Hello everyone on this another amazingly beautiful summer morning. A wondrous morning. The clear azure blue of the sky. The emerald green leaves outlined against the sky. Other greens intermixed such as Kelly green, shamrock green and forest green of the spruce and pines. Such a color palette so richly lit by the morning rays of the sun as it bounces off the leaves that flutter so gently in the breeze. The grass just seems to glow in such a rich green that I’m not really sure what shade to use for a description. But all of this together just speaks of a glorious summer morning.
Summer goes by so fast in this part of Canada. Already temperatures are supposed to start dropping this coming week. That is early. Too early. I really hope the forecast is wrong. In the meantime I will enjoy the summer that is here. Monday is a holiday here so we have a long weekend. And for this town, it’s the biggest weekend of the summer. After this the tourist population begins to decrease and be mostly gone by mid August. But it’s great weather for this weekend. The sun is bright and warm. The lake just has small ripples, nearly calm in places. So peaceful looking. I could sit and look across the lake for hours on a day like this.
Watching as the boats go past. There is a lot of boating activity on this lake in the summer. Small boats, large boats, sail boats. People out to enjoy this huge lake. And it is big. More than 4,300 km2 in size with more than 14,000 islands. All those islands of every shape and size really add a great deal to the beauty of this lake. Then there are the planes taking people to and from the more remote lakes in this area. There are approximately 250,000 lakes in this big province of Ontario. Seeing it from the air is absolutely breathtaking.
Sitting on the deck watching all the different birds bringing their young ones around. The chickadees came back again, with young constantly chasing after the parents looking for a mouthful of food. The tiny chipping sparrows have also brought their young ones around finally. Those little ones, just as big as the parents now, always with beaks wide open hoping that one of the parents will stuff them full of bugs or seeds. Quite comical watching the young crows, also squawking, flapping their wings, trying hard to get some food from their parents who are mostly ignoring them.
So many beautiful flowers blooming in my landlord’s garden now. And an amazing rainbow of colors are present. A true feast for the eyes. I love to watch the bees going from flower to flower. And getting so covered with pollen at times that it’s hard to see the color of the bee. A sight of great beauty. Yet most people never stop to take a look. The usual comment, it’s just bees, who cares? People miss out on so much that is all around them.
But are you discouraged, depressed, stressed out, have problems of some kind? Get outside, enjoy that bright sunshine. Let it warm you. Look at the sky, the clouds floating by. Listen to those birds chirping and singing. Walk through the grass barefoot. Gaze upon those flowers, large or small. Enjoy all that beauty, think about it. It is something that really does help. And you don’t need to live in a country location for this. Go for a walk around your neighborhood. You might be amazed at all the beauty you will find.
Well, time to go once again. Summer is such a beautiful time of year. I hope you all have a great weekend and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
© 2019 Steve McLeod.