…a gorgeous day…….waterfront pier……..

This morning Boucle and I headed out west along Lake Ontario and stopped at a very pretty park.  This is their pier.  In the little sailboats are young children, all learning to sail…….

It was such a lovely morning that there were a lot of people out and about……

….finally some real rain today……….

The summer has been pretty dry and hot.  Today it is raining all day, with a lot of thunderstorms mixed in.  These garden shoes are perfect in the wet grass………

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…tower of shoes…….!

The shoes on top are leather bronze colored, with ruffled leather petal centers and in the center of each petal is a crystal….all sparkle and pretty.  Love looking down at my feet in these shoes and seeing the sparkle:)

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Boucle and I arrive quite early at the beach and on Monday, we were there before the clean up crews arrived.  These two sets of shoes, one set from a little boy and one from a little princess girl, were left on the beach, forgotten, quite close to each other.
I imagine that the parents had been there all day, and it was finally time to go, and the little ones did not want to, oh what fun they had playing in the water until the last minute, when the parents said “let’s go!” and off they went, and completely forget about their shoes.

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….shoes…..and more shoes……..

There is something about shoes that we all love.  They come in all kind of colors and shapes, with all kinds of bling.  You can go simple and elegant and fun and crazy.

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…Boucle loves finding a way into the shot……..sparkles this morning at the lake….

Yesterday, it was very mosquitoey humid…..today…all the humidity is gone and it is a gorgeous summer day.  So Boucle and I went down to the lake for some beach therapy to start our day.  Of course, sweetie-pie found a way to get into the shot.  I do have the same shot without him, but I just liked sweetie-pie in it, even if he isn’t all in it:)

It is a holiday here today, a beautiful summer day.  Hope you are having a great day too:)!

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…lady in black hat and gloves……

The BW version…….

I couldn’t decide whether to go with the colored version or the BW version. I really like the BW because it has that 50s era look,  and it is an era that I love for fashion photography.  I think the colored version looks more modern. It really is a toss up.

Nikon D700, 85mm 1.4G Nikkor, SB800 Flash, SB600 Flash, 2 umbrellas, white roller blind behind for background, silver reflector below the elbows for light into the face as the hat can block the light.

…..”Wilson” has found his way to our beach……..

When I saw this ball on the beach, left and forgotten, I immediately thought of the Tom Hanks movie “Castaway”.  In the movie, he befriends a Wilson ball, which he called “Wilson”.

Wilson must have drifted on the ocean jet streams, up the St. Lawrence River, through the locks, the Thousand Island river and then landed on the shores of Lake Ontario.  Quite a journey for a ball.:))

…”Wilson” ….:))