Tuesday, February 9, 2016

E/ABC

 Eager skater - Elgin Pond (Uxbridge, Ontario, CANADA)

E is for exercise, eager and Elgin Pond.

I cannot believe these photos have been in a folder for six years!  They were taken on Family Day (February 15th) 2010.  I fear the ice may not be thick enough for Family Day this year...but hey! It might be.

 Fighting for the puck

 Hi, everybody! Sorry we're late!

Family Day is for everyone!


Eh is a word, eh?


Ask most Canadians and they will confirm that "eh" (pronounced "ay") is a word. Have you heard the classic joke about how to spell Canada?  C, eh? N, eh? D, eh?

I am joining ABC Wednesday  HERE

59 comments:

Barbara Wójcik said...

:-)))))

biebkriebels said...

That is a lot of fun on the ice. A winter with ice and snow has become a nostalgic memory here....

Andy said...

It always pays to review your old photos once and a while... eh.

Loco mente said...

How I wish to play in snow too!!!

Anvilcloud said...

Nice Canadian blog post, eh?!

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

Lovely pictures!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice E photos for this week. On my site I have a list of Can'eh'dian websites.

Sandra said...

Eh? love that. i read it in books all the time and usually from old farm folks in the north or someone from UK...
Eager Eddie Excercise at Elgin pond.. sorry, my madness came out

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

an activity you don't see in Tampa...eh

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I feel so deprived EG, snow looks sooo much fun eh!

Darla said...

Looks like a fun day. I'm delighted to learn how to spell Canada in your new funny fashion.

Halcyon said...

Eh is at least a word I recognize! ;-)

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindo e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Jenny said...

So much fun playing shinny on an outdoor rink. Perfect for Family Day.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, family day looks like fun! Ice skating and enjoying the snow and cold weather. I am familiar with "eh".

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your week ahead!

colleen said...

I grew up with ice skating as a formative winter activity. I've heard that the canals in Holland haven't frozen since the '60s!

VP said...

Nice photos and a funny way to spell Canada!

William Kendall said...

Six years on, some of those kids are quite different, while the teens are grown up!

Mary Hone said...

How fun is all that!?

Sylvia K said...

Ah, fun giggles to start my day!! And I love your captures for the day -- as always!! Hope your week is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!!

orvokki said...

Funny ;) Never hear EH, but I speak different language, that's why...
Your fotos are very nice and happy.

Mersad said...

They are having so much fun in the snow.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Tom said...

not much pond hockey here, eh!

Red said...

The last joke is a winner. It's two bad more families wouldn't try skating and the outdoor rinks.

Hildred said...

What great fun, - I used to love to skate!

RedPat said...

Nice one, EG! The ice may be thick enough after this coming weekend!

genie said...

Guess you proved it...EH is a word. These photos are so sharp and nice. Looking at that family makes me think of all the things I have not done in my life because of growing up in Florida. To answer your question...yes, I did TRY to sew on it but I would never be able to pull it off now. Only a child could do it...with little hands and just a wee bit of material..

Marleen said...

Fun to have this snow and ice!

Melody Steenkamp said...

wonderful list of e-'s... with beautiful photo's... lovely post


have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

carol l mckenna said...

Great post ~ and wonderful family activity photos! I remember those days ~ I loved skating ~ thanks for the reminder!

Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

bill said...

All around family fun, great for everyone!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

What a great glimpse of happiness!...:)JP

photowannabe said...

Great joke on Canada spelling and I sure like the action photos of Everyone. How fun.

Lowell said...

These photos take me back to my childhood. Many wonderful times spent on the ice. That was before we moved to Los Angeles and I realized that people didn't need to freeze every winter! :)

Leslie: said...

Well, no snow out Vancouver way...so the family went swimming at the local indoor pool...just as much fun but in a different way.

Leslie
abcw team

Photo Cache said...

Must be so much fun especially when the temps not too cold.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

happywonderer.com said...

Eh!? Looks like a great family day. Love the outdoor shots with all the eager ones exercising!

Stephanie said...

Looks like fun!

Shooting Parrots said...

That looks like great fun - you can see why ice hockey is so popular in Canada :)

Lois said...

Lots of fun!

Cloudia said...

Sweet post

Revrunner said...

Hadn't heard that one. I'll have to ask one of my Canadian friends "the question". ;-)

Rose said...

That looks like a fun time...had not heard the joke. Thanks for the chuckle.

Nora said...

wonderful to find a folder with such nice photos in it, looks like a lot of fun in the winter!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your photographs have a 1960's magazine vibe to them, and that is a good thing. I have never been out on ice covering water. Don't expect I ever will.

Your remarks about "eh" tickle me. Way back when me and another pipeline engineer went to Minnesota to look at building a pipeline. We went to all the various county offices to ask about permits and regulations and such.

I was the interpreter. My coworker was from Louisiana and the county people could not understand a word he said and he couldn't understand them either. I thought it was hilarious. I remembered they all said "eh" also.

Kay said...

Cute hockey players. I'll bet they're much bigger now!
I hadn't heard the Canada spelling joke. Funny.
(BTW: Re your comment on my post today about selling the house on the edge of the flood. One of my blog followers is building it as his retirement home and jokes he'll get a canoe.)

Indrani said...

:) Fun post. Enjoyed reading it.
Happy ABCW!

Nancy Chan said...

I am dreaming of playing in the snow too because we do not have snow over here.

Susan Anderson said...

Classic winter photos…and so much fun!

=)

Nicol Carm said...

Enjoyable pictures!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

There are such great people pictures

"On Elgin Pond."


Janis
GDP

Jeevan said...

Playing on frozen lake/pond seems to be excited and being cautious is very important! Family Day sounds fun, and I wish every part of world celebrates such days to bring dear ones closer.

Lea said...

Lovely family fun photos!
Fun spelling of Canada. Reminds me of the way we spell Mississippi, but I'll save that until we get to the letter M.
Have a great day!
Lea

Roger Owen Green said...

careful on the thin ice!
ROG, ABCW

Pat Tillett said...

I can't imagine having such easy access to ice. I'm glad we don't, but it would be pretty cool.

cieldequimper said...

I'd never heard the joke, lol and I love the we're late pic!

Joy said...

Fun snowy photos. Old photos provide a a great weather record of past years.

Debbie said...

i really enjoy scenes like this!! around here, it doesn't seem like many kids play outdoors anymore....or enjoy any winter activities. i use to love a snow day and sledding. i never missed it with my sons!!!!

Ira said...

Fun post! Lovely pictures

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