Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings. ~ Honore de Balzac
It's time for another wander through my area. Come on along, willya?
Don't wait to make your son a great man - make him a great boy. ~ UnknownI saw these three on the sidewalk just outside my building. Dad, kidlet and pooch enjoying a warm autumn day.
Always find a time to sit on a humid autumn bench to feed the poor birds or to think the dying leaves! ~ Mehmet Murat ildanLet's head south to the river. It's called the Otonabee and it's part of the Trent-Severn Waterway. It started off in the north end of the town of Lakefield and from this point, it flows through Peterborough into nearby Little Lake and on to Rice Lake. This bench makes for a peaceful place to sit and think.
Anybody who doesn't know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. ~ Franklin P. JonesIt was the perfect day and place to give a dog a bath.
When patterns are broken, new worlds emerge. ~ Tuli KupferbergSpeaking of dogs, I saw this one when I looked down at the uneven sidewalk.
Imagination is the eye of the soul. ~ Joseph JoubertAnd not too far away, a bunny. Gotta love pareidollia. Does anyone else see these two critters?
Some of us are like wheelbarrows - only useful when pushed, and very easily upset. ~ Jack HerbertBefore we continue along, this is a bit of a throwback image - taken where I lived previously. The wheelbarrow is leaning up against the shed.
The library is inhabited by spirits that come out of the pages at night. ~ Isabel AllendeMoving along, this mini library is on a street in front of a house near my place. The sign says "Borrow a book or magazine or CD. Return it later or bring another in exchange - or not." I love this idea. I've stopped by a couple of times now - twice to "borrow" a book and on one of those occasions I've also added to the collection. On this particular visit, I noticed that the books in the back were in a messy jumble, so I straightened them up, added a book and left with Texico. I've not read it yet. Kim Zippel is a ward councillor for Peterborough.
You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. ~ Roald DahlFolks were getting started at decorating for Halloween.
A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween. ~ Erma BombeckA matching set on one lawn. I think this was supposed to be Curious George.
Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue ~ James MontgomeryI have always had a soft spot for wild chicory. I'm glad to see it growing rather profusely around here.
The flowers were the color of sunset. And not the yellowish tinge of a lazy sun either, but the intense orange of a sun refusing to set on anyone else's terms. ~ Dolen Perkins-ValdezA similar sort of flower - only in orange. I think it's Orange Hawkweed.
While the rest of the species is descended from apes, redheads are descended from cats. ~ Mark TwainAnd speaking of orange, this little ginger-locked, ice cream-loving cutie is my neighbour. This photo was snapped last month after the Pride Parade.
A girl phoned me and said, "Come on over. There's nobody home." I went over. Nobody was home! ~ Rodney DangerfieldAnother welcoming neighbourhood porch.
Above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you.
Because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. ~ Roald DahlAnd one last throwback to the last place. Sunrise spilling out onto the lake while a heron lands on a floating dock.
Thanks for joining me.