Sunday 26 May 2024

Dinner on the patio

Joseph Brian suggested dinner on the patio on Wednesday. We figured we'd do an early dinner before the storm was due to roll in around 5 p.m. This is the lightning map, and I knew we had a bit of time. 

Our favourite table, with a view of the lake and the geese and goslings.

We watched two Le Boat boats go by. You can rent them. Thing is, there has been a history of spilling diesel fuel. They solved this by painting the water tank cap and the diesel cap different colours. It could have been overfilling, as the firefighters said it looked like a sheen of diesel fuel on the water. It is a difficult thing to determine, apparently.
"Le Boat says it is not the source of contaminant in Smiths Falls Victoria Park basin"

Did you do this as a kid? Stick the maple keys on your nose? 

A nice, quiet patio!

We watched the geese and goslings.

patio goslings from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

The incoming storm was lovely. I opened the sun roof for photos on the way home!


incoming clouds from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

It was a tough week. Kinda like Fred's week!


Fred is tired from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Barbara Rogers said...

Wonderful patio views, and I could hear the wind on your videos! Oh Fred! He must really think you built that deck for his benefit...keeps a bit of rain out of his den, gives a nice stretch to lie upon, and such a good lookout for whatever groundhogs need to lookout for!

Anvilcloud said...

I've never stuck a maple key on my nose. I feel like I've missed out.

Aritha said...

Thanks for your blog with beautiful photos. Yes, sometimes we need to check the weather before planning to go somewhere, right? 🌦️ Here, showers can come up suddenly. But the Netherlands is small, so you can quickly find a place to take shelter.

Putting a 'a little helicopter' on your nose, I used to do that too. How funny! 😂

Was it a tough week for you all?
That's not good...

Nancy J said...

33Celsius, whew, that's hot, no wonder Fred stretched out. Lovely view for a meal.

Divers and Sundry said...

What a beautiful view! It'd be a peaceful place to sit and stare I would think.

RedPat said...

Poor Fred.

Elephant's Child said...

Loving your patio views. I hope this week is less tough - for you and for Fred.

Red said...

Great cloud photos of the coming storm.

Jeanie said...

This looks like the most wonderful time. The two of you look so happy -- love the view, love the smiles!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your patio views.
Can't say I've ever put a maple key on my nose!

All the best Jan