We wake up Wednesday, June 7th to beautiful, gorgeous, brilliant, sunshine! I was dreaming again and it was one of those reoccurring ones. I always seem to dream about getting lost (direction-wise) or getting left somewhere not able to reach Bill. My deep-rooted fear perhaps?
|Last night at The Ridge|
I was up at 7:15 and opened all the blinds in the Suite. By the time I poured my tea, Clemson was up and went out for his morning business. Realizing how warm the sun was, even though it was only 10C in the shade, I turned the inverter on. I unplugged from electric and turned the portable panel to face east.
|Clemson's get away gate|
Bill slept until 8:30, my night owl, and was pleased to see the blue sky when he got up. As I finished reading blog posts I decided to try and learn a bit more about my camera. My sister, Audrey, tries to feed me valuable information. She refers me to various websites but it is still a lot of ‘tekky/camera’ speak and I’m lost before getting too far.
Depth of field, I get and now found the button, and ISO I know how to change, however changing the f-stop while in AV mode is beyond me. I’m still willing but unless it sinks in this brain, it is useless to me when outside taking pictures. LOL I don’t know how you camera guys do it.
|Pretty little yellow flowers|
|Our pond weeds are almost reaching the surface|
So, Bill finished his coffee and I pulled the plug on the gray water tank. It was full and needed to be drained before my shower. Our fresh water tank is below 50% so my sweetie is going to fill the bladder this morning. He will fill the small propane tank today so I can barbecue also while he is away. With the weather turning nice, I’m sure I’ll be doing that.
|Full barbecue tank|
|Filling our fresh water tank|
|I've mentioned our corral a number of times|
This is a view of it from the top
No horses, though
With all these jobs done, Bill hopped in the shower. Clemson and I walked down the lane to mail a letter. He needed to stretch his long legs before we left him alone for 7 hours. We have backups in case something were to happen, we know people who don’t live too far away who would come and get him.
|This bumble bee was loving my geraniums|
We left the Suite after a light breakfast and although the gps took us a different way than we’d originally thought, we arrived in Stoney Creek at the Funeral Home at 2:30. We travelled Hwy 10 for the most part until catching the 410, then the QEW and so on. We knew we’d come home a different way.
|Through Priceville, then Flesherton|
|Pretty town of Shelburne|
|Some plates make me chuckle|
After the afternoon visitation ended, we were invited back to Uncle Ray’s house where Glen lives for a drink and something to eat before heading home. This was really nice, we were both hungry and the food was delicious. Thank you, Cheryl and MaryAnn.
|These are awesome skyscrapers! 25 - 30 stories high|
|The Burlington Skyway|
We left the house on Pottruff Rd. and took Queenston to the QEW. We couldn’t believe the traffic coming from the other direction! We were very glad to be heading north.
|The QEW was packed coming the other way|
We crossed over the Burlington skyway and I captured a few pictures of Lake Ontario and even the CN Tower off in the distant haze.
|A little intimidating!|
|Beautiful wild flowers|
|Newest Arthur water tower|
When we saw the traffic advisory that there was a slow down AFTER Guelph Line, we were grateful to be turning off ONTO Guelph Line. This would take us home the route we wanted which included Hwy 6 through Fergus, Arthur, Varney and Durham.
|Donald Brown Funeral Home|
This was an absolutely gorgeous day and we enjoyed the blue skies and sunshine even though we were in a vehicle for most of it. We’re glad we took the time to go to the visitation since Uncle Ray did not wish to have a funeral. It was a nice quiet celebration with his closest family members.
We arrived home at 7:10, a much shorter time period than our drive out.
Coming up the drive we noticed not one, not two but three female turtles off to the side digging nest holes. My goodness, we are overrun! I love it.
|Three, all in a row|
|He/she is so cute!!|
We didn’t need supper tonight since we ate just after 4 but Bill barbecued up 4 burgers. He will take two for his supper tomorrow night and leave two for me for Thursday and Friday night supper. We set about packing the rest of his stuff up so he will be able to leave for London by 6 am.
I hope you have had a great day. I have included last night’s stunning sunset at the beginning of my post as well as tonight’s gorgeous display below.
|An early shot of tonight's portrait|
|And The Ridge says goodnight|
Thank you for reading along. Your comments are always welcome.