Friday, May 19, 2017

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

What a fabulous time Kim and I had!  We were blessed with perfect weather and we spent most of the time outside. I picked Kim up at the train station just after 8:00 a.m Tuesday and off we went.
First stop as always was to see the critters at Reid's Dairy. Not as many baby geese and ducks as others years but enough to ohh and ahh over.
Many turtles were swimming and sunning.
Please visit Kim at her blog as I am sure she will shortly post her photos. I know she has much better photos! We drove down a road Chuck and I had just discovered last weekend and I am glad we did. Horses!
There were I think around 10 of them. It was wonderful to watch them run and play.
Kim's eagle eye spotted this pair of wild turkey's in a field.
Momma and babies.
It looks like the same goats as last year at the dairy.
We managed a hike through Proctor Park. Lovely and quiet. We were the only ones there.
The Spring flowers are at their peek right now.
We did manage to squeeze in a few thrift stores. This is Louie! He lives at the Northumberland Humane Society Thrift Store. He came into the store one cold winter day a few years ago and never left. He LOVES everyone and the customers all love him too. A volunteer working at the store mentioned he walks on a leash and loves to go down to the beach which is a few blocks away. A kind person built him a catio so he can safely enjoy some fresh air.
In one of the thrift stores I noticed this great old door. I believe the building originally was an old warehouse.
Meanwhile at home a baby grackle cools off in one of the birdbaths.
The trilliums are just perfect now. We saw many clumps all over.
Another fairy door!
Before supper Tuesday we went out for a walk. We checked on the progress of the baby geese at the pond around the corner and headed up into the apple orchard. We spotted a couple bunnies enjoying the sun.
Wednesday we headed to my favourite market and were greeted by the chickens as we exited the car.
I wanted Kim to see the old stagecoach road that Chuck and I walked down a few weeks ago. We drove there to save time and parked at the "end" of the asphalt part. With all the heavy rains we have had lately is was squishy going here and there. A creek runs beside the road for most of the way.
The bugs were quite bad. Well, they weren't too bad for me as my walking companion is a bug magnet. Poor Kim! As we were walking I looked down and saw the bottom of a bottle sticking out of the mud. I pulled it out and found it was an old Pepsi bottle. When I cleaned it up at home the date on the bottle said 1957. We did come across a house on the trail set back from the road. I don't know how they would get a vehicle up here unless it was an ATV. After the house the trail got very thin so we decided to turn back.
I love how this old building was fixed up. Loved to had a peek inside!

It was a fun filled, busy two days and hopefully Kim will be coming back in a couple months. So much more to do!

Holiday weekend here in Canada this weekend. We have one more garden to fill and some painting to do in our living room.

Have a wonderful day!
Robin

39 comments:

  1. Robin, I am so happy you had such a fabulous time! Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! Hugs. :)

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    1. Thanks Linda! I am really blessed to have such a great friend as Kim!
      Take care.

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  2. Hello, what a fun time! I enjoyed all the photos, especially love the critters! The horses and bunny are some favorites! I love the cute cottage!

    Have a happy day and weekend!

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    1. Hi Eileen, it was a critter filled two days! Too nice weather to spend much time indoors.
      Have a good weekend too!

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  3. wavez two ewe louie !!!! what a total lee awesum post two day N we N joyed see in all de fotoz... with de eggs ceptshun oh de ewe noe whatz.... !!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

    robin; great post today; the photos are mega kewl !!! I know you and Kim had a great time; thanx for sharing today; I especially like the woodland pics !! ♥♥☺☺

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    1. Hi Tabbies, glad you enjoyed the photos!
      Kim and I had a terrific two days, so much fun. I don't know how much enjoyment Kim had in the woods. She was being eaten alive! But she is a trooper and continues on
      Have a good weekend all!

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  4. That looks like a fun day =)
    I love the thrift store kitty ♥

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    1. Hi Maggie, we had a great two days going from early until bedtime. The thrift store kitty is adorable. Kim took great photos of Louie in the store, maybe she will post some on her blog.
      Take care!

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  5. I don't know how her photos could be better than yours, these are wonderful. I love love love the chickens in the nursery of flowers.. and the goose with a relationship with a weather vane. the stone house and fluffy bird and the catio is amazing. great post

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    1. Hi Sandra, Kim recently purchased a very good camera with a 30 zoom so she gets terrific photos. The chickens were beautiful and very friendly, the flowers were gorgeous.
      Glad you enjoyed the post!

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  6. Looks like you had a grand time with your visiting friend Kim. Such wonderful photos. I love seeing where you walk. Always beautiful!

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    1. Hi Robin, Kim and I always have such a good time together. Luckily we only live an hour apart so we see each other nearly every month. We never would have met if it hadn't have been for our blogs!
      Glad you enjoyed the photos!

