Monday, July 25, 2011

Georgian Bay/ My World

A small beach on the south side of Georgian Bay (Lake Huron)

This is proof that if you come to Ontario in July you can leave your mittens, scarf and toque at home.

Added later: Thanks, Kathy. I forgot toque is Canadian. (I think it's actually French Canadian). It's the knitted hat with no brim that so many here wear in winter.

More proof (another beach on Georgian Bay)


In spite of the heat wave, this young guy is practicing just in case a few frozen white flakes fall.

I am linking to My World.

45 comments:

Icy BC said...

This looks wonderful, since it's so hot here in Metro-Detroit!

Beautiful green dragon by the way!

Elisa said...

THE picture of holidays!
Have a nice week!
Elisa

Rachel said...

That is beautiful! I am so glad that y'all have the opportunity to play in the water and enjoy the sun!

Halcyon said...

Hee! Honestly, I think the humidity here is worse than in Mississippi. Everyone warned me about the humidity here, but I didn't believe it. :)
Beautiful beach shots, btw. I need to get up there. Maybe next week when the MiL is here.

Jenn Jilks said...

SUMMERTIME!!!!!! hip hip hooray. Although showers today, we need the rain.

Rambling Round said...

But how cold is the water?

TexWisGirl said...

ha ha. love all the color.

Tanya said...

what a great place to spend a hot summer day!

see you there! said...

Are you SURE these photo's were taken in Canada? (Snicker!)

Darla

aka Penelope said...

Lol … shoveling sand looks like a lot more fun than shoveling snow. Yesterday finally felt like summer in my part of Canada. Looks like you’ve been experiencing a heat wave for long enough to build a beach full of sandcastles. :)

Sandra said...

a beautiful spot to be on a bright summer day,

Kathy said...

This could almost be on the Riviera. Lots of stuff going on on these beaches.

(I had to Google "toque." Urban Dict. tells me it's Canadian fashion!)

RedPat said...

Summer in Ontario! Great pics.

Spiderdama said...

Hope to have some of the heat here soon..will you share?
Great pictures!

Carver said...

Fun post. I'd love to be sailing there.

Sylvia K said...

What a fun post for the day, indeed! I love it! What a great place to celebrate summer! Terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great week!

Sylvia

Gary said...

Looks great!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

So you got the nice weather ;)
Nice view that beach!

Sivinden said...

Great summer pictures!

Lucka said...

Gorgeous summer shots. I loved to be there too.

ladyfi said...

Lovely weather at last! What fun.

Photo Cache said...

the items you mentioned to leave home are the same ones you bring when you come to sf in july :)

i'd love to be there.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It looks like a nice place to get cool from the summer's heat!

George said...

I hope it's a while before that young man puts his skills to work on the frozen white stuff. Thanks for proving that summer does visit Canada. The beaches look refreshing.

Lew said...

Beautiful place to beat the heat!

Luna Miranda said...

fabulous summer photos! i am missing the beach.

FjÀllripan said...

Lovely summerphotos, what a nice place to spend a sunny day!

Jacob said...

Family fun in the sun in Canada! Reminds me of how the beaches in Minneapolis would jam up during the summer - both days, in fact! :-)

Lois Evensen said...

Fun at the beach and I bet that beach is quite comfy temperature wise. :)

Gill - That British Woman said...

It won't be long before we need them again!!!

Gill

VioletSky said...

Funny, I thought it was an urban myth that no-one else knew what a tuque was! I would like to be by that water this week.

capturedalive said...

Fun snap !

Pheno

Kate said...

I want to play and be photographed in that scene!!

Randy said...

Better than any work day I know of.

Andrea said...

It looks like all those people converge there, when there's still a lot of space along the shore, LOL. We don't see a lot of these scenes here because we have lots of beaches and we cannot go there only during stormy days. It's wonderful to go out when most days of the year it is cold, as in your climate.

Jack said...

Perfect, EG. I believe you.

Judy said...

It looks like a fun day at the beach...My boys had a hockey coach who was from Canada. He gave the whole team a toque that had a meaning to it...I just can't remember what it was :)

Joyful said...

I love these scenes of summer :-)

stardust said...

Looks like you, too, are suffering heat wave. When I walk outside, I look like a boiled octopus. (Maybe this expression is cultural thing.) People's motion is interesting in your photos, and blue color is special as always. Stay cool, and have happy days ahead.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful summer scenes and photos. LOL, I do not like thinking about shoveling snow at all right now.

Arija said...

So nice to see everyone enjoying their holidays on the waterfront. Beautiful shots indeed.

Your toque is our beany, just so you know what to ask for when you visit Australia.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great summer shots - could be Australia!

Stewart M - Australia

Wren said...

You know, as much as we all complained last winter, a little of that cold wet white stuff would go a long way right now, in just bringing some relief from the heat. But come winter, we'll long for the heat even if not the humidity.

Great beach scenes!

NatureFootstep said...

ah, this is SUMMER. :)

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

I envy the beach, nice photos

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