Watery Wednesday #81 - Grab the SPF, Summer is Coming

It's almost here....summer at the beach!

Yes that is still ice broken up along the shoreline. Sssshhh ;)

Every year we wait until the small creek 'corrects' itself and the beach isn't so eroded. This rock is one of those special spots that everyone from every generation gets their picture take while sitting or standing on it. Many years this rock has been almost covered with water, but the last several years it is almost completely exposed. The Great Lakes water levels are dropping at alarming rates. After a mild winter, this year will be lower again.

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Ruby Red Tuesday ~ Marmalade and...

I am happy to be back and enjoy Mary's weekly Ruby red Tuesday posts.

Two Ruby red Tuesday Photos.

A couple of jars from my batch of morro orange marmalade. Preserves are always a good way to pass the time on a dreary winter day.

The old Waterworks Building in Penetanguishene Ontario, a charming small town near me on Georgian Bay.

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Mellow Yellow Monday - A Splash of yellow


I like Mellow Yellow's philosophy...the world looks better with a splash of yellow. Collingwood Ontario is a former ship building town on Georgian Bay in Ontario. It has the prettiest Main Street in Ontario. Lately more and more new shops are opening up as people are moving out of the city to smaller communties. This restaurant, Azzura, was a cheery splash of colour on a bleak, grey December day.

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A Pretty Little Church -SOOC

This charming little community church on our beach is only open during the summer season. They have guest ministers and pastors and we have seen beautiful weddings here.

The past two years it hold a Christmas eve candlelight service with space heaters. It is just so pretty with the snow outside and such a feeling of fellowship and coziness inside. :)

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Saving our Pine Trees

Over the years erosion and wild Georgian bay winds have affected the trees in a small park on our beach. The township has put up very extensive fencing, at great expense, and some snow fences to try and trap the sand to protect the trees and exposed roots. Perhaps some smaller fences around the affected trees may be as effective, less of an eyesore and make more 'sitting in the shade space' available - but we all know about local government studies and "consultants"