Joyspotting Issue #4

Also not #MyBlogSchool #Module8

Hiya!  Today, for the first time in what feels like forever, I had a day – alone – at Presqu’ile and it was magnificent!  #Joyspotting everywhere.

Have y’all registered on Ingrid’s The Aesthetics of Joy website?  Are you #Joyspotters and are you doing this with your kiddos and grands?  The Joyspotter’s Guide is an incredible tool for exploring – whether, like me, you’re doing it with a camera or whether you’re just outdoors for its pure pleasure.  It’s a brilliant concept, Ingrid is the sweetest, kindest person you’ll ever meet, and it is pure delight receiving her Joyletter in my inbox.  If you’re not there yet, what are you waiting for?

So, today, #Joyspotting:

#1 LOOK UP!

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The marsh at Presqu’ile, a splendid wasp/hornet/bee nest.

The spire (and wind vane), St. Andrew’s United Church, Vernonville, ON.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian was dedicated in 1862 and remained so until 1925.
In 1925 it became part of the United Church of Canada, and is to this day.
Simplistically beautiful, non?

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A Heron in November!  This is Millicent, denizen of the Broomfield Marsh.
She’s in flight because I scared her before I’d seen her.

#2 LOOK DOWN

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Now, don’t you just love a mossy footpath?  Especially one that thrives in winter!

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Our oh-so-lovely Cobourg Creek.

#3 KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR COLOUR

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Lighthouse Lane, Presqu’ile PP.

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South shore, Presqu’ile PP.

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Community Centre Road, Baltimore, ON.

#4 FOLLOW THE CURVE

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#5 GO WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE

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Just imagine, a Great Blue in November!!!
The lagoon at Calf Pasture Point, Presqu’ile PP.

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The marsh, Presqu’ile PP.

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Hopeless dreams of becoming “empty nesters” – one adult kiddo is still hanging on!
The marsh, Presqu’ile PP.

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Cheeky chatterer, Vernonville, ON.

#6 SEEK OUT SYMMETRY

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#7 SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF ABUNDANCE

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#8 WATCH FOR WEIRDNESS

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#9 ZOOM IN

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#10 NOTICE THE INVISIBLE

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The sound of the waves is calming, cathartic and I love it!

#11 TAKE THE SCENIC ROUTE

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Beautiful Northumberland County!

#12 USE ALL YOUR SENSES

One of the nicest parts of my day was smelling all the smoke from wood fires.
I so badly miss having a wood burning fireplace in my home!

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The tree limbs looked as if they’d been dusted with confectioners’ sugar.
It reminded me in the sweetest way (sorry!) of some of Dad’s Christmas Cake creations.

Now get out there and do some #Joyspotting of your own!!!

‘Til next time, y’all…

 

 

One thought on “Joyspotting Issue #4

  1. I enjoy reading your Joyspotting posts, Pamela. You remind me to pay attention 360 degrees and in every direction and all of my senses. You photos are again, stunning! I especially like the photo of the Heron and the setting. The cheeky chattered would also look extra beautiful as an enlarged photo. Your photos are like zen moments for me. Thank you for sharing:)

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