This blog is by an Estonian discovering her childhood dream country Canada. Based in Toronto, but sometimes traveling. Looking for an Estonian connection in the far away country and giving away tips about what to see, what to do, what to experience. Hence the name of the blog: Toronto. Canada. Estonia.
Monday, December 31, 2012
After the check-in, we had another task, to get to different spots, where we had to guid the runners. Four people were taken to here and there. We met this couple, who were also volunteering and they shared a van ride with us. No chairs, just empty spot!
I wanted to do volunteering and spend the last day of the year doing something interesting. Luckily there was a running event, which was looking for volunteers. I talked Evelyn to come with me and there we were - amongst all runners trying to find our way there.
First we checked-in participants and handed them their packages. We saw some cool runners, who have been creative to get their lights on.
Saturday, December 29, 2012
It is hard to believe that a workshop can make an excellent party venue, but this is what happened for the New Year's party at tghe workshop where the snowshoes were made not long ago. Just put the table away, add some lights and bring in a DJ - and the party is on!
Friday, December 28, 2012
During winter I really haven't had luck to encounter any animals nor birds, but I was happy to do so when I headed out for my daily photo walk. The bird I noticed looked a lot like a bird back at home -white wagtail. But the beak was a bit different and therefore I knew that this is a new species I ws just learning about.
This is a nuthatch.
A common feeder bird with clean black, gray, and white markings, White-breasted Nuthatches are active, agile little birds with an appetite for insects and large, meaty seeds. They get their common name from their habit of jamming large nuts and acorns into tree bark, then whacking them with their sharp bill to “hatch” out the seed from the inside. White-breasted Nuthatches may be small but their voices are loud, and often their insistent nasal yammering will lead you right to them.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Here is another take of the river, which I visited earlier. This looks a bit better, but definitely doesn't show my strengths on using aperture. Hahaha. Anyway I hope it is going to be better in the future, but this leaves the shot still slightly likeable, right?
I really love this photo because of the inviting red light, which is glowing from the door window of a small cabin. Reflection adds also a lot to the shot.
The river doesn't look so exciting yet, so I think I have to come back a bit later to get better photos of it.
I have honestly no idea how I end up in the room of these people. I think I asked if I can take some photos in their garden, as I noticed some cardinals there, which are very good-looking on photos. I think they ended up asking me in to show their Christmas tree. Wow, look at those presents :D What a beautiful tree, I really lov it!
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Table was festive and full of all kind of nice Christmas meals, of course vegetarian meals were offered as well. Blessed to be around these people during this very special time.