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  7. Isn't a babbling brook just the bestest thing?!? Love your photos, and I would have wanted to peek in the windows at the cottage too. I love thrift store shopping, but I've yet to find one with a resident cat!

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    1. Hi Vicki, luckily Kim and I enjoy so many of the same things water being one of them. Our little town is surrounded by water so you never have to go far to find some!
      Louie is a wonderful greeter at the thrift store. He knew a good thing when he saw it and decided to take up residence in the shop.
      Enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Your photos are MUCH better than mine, Robin! You got great shots of everything, especially the turtles and horses. I wasn't able to zoom in as much and only cropped a bit on editing. My only complaint here is that I stood at your window, took 132 pics, mostly of the cranky-looking grackles, and not once did I see a baby! Rats!!!

    Fabulous photos, just wonderful. Thank you for all the touring around and all your hospitality!

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    1. Hi Kim, phoo, my photos are NOT better than yours.
      I just happened to spy the baby grackle in the bath, pure luck!
      Thank you for coming down to see us and sharing your holiday time with us.
      Come again soon!

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  9. Hi Robin, I really like your pictures.
    They are amazing.
    Sorry for my English which is not very good.
    Janicce

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    1. Hi Janicce, thanks for dropping by again. I am so glad you enjoyed my photos! Your blog is so beautiful, such lovely gardens.
      Your English is good, no worries.
      Have a good weekend!

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  10. Love the "catio"!!!

    And the old road...

    Happy Victoria Day weekend, to you!!!!

    Luna Crone

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    1. Hi Luna, I really like the catio too, so thoughtful someone built it for Louie. He uses it very much.
      The old road was wonderful but we weren't quite sure if we were on private property or not so we didn't linger overly long!
      Have a good weekend too!

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  11. Give me a post with cats, flowers, animals and birds and I'm happy, great post. thankyou
    Briony
    x

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    1. Hi Briony, you sound like my kind of lady! I really am blessed to have Kim as a friend, we have so much in common.
      Glad you enjoyed the post.
      Take care.

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  12. This was a very enjoyable post. I love seeing all the animals. The Thrift Store cat is one lucky cat! I was born in 1957, that's fun about the Pepsi bottle! I love the little building. Charming.
    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Hi Mildred, glad you enjoyed the post! We sure had a lot of fun!
      This was an animal filled two days. We couldn't have asked for better weather either. 1957 was a great year, my parent's were married that year too.
      Have a wonderful weekend too.

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  13. Enjoyed the virtual adventure with you and Kim. Really feel like I was along and spotting all those delights myself. Thanks, Robin!

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    1. I am so glad you enjoyed the post! As we were walking along I thought about how so many of you would enjoy it too. We really are blessed to live where we do!
      Enjoy the long weekend!

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  14. Sounds like you have a busy weekend lined up. I loved your photos, the turtles are amazing and the foal and I love the fairy door xx

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    1. Hi Cheryl, we lucked out as Chuck received Friday afternoon off. We zoomed right to the nursery and bought the plants we needed for the garden. They were planted and the lawns were mowed and trimmed at the edges by 5:00 p.m. Saturday will be a relaxing day and as it is going to rain Sunday that will be our painting day.
      Have a good weekend!

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  15. Nice that you had good weather for your time with Kim. Was that house at the end of the path empty? I am so surprised that you didn't have a peek in the windows!
    Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Hi Granny Marigold, I was praying for great weather for the two days! We wanted to do so much outside and I really dislike slogging around in the rain.
      The little house was on a farm so I didn't think I should walk up and peek in the windows. ; )
      Have a great weekend too.

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  16. Wow....looks like you had a great day! Saw a lot of things and got some great pics! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Pam, it was two days actually, never could pack all that in one day. Kim took many more photos than I did, you should check her blog if you get a chance.
      Take care.

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  17. I do not know where to begin...I love chickens, specially rooster, but will photograph either hens or roosters any chance I get. And I love turtles...I really enjoyed this post...the photos...just all sounded like fun.

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    1. Hi Rose, the chickens were beautiful, very friendly. A rooster walked right up to me as I came around the car. They looked like they were on a mission!
      Hope you and Roger have a good weekend.

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  18. Sounds like the two of you had a wonderful time. Sure enjoyed all of your beautiful photos. I love the stone cottage in the woods.

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    1. Hi Karen, we did have such a good time! Glad you enjoyed the photos. I think I took something like 264 with Kim taking something like 664!
      Take care!

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  19. Great photos! By the title of your blog and some of the locations you mentioned in this post, I am guessing that we are near each other! I am in Ontario, between Belleville and Peterborough :)

    Christina
    www.ourwoodhome.com

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    1. Hi Christina, thanks for dropping by. We are just in Brighton so not too far from you.
      Glad you dropped by.
      Take care.

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  20. What a fun post! I love this! xo Lynn

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