Petawawa Terrace

20121013 - fionn colorOur tires crunched over the gravel parking lot, indicating our arrival at our destination about 20 minutes after we left my tiny cottage-apartment in Pembroke. The Wheaten sat upright and whined softly from the back seat. As soon as we released him from his seatbelt he leapt six feet out the car door, nose to ground soaking up the scents. Mid-fall in the Ottawa Valley brought crisp blue skies, puffy white clouds, and long afternoon shadows while the warm, herbal scent of brittle leaves permeated the breeze. I grabbed my camera, a notebook, and my copy of Forest Plants of Central Ontario. My husband took on dog duty. + Read More

3 Fun Activities Near Collingwood, Ontario

Just a quick, holiday Monday post here. Hope all of you Ontarians enjoyed some time off with friends and family. For me the whole of July was rough physically and I had looked forward to the start of August. Between some back issues and a broken finger I’ve been unable to drive or paddle and was starting to feel a little stir crazy. My husband kindly drove me and our dog to the southern portion of Georgian Bay on Friday to get me out of the house – about a two hour drive from Toronto. All photos are from my HTC One smartphone as holding my DSLR isn’t comfortable yet. + Read More

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