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Spring yay!

To walk where no one has walked before

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I wish, =^_^= but I was the one to make a new trail

down an unused road, that led me to another time

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a family home, once filled with laughter

now stands silent, waiting

this was not the structure tho’ that had caught my attention

rather I was drawn to a building that called out

to my searching ” eyes”

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“look, look, see my charm”, I got a picture in full sunlight

but this one with the little building half in the shade

I found had more to say

I sensed this is where the children played

on rainy days, on sunny days

this little structure captured and ignited

their imagination in every way

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this pretty face

was also part of yesterday =^_^=

It was an amazing day !!!

In PL (Perfect Liberty) we do our best to live each day doing our best to be creative in every way.  Make every day count, rain, snow, sunshine, it doesn’t matter. Do your best every day.

Oyashikiri

Meet the artist

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earlier today I took you to this door, when I posted on Norm’s Thursday Doors, now I’d like to introduce you to the wonderful artist who lives in this enchanted environment.  Her name is Victorria Gillpin, she is a mosaic artist, who holds workshops/classes and  offers supplies, as well as showing and selling her wonderful pieces of art.

 

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Her website is  www.thymeagainmosaicstudio.com    Her studio is in Brockville, Ontario.  You can’t miss it, she has this wonderful door beckoning at the front end of her property.  As you walk down her lane, you will be delighted to see many of her whimsical creations.

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Before you get to her back door, you are delighted with the door you saw in the first post, and this wonderful sink art.

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She tells me that in summer it is full of colourful flowers, I was enchanted with it, just the way it was.

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Look her up. Victoria Gilpin, 920 Stewart Blvd. Brockville, Ontario. Canada  check out her website.  Her e-mail is thymeagainstudio@yahoo.com   I was lucky I caught her at home,. probably best to call ahead (613-246-2581 ), or e-mail to arrange a meeting.  She does travel, doing shows, I’m sure her website will give you all her news.

 

PL Precept #1   Life is Art

 

 

City Pavement? River Bank?

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Along the St Lawrence river, the waterway the divides Canada from the United States, in our part of the Norther Hemisphere.  Quiet little rest stops that allow the traveler to stop and rest along their journey.

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This park was just outside of  Brockville, and yes the shore line you see off in the distance is the United States.  There was such a line up for fish and chips at the shop we always go to, that we settled for hamburgers at a c hip stand.  The cod /haddock would have been wonderful, but on a Sunday, the tourists were packed into the place, we can return another day.  To the right where these pleasure crafts are moored, is a trail that  goes down towards Fort Wellington, and a now derelict pier.  Soon this area will be full of people out to enjoy the sunshine.  Yesterday we met other dog walkers, and a few other nature lovers, but it was the supper hours so, for us, we enjoyed the lazy slow ambiance.  Saw big steamers in the water in Kingston, but I was  on the wrong side of the car to get a picture. =^_^=  next time…

Shad flies

We did run into swarms of shad flies.  Now this is an experience in and of itself   For the time they died by smashing into our car and all over the windshield, it was like something out of the science fiction novel.  You can read about the insect here http://www.mynewwaterfronthome.com/fishflies.aspx  The car will be visiting a car wash  today, this task is at the top of the to do list.

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LOL this meal had nothing to do with our trip yesterday, (I wish)…. this was the meal I had during my visit to the States with my sisters in May.  It just looked so good, I wanted to share it.   I love veggies.  Mondays and Wednesdays at the Casino the buffets are half price. (Just past Massena, NY in the Indian Reserve itself)  I knew of the Casino because there is a fabulous quilt fabric shop just down the road from the Casino)  NB if you plan on trying it out, there is smoking allowed in the buildings there)

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Lots of people love to spend time on the water, I lost count of all the marinas and boat launch sites we saw along the way myself I find quiet along the water, no so much on it.  A good hike into the mountains on a fall day, now mmm… nice.. that is more my speed.  LOL no way at this time of year.. uh uh, no thank.. the biters are out…

What about you.  Ready for a change of pace?

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