Summer in Ontario’s Cottage Country

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Honey Harbour at Port Severn
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Lighthouse Point at Killbear Provincial Park

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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park
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Killbear Provincial Park

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We often see deer grazing in the tall grass as we look out our living room window.

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American Bittern

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Found this little gem in the grass/bushes behind our little home away from home in Muskoka. I literally only had seconds to snap this photo before he disappeared into the thicker brush, so I wish it had of come out clearer…but I will take it. Makes me hopeful for what other wildlife we will see during our time at the lake.

Happy Thanksgiving…

Well, this was it…the first mini-trip in our new camper.  And what a beautiful weekend.  The weather was absolutely beautiful. We decided to stay relatively close to home because we only had 2 nights to be away and it was also the first time camping with the dogs. Much to my surprise, they did awesome. We decided to head up towards Port Elgin to a campground we had been to before…Saugeen Bluffs Conservation Area. The park was as nice as we had remembered. We spent much of the weekend hiking the trails in the area. I wasn’t sure how the dogs would do with all the hiking, but they were great…they would go as long as we would…it was fantastic. I only wish we had decided to bring the canoe on this trip…next time for sure. I know that this was only a small taste of what is to come with our little RV…but we already can’t wait until next season. It’s going to be a long winter…

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Life on the Water…

Last week was a horrible work week for me and many of my days off were filled with 2 concerts and an 8 hour day spent back at work taking a professional development course. Normally, I would be really happy and excited about going to 2 concerts in the span of 5 days; however, it was such an emotionally draining work week that left me completely exhausted. So, on my final day off before returning for a new work week, I decided to grab my camera and head out in my car for a little “me” time…just me and my camera. I spent several hours sitting by the Grand River and at a couple other “watering holes” in Waterloo Region. It ended up being a very relaxing and rejuvenating afternoon.

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Huron Nature Area…

We are lucky to have such an amazing protected natural area right in the middle of the city.  I took a walk through Huron Nature Area on Thursday to see what I could find.  It was very peaceful and serene…well, until the 2 classes of school kids arrived. It was cute to see how inquisitive they all were. It was a welcome reminder of what life used to be like when we were kids. There was this one cute little girl who came up to me, pointed at my camera and said, “what’s that?” I said, “it’s my camera.” Then she proceeded to tell me to “take a picture of that frog”…”take a picture of that turtle”…take a picture of this…take a picture of that…and on and on and on. She was so cute. So needless to say, I took lots of pictures of the frogs and turtles. There were also a large gathering of baby geese that were beyond adorable…and fast…so the pictures of them are slightly blurry.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada…

On April 25th, my friend and I decided to take an impromptu trip into Toronto with her 2 boys (aged 5 & 4) to the Ripley’s Aquarium at the base of the CN Tower. We were a little crazy to attempt this on a Saturday…it was absolutely packed! It was difficult to get these pictures and keep track to 2 very active little boys at the same time. I’m amazed that many of the pictures turned out as great as they did. This place was absolutely amazing!!! I will definitely be going back again soon…only next time…without kids.

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