Thursday, 29 September 2016

Fall Classic Car Tour 2016



Come along for a ride with us in our 49 METEOR  as we tour the country roads !



Beautiful scenery, lakes and trees tour!!


We started out Saturday morning at nine am and headed northwest  along with these
classic cars .



I took this picture out the back window!




Along country roads.....looking for fall colour and all it's splendor!


Another pic of one of the cars 47 Chev.......



Like I said trees and lakes in search of colour........




A beautiful window view from the restaurant marina @ Severn Falls, Ontario!
This is where we stopped for lunch the first day.
Can you see hubby's reflection?


Off again to see more trees and lakes.....lol




Nice car eh!!


Just had to take a picture of our floor mats! Cute! Betty Boop!



Here we are! Me and my sweetie!

Finally made it to Georgian Bay, Ontario Canada.  Water was a little chilly......





A stop to get out and stretch our legs.......



Mad Michael's restaurant in Wyebridge , Ont. We had our lunch here on the second day.
It felt like we had stepped back in time to the 60's. Coffee with cinnamon . I remember
Yorkville coffee shops in the 60's serving coffee with cinnamon.  Whoops I guess I'm
aging myself....

Quite quaint! So if you ever get a chance stop in I'm sure you'll love the ambience !




Look closely...can you see it... One tree changing colour......


Nothing like last year at this same time.




Well I hope you enjoyed this little tour along with us.


                                                This weekend  October 1st
                                         we celebrate our....50th Wedding Anniversary!
                                                 Love you Wil to the moon and back!


Time flies by so fast, so take the time , take a tour and Love  every minute of it!
                                           


Friday, 23 September 2016

Welcoming FALL





Hello friends,

I don't know about you but I welcome fall. Cooler days and nights, fires, sweaters........
Don't get me wrong I love the heat too but this year here in the Kawarthas has been
extremely hot  and dry. The gardens sure have taken a beating.


With changing temperatures and cooler days and nights the maple trees
are giving us spectacular colour.

As I sat in our sunroom the other day  I pulled out my watercolour pencils and started painting
this leaf. Our trees overlooking our deck have yet to change colour so I improvised.

Love how it turned out looking like Quilt Art.

Well I couldn't stop there, it moved me to bring out my water colour paints.

You all remember our 49 ford pickup.



Why not a truck full of pumpkins from the pumpkin patch!


Welcoming fall and all its spectacular colour.

We are off this weekend farther northwest with our vintage  (classic car club) touring and
hoping to take many pictures of the changing of the season. The temperature is to be
around 60 F. or 17 celsius.
So it will be jeans for me and a warm sweater.........

Here's some pumpkins that I painted.  This one in watercolour....











This next one in canvas.....




                                                     Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


                                                                 


Monday, 5 September 2016

Where did August go?



Hello friends, I know it's been awhile.

We have had such a busy summer that I took a break from blogging.

I know many of you have done the same. Here we are still having extremely warm
days. Doesn't feel like September.

Loving all the fall decorations that I have been seeing. Makes me want to start pulling
out my fall......It's hard to think fall when my flower baskets are still blooming and
overflowing.

Thought I would share my newest passion.

I'm finding painting to be very therapeutic.




Our neighbours farm.











I tried to capture how this farm once looked.

Watercolour in my Strathmore mixed media journal.




This farm at one time may have had a rooster or two!

Watercolour Rooster abstract on 9 x 12 cold press paper.






My beautiful

grand daughter Miss A.  My first portrait!


I took up painting to help me get through the long months of pain.
Doctors, chiropractors,physiotherapists, MRI's and specialists.
In the end my back seems to have healed on it's own and no operation is in order.

                                    HOORAY!!!!!

My family physician told me this sometimes happens. That it's a good thing that
it took so long for me to see a specialist and the wait for an operation.

I would still like to know what brought on this pain. I don't remember hurting my back in any
way . I just remember getting out of my chair and being hunched over. It took me awhile to straighten up. That was over a year and a half ago. How can I be diagnosed with severe spinal stenosis and was told that I would have my L3,4 and 5 fused together and my spinal canal scrapped of bone spurs.

I woke up one morning in May and I had no pain. I was wondering what the.....

I was on heavy meds and decided to stop taking them and within a month went back to my family doctor and told her my great news.
I just know my prayers we answered.

The power of prayer!

Sorry for the long post, just wanted to catch up.

                                                        Take care,