Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lake View

I didn't have anything to blog about, so I went to the lake, just for you.  Okay, maybe not just for you.  I love the lake.  I hadn't been there in a long time.  Now that I live in Willowdale it's just a little too far away to pop down there casually, on a whim.  But I had free time today, so off I went.

Ooh, there it is!  Looking all blue and inviting.

I found myself a spot with a good view, and had a sit.  Me and my new friends hung out and watched the water sparkle.

That shot is not zoomed in at all.  The seagulls were so close I could have reached out and grabbed one if I wanted to.  It was slightly tempting.  Their feathers looked so soft and nice.

Some lucky people live in fancy condos right on the water and get this view every day.

Okay, see the boardwalk across the water?  We're about to head on over there.

And here we are, looking back at the corner where I was sitting a moment ago.  Apparently this is the duck area.  (If you want to see more detail, click on any photo to get the LARGEST POSSIBLE VIEW.)

Hello, duckie!

I wanted to take a photo that showed the majestic grace and nobility of the Canada geese, but they wouldn't cooperate.  They kept sticking their butts in the air.

They are diving for seaweed.

Moving right along.  To the man-made pond!  With paddle-boats!  With a toddler in a toddler-sized paddle boat!  This kid, who couldn't have been more than three, was using hand cranks attached to each paddle wheel to motor around the pond.  He'd even figured out that if he cranked one forward and one backwards, he'd spin in a circle.  What?!  Man, that kid is a better driver than me.

There were a LOT of people in the open-field area of the waterfront, and a lot of booths set up under tents.  It took me a minute to figure out what was going on, but then I saw the banana-girl...

... and I knew.  It was the Vegetarian Food Festival!

I didn't stay long in that area because it was super-crowded.  However, I did take note of a couple of veggie puns.

Badum TSHH!

Come on, folks!  Let's have a little appreciation!

*taps mike*  Is this thing on?


This one was on a food truck.  Lovin' would be easy if your colours were like my dreams.

Having escaped from the crowded festival, I arrived at the wibbly boardwalk.

And climbed to the top of one of the hills.

Talk about a million-dollar view.

Long shadows are so slimming!  Actually, more to the point, they're talling.  I sometimes like to pretend that I'm tall.

That was it!  Having accomplished my mission, I set out for home.  And that, folks, is the end.


Adam said...

that hill bridge is really cool

Warped Mind of Ron said...

Cool... is the banana girl single??? Oh.. and they do serve bacon at that vegan thing, right?

DarcKnyt said...

More brilliant phone photography! Fantastic! Here I am, under the weather and a couple of blankets, and you're out sunning and funning in an AWESOME hat.

Only the Shadow knows, Spark...

Jenski said...

Great pictures. I love a good lake view. Not gunna lie though, that's how I usually think of Canada geese...

Granny Annie said...

You have given me the most wonderful adventure to start my day. Lovely walk.

Lynn said...

Love the punny tshirt!

Sparkling Red said...

Adam: I'm surprised the city allowed it to be built, considering all the over-concern about safety issues. I'm glad they were lenient in this case.

Ron: Sure, SOY bacon! Mmm, yummy yummy. Oh, and the banana girl is dating a carrot. Sorry.

DarcKnyt: I do love my hat. Sorry you're feeling under the weather. I hope you get better real fast.

Jenski: The expression "silly goose" was coined for good reason.

Granny Annie: Awesome! Mission accomplished! :-)

Lynn: I always say that I can't resist a good pun, but I kind of love bad ones too. :-)

wigsf3 said...

It's peanut butter jelly time!

Vanessa T said...

Your photo essays are always so well done, Spark, I love them. :)

And your hat is absolutely awesome.

Sparkling Red said...

wigsf: With a baseball bat?

Vanessa: Thanks! Even if I am out and about alone, I feel like I'm taking a gang of friends around with me when I'm reporting for my blog.

LL Cool Joe said...

The t-shirt made me groan but grin too.

The view from those condos must be breath taking. And I love the photo of you. Great hat!

Vanessa T said...

Spark's Gang! :D