"Here is now, in what I am sure is almost, if not in worse despair then when 4 inches of rain in June had been covering it."
"The Canadian Geese are very pleased a small lake has returned to our back field for them to rest upon; trust me there are Geese in this picture (click on the picture to enlarge)."
The rain didn't stop me as I headed out to attend the weekly VON SMART exercise program in Wiarton; I was just happy it wasn't snow coming down.
The Grey-Bruce VON SMART Program's coordinator, Dorothy Embacher, who I also consider to be the SMART Program's Guru, was in attendance at the session. She was right in there with the rest of us, participating for the hour of "fun" us volunteers and participants were having on maintaining our being active.
"Here is our VON SMART Instructor, our very own, BJ Guest, who also hosts Zumba Classes in Wiarton."
"You can tell by BJ & Cathy in this picture, the program can be made "fun" for it's participants as well. Cathy is also attending the VON SMART Program course, along with myself and a few others who are training as Instructor/Volunteers for the VON SMART Program."
At the end of the session, Dorothy made an incredible announcement to our group that VON Canada's SMART Program had been recognized by Accreditation Canada, and received a Best Practice Reward !!!
Wow, read all about it:
I am really honored knowing I am involved in volunteering