an island state of mind

I squeezed a few more days of vacation to come up to Manitoulin Island with my family.  Rest, food, games, walks and wine.  Mostly rest.  The island is a gentle and beautiful place. For some reason, this year, I'm wanting more of the gentle and beautiful than I'm going to get.  But I sure am appreciating the moment.


The shed and clothesline.




The turtle family working on their tans in the middle of the pond.


Sunlight on new apples.


Daisies and Black Eyed Susans in Dad's garden.


The entrance to one of the local trails in South Baymouth.


  1. Reply
    lisahgolden August 6, 2010

    It’s magical, Jennifer. Simply beautiful.

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    Susannah August 6, 2010

    Beautiful photos, love the shadows under the clothes line and I’ve only ever seen green gooseberries before! I am glad you are appreciatng the moments and enjoying your vacation. 🙂

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    Marilyn August 7, 2010

    Such a beautiful post, your photos are lovely. I think that there is beauty everywhere, I am learning to appreciate the moment, the now. I have just Googled your island and viewing images of it, such a beautiful part of the world; enjoy the rest of your break away.

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    Boonsong August 7, 2010

    Lovely post.
    I was fascinated to see ‘The turtle family working on their tans’. I’ve seen similar in Thailand and never understood what they were doing. I’m learning something here.
    This post works at all levels. Thanks for publishing it.
    All the best, Boonsong

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    Jennifer August 7, 2010

    Good word Lisa – it is magical.

  6. Reply
    Jennifer August 7, 2010

    Thanks Susannah – some glorious shadows this morning too. It’s going to be hard to go home tomorrow!

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    Jennifer August 7, 2010

    Hi Marilyn,
    The Manitoulin has several significant things about it, as I’m sure you’ve read on Googling. My dad was born here – so glad he was and that we know it!

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    Jennifer August 7, 2010

    Well don’t take my word for it Boonsong – but the turtles come out every morning and sit on that rock – just assuming it’s the sun they’re seeking! Thanks pal!

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