Tag Archives: summer

Scenes on the Seine

Every famous city is known for its iconic symbols, like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Big Ben in London, and the windmills in Amsterdam, but many cities have their iconic waterways too.  In Amsterdam it’s the canals, in London it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Beauty, Blogging, Emotions, Exploring, Famous Landmarks, Happiness, Life Experiences, Memories, Paris, France, Peace and Quiet, Photography, Rivers, Scenery, Summer, Travel, Urban Photography, Vacations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Celebrating the Scot in Me

After a week of holidays spent at home relaxing and reading, what a better way to end my time off than by celebrating my Scottish background at the Scottish Festival and Highland Games in Fergus, Ontario.  During this three-day event, … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Fergus, Ontario, Photography, Scottish Festival, Sports, Strength, Summer, Traditions, Vacations, Weekend Activities | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 43 Comments

Dreaming of Summer

Sunshine, no coats, soaring mercury, no boots, flowers in bloom, no hats and gloves, monarch butterflies gathering nectar, no twice daily application of body lotion to stop the dry skin itching.  Yes, it’s the time of year when I whine … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

When I was a kid, a trip to the CNE was never complete unless I could go home with a stuffed animal from the midway games.  The problem was that it was a lot harder to win at those games … Continue reading

Posted in Amusement parks/Fairs, Blogging, Colours, Curves, Lines & Shapes, Family, Memories, Photography, Summer, Toronto, Ontario, Traditions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 24 Comments

View from below of a view from above

A day at the CNE can be exhausting, and it’s often hard to decide what to do next.  So, what better way to catch your breath and plan your next activity than to take a relaxing skyride above the fairgrounds. … Continue reading

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A Different Experience

As you know, last weekend we spent a day at the CNE watching my son’s girlfriend in the Ambassador of the Fairs competition. The Canadian National Exhibition (CNE), also known as the Ex, is Canada’s largest fair and the seventh largest fair … Continue reading

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Drops of Silver

Although the days are still very warm, I’ve noticed a real chill creeping into the air in the evenings and early mornings lately.  As a result, there were two days last week where I walked outside on cool but sunny … Continue reading

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