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The real Mojito cocktail challenge and recipe: Which Curacao restaurant has the best drink?

real mojito cocktail recipe traditional cuban highball restaurant gouverneur
Ah, the Mojito cocktail! Refreshing, citrus sweet, and minty all at the same time. What is there not to love? I did the Mojito challenge while in Curacao over the holidays and the winning restaurant is Shelterrock Paradise, followed by the Marriott Beach Resort, and… pictured here Restaurant & Cafe Gouverneur in third. The Mojito, a traditional Cuban highball is made with 1.5 oz white rum, 2 tsp white sugar, soda water, 1 oz lime juice and fresh mint leaves served in a Collins glass. The art is getting the proportions right and in the right size glass with not too much ice. Are you thirsty?

Bright and still forest of Canada

bright and still fall forest of canada with colorful leaves
Thanks for having a look. This is the last picture taken of the fall season at the cottage. Even with 2/3 of the leaves on the ground, it was still wildly spectacular to take in all the color and shadows. The day was bright, but cool, and completely still. Another reason to love Canada.

Haunted Halloween Harvest Moon

haunted halloween harvest moon
Just in time for Halloween, I share the Haunted Halloween Harvest Moon for your spooky pleasure! Sure feels like ghosts and goblins are flying through the night. What we really have here is the Thanksgiving full moon passing behind leaves dangling from a tree around 11pm at night. Boo!!!

 

Birch Trees With A Backdrop Of Huge Color

birch trees with a backdrop of fall color
Loved how the birch trees stood out from a multi-color backdrop of huge color. Over exposed the trees for effect.

Fall Afternoon In The Mystical Forest

mystical forest with fall colors
Took a walk with the kids and dog a few weeks back through our local forest. With many of the leaves already fallen and a dark haze lingering, the forest had a mystical tone to it. You almost expected a Disney character to come running by – ha!

A Real World Interpretation Of The Canadian Flag’s Maple Leaf, Photographed With New Lensbaby Velvet 56

canadian maple leaf lensbaby velvet 56
A real world interpretation of the Canadian flag’s maple leaf at the beginning of fall. This photo was taken using the new Lensbaby Velvet 56 lens in macro mode, creating a soft ethereal effect and completely blurring out the background (in case you are wondering why it does not appear in focus). The soft blue is a lake, while the yellow-green tint are other leaves.

Time for fall colors: Mini waterfall with fall leaves scattered about

colorful fall leaves by mini waterfall
One of the benefits of life in Canada are the 4 seasons, and in particular experiencing the fall colors. This mini waterfall – 2 feet high! – is located next to the big High Falls on the north branch of the Muskoka River. Its a perfect example of nature’s colorful richness and solitude.