Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Summertime

I hope you don't mind if I share some of my photos from our trip to Ontario. We had such a great time visiting friends and family in various places (Kingston, Toronto, the Bruce Peninsula) and I had fun recording it all on my little point and shoot Canon Powershot SD 750. I won't bore you with too many, I promise....just some of my favs to give you a flavour of the three weeks. Then it'll be back to sewing, quilting & fabric (I hope. I'm picking up my machine from the dealer tomorrow. It's been gone for 2 months now and I really, really need to get busy on my Doll Quilt Swap project, like PRONTO!). And if you can last, there's a sewing picture down there eventually.

I'll start with Georgian Bay and Bruce Peninsula National Park. This is natures most beautiful (and frigid!) swimming pool. Crystalline waters over limestone. Breathtaking.

cobble beach on Bruce Trail, ON

Hiking on the Bruce Trail through all of the incredible geology is pretty fab.

Devil's monument

So is the cliff jumping!

cliff jumping at the Grotto, Georgian Bay

Here are some images from the 4-corner hamlet of Keady's Tuesday flea market. The hugest radishes I've ever seen!

Giant radishes, Keady Farmer's Market

QUACK!

wood decoys, Keady Farmer's Market, ON

At the cottage Flynn and I did a lot of this:

Flynn chillaxes at the cottage, Lake Huron, ON

While D did this:

Cottage life!

And the boys did this (well, usually the sail was up!):

Walker Bay boys

And, luckily I managed a couple of days of this:

Summer Sewing

I wonder if the owner of this car was getting some sewing in on her cottage time as well?

Quilters licence plate

And finally, I'll leave you with my two favourite pix of the trip from my Dad's water lily garden. I procrastinated for 2 weeks and finally on our last morning I went down to the shallow channel where he has planted these stunning flowers in the bottom silt.

lilypad garden

Wasn't I lucky? It was a good thing I waited so long, look who decided to visit at the same time:

lilypad & frog

I always seem to do my best work at the last minute. So....to my Doll Quilt I go! Back soon with some vintage quilts I told you about a few days ago....

10 comments:

Dianne said...

It looks absolutely idyllic Krista! What a blessing to have such a lovely place to holiday in.

paulette said...

Thanks for taking us along!! Enjoyed every moment! Right now I would enjoy a cool dip in that lake!! ;o)
Paulette

Amy said...

What beautiful pictures Krista! Is that the tree skirt you are working on? Do you get to a point where your kids are old enough/can swim well enough, that you aren't horrified to see them jump off a cliff like that? Eeeks! I am not sure that I will ever be able to be ok with that!

carol said...

You are as good a photographer as you are a seamstress!! Those pictures were absolutely stunning! Loved the one of your DD in the ring floating in the water. She looked right at home!! Now, onto your doll quilt. Can't wait to see it!

traceyjay said...

this is a wonderful post.

I think we need to join you on vacation one day... please. ;)

And how lucky were you that Mr. Frog got in the picture!

Duff said...

fabulous photos! And if I am not mistaken, the water lily and frog are both signs of good fortune in your future!

smiat@hotmail.com said...

Hi I am heading to my hometown, Toronto, next week! I can't wait! however I won't get to any of those beautiful Ontario locales you were at. Kingston is one of my favorites.
I currently live in Comox, BC. While Vancouver Island is also breathtaking, there's no place like home!!!!
ps love your blog.

Needled Mom said...

Your pictures are absolutely incredible!!! It looks like you had a great time too.

pinksuedeshoe said...

These are gorgeous. Next year I'm coming with you. Deal? Ok, great. See you then. :o)

Tiffany said...

What a beautiful vacation! You take wonderful photographs, I always enjoy the images you capture. These photos make me want to be right there. It's like the Travel Channel with Krista!