Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Water Fun & Posts of the Week

I only have a few POTW choices, this week along with a couple of requests for best thoughts. I know some of you prefer it this way so that you can actually get around to reading them. I'll share a few photos with you first, though - as we usually do. Kick off your socks and shoes for a few minutes. We're going into the water.

train view
This is the view I have of Lake Ontario as seen through the window of the GO (Government of Ontario) Train on my way to Frank's place. You can see a bit of what the view from the opposite side of the train looked like reflected in the glass.

rinsing sand
During that visit, we took a day trip up to a nearby town. It was a lovely day and folks were enjoying the beach. This lady stepped into the water to rinse the sand from her feet before replacing her sandals.

testing the water
Her kids abandoned their sand castle attempts to enjoy the waves, instead.

swim in a swirl
Back home again, this little cutie surfaced from foraging, decorated in fine vegetation.

benny fetches
And what's a water post without Benny? Nothing more than a sharp stick in the mouth.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.



Please send love, strength, 

good vibes and prayers, 
if you're so inclined 
to our dear Moannie 
who is fighting "the Fecker." 

And please spare 

more of the same for Hilary
my favourite, wonderful namesake 
who had neurosurgery just yesterday 
in order to slay the "Headache from Hell."

Thank you.


Gold of Late Summer
by Sandy
at Writing in Faith 


Dragonflies and and Itty Bitty Surprise
by Gail
at Louisiana Belle

Early Morning Fog
by Linda
at To Behold the Beauty

I'm Confused
by Ellen
at Stuff From Elllen's Head

Our Fantasy Lives

by Rosaria
at SixtyFiveWhatNow

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you


ADRIAN said...

Dogs and sticks, what is the attraction?

Bob Bushell said...

A special day out, down at the beach and there is Benny, lovely dog.

Nadezda said...

Nice days of the outgoing summer! Your Benny is cute with his treasure-stick.

Sueann said...

Good Morning and an extra hug to Benny!
Wish I was on that beach.

Brian Miller said...

smiles....benny is cute...did not make it to the beach this year, so appreciate the peek in....smiles...

Daryl said...

lots of positive energy going out to both Moannie and Hilary .. as well as my dear friend Kevin who is in hospice ..

Gary's third pottery blog said...

oh Bennie, sweetie! I love your shots around Lake Ontario etc...we travel to Niagara wineries in October because friends from Hamilton, ONT got married and it will be beautiful and I loooove Cave Spring dry riesling and wanna go to the source!

messymimi said...

Prayers for Moannie and Hilary.

Benny always makes me smile, no matter what i am going through, so thanks for including him.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Beautiful pictures, as always, Hilary. Thanks kindly for the POTW mention, my friend.

Dan said...

Water is a great background for many shots and subjects. Benny stole the show!

Red said...

And beach time is fast coming to an end. The view from the train is neat when you show the reflection.

ellen abbott said...

thanks for the POTW mention Hilary. I hope it makes more people think about what they are putting in their mouths.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, hilary, again for some great choices. the last read has me in tears this morning.

Maggie May said...

I think Benny wins by a mile! I like the sky full of birds, too.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Gillian Olson said...

Great water shots, especially love the one of Benny. Thanks for POW.

Reena said...

As always, some good reads here Hilary! And yes, summer is coming to an end ... sigh!

Jo said...

Oh, Benny.
The first shot is so lovely I want to be there.

Suldog said...

Thank you for clearing something up for me. I did not know (or, at least, had forgotten) that GO stood for Government of Ontario.

Long ago, when MY WIFE and I visited Toronto, we were reduced to helpless fits of childish laughter when we saw a bilingual sign in a train station saying "GO Trains - Trains GO". It sounded like a command from a Dick & Jane first grade reading primer.

Mental P Mama said...

Sending prayers. And congrats to all!

Unknown said...

love all the photos..especially the dog and the stick!

photowannabe said...

I loved dipping my toes in the water with you.
Good ole' Benny sure has a bundle of energy. Great shot.

Barb said...

I like your watery perspectives. Of course Benny always steals the show.

Lisa Gordon said...

Hilary, these are wonderful!
The first one is so beautifully composed, and the colors are amazing.
Benny is absolutely precious, and looks like he's having a wonderful time.

ds said...

Fun photos, especially of the irrepressible Bennie. Congrats to all the POTWs; well deserved.

Will keep Moannie and (the other) Hilary in my thoughts.

yaya said...

I need some beaches...I really do! Loved the Benny shot!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog tips!

Lovely shots - especially the first one and of course Benny!

Cloudia said...

Benny! Duckie! I'm gonna win me one of them POTW this year ....

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Gail Dixon said...

Congrats to all the POTW selections!! And a big THANK YOU to Hilary for including me in this fine bunch. I am very, very honored.

Your photos of the beach are so beautiful, and I love that you ended the series with Benny. He is such a delightful subject, always putting a smile on my face.

We made if thru Isaac's wind and rain. I was just without internet for a while. Just have a mess to clean up outside. Whew!

Linda said...

That first picture is absolutely gorgeous, the duck is precious, and Benny, of course, goes without saying is as adorable as usual.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for including me here. I am honored big time!

The lake looks like a sea to me. It is as grand in its way as Benny is in his. That boy rocks.

Barbara said...

Moannie is already in my prayers, but I'll add Hilary to them as well. Congrats to the POTW and love that last shot of Benny!

Jayne said...

What a beautiful collection of summer scenes, Hilary. I particularly like the darker portrait of Queen Anne's lace. It reminds of a Tim Burton film. Quite haunting and fantastical! :)