

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Reason for being

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My daily motivation has a feathered blue head and whispers ‘I love you’ without coaxing.  Each day is such a blessing with this sweet girl.

Duck Days 2: Checking up on the Mrs.

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Parry Sound Harbour

Duck Days – Parry Sound Harbour

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Sky & Water

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Better late than never!

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A little late to the party, my new mock orange shrub has finally decided to bloom!