And now for part two of my catch up post….
Week 29 ~ That's Entertainment
Ross & I have a date night and go see the "Buddy Holly Story" at the Huron County Playhouse. We are really fortunate in Grand Bend to have quality theatre ( talented actors and musicians) in our small town. The venue is pretty nice too… This is also the week that our friends from Kitchener come to visit and we decide to go to the Starlite Drive-in to see Despicable me II, proving that we aren't snobs when it comes to entertainment :~) It must be one of the very few remaining drive in theatres anywhere!
Week 30 ~ Hanna
It has been really quiet here without Dawson and in spite of just having been through the whole puppy training thing we (well mostly me) decide to go ahead and get another dog. But what kind? After spending hours online checking out different breeders, and trying to sort out if I want to adopt an older dog, get another Pom or maybe try a Papillon I decide to go back to the breed I know and love. I'm home alone as Ross has gone canoeing with a buddy from college days for a week so what better time to start training a new puppy! Whitland Shelties in Corunna, is not too far and has a couple of pups available so I drive out to see them. I had initially chosen her sister, the runt of the litter, but after spending over an hour observing the pups it becomes apparent that cute and tiny as she is ( I love tri-coloureds) she's much too hyper for me. This one, however snuggled into my neck and went to sleep when I picked her up - I knew I had found my girl. She is incredibly calm and cuddly without being fearful or shy - the right temperament for me. Her colouring is sable/merle so a bit unusual. Meet Hanna…
Week 31 ~ Bugs
The area we live in is a rare habitat ( Carolinian Forest) and we have our share of unusual critters. I confess not all of these were taken this week but it made sense to put them together. The very noisy cicadas are super cool in close up - amazing eyes. Blue dragon flies, very strange and very long Pelecinus wasp that does not need a mate to breed - it is parasitic and uses that long tail to lay its eggs in beetle larvae in sandy soil, a moth with a mane like a lion…bees that kill cicadas ( no photo of that one) they are huge and scary looking but for the most part docile - the males are stingless …always something new to learn
Week 32 ~ About Town
Welcome wagon dropped by with some nice coupons, so we took the time to check out some local businesses. Some we'd been to before and others new to us. Ross loves Best Ice Cream ( he has yet to try the bacon flavour), and our neighbour Anne Fullarton http://www.annfullerton.com has some work in a local gallery so we stopped by there and tried out the restaurant next door for the first time. For years we have been driving by Dales Antique Market without stopping in and consequently missed out on a really cool place to shop
Week 33 ~ Homer
For the last few day we've had a racing pigeon frequent our backyard bird feeder. I think that means he's opted out of the race. He has red & green leg bands, and I've been in contact with a racing association to see if we can locate his owner. We're calling him Homer. At the other end of the spectrum we have hummingbirds pretty constantly and I managed a pretty good shot. Lastly there is a large flock of turkeys around but we never seem to have the camera at hand just when they come through.