I got up at 4:20 AM this morning to catch a 7:00 flight to Detroit. Early! Once in Detroit I rented a car to drive north to Goderich, Ontario. The drive through Detroit and on to the border was fine - nice even. Traffic stacked up at the Blue Water bridge into Canada and I was glad it did. It gave me the opportunity to admire the very blue water and the amazing sky above.
The blue water below the bridge looks just like that! Deep aqua in the center of the channel - lighter toward the banks of the river. I took a lot of pictures as we inched along...
As I went through the photos I noticed how amazingly blue the sky was!
The drive to Goderich, via Sarnia, skirt the east shore of Lake Huron. The weather is cool and crisp now - so different from Texas. It looks to me a whole lot like Pennsylvania, but not. I pulled out my iPhone and started to take pictures as I drove along. I looked forward and pointed my camera out the window. I would not do this in traffic but there were long areas where I was it on the rode and I drove slowly...
I'd see something interesting ahead and snap snap snap as I drove by. The sky is still the most amazing blue...
The next photo was taken through the windshield - you can almost see the bugs. Isn't the sky a beautiful aqua?
I stopped and went back to take the striped room on the silo. And then as I drove on I realized that there are many that look just like this:
And then I drove past a clothesline that made me turn around and go back for a photo. Look close and you'll see colors on a line behind the house. This is Mennonite country so I assumed this was a Mennonite household.
I got closer and it wasn't until I downloaded the photos that I noticed the above-ground pool behind the colorful clothes... and the Dish antennas on the side of the house. Is Dish Mennonite or are these just folks who appreciate solid colors and like to dry clothes outside?
I got to my motel in Goderich. There aren't many choices in Goderich and this one was not awful - nor was it wonderful.
Judy met me and she told me that she had a space that would probably be better than the motel. She was right :-). Quilters are so nice!
We went for a walk after I unpacked and it is lovely here. Judy lives close enough to the lake to get a wonderful breeze. We walked to the water. The sun was in the wrong spot to take photos out over the water but I did get these birds...
...and the view uphill was lovely.
As I look back over the photos of the day what I see are shades of blue. So very many shades of blue! I don't think I look up often enough - or is it that I take my own sky for granted? Maybe it takes seeing the sky in a new place to make it seem so special.