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Some news from the patio:
On our last trip back from Toronto, we stopped in at one of my favourite shops; Bahr's Saddlery. Bahr's had the very print in the window of the horse head picture I had seen in a decorating magazine; as a matter of fact they had a set of horses head prints. Upon further study, hemming & haring, I said no to both prints - too white for our decor BUT as I turned to leave, I spotted a very large framed print of rider/horse. Oh I like, so another session of hemming & haring, when once again I said no, too big. As I was pushing on the door to leave the sales clerk said "we have that print in a smaller size" OH! Here is a copy of the print we bought. Still to be hung up.
Mr Man is feeling a little less confident out & about because there is a reduced depth perception along with the fuzzy vision - it will all eventually right itself as the eye heals but this prevents him from driving, so I am the driver, which is totally a new reality for him. To relieve some of the boredom Mr Man is feeling, on Saturday we ventured into Guelph to visit the museum (some in yesterday's post & more on Wednesday). There is a big church next door to the museum & while we were walking about, the noon bells went off - 23 of them. No idea why it rang an odd number of times, but the gong went right through us. Photo below is of the bell towers.
|Church of Our Lady Of Sorrows (RC)|
On Friday I was invited to attend a dress rehearsal for the remake (TV series) of Anne of Green Gables. Friends from the barn I ride with, won an auction bid for roles as scene extras. No photos were allowed & you know I abide by the rules ... three of the ladies from the farm are street scene extras which requires that they be dressed in period costume & riding side saddle on their own horses. The horses were not very happy with the new gear & anyone that knows horses, knows that it takes special training for the side saddle to the horse & very specialized riding instruction to ride side saddle. All this prep for what will be about 2-4 minutes of scene. There will be no Oscars but I handed out carrots.
More photos from the patio. I find it odd that these two trees are only a short distance apart; 11 metres (35 feet), one clings to its leaves while the other is totally bare.
|Rock Maple (Maple) still fully dressed|
|Money Penny (Ash) - bare|
While trying to stay away from politics, the US of A goes to the polls to vote for a new president tomorrow. As in any family, what happens to one, affects the entire family, so in Canada we wait with bated breath for the results. And since I had a Jane Austen weekend I will pray that America votes with Sense & Sensibility and not a Pride & Prejudice Persuasion. I will say no more.