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Flowery Sign

This post is for Friday Follies

flowershop sign

 

I’ve been driving past this sign for months now and finally the other day I pulled over into the right lane, put on my hazard lights, and tried to take a photo. My phone camera wouldn’t cooperate and I kept looking out my rearview mirror to make sure I wasn’t going to get rear-ended.  It took me a good five minutes to get the camera to work.

Street’s Flower Shop on Coldwater Road in Orillia has always had this sign outside their store with funny little sayings on it. On the other side of this sign, it says Herb your enthusiasm. Throughout the year they change up the messages.

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Letter R & Rose

From Orillia’s Streets Alive “Letters”
A Rose from Mother’s Day

This post is for May 20 Photo a Day & Colour and Letter Challenges.

Peaceful Calm Water on Lake Couchiching

Lake Couchiching, Orillia, Ontario, Canada

This post is for Six Word Saturday over at Debbie’s.

Street Art in Orillia, Ontario

Each year Orillia has a different theme for street art.

Sail Boats
Stephen Leacock. The theme was chairs
Letters were the theme
The theme was guitars

The theme for this year is going to be “Off The Chain” which should be interesting to see what people come up with.

Local artists get together each year and create something for that years theme.

This is for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #45.

A Place to Ponder

Stephen Leacock Boathouse on Lake Couchiching, Orillia

To daydream or to ponder life this is where I go. The rowboat out in the water was moving very slow.

The boathouse sits in plain view for all to see. Sometimes I imagine what it would be like to live there happily.

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To think that Stephen Leacock once sat here writing his short stories makes me smile to know that he was a great writer and spent his summers here on Brewery Bay, Lake Couchiching.

Stephen was a Canadian writer and humorist who was born in 1869 and was originally from Swanmore, UK.

This was written for Calmkate’s Friday Fun challenge.

Finding the Motherload

One day last week I was in a shop called The Birdhouse. I often go there to browse and see what’s new. Looking around I noticed a few walls that were saturated with signs. I felt as if I’d hit the motherload. I’ve been in there hundreds of times before but the signs never drew me in like they did that day.

Signs

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signs 3

This post is for Friday Follies Season 3 Episode 1. 

Orillia Store Signs

Chef

The Kitchen Shop

The Kitchen Shop is one of my favorite stores to window shop. Rarely do I buy anything there as their prices are a bit high.

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The Bird House

Sort of ironic that The Bird House would have a cat in the window but I must say he’s very friendly. This is a great place to shop for yourself or if you’re looking for a special gift for someone. They have all kinds of unique items including frogs, birdhouses, and more.

These pictures are for Friday Follies Season 2 Wrap-Up.

Feeling Like a Tourist

spiky opera house

Orillia Opera House

Here are some spiky squares I took the other day while on a walk around Orillia feeling like a tourist.

This one is of the Orillia Opera House. If you’re a Gordon Lightfoot fan you can see him perform here several times a year.

spiky church

This is Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church in Orillia which is very close to where I live. All the brickwork is in limestone.

Linking up to Spiky March Squares over at Becky’s.