Friday, October 24, 2014

Carpe Diem!

When I woke this afternoon, I awoke to a beautiful, sunny, fall day!  Realizing that if I did not seize the moment, this might end up being the first year that I did not launch myself in my kayak...  That could not be!  So... I donned my paddling attire, and launched my trusty craft!

Such a wonderful moment.....

The waters were peaceful as the locks are closed for the season.

This post is heavy on the kayak pics, but I wanted to capture this moment to reflect upon in the coming months.

The leaves are almost down and the water level will also fall soon.....  I am so happy to have the memory of this trip, today!

Carpe Diem!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Twenty- three brave souls attended Thanksgiving celebrations on the canal this weekend.  The weather cooperated, but it was not warm enough to eat outside.  We managed, though.  Everyone found their comfortable spot to sit.  There were no complaints.

This thanksgiving we have much to be thankful for.  Poppy has been under the water lately, but he was able to drop in for a meal and we all agree that his presence made our day.  Here he is....the most senior...with the most junior member of our family.

Alex brought along his girlfriend, Olivia.  We did not scare her spite of the noise and confusion!

We managed a boat ride, but man....was it cold!

A quick hello to the neighbour, and then it's time to say "good-bye."  

"Finn" all cosied in for the trip home.

My family heard it again this year...."I am so thankful for each and every one of you.  You enrich my life beyond measure."  Love you all!,

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I miss these guys

At the end of the summer, the cabin is deserted, and its occupants head back home to ready for school.  How I miss the family that called it their little home away from home.

This is where they spent their weekends...

On the last weekend that they visited, mom and girls kayaked to a small cove...not too far away....where they discovered scores of turtles!  There were painted turtles and snapping turtles contentedly lounging on Lilly pads.

Mom, who fears no four legged creatures, gave her gals quite an adventure.

Here are the gals, enjoying the day, and the adventure!  Best of all...

No turtles were harmed in the making of these memories!  

I'm happy that the cabin has been well-used this summer....that fun times were had by all....and that these little gals visited often with their nana and poppa!

Have a great school year girls!