Last Thursday we took the girls to Toronto where they were going to stay for three nights. We look a leisurely drive down and managed to find the hotel okay with the help of the cars GPS. We dropped them off and travelled back home.
That evening we spotted a turtle in the garden. It was a painted turtle and we got a photo of him so we could show the girls when they returned.
That evening we had a huge thunder storm which left us without electricity for over a hour. Good job the girls were away.
On Friday I went to work for the day and then on Saturday we had a quiet day before returning to toronto on Sunday to collect them again. They had a great time in the city and came back with lots of clothes shopping.
The weather at the moment is really hot and so tomorrow we might do something indoors.
Summer is really starting to show itself now. We have had great weather with really warm temps in the mid to high twenties. We have also had a few storms. These are some great pics that Chris took of the storm we had the other day which did quit a bit of local damage as well as causing thousands to be without electric for several days. Fortunately we were okay.
We have also started to see turtles travel across our land lately. Every year we see a number of Blanding’s turtles in the garden and we are never sure where they come from or where they are going, but we love them. Here is the latest venturer.
Then yesterday we saw a painted turtle. Although we often see these on our travels, we have never had one in the garden before. At least none we have seen.
When Chris lifted him up you could see more of his markings.
Soon after we saw him he zipped off to wherever he was going.
Also the other day we saw this osprey on a nest. Not the best pics as I only had my pocket camera on me, but you get the idea.