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?

 

 

 

 

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Posted in Canada, Grateful for, Nature, pondering, Scope for the Imagination, Seasons, Tourist in my own Town / Province

Love the Place you’re in !

What’s not to love about where I live?!  ❤ Ontario Here’s a tiny peek of a corner of our beautiful province.

Every season along the Niagara Parkway is enchanting.

You can spend years enjoying nature. The flowers, leaves and all the delicious fruits!

Some of the best places to immerse yourself in nature are our Provincial Parks. My favourite is Rock Point, Provincial Park.

I am so grateful for the beautiful province that I call home. ❤

 

 

 

 

Posted in Grateful for, pondering

Grateful for a wonderful summer.

The last few weeks of summer just flew by. Well… most of it did. We did pause the rest of the world when we went camping.

It’s been a while since I posted a gratitude / Three Things Thursday post so I thought I’d start back by looking back.

 

P_20170825_092722Each day my hunny made me a cuppa tea. It’s the little things like this that make me feel so loved.

The tea was extra special because I was so happy to enjoy it while listening to the birds and counting the spider webs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I smile each time I remember the hours we spend reading.P_20170826_132728

It felt like such a luxury to have hours and hours to just read.

I’m also thrilled that both my kids spent the week reading!

 

 

 

 

There was also some unexpected joy.

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We woke one morning to find our neighbour was gone and a little package of food items left for us.

Merci from Rock Point Provincial Park, Canada!

 

 

Three Things Thursday post, created by Emily at Nerd in the Brain and hosted by Natalie at There She Goes.

Share your joy by posting three things big or small, that have made you happy this week and join in the fun! Want to know what it’s all about? Then click here!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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