Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Toronto Island Fun! (Part 3) The End!

Seize the moment of excited curiosity on any subject, to solve your doubts;
for if you let it pass, the desire may never return,
and you may remain ignorant.
                          William Wirt


As I walk beside Kat both of our heads down looking for more treasures near the water’s edge on our way across the wet sandy beach I hear a giggle and lift my head. I watch as a Father and his little boy stand by the water the little boy throws a stick and his dog pounces into the cold water to retrieve it he giggles with glee.


 My memories of when my girls were small and our dog would love to pounce into the water of the pond to retrieve a stick make me smile. I stop for a bit and have a chat with the Father who also had another dog tethered to the wagon his son had rode in to get there. He explains this beautiful dog still being young has hip problems and can no longer run with his son and his buddy. The man was sad and explained they have done everything they can for the dog, my heart aches thinking of the dog watching his buddy run and swim. He is lucky to have found a compassionate owner. I bid goodbye, watch the stick go into the water once again and the little boy laugh. I love that sound.


Kat and I pass a beautiful trunk on the beach beside a picnic table; my imagination takes over and I wonder if it could possibly “Mr. Dress up’s Tickle Trunk” as I could see it was full of clothing or blankets, a much better thought than my first one. Kat and I agreed even though very curious we would not even consider opening it up to see what was inside. We walked to the huge rocks covered with graffiti of young love declarations and sat on one to enjoy the view of the blue water and the peace and quiet. We talk about the peace of the farm, and the busy exciting life in the city and how great it would be to live here with the best of both only a $7 ferry ride away.


We decided that since we were both rather cold at this point we would head back to the ferry dock to catch the ferry back to Toronto, there was no way to make that view of the promised incredibly beautiful sunset without warmer clothes and we vowed we would return again when the weather was warmer. As we walked over the dry sand farthest away from the shore we picked up little rocks and I saw something shiny and rushed over to pick up diamonds. Yes oh yes you heard me, four diamonds lying in the sand. They were only plastic (what did you expect)  but diamonds none the less and I knew that yes indeed there are diamonds and Pink Cadillac’s where ever I go be they real or just in my imagination. I am truly a lucky girl.


We walked off the sand and on to the sidewalk and headed down a path lined with houses of character and whimsy. I imagined living here with the water, the beautiful promised sunsets, the peace and quiet and my imagination and just how truly wonderful that would be. The residents of this island are truly the lucky ones. I am sure there is a lot of creativity flowing from this island to the mainland. It seems to be the place where imagination and wonder flourish and thrive.


We waited for the ferry near the dock and explored the sandy shore facing Toronto and I could see all kinds of things lying on the beach, my imagination soared. We watched as the ferry pulled away from the dock on the Toronto side. We shiver while standing waiting with all the other not dressed warm enough and  going to miss the promised incredible sunset people and we boarded the ferry when it arrives. This time I decided we should sit inside where it was warm. I stare out the window and watch the CN Tower get bigger and bigger and I smile knowing I will be returning home in the morning and back to my own Pink Cadillac’s and Diamonds knowing my girls are safe, happy and loved surrounded by wonderful worlds filled with imagination and wonder. Nothing could be better than that.


 See you back at the farm.

Read the story from the beginning.
Part 1   and Part 2.

Later


33 comments:

  1. MMmmmm. I could even smell that wonderful smell of the water as I read your post. You really took us there with you, and I am thankful.

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  2. My imagination is in overdrive - a trunk on the beach!

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  3. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful adventure. It is great living life in other lands through the eyes of my blogging friends. The photographs are a sheer delight. x

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  4. What a GREAT vacation you had, but THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME. Bet your Hero missed you.

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  5. This was such a wonderful adventure! Thank you for sharing it with us. The trunk is so intriguing!

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  6. What was inside the trunk?! You always take such beautiful photographs on your blog. I enjoyed reading this. I am glad you had such a wonderful time!

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  7. What was that trunk doing there all by itself? That would drive me insane.

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  8. I love reading of your beach explorations. I am very intrigued by the trunk.

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  9. I simply love the way you have such a knack for bringing us right into your explorations with the way you can convey things so beautifully with your writing.. What a wonderful share and a marvelous walk. Thank you.

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  10. So much Beauty.
    Your Imagination makes all the difference . . .
    Now I am filled with your magical offerings - and i'll head out the door to story time - with plenty of New Ideas to flow through the stories, songs and joy.
    love & love,
    -g-

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  11. I'm wondering what was inside that trunk! Pirate treasure perhaps? :) Thanks for taking us along on your visit!

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  12. I am glad you had such a great time with your daughters.

    I love my memories of the times when they were little~!
    But also enjoy the times we are able to spend together now!

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  13. The residents of this island are truly the lucky ones...I think we are all lucky, no matter where we live, if we can appreciate the beauty in what we have. :)

    Hugs
    ~Andrea

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  14. A trunk on the beach? How exciting! I felt as though I were there in not quite warm enough clothing myself Buttons; what a wonderful gift you have!

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  15. My favourite image is that bedraggled peacock feather on the beach!!!! I love it!!!
    And that yellow house behind the bushes!! Maybe we could both live there, and be able to walk the beaches every day...

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  16. What a beautiful journey, and you sure saw some sights.

    Jen

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  17. Oh my gosh B that trunk beside the picnic table is such a great picture!! Poems could be written about that :)

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  18. Oh, I would have rumaged through that trunk!

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  19. I love your world B. I could be very happy there myself:)

    See you back at the farm! ;) xx

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  20. I just love the way you write. I just love to see what the sea washes up. It always makes me think of where its been...

    Hugs~

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  21. Amazed at the treasures you found on the beach. You have a great eye, B. xo

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  22. You found some wonderful treasures on the beach Buttons!

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  23. So many treasures from the sea and then that trunk. Thank you for your comments on my journey, they mean a lot to me. I must tell you that my memory is not so great should you ask me what I did five minutes ago. Well, make that an hour.

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  24. A beautiful ending to a wonderful trip. Thank you for sharing your adventures with us!

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  25. What a lovely place to spend some time with your daughter! :)

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  26. Hmmmm. Wonder what's in that trunk? Your visit sounded wonderful. I'm so glad you had such a great experience, and thank you for sharing your adventures!

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  27. i would have opened the trunk....

    i just love the beach and the way it makes me feel!! gorgeous images b, sounds like a perfect day!!

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  28. What a lovely walk you took us on.

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  29. wonderful photos, b! that trunk seems so out of place which makes it all the most special. glad you enjoyed the day!

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  30. This seems like such a nice place to visit. Made me sad thinking of that dog watching his friend play, but glad he has a compassionate owner.

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  31. A lovely day with sweet memories and beach finds. I haven't been to the beach in so long. Glad you had time to spend with your daughter in such a pretty place. xoxo

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  32. Adventure is best shared xoxoxox

    and that peacock feather blew in from a summer june wedding in Montana... ;)

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