I had a busy day today, despite traveling for about 4 1/2 hours I managed to get some major chores done. When I got home with my grandson we were doing some work in the yard and found these busy ants. I’m not sure if they were carrying things into the tree or into the ground on the stick roadway that they created. There was a steady stream of ants going up and down the stick.
This time of year I spend a lot of time outdoors. At our new house I am working hard to establish a vegetable garden and flower beds. The vegetable garden is very small this year because the soil is so poor. The tomato plants were planted in what will be flower beds in the future. Hopefully there will be enough sun for them.
When we were younger we would have water fights or run through sprinklers to cool off. Now, many communities have added water features to their playgrounds. These are a hit with children who love running through (and away from) the sprinklers, which shoot up when least expected.
(Pictures taken in Antigonish, Nova Scotia)
The Fall Fair (Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition) signals the end of summer. It gives farmers, 4-H members and local growers an opportunity to show off the results of their work over the summer. The amusement rides are always a part of the Fall Fair.
A few years ago, I started feeling like my grandson was growing up at an alarming rate and I thought how different his hands would look in a few years, so I started taking pictures of his hands doing everyday things.
In Cuba the children use a cardboard box for a toboggan. This happy pair is tobogganing down the sand at the beach. I have also watched young people toboggan down the steep grassy slope by the bridge in Varadero on their cardboard sleds. It was a new way of doing things for us Canadians, but the joy of gliding down a hill is the same everywhere. We had an old wooden toboggan that would hold about 6 people squeezed on together. It was a blast for young and old.
I worked for years as an arts administrator with a touring theatre company and a visual arts organization. The way arts organizations are able to transform a space always amazed me. When the theatre company set up for a show in the local fire hall, it was transformed into a theatre by 8 pm that night, complete with a stage, lights, sound and seats arranged for an audience. In this case, a juried exhibit, youth exhibit and exhibit of work from the community workshop filled this church basement with art. The arrangement of the art work made you forget you were in a church basement which was more often the location of Brownie and Guide meetings, AA meetings and church lunches.
Although chairs were arranged for the opening, it was standing room only. Gathering of the Arts opening receptions in Antigonish always draw a big crowd.
This is Lily. She is a large horse that was born on our farm. She became a big ol’ pet. For awhile she was getting out of her fence early in the morning and when I came downstairs she was always waiting at one of the windows for me. One morning she even climbed up the stairs to the front deck. Thankfully she was easy to put back in the fence.