Saturday, June 13

An Afternoon at Niagara

Today we had planned on meeting Pea from Pea's Corner and Steve in Niagara Falls. We got there about 3:30 pm. Once we had visited for a while, we headed to Dufferin Islands. Hubby and I had never been there before and it's an awesome nature area.

Steve parked the car and we walked across the footbridge and saw this beautiful scene. The sound of birds and water were refreshing to the soul.
Another lovely spot. It was a nice day, not too hot and a pleasant day to enjoy this tranquil nature area.

Carole, Dwight and Steve walking over another footbridge. We've had lots of rain this year so the foliage was vivid green.

The water in this area was bubbling and gurgling over the stones. Two mallard ducks used this as a water slide. They slipped into the water by the stone and let the current take them downstream. You can see one of the ducks in the right hand corner of the photo.

There were lots of Canada geese and ducks in the area. Some of them had goslings. They flocked to the people who had food for them.
Hubby and Steve looking at something interesting from one of the footbridges. I enjoyed the sound of the water.

Carole watching the guys. She had just taken a photo of hubby and Steve on the footbridge.

Here we are, two women who met through blogging. This is the second time we've met in person. Both Carole and Steve are fun to be around. Like us, they enjoy the simple things in life.

Lots of waterfowl and even a seagull in the foreground. I love the colour of the water.

Then it was time to leave. We went back to the car and headed to the Falls to find a parking spot. We were successful. Steve is great at finding places to park.

The American Falls through the trees. This gives almost a border effect. These trees were only saplings when I was a kid and went to the Falls. It's unbelieveable how much they've grown.

At the foot of the America Falls, the Maid of the Mist was taking people on a tour. A beautiful rainbow arched across the water.

A photo from further back. This is an awesome scene. I'm surprised that I got the rainbow to show up in the photos.

The American Falls on the left and the Bridal Veil Falls on the right. Those little yellow dots you see by the Bridal Veil Falls are people taking a tour on the American side.

When we left the Falls, we went for dinner at Monta*na's. It was delicious and was made even more so with the company of great friends. We passed on desert and made our way to a little family run store that sells Italian ice cream. I had never had it before and it is sooo good.

Then it was time for hubby and I to head home. Carole and Steve were heading out for a walking tour. Be sure to visit Carole in the next couple of days. She will also be posting photos, I'm sure.

We got home about 9pm and Dakota had been so good while we were gone. He was happy to see us though and we had enjoyed a great day. There's nothing nicer than spending time with good friends.


  1. That's so lovely you met a real blog friend Mary, I wondered if Pea's name was something other than...well Pea LOL. I've dreamed of going to Niagara, you live in a beautiful country.

  2. What a fun day! I've been fortunate to meet a few people IRL (In Real Life) too. That is a great benefit of blogging!

  3. Those pictures are beautiful and how cool is that rainbow. God is good! Glad you had a good time.

  4. Wonderful photos of the Falls and Dufferin Islands. Pea has posted photos many times from her travels there and they are always lovely.

    I rarely get good shots of rainbows. I think it's something to do with my digital camera and not having the right lens for it. Or it could be the fault of the operator, lol!

    Glad y'all had a great visit together, Mary. I'll be watching for Pea's post on your visit.

    Have a blessed Sunday!

    Love and hugs,


  5. It's always a blessing to catch a rainbow! Looks like you had a beautiful day and the joy of meeting a bloggy friend, how wonderful. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos. Have a good weekend...jj

  6. Ohhhhhhhh, Mary, I just emailed you and said I hope you two get to meet up with them. What a wonderful day trip. So serene...and beautiful.

    I bet Dakota was happy to see you two come back to him. But, the trip was well worth the drive...just gorgeous.

  7. Beautiful! I'm so glad you and Pea were able to spend another day together.

  8. I'm surprised. I've been to The Falls any number of times but have never heard of Dufferin Island.

  9. Wow, what beautiful scenery you saw - and I am the same way about the sound of rushing water. What a great day you had! I would so love to see the falls someday.

    Have a great day!

  10. Good day Mary, I would be thrilled if I could spend the day with Carole and Steve..great people.The shots of the trip to Niagara Falls are super.. I love the sound of water and rainbows!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Hugs, Baba

  11. I am sooo jealous! LOL I would love to have been with you and Carole but enjoyed the day through your photos. I bet there were lots of laughs and stories being shared.

  12. Those were just awesome photo's. That is so neat that you got to meet someone that you blog with. Glad that you had such a great day!

  13. THanks for sharing your day with us in pictures. It seems so peaceful there. You and Carole must have loved this second chance to be together.
    Mama Bear

  14. Boy, did this post bring back some very old memories for me! I lived for a very short time in the early 50s with my mom's younger sister and her husband in Niagara Falls and also, Youngstown, NY. The last time I was up in the falls was in 1957 and at that time, where my aunt and uncle were living was within walking distance of the Falls. I recall my Mom and I walked down there and even too the elevator to the foot of the falls -something my uncle, who had grown up in that city, said he had never in his entire life done that!
    Thanks for posting this and the beautiful photos of the Falls and that area.

  15. Mary, its been one of my many dreams to go to Niagara falls...thank you so much for sharing this with me. i always enjoy going to peas blog to view too..

    Lots of love to you and have a great week ahead.


  16. Those are beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful time.

  17. Lovely pictures of the falls. I have never even heard of Dufferin Island. I usually spend time more at Niagara on the Lake and just drive quickly to the falls on the way home because I dislike the crowds in the summer and the inconvenient parking

  18. captured the day beautifully with your words and photos. How fortuante you are to have happened upon Pea...and Pea found you!
    Excellent post!

  19. What a fun fun day! How wonderful to share a day with Pea. Your pictures are great and I would have loved loved to have been there with you two..... I am so glad that you and Pea have built a sweet relationship via the blog.......and look at that rainbow!

    Have a wonderful week !

  20. Wow, such beautiful pictures.

  21. Thanks for the pics! Thanks for letting us go along with you and Pea.. I so enjoyed seeing everthing..

  22. Great post and it is wonderful that you two have gotten to meet each other. The photos of the falls are wonderful and that walking park seemed just the thing to do on a lovely visit. Peace

  23. Mary:
    What a delightful day you spent with Ms. Pea! So close to me too!
    I love seeing the photo of both of you together!! I never tire of visitng of seeing photos of the Niagara area! Thank you for sharing!
    Mary: I could use your prayers once in for a bit of a ride again. Prayers will help me I'm sure of that.
    love and light NG

  24. Oh Mary, I am just so jealous I know my face is looking pretty green right now! lol! So glad that you and Pea had such a nice time together again. I would love to meet up with you two at the Falls some day. I have never been there. The photos were beautiful, especially the rainbow over the falls. Great shots! I'll be watching Pea's site for her pictures too!

  25. Hello dear Mary:-)

    It was sooooo wonderful meeting up with you and Dwight again and I've no doubt this is just one of many times we'll get together!! I loved being able to show you Dufferin you know why we love going there so much:-) Hard to believe it's practically across the street from the falls! You sneak, I didn't know you had taken pictures of us walking! LOL I finally got a post made of the first part of the trip, it will publish right after midnight:-) Thank you again for treating us to a wonderful meal as well!! xoxo

  26. Your photos would be beautiful framed and hung on the wall! We spent out honeymoon at Niagara Falls...manyb years ago!

    So nice that you and Pea have become such good friends through blogging! Looks like you all had a wonderful day together!!! Good friends like that are hard to find!

    Loved your pics....I feel like I was there with you all!!!

    ((( HUGS )))

  27. Looks like a wonderful day! You're pictures are absolutely gorgeous. The one's with the waterfall and the rainbow are incredible!