Monarch Butterfly Taking A Rest From Its Migration

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On its way south this past September, this Monarch spent a day hopping between the flowers by the lake. Was very fortunate we could watch its activities while enjoying our early morning coffee and green tea.
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Change In Colors, Thanksgiving weekend, Echo Lake

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Birch trees mixed in with the requisite vibrant fall colors on echo lake this past Thanksgiving weekend. Though never taking the change in colors for granted, it still is fun to see tourists arrive by motorcoach to look at what we Canadians see every year!

1942 Ford One Ton Pick Up Truck and Flower Bed

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This 1942 Ford one ton was a lawn ornament and flower bed at Blue Mountain. Something about this old rusty beater contrasted with vibrant fresh flowers makes you pause for a moment.

Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping in the Massasauga Provincial Park

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Sweeping sunset across Conger Lake while kayak camping early September in the Massasauga Provincial Park with one of our daughters. Two excellent days with sun, mid-teen temperatures, card games, good food, campfire, and these fantastic skies after the sun went down.

Broad-winged Hawk

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Three Broad-winged Hawks spent a couple of weeks in August on the cottage property before flying off. They would perch atop the Birch trees along the shore, or behind the cottage at top off forest canopy like this one in the photo.

Canada Day fireworks from Baysville, Ontario

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One of the fireworks from Baysville, Ontario’s Canada Day celebrations back on July 1

Female Robin with two screaming chicks nesting

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This female American Robin chose the fireplace vent out back of the house as perfect location for this year’s nest. She has two chicks, who on this late evening, were trying to be as vocal as their mom!

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