Friday, 1 September 2017

365 - September 2017

Once Sept 1st hit, the temps dropped pretty quickly :(

Things to look forward to in September:
Like I said last year - this is a big birthday month for my family so LOTS of celebrations
Girl Guides starting up again, I miss the girls
Lumberjack Survival Summit with Kathy 
Lots of camping
The start of the fall colours
A possible cottage hunt :D
And much more....


September 01, 2017 - trying something new
September 02, 2017 - our two nuts
*EXTRA* September 02, 2017 - honey bees at the Verona garlic festival
September 03, 2017 - new cat toys
September 04, 2017 - Some of the new features at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Boards newest school in Kingston, Ont. include different communities sections, like the movement studio for the kindergarten to Grade 2 students, seen here during a media tour on Monday.
September 05, 2017 - Moon shot, one a day with a migraine
September 06, 2017 - yummy supper
September 07, 2017 - Melrose checking out the rain
*EXTRA* September 07, 2017 - Cause and effect from Hurricane Harvey? 
September 08, 2017 - With financial donations from Chevolet and FedEx, 1st year Queen's Master of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Queen's University student Evan Kosiner, beside Mayor Bryan Paterson, has been able to put Skate to Great, which he founded in 2011, to work in Kingston by donating 200 helmets to the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston in Kingston, Ont. on Friday September 8, 2017. To help, Kingstonians can donate gently used skates to Play it Again Sports at the Frontenac Mall.
September 08, 2017 - Young MC rocks the house at the I Love The 90’s Tour, during the tours stop in Kingston, Ont. at the Rogers K-Rock Centre on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017.  Other artists on the tour include Vanilla Ice, Salt N Pepa, Rob Base and Freedom Williams from C+C Music Factory
September 09, 2017 - Tim Horton's staff at the Arlington Park Place location, along with Maclaine Chadwick from the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, far right, seen here outside the store in Kingston, Ont. on Saturday September 9, 2017, show off a batch of practice smile cookies that the team has been working with in preparation for the $1 Smile Cookie campaign starting Monday, Sept, 11
September 09, 2017 - Cheaynne Bombara, age 9, and her 7-year old brother Colton Bombara, get directions on how to fly the Griffon helicopter from Major Shannon Brown, during the first day of activities at the Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest at CFB Kingston.
*EXTRA* September 09, 2017 - From gyro's, to zip lines and a ferris wheel, there are a number of rides for those looking to spin, fly or get to see everything from above during the first day of activities at the Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest at CFB Kingston.
*EXTRA* September 09, 2017 - Many rooftops on east end buildings were full of people taking in the nearby air show during the first day of activities at the Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest at CFB Kingston
*EXTRA* Canadian Forces Snowbirds during the first of two performances in Kingston this weekend.
September 10, 2017 - Volunteering at the Girl Guide table on day-two at the Garrison Kingston Family Fun Fest



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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

365 - August 2017

Things to look forward to in August:
Cottage hunting with my aunt
Ramping back up for Girl Guides in September
A bit more camping, if I can
Ella Bella turning nine-years old
Getting Melrose microchipped
Spending two glorious weeks in NFLD visiting family and going down Burnside
and more....

