Monday, June 16, 2014

Chuckles and Chortles

Aaaaaaaaaaand...we’re back! Can you believe it’s Monday again? It feels like I wished you all a beautiful weekend just an hour ago and BAM it’s come and gone. Oh, well... Was it a good one? I hope it was.

Did I mention I signed up for another photography class? I did. And on Saturday morning we went on a photo shoot to practice. I wandered around taking photos, which included the image below. And it dawned on me while I was composing the shot that fishing is a lot like photography; a solitary, meditative activity.

I was extremely quiet when I was near this man. I did not
want to disturb his own solitary time more than necessary.


We went on a road trip yesterday to the neighbouring town of Bath. We took a scenic route, which runs parallel to the Lake Ontario shoreline, and stopped a few times along the way to enjoy the beautiful wonders we are fortunate enough to have close to home.

A day near the water with the most amazing man in the world is the best kind of day. 


Today is gorgeous, so I’m going to dedicate some time to the garden. And later this evening, I have my final photography class, which I’m looking forward to.

But right now, let’s get to why we’re all here, which is to laugh out loud!


Well that explains a few things...



Some people are in dire need of this!




Make it a great day, everyone!

31 comments:

  1. You are so right about fishing. Sometimes I fly fish. I don't want to catch anything. I just want to stand in a river and not be disturbed. There must be easier ways of finding solitude!

    Thanks for the giggle. Have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Sarah. I hope you are having a great week so far! That type of solitude sounds lovely, and easy enough. Just being near the water would do it for me!

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  2. That trip to Bath looks like it was amazing. I love that photo. Are those ducks in the water?? How awesome that you signed up for a photography class :)

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    1. Yup. We saw some ducks and some geese, which is always a treat. I love photography classes. You learn so much from the people that do it professionally and from other students who do it as a hobby. I hope to attend more classes over time.

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  3. Oh Grumpy Cat, how I love you! And how exciting that you're taking another photography class -- looking forward to hearing about all it and seeing your shots!

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    1. That Grumpy Cat tells it like it is! LOL... Count sheep, my ass!

      It was fun being back in a photography class. I've got oodles of photos to share, but haven't had the time to sort through all of them.

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  4. Maybe I will borrow Sophie's 'cone' to keep me off this computer and get, like you Martha, into the garden!! Have a good one!

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    1. Hahahaha...good idea, Jim! We all need to do that sometimes.

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  5. beautiful restful photos, and thanks for the laughs today!

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  6. Thanks for starting my Monday out with some laughs!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed, Linda! Same time, same place next week. LOL...

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  7. The weekends just go by too fast, you are right on that, Martha.
    I really like your photos and the Monday chuckles are great,

    Enjoy the gardening today !

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    1. The weekends are too short, Margie! There should be another day added to them :)

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  8. Your lake shot is just beautiful!

    I love, love, love Grumpy Cat! He's hilarious. Lol

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    1. I love Grumpy Cat, too! Doesn't hold back anything...LOL...

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  9. Great photos Martha, glad to see summer has finally arrived in your neck of the woods! I did chuckle and chortle! The last pic is even worse if YOU are the one having to count back the change, like in the olden days before the computerized register just figured it out for you!!

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    1. Well, it did keep our minds sharp. Now the machines do everything.

      I'm so happy that the beautiful weather is here after the nasty winter we had.

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  10. Love it! I particularly like: I'd like to help you out. Which way did you come it. :)

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    1. Some people need to be helped to the...exit...LOL...

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  11. Love that you take photo classes - even tho you don't need them! and that one with the guy wearing "the cone of shame" so he wouldn't look at his cell phone got me this week - LOL

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    1. I think a lot of people are in need of the cone of shame! Perhaps it's the only way for them to notice the world around them --- and other people, too!

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  12. Family Feud questions have gotten strange since Steve Harvey hosted.

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  13. Many people are in dire need of that cone head thing - whatever it's called.
    Those photos look gorgeous. I don't remember Lake Ontario being so beautiful, when I was there. It really is.

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    1. I agree totally, Robyn! The cone of shame would do a lot of people some good!

      Yes, Lake Ontario is quite lovely. It's the smallest great lake, but it leaves an impression.

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  14. AH do the love the lake...and now I understand all about my senior moments, and i\ would love just once to see the most wonderful man in the world and not just his back, outside of that you made my day sweetie Love the photos and the funnies

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    1. h i do love grumpy, i would kiss him all the time just to hear him purr, I wonder what that would sound like

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    2. I'm planning to write a post dedicated to my hubby one of these days. I mention him regularly, and would love to tell/show my readers why I call him the most amazing man in the world.

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  15. Love that you're taking/took classes. So much fun to learn.

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    1. Thanks, girl! I love taking these classes. Maybe some more later on; after this abundance of expenses we have right now passes...

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