Thursday, February 17, 2011

Skywatch Friday

This week's Skywatch feature is this photo I took of the flock of sculptures of Canada Geese that are hanging from the atrium of the Eaton Center in Toronto. There are two reasons that I'm using this picture, the first is because it is part of the first series of photos that I took during my two years of travelling back and forth between Toronto to visit my Sweetheart. I made my first trip to visit my Sweetheart in Toronto in February of 2009, then another in May of 2009, followed by a third in July of 2009 and then I made the trip where this photo was taken in September of 2009. I don't know why I didn't take any photos before that, maybe because before that I always found my trips to be so short that I didn't have enough time to take photos since all of my focus was on my Sweetheart. Anyhow, now that I look back at it, the two years my Sweetheart spent in Toronto flew by...thus these geese taking flight. I am SO ready to spend this coming weekend with my Sweetheart and then welcome him home to Montreal in two weeks time, but at the same time I will miss how going to visit him allowed me to leave town for the weekend and spend time with him. His apartment was a haven of peace for me, a bubble where the energy was so happy and positive that I always came home with a glow for about a week before my missing him kicked in full force. We will have to find a way to get away for weekends here as well and for the next few months until his condo is truly his again, I hope that my apartment will become our peaceful little bubble, especially while we get the hang of being within an hour of each other again instead of a five hour train ride apart! That may sound strange, but it will be an adjustment! Picking up the phone instead of Skype, not having to worry about long-distance fees or the internet connection tanking and dropping our calls mid-sentence, not having to budget before being able to go and see him, not having to wait six weeks between visits, etc., etc. What may be hardest for me though is having to share him with everyone else while he's here and he'll have to learn how to balance out his time among his friends and family and me again, something that we haven't had to worry about for two years now. We'll figure out though, I'm sure. It may take us a few months, but we will figure it out :o)

I hope you all have a great weekend, I should be back to my regular blogging schedule on Tuesday. Until then, thanks for stopping by and be sure not to miss all the other great Skywatch photos on the Skywatch Friday blog.


  1. What a wonderful love story to go with the Canada Geese, Karine. I hope you both adjust to having one another nearby!
    Speaking of togetherness, I just looked at the lovely photo of your cat and her kitten (Magique is such a good name) cuddling together, and it made me smile. I love our dog, but I miss having cats.
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

  2. I've been taking a few pictures of Candian gesse myslef lately. Have noticed they dont like other gesse, they will attack in gangs if the other varieties come too close to them

  3. I was going to say I have seen that before!! Then I read further down that it was the Eaton Centre, so no wonder they are familiar.

    Enjoy your birthday weekend with him and a Happy Birthday to you. ALso great news that he is moving back to Montreal. You should ask himn to just move back in with you, it would save money and time travelling back and forward.


  4. Fantastic photo and what a great idea for a glass atrium.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  5. I remember when my husband and I were living apart his last year in the army--It was an adjustment to see one another every day, and not all the days were easy ones and some of our disagreements were silly ones like when he wanted closet space--crazy I know--but it'll all come together because you both will want it too! It'll be an exciting new chapter for you!!