August 01, 2017 - Jamie Thomson, 2, is fascinated by where the water comes from at the new splash pad at Victoria Park.
*EXTRA* August 01, 2017 - I see a lion roaring.... what do you see?
August 02, 2017 - Dana Ogilvie, seen here outside his Westbrook home with his name tag and show souvenir, got to check off an item from his bucket list by attending and making it onto the popular game show The Price is Right in mid-July. The show will air in early October 2017
August 03, 2017 - The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority reminds the public that the shoreline part of Trail 1 at Lemoine Point Conservation Area is closed to the public due to flooding and damage caused by debris and erosion, seen here in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday August 3, 2017. Staff is constantly evaluating the trails and the water levels need to recede enough for repairs before it can be re-opened. 
*EXTRA* August 03, 2017 - There were tons of these little frogs along the waterfront trail at Lemoine Point Conservation Area I was afraid of stepping on one during my guided tour with CRCA staff.
*EXTRA* August 03, 2017 - The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority reminds the public that the shoreline part of Trail 1 at Lemoine Point Conservation Area is closed to the public due to flooding and damage caused by debris and erosion, seen here in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday August 3, 2017. Staff is constantly evaluating the trails and the water levels need to recede enough for repairs before it can be re-opened.  
*EXTRA* August 03, 2017 - A s'mores pocket treat from Tim's
August 04, 2017 - watching a rainy day through a screen
August 05, 2017 - My fav - homemade chicken and feta
August 06, 2017 - Full moon
*EXTRA* August 06, 2017 - Moonlight along with solar powered light on rain covered flowers
August 07, 2017 - Approximately 40 supporters of Save Our Prison Farms gather for the weekly Monday night vigil at the entrance to the Collins Bay Institution at Bath Road and Centennial Drive. On the seventh anniversary of the cattle being removed from the local prison farm, the group is optimistic about the possibility of the prison farm program re-opening with both the Federal Government and Correctional Services of Canada initiating investigations looking into the feasibility of the programs return. It has been seven years since the cattle were removed from the prison farm, on August 9, 2010
*EXTRA* August 07, 2017 - Is there a strawberry growing in my front yard?
August 08, 2017 - Louaane Twan and Glen [her sheep dog], from High River Alberta, guide the four sheep into the pen during their first run at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trails at Grass Creek Park in Kingston, Ont. on Tuesday, August 8.
August 09, 2017 - Finally got around to making a replacement for my water bottle paracord
*EXTRA* August 09, 2017 - Finally got around to making a replacement for my water bottle paracord
August 10, 2017 - The Island Queen, a Kingston 1000 Island Cruises triple decked paddlewheeler, is being repaired in the Davis Drydock in Kingston, Ont. on Thursday August 10, 2017 after an undisclosed situation. 
August 11, 2017 - Horseman Ron Pyne plays with his horses, Ongodoro, back, and Rambler, front, during their morning demonstration at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials at Grass Creek Park in Kingston
*EXTRA* August 11, 2017 - Horseman Ron Pyne plays with 10 year old Tango and a platform during a break after his morning demonstration at the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials at Grass Creek Park 
*EXTRA* August 11, 2017 - Bella on her 9th birthday
*BONUS*  - Bella before her first birthday.  She still loves this toy :D 
*EXTRA* August 11, 2017 - Lightning in the clouds as a storm passes
August 12, 2017 - View from one of the cottages I was taking a tour of with my aunt
*EXTRA* August 12, 2017 - View from one of the cottages I was taking a tour of with my aunt
*EXTRA* August 12, 2017 - Melrose, on his way to getting microchipped
*EXTRA* August 12, 2017 - Melrose, on his way to getting microchipped, let me hold his paw on the car ride
*EXTRA* August 12, 2017 - Melrose enjoying a treat of tuna juice after getting home from getting his microchip
August 13, 2017 - The Memorial Centre Park playground, on the corner of York and Alfred streets, is the place to be on a sunny Sunday with the city completing new upgrades to the play surfaces, equipment, green space, along with adding 35 new trees and picnics tables, seen here at the official reopening 
*EXTRA* August 13, 2017 - Again with the laundry
August 14, 2017 - sewing magnets into a screen for my car (shot a day late)
*EXTRA* August 14, 2017 - Cat's always around to help me pack
*EXTRA* August 14, 2017 - sewing magnets into a screen for my car (shot a day late)
August 15, 2017 - Torrential rain fell in a very short period of time at rush hour
*EXTRA* August 15, 2017 - Torrential rain fell in a very short period of time at rush hour
August 16, 2017 - Saying goodbye to these guys for two weeks.
*EXTRA* August 16, 2017 - sunset from the plane
August 17, 2017 - Sunset from Holyrood
August 18, 2017 - view from the old cottage
*EXTRA* August 18, 2017 - Musician Bobby Evan's last stage performance, at the Eastport Heritage and Cultural Center in Eastport. 
August 19, 2017 - The store and wharf in Burnside
*EXTRA* August 19, 2017 - Fresh wild blueberries
August 20, 2017 - Gull and cod kissing before one is gone
*EXTRA* August 20, 2017 - MORE!!! 
August 21, 2017 - Sandy Cove beach 
*EXTRA* August 21, 2017 - Finally got to Sandy Cove beach
August 22, 2017 - Visiting Aunt Annie
*EXTRA* August 22, 2017 - Family meal at Chess's
August 23, 2017 - dew drops on spiderwebs
*EXTRA* August 23, 2017 - dew drops on spiderwebs
August 24, 2017 - A sharp wind knocked the door off its hinges.  Took Wince two seconds to repair it.
*EXTRA* August 24, 2017 - The new cottage.
August 25, 2017 - View after lunch in Petty Harbour
*EXTRA* August 25, 2017 - Stopped by the provincial Girl Guide Office to visit and get some badges 
August 26, 2017 - Spending time with Hannah and Laura
August 27, 2017 - Mom and I drove to Tor Cove to visit cousin Dinah and her sister Pearl (centre) who was also visiting
August 28, 2017 - Goodbye pic with Wince and Ruby
*EXTRA* August 28, 2017 - Saying goodbye to the rock
James Potvin, 9, and his father Chris Potvin, arrive in Sydenham, On on Tuesday August 29, 2017, which is about halfway through their cycling adventure from Whitby to Giver Playground in Mooney's Bay, Ottawa. James, who has been diagnosed with Autism, is helping raise awareness and fund for the Grandview Children’s Centre, to help support more Grandview Kids, just like him.
*EXTRA* August 29, 2017 - James Potvin, 9, and his father Chris Potvin, not shown, arrive in Sydenham, On on Tuesday August 29, 2017, which is about halfway through their cycling adventure from Whitby to Giver Playground in Mooney's Bay, Ottawa. James, who has been diagnosed with Autism, is helping raise awareness and fund for the Grandview Children’s Centre, to help support more Grandview Kids, just like him
August 30, 2017 - You know fall is on its way when the owls start appearing
August 31, 2017 - Dan Hendry, sustainable initiative coordinator with LDSB, gives a group of Grade 9 students from Kingston Collegiate an overview of bus etiquette and how to use their new transit card during a short ride around the area during the schools orientation in Kingston
 to be continued in 365 - September 2017

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