Monday, January 30, 2012

Outdoor Rink/ Our World

 Lake Scugog

Here's proof that not ALL Canadian kids are playing video games all day. I was ending a day of taking photos when I happened upon these guys still practicing even though the sun was below the horizon.


My husband and I were returning from a road trip and actually saw a few homemade rinks with boys and girls on them. Because it wasn't quite dark, these kids were not ready to go home. I guess they could still see the puck.

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40 comments:

Zosia said...

Playing hockey on a frozen lake - so Canadian. I feel homesick.

Gill - That British Woman said...

I am surprised that everything has managed to stay frozen with the up and down weather we have been having.

I agree a very Canadian image.

Heading out grocery shopping today, wish me luck!!! Have some recipes on my blog today.

Gill

Roan said...

I love it when I see kids outside playing. So many are hanging out inside with their video games, TV, and computers. Sometimes I wonder if we are better off with all this technology, although, I like it myself. lol

see you there! said...

Looks like they are having a great time.

Darla

Kate said...

Some of my more pleasant teen-age evenings were spent on outdoor skating rinks, with an occasion rest in the warming house. I understand totally why these kids were outside, trying to perfect their techniques! Would I do it now? Not on your life!!

Lorna said...

There was always one of those somewhere near when I was growing up. I didn't play hockey and I hated the cold, but still those pictures made me nostalgic.

Sandra said...

beautiful rink and sunset happening behind it. glad to see they are outside playing

Jill said...

This is wonderful I love the subtle colors of the sun behind them.

Judy said...

This is what my kids did in the winter, they played pond hockey, and some years we made a rink in our back yard. Thanks for the memories.

aka Penelope said...

There is a timeless quality to these lovely outdoor captures. Your photos of children playing at the close of a cold snowy day could have been taken in any era in a Canadian winter. This is a very hopeful sign, though, since the invention of video games to tempt them indoors. :)

TexWisGirl said...

nice!

Stephanie said...

A true Canadian shot with the hockey players in the ice and snow. Nice ones!

RedPat said...

Wonderful images EG!

ladyfi said...

How lovely and what fun! Our lake is frozen over and full of kids and adults!

kaye said...

how fun is that?

Lowell said...

You have portrayed well a piece of Canadian culture...although I do recall playing hockey on homemade rinks in Minnesota in my youth. What I remember most is how cold it was!

Regina said...

Refreshing and beautiful!

Regards.

Gary said...

Gee I did that myself many moons ago!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sivinden said...

Nice shots of winter activities:)

Kay L. Davies said...

Dad used to flood part of the back yard for us when we were kids in BC's Okanagan Valley. He'd put in goal posts and red and blue lines, and I'd play hockey with my brother and his friends.
Lots of memories in these photos. Thanks!
K

cieldequimper said...

Good for them. Hope they don't become couch potatoes later in life...

Lorrie said...

Isn't it great to see kids outdoors, even in the winter time?

Joe Todd said...

I wish I had that kind of energy. No frozen lakes in Ohio yet.

Sylvia K said...

And HOORAY for those kids!! That's the way it was here, once upon a time!! I raised my family in Montana and this was what my kids did during the winter! Not much in the way of video games etc. back then! Great shots as always, EG! Have a lovely week!

Sylvia

Ebie said...

We have to make use of the weather, while there is still ice, and have fun!

What a great outdoor activity!

Paulie said...

That reminds me of back home in Idaho when the firemen put water on their yard so we could have an ice skating rink. Those were the days!

NixBlog said...

Beautiful photos, I like the first one, especially.
The only ice for skating we ever see is in a rink indoors!

eileeninmd said...

It is wonderful to see kids playing outside, there are so many stuck in the house with TV's, games and computers. Your photos are wonderful. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Robert Geiss said...

... to be a child, in your world.

Please have you all a good Tuesday.


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Halcyon said...

Beautiful colors!

PS: Do you know a good place to buy some ice skates?

Rambling Woods said...

Nice to see kids outdoors...

Indrani said...

I like the sight of children playing outside, but I hope they are keeping themselves warm too.

Jack said...

Wonderful, EG. This is the way I envision Canada in the winter. With a future Sidney Crosby shooting pucks until he can't see them any more.

Randy said...

Now that looks like fun.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Tough kids! Love'em for not playing video games, I'm sure they do that later.

Luna Miranda said...

it's great that kids are active even in winter.

Birdman said...

There's a pond hockey tournament every February. Pretty cool! Pretty COLD!

jewaicious said...

Your photos are beautiful, and filled with mood and emotion.

Gillian Olson said...

What a wonderful and dreamy scene, almost like a painting, with that beautiful sky colour.

Emille said...

good for them!

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