Sunday, October 23, 2016

It's What You See

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau

I have a few photos from late summer which are still occupying my hard drive. Now would be as good a time as any to share them.

kayaks
An early September wander down to the Otonabee river where waders, swimmers and kayakers enjoyed the day.





Pboro Ex2
Back in August, the Peterborough Exhibition came to town. This was the closest I could get without paying for admission. I wasn't permitted to drive, or even walk past the grounds which was just a couple of blocks from my place. The detour was a lengthy one, on foot but I snapped this over the top of a fence from a block away.





Pboro Ex
Along with the rides and games, there was a rodeo - which was well hidden from the street. The rodeo brought several PETA protesters, strategically placed at entrances and on corners, most of whom were happy to be photographed.





rottie pup
This adorable little Rottweiler sweetie was in a wagon with a little girl, waiting patiently for their people to exit a store.





kitties at tribal voices
There's a Tribal Voices shop in the nearby town of Fowler's Corners which sells these little wood carvings. The pair of cats reminded me of my furry guys - the grey and white Zephyr and my always-missed tabby, Skittles.





canoe wait a minute
A couple of posts back, when we were viewing the lift lock, this crew on tour with The Canoe Museum was waiting for their turn to approach and descend.





shore gull5
Here's a bold little seagull, pecking along the shoreline of Little Lake in the late-day sunshine.





shore gull3
He then turned for the camera so that I could capture his best side.





Mallets
Last month, at my friend Carol Anne's milestone birthday party, some of the guests played a game of croquet. I liked the faded paint colours on the mallets.





balls
Then of course, there were the matching balls.





baily
This sweet girl is Bailey - a cutie that my friend Dakshina and I encountered on one of our walks around town.





photographing a photographer2
Last but not least, a fine Peterborough sunset.

Hopefully, I'll have some autumn images for you before too much longer.

37 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Happy Sunday. Thank you for the beautiful reminders of summer!

Tabor said...

Your photos reflect the happiness and peace that is seeping into your everyday walks. So glad for you

joeh said...

Being detoured just to get home, that is a bit annoying.

Why do Rotties have a bad reputation? Everyone I've ever met was a big mush.

TexWisGirl said...

the email version did load a bit faster. here, it still stalls.

love the pups. would take that baby rottie in a flash. :) loved the old croquet mallets.

William Kendall said...

The dogs are adorable!

messymimi said...

It looks like you had a wonderful summer!

Birdie said...

Summer flies by so quickly. I am glad you have posts pictures so we can enjoy it a little longer.

L. D. said...

You have taken some wonderful photos. The little puppy in the wagon melts my heart.

Maggie May said...

Difficult to choose favourites as they're all special in a different way!
Maggie x

Stephen Hayes said...

Your wonderful photos remind me that summer came and went too fast.

Cloudia said...

You sing of Ontario BEAUTIFULLY

Rick Watson said...

Excellent gallery today. I want one of those puppies:)

Red said...

The fair people may have been very uncooperative but you saw many interesting things. Mellow color in your post...just like fall.

Karen said...

Beautiful photos Hilary, thanks for the memories.

Rita said...

Lovely, lovely pictures.
I am not a fan of rodeos, myself.
Enjoy the fall. :)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love the second, dark background shot of the gull and of course the final one, sunset,is spectacular.

Anvilcloud said...

Fowlers Corners. Used to pass by every now and then in the 70s. I don't think there was much there then, maybe a variety store.

The Furry Gnome said...

That last picture is stunning!

Barb said...

Those old croquet mallets and balls bring back memories. That sunset shot is awesome. I'm not so sure about rodeos myself.

DJan said...

I just love being treated to your camera eye, Hilary. Thank you for these, especially those soulful dogs. :-)

yaya said...

I always enjoy your walks in your beautiful town and I imagine Fall pics will be amazing! You always manage to capture the feeling of the day!

Linda said...

Oh, what sweet doggies! I love the last shot too.

ellen abbott said...

a fun set of pictures. I haven't played croquet in forever.

Shammickite said...

Hilary: I like the way everyone loves your photos, they will all want to move to Peterborough soon! The croquet set is well used, I like thee way the paint is flaking off the mallets, and of course the colourful balls.
I'm trying to figure out the word on the PETA guy's Tshirt.

Bone said...

Enjoyed them all. Liked the croquet mallets and that sunset best. Wow!

photowannabe said...

Lovely reminders of Summer and I just adore the photo of the Rotweiler puppy....those eyes....
The textures and worn croquet mallets are a favorite of mine. Character and personality well captured.

SK Waller said...

I love the color in these and I think that being kept a block from the midway was the best vantage point of those flags!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The Rottweiler pup and the Golden, Bailey, stole my heart today. The shots of the seagull are fabulous!

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Tabor said...

i had read this on my phone and the screen was too small, so I have returned to really look at the photos.

A Cuban In London said...

So much serenity! :-) Thanks.

Greetings from London.

Jackie said...

Look at the way you capture those fur babies' expressions!
You are such an artist.
I love being here. I haven't taken the time to visit blogs on a regular basis like I want to. But, I know I can come here at any time and have a feast for my eyes through the kens of your camera. Thank you!

Jackie said...

I should proofread before I submit.
Shoulda...
But didn't.
Twenty lashes for me!
😊
..."lens" not "kens"....

Daryl said...

took me long enough to get around to getting here but i am glad i did ... love these photos

Mage said...

As usual, you sweep me away with your magic. Thank you so much for taking your camera with you as you walk, You make my day.

Lady Fi said...

What lovely and adorable shots.

Linda said...

I love the owls and the pussycats! ;) And, I don't like rodeos! I feel that some of it is cruelty. Oh, and that is a fabulous sunset!