Porte Photos: May 4th, 2022

May the 4th be with you today and everyday.

It was a rainy day yesterday with torrents of water falling from the sky. Our internet was out for most of the afternoon and evening, so we did the typical Canadian thing and went to Canadian Tire to see what’s on sale. When we got home this drenched Blue Jay was sitting on the telescope just out our back door. He looked almost black just sitting there under the gazebo.

Porte Photos: May 3, 2022

Today’s picture is of a pigeon at Zephyr Park. A little ordinary and found everywhere.

Florida is just a memory now as we’ve returned to Ontario and I’m open for business. I have a newborn gift certificate that was purchased.

I look forward to my new grandson due in late June 2022. Babies are so beautiful.

The road trip home was thankfully uneventful. Georgia was very slow traffic through Atlanta. I followed the Google instructions and drove the HOV lanes, but it was still very slow going. The only time I’ve ever gone through Atlanta without issues was a Sunday morning at 4 AM. We did see a truck on fire headed south and the traffic was backed up for miles. It looked like everyone was safe.

Rickie and I have resumed morning walks with my sister and her dog Maddie.

Porte Photos: April 26, 2022

Rhinoceros. The safest place to see these huge creatures is in the train at Busch Gardens. Huge animals with horns that are actually made of hair, roaming through the enclosure.

My Florida time is quickly coming to an end. Friday we head back to Canada and vacation time is over. Is Vacation time really over when your retired? Well, I’ll be back to my daily walks with my sister, seeing my grandkids, Monday suppers with Emily, Thursday nights out with Spencer, I’ll be available to book photo sessions again, and looking forward to using my provincial park pass to kayak. Yes, it truly is a blessed life.

Porte Photos: April 24, 2022

People net fishing in Zephyr Park never cease to amaze me. They gather up there nets and toss them into the air then gather back whatever is caught, check their catch, then do it again. Often the birds gather to watch, just in case something is of value to them when the fisherman walks away. I love how the camera stops the nets mid-air or splashing on the surface of the water.

Today is Saint George’s Day. I’m certain my son is one of the Saint Georges. 😉

Porte Photos: April 23, 2022

The drake wood duck always looks like a wooden decoy to me. Too bright and too beautiful to be real. Gliding effortlessly on the water. Posing for anyone that wants to take its photo.

Zephyr Park is a perfect place for these birds to make their nests in the large Live Oak trees. An ideal location for the young ducklings to grow into adults.

Porte Photos: April 22, 2022

Pet Photos

Nothing is cuter than pet photos, especially when it’s your pet. Why not bring your dog along for a photo session in the Park? Only $50 for 1/2 hour session. Sunrise and sunset are the best times, but anytime would work. Call or text me at 519-318-0412 to book an appointment.

Rickie loves to be in Florida. Walks on warm days, Westerns on TV, the squirrels in the park, the hot grass to roll in, the people are so friendly…

Porte Photos: April 21, 2022

Cheetahs, the world’s fastest land mammal, able to reach speeds up to 80 miles per hour; with their long sleek bodies, with their long legs and looking even longer due to their long wiry tail. Cheetahs belong to the Cat family, but are not true cats because they don’t have retractable claws and the lack a floating Hyoid bone in its neck means it can not roar, but they can purr both while inhaling and exhaling.

The safest way to view these magnificent creatures is at Busch Gardens, where they have a large enclosure and are able to exercise. They watch the crowd at a safe distance and pose for cameras.

Continue reading Porte Photos: April 21, 2022

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