The original Fords came in every colour of the rainbow...as long as they were black. Why pink here? I haven't a clue. What do you think?
Heading down to the water and sand
In combination, pink, purple and orange remind me of the 70s, but this little girl looks every bit out of the 21st century carrying her plastic pail and wearing rubbery, sling-back sandals and de rigeur beach hat and knit shirt to protect her from the sun. I wonder what happened to her shovel.
A place to sit outdoors but probably NOT for fresh air - more likely to puff on a cigarette, judging by the trash can beside the bench.
A favourite of hummingbirds makes this a vine popular with me. This vine has the potential of being invasive but not where I live in Ontario where the vine dies back to the ground every winter. This however was flowering last week in St. Catharines, Ontario.
Many years ago we planted berry bushes in our side yard so we could pick and eat FRESH berries. It didn't take us long to figure out that you have to be quick - very quick - to beat the local birds. It seems they enjoy FRESH berries too.
Not many red currants left now. Robins are crazy about them!
All three of these berries make scrumptious jellies. And some years I have combined all three to make delicious jam.
A few farms in and around East Gwillimbury offer kid-friendly places to see cute animals. While mom and pop shop for fresh vegetables and fruit, the kids can watch the antics of goats, sheep, llamas, chickens, ducks....and in this case ANGORA bunnies.
Looking at the bunnies
Oh no! Not a camera!
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Barn and horses in Durham Region, east of East Gwillimbury
The day was on the gloomy side but the horses were out, the grass was green and the barn looked interesting...so we came to a screeching stop (okay I AM exaggerating), backed up, focused the camera and took the shot.
I am linking toBARN CHARM at Trish's Bluff Area Daily.
Yep, this cactus really does grow in my Canadian garden. In fact, this prickly pear is a native of Saskatchewan, a western Canadian province. Still, every year when it flowers, I'm pleasantly surprised that not only has the cactus survived but it's actually happy where it grows.
Although there's no foliage on the branches the cedar waxwing is perched on, this photo was taken very recently. This photogenic guy was trying to make it easy for me to get a good shot, so he's sitting on some dead branches on a farmer's fence line. (You DO believe me that the cedar waxwing was trying to cooperate, don't you?)
I am linking to NF Winged (Nature Footsteps) HERE.
The penny is not our smallest coin in size but it IS monetarily very tiny. New and shiny, this one would glow in the sun, but few people would bother to bend over and pick it up off the ground.
Medium: Canadian quarter
The quarter is a medium-sized coin that does not buy much on its own anymore, but most people would rescue one if they found it laying on a parking lot's pavement.
Large: Canadian toonie
Canada's largest coin, this one from 2009 celebrates Nunavut's ten-year anniversary as it's own Canadian territory. Before then, Nunavut was part of Canada's Northwest Territorries. You can still buy a cup of coffee with a toonie and receive a quarter or two and maybe a few pennies back in change.