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Flamboyant Flare

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County Plow Match

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Attended a local plow match recently and was quite impressed with the varied collection of tractors taking part.










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Passing Through

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One Great Lake

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Lake Ontario Basin StatisticsLength: 193 mi / 311 kmBreadth: 53 mi / 85 kmElevation: 243.3 ft / 74.2 mDepth: 283 ft / 86 m average, 802 ft / 244 m maximumVolume: 393 cubic mi / 1,639 cubic kmWater Surface Area: 7,340 square mi / 19,009 square kmDrainage Basin Area: 23,400 square mi / 60,601 square kmShoreline Length: 712 mi / 1,146 km (including islands)Outlet: St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic OceanRetention / Replacement Time: 6 yearsPopulation: United States, ~2,856,360 / Canada ~2,835,818. Total ~5,692,178

Sandbanks Estate Winery

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A wonderful afternoon was spent at Sandbanks Estate Winery.  We enjoyed tasting a number of different wines indoors where the in house artist's work is on display.  We also spent time outdoors with a comfortable breeze coming off Lake Ontario.  They have created a beautiful oasis with picnic areas, a large sheltered area if you wish to take cover from the sun.  They even provide an outdoor tasting area with plenty of comfy chairs to relax in.

I'm so proud and pleased to have moved to Prince Edward County where the quality of life is fantastic.  It may be country life, but it is so vibrant and alive.

If you decide to visit, be sure to include a stop at Sandbanks Estate Winery.  You'll be happy you did!

Rural Itch

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I realize this may seem a tad early, but I have had enough of this relentless heat... thank you very much.  I can't wait for Autumn weather.

I don't for one second enjoy woolens against my sensitive skin.  It is just too darn itchy.  Some wool blends are tolerable.  With colder temps (thank goodness) around the corner, who out there enjoys their woollies?
Does anyone spin their own?











View from our Yard

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Government and People

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Fitting isn't it, Yoga on Parliament Hill! 
I wonder if any federal parliamentarians take part. I'm pretty certain they would benefit from this healthy exercise. But I didn't recognize anyone I knew.
Perhaps this energetic group wanted to set an example for those that sit in the big house all day and seemingly get very little done day-to-day.   Infuse a breath of fresh airDemonstrate that things can be accomplished in a single day.People will follow a strong capable leader.Accomplish tangible results without a lot of needless bickering.Big groups with different needs working towards positive outcomes.  I believe that everyone should have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, free access to health care and education.

It's a little bit Country...

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Linking toBarn Charmwhere everyone knows it's the best Barn hangout around.

Special'scapes

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What kind of scapes do you dream about?









Singing the Blues

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Harris Hawk

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Eagles Revisited

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I'm re-posting these photos for those of you who haven't seen these located on another of my blogs.  Additionally, I'm also testing a linking solution to the photos located on Flickr.







Lean on Me

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Love barns and everything rural? Then head on over to: Barn Charm

Grand Ole Osprey

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I  recently found two active Osprey nests.  My wife joined me today for a return visit and see if there was any activity and photo opportunities.  I think the photos speak for themselves.
















In Memory of Anita

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In memory of my sister, Anita. 1964 - 2011 She was a mother, wife, sister, aunt and friend.

My sister passed away in August 2011 from Ovarian Cancer; she was only 47 years old.
Canadian Cancer Society Ovarian Cancer Canada

Osprey

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