Posted in Camping, Disney, Me ..a little geeky ;), Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Weekly Photo Challenge

I’d rather be…

visiting one of my happy places. The first place that popped into my mind is Walt Disney World.

Then I thought oh oh oh I rather be camping. Do I have to pick just one?

I long to go camping at Rock Point Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada. We already have some reservations for this summer! Can’t wait to help celebrate Ontario Parks 125th!!  http://www.ontarioparks.com/op125

I love the magic of Disney because it gives me such scope for the imagination! I adore the detail and care that is put into creating a place of fun for families; for the young and young at heart. But I equally love the connection to nature. The total relaxation of camping.

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order.”

― John Burroughs

Yes. I’d rather be visiting Disney or camping! 🙂 What would you rather be doing right now?

 

 

 

 

Posted in Camping, Canada, Nature, Phonegraphy, Photo challenge, pondering, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Path Taken ~ WP Photo Challenge

A walk through the wooded area and out through the field. It was another hot day in August so we went for a walk rock-point-provincial-parkabove Rock Point Provincial Park‘s beach.

I will always love this walk, the plant life and those who call Rock Point home. I chase the butterflies and “wishes” (seeds) with my camera now but I still watch them with the wonder of a child.

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My surprise this particular walk was the size of this meadow lady. I was well back and zooming in with my phone’s camera. She still seems too big for me!

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For this week’s challenge, show us something that surprised you on “the road taken.” It could be a heritage building in your city or town as seen from a new-to-you angle, a yummy meal on a road trip detour, or the penny you found on a casual stroll. (I still love to find pennies — always a small thrill!) This challenge is wide open — show us the excitement, surprise, wonder, or amazement of your “road taken.”

Posted in Camping, Nature, pondering, rebloged

Parks Canada – Plan your visit – New accommodations {reblogged ~ Unique camping}

via Parks Canada – Plan your visit – New accommodations

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Goutte d’O in Fundy National Park Photo Credit: Parks Canada
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Want to experience something completely different this fall? We’re testing a variety of new accommodations, and reservations are still possible! Couples should try our Micro-Cube or Double-Tent for comfort, or the Cocoon Tree Bed or Goutte d’Ô for an experience like no other! Families and friends might want to try out our custom designed Tiny Home on Wheels. Find out more here: http://ow.ly/ilJm303ZBum

Posted in Camping, Grateful for, pondering, Weekend Coffee Share

If we were having coffee.. walks, books and stars.

If we were having coffee I’d invite you to the front porch because my living room is still cluttered with stuff from our camping trip and our daughters upcoming move.

I’d tell you about some of the photos I took with my phone while camping. I’m looking forward to seeing how they can fit into photo challenges and some of my other posts. I took my regular camera with me but didn’t even take it out. For the most part my phone takes better photos. I guess it’s time to consider a new camera because my phone doesn’t do distance or true macro shots. That’s a good reason to get a new camera isn’t it?Photo_2016-08-22_01-22-56_PM

I love to go for walks through Rock Point Provincial Park to see what little things catch my attention. My hubby walks with me and for some reason seems to enjoy watching me take photos. The walks through the park and the sunset walks along the beach are so relaxing. It was a wonderful way to wrap up the summer.

Are you reading a book right now? I had hoped to read more during our vacation but I brought the 4th book in The Clifton Chronicles by Jeffrey Archer. The problem is I’ve just read the first and should have brought the 2nd book. Oh well. I had other things to keep me occupied and I enjoyed watching both my children reading. It’s a common sight to see my daughter reading but my son.. it’s a rare pleasure to see him so into a book. He was reading Eragon, the first novel in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini.

There’s so much to love about camping. The walks, photos, quiet reading and nights by the fire watching the sky fill with stars. Sitting there listing to the loud symphony. The frogs and the insects were singing their little hearts out. That was my ‘grateful for’ topic for this week. Colline over at Colline’s Blog got me started writing a weekly post. Being mindfully grateful is a good thing.

Do you stare at the stars? No matter how old I get I’m just so in awe of them.

Would you like some more coffee? How was your week?


This post is in response to Part Time Monster’s #WeekendCoffeeShare.