Following a wet and rainy April, along with an ice storm and extreme winds mid-month and even last week, May is making a spring comeback! I won’t lie, I spent most of my time this week taking outdoor photos rather than writing a post, but I have no regrets. Here’s glimpse of all the beautiful things that I saw now emerging with the warmer weather. It can only get better from here.
Dan and I had the pleasure of visiting Stratford last weekend and it was a weekend of R&R that we both appreciated. Here are a few of the highlights…
You may have seen my photo share New Year’s Eve from the Toronto harbourfront cruise at Queen’s Quay West. Although we didn’t leave the dock, the experience was still one worth mentioning, so here it is.
While Canada is known for its diverse weather (and is mistakenly known in some parts of the world as enduring extreme cold all months of the year), our relationship with Mother Nature is a little complicated. One afternoon it will be 20°C and that same evening, it could go down to below 0°C. Although sometimes these temperature changes are desirable (it’s officially December tomorrow and we’ve only had one or two light dustings of snow this season – WOOT!), these changes in weather patterns come with several challenges, one of them being the ever-evolving human wardrobe.
At this point of the year, Ontarians are starting to prepare for what’s to come. Those of us in southwestern Ontario have had a bit of frost, but no snow… yet. It’s a good time to do a check-up, not only for tire safety, but for emergency supplies too.
Fall is my favourite time of year! The beautiful colours captivate me, especially while driving through the back roads where there’s lots of changing scenery. I’ve had the pleasure of exploring in a few different places near home recently and strongly suggest that you get outdoors too before these vivid colours get wiped out by Old Man Winter arrives.
Last weekend, I was pleasantly surprised with an experience to photograph the Birds of Prey at Mountsberg Conservation Area in Hamilton. I have slowly been taking up recreational photography and everyone who knows me knows I love animals, so this was a great way to combine the two. My better half not only gave me a new camera last month (a Canon Rebel T5i) for our monthiversary, but planned a surprise for me to partake in this special opportunity and practice my skills – I’m so lucky!
I recently had the privilege of joining a group of ladies in wine country for a bachelorette weekend, and I think it’s safe to say we were all very impressed with our wine tour. It was well organized, educational and fun! In this post, I’m going to outline the tour inclusions and share my thoughts on the private wine tour that we experienced.
Last weekend, I finally took my long overdue trip to the Elora Gorge. Although we didn’t go tubing, the area itself was full of life and we enjoyed a hike along the trails. We also went to see the “Kissing Bridge” not long ago, walking across and snapping a few photos. Aside from the day trips close to home, Ontario has so much to offer!
The seasons in Ontario continue to be a little askew… Mother Nature just can’t make up her mind about what season it is! In one week, we have gone from a low of about 1°C to a high of 28°C (excluding the humidex) just west of Toronto where I am. That’s some crazy weather – Is it too early to say summer is here?
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