Posted in Canada, Grateful for, History, Nature, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

History in the Rocks (WP Photo Challenge: Texture)

When I saw this weeks theme I knew that I had to share some photos from my favourite Ontario Park.  These are fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years.

Every year I’m intrigued by the textures of the fossils on the rocks. It amazes me that after years centuries of weather, lake, and people these are still here for us to see and touch.

 

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Rock Point Provincial Park

What You’ll Like :

  • Exposed fossils of a coral reef dating back to over 350 million years embedded in limestone shelf along the beach
  • Viewing platform above sand dunes
  • 2 km hiking trail
  • 1 km of sandy beach
  • Fall monarch butterfly migration
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Posted in Grateful for, Nature, photography, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

30×30 Nature Challenge – August 2017

For the first day of this challenge, I enjoyed some time photographing wildflowers and my garden’s flowers.

I’m slowly getting to know my ‘new’ phone/camera. Here’s a sample of most of the filters for my Asus Zenfone 3 Laser.

 

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Filters: (start top middle – clockwise) sepia, romantic, pencil, greyscale, edge, pixel, hue, negative (centre) IOMO –  Asus Zenfone 3 Laser

 

30×30 Nature Challenge

Join us this August for a challenge that will get you back into nature and tuned into your senses.

Studies show that being regularly immersed in nature can prevent short-sightedness, while listening to nature sounds can decrease stress, and the scent of fresh pine has been known to reduce depression and anxiety. It’s time to get back to your senses and make nature a habit!

Ontario Parks challenges you to spend 30 minutes in nature every day for 30 days.

Posted in Photo challenge, Tourist in my own Town / Province, Weekly Photo Challenge

Bridges ~ WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

I often wonder why this bridge was built? What is it connecting?

But then I think of how wonderful it is to find a little red bridge under a beautiful, old, green willow tree and I smile. That is reason enough.

 

 

 

Is it the bridge that connects Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada to Niagara Falls, New York, USA? An invisible line divides the two cities into separate counties. It’s the world renowned view, the thrill of all that water, that connects the two cities.

 

 

One of my favourite views includes this bridge. It connects the two sides of a steam. What is symbolizes is our place to connect with nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you like to share your bridge? Join in the WordPress weekly photo challenge!  https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/bridge/

 

 

Posted in Animals, Canada, Celebrations, Grateful for, History, Me ..a little geeky ;), Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Happy Birthday Canada #Canada150

Some of my favouite photos from my patch of the Canadian quilt ❤

I would be honoured if you linked your favourite photo or memory of Canada.

Posted in Grateful for, pondering, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Grateful for… Three Things Thursday

The purpose of Three Things Thursday is to celebrate the things that made us smile during the past week. I’m meshing that with my Grateful for … post this week as I’m always grateful for those moments that make me smile. (and I’m short on blogging time)

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1. The BIG apple just off the highway on the way to Belleville, Ontario
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2. The young turkey who has been visiting our neighbourhood
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3. This warning sign at OSSFA (Provincial High school Meet)

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What made you smile this week? What are you grateful for?

Colline was grateful for the team she works with.