Saturday, September 17, 2016

Point Farms, Sept.9-11 2016

 This may be our last trip to Point Farms this year so I am sure that any of you that follow my blog know where we had to visit. Yes, we put in an order for our Saturday morning pick up of donuts and we picked up some cookies from Culbert's Bakery to enjoy that evening by the campfire. I was looking forward to enjoying a wonderful sunset over Lake Huron but the clouds rolled in and it was not as spectacular as it could have been. Never the less it was nice to watch the setting sun before we parked our bodies in front of the fire for the evening. I enjoyed my delicious hot chocolate and Duncan his tea as we were embraced by the warmth and beauty of the campfire.
 When we awoke on Saturday morning it was pouring rain. We both were hoping that the skies were going to release all that wet stuff now so we could enjoy our afternoon outing.  We made the trip into Goderich for our donuts and enjoyed a few before we headed to Blyth for the rest of the day. We were going to meet up with Mike and Wendy to explore the antique steam threshers show. It was great walking around and checking out all the displays and we only had a couple brief misty periods of rain. It was a little disappointing this year as there were not as many of the old steam engines and trucks displaying how they work. We took a shuttle ride around the grounds to check things out as it is quite a large area to cover on foot. Besides it was nice just to sit for a while. We headed into the arena at supper time to enjoy a wonderful roast beef dinner that was put on by a local church group. It was really yummy and we even managed to get the recipe for the wonderful carrot salad that was served. I'm sure that we all agreed we ate too much but that every bite was thoroughly enjoyed. Mike and Wendy headed back home and we enjoyed another evening by the fire. Thanks,  Mike and Wendy for a great afternoon of laughs and fun together.
 Sunday I went for a hike before enjoying brunch. We packed up and did some exploring in the park and a walk on the beach before heading home. It was another great weekend enjoying nature and relaxing in the woods.

Busy as a bee collecting pollen

I liked the colour combination

First signs that fall is upon us

Friday evening sunset by the lake

Steam Thresher letting off some smoke

It was built in Waterloo

How's that for a camper?

One of many trains on display

Pretty purple flowers still blooming

Busy working on its web

Walking to the cliff to see Saturdays sunset

I thought this cloud looked like a 
plane coming in for a landing

Lots of chickadee's in the park

Fungus along the trail

This bee has an abundance of pollen on it

The monarch's are migrating south

Busy collecting nectar for their journey

Thistle seeds glistening in the sunlight

Mushrooms and moss on an old log

There were many sulpher butterflies in the park

These spiders were everywhere

Red squirrel checking me out

Enjoying our walk on the beach

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