The weather is finally getting warmer, but not too hot - hope it stays this way :o) When we lived in a small town up north, we were surrounded by nature and took full advantage of it. We had a canoe and used to paddle regularly to the Quebec side of the Ottawa River, which was basically wilderness - quiet and serene, other than the odd black bear who would invite himself to lunch lol. For the last 17 years, we've lived on the outskirts of a big city, first Ottawa and now Toronto. We don't seem to commune with nature as much as we should.
Our grandson, Corson, has discovered fishing - he loves it. So for the first time in man years, hubby got his fishing licence, so he could share some outdoor time with him, as apparently we have both trout and Atlantic salmon around here. Yesterday, we decided to try out some of the local spots. I took a chair, along with a bear to sew and I was amazed at how much I enjoyed it. It was so pretty and peaceful - the creek was crystal clear and fast flowing, the butterflies were flitting about and I was re-introduced to something I had long forgotten about - Mr. Black Fly!! They are so small and silent - you almost miss them, until you have a HUGE welt on your arm that is incredibly itchy. Years ago, I had a bite near my eye that caused my eye to swell shut! Soooo, I just made sure I moved my chair from the shade to the sun, and all was well - they like the cool shade :o)
We saw quite a few trout and some very large ones, but they didn't feel like biting - I think it was too hot in the afternoon - a neighbour went out in the early evening, and caught two large ones. I didn't mind not catching anything - it was just nice to enjoy the countryside. I spend so much time indoors and online, that I am going to try to make an effort to get outside more, especially since this lovely area is only five minutes from our house :o) I took some pictures - hope you enjoy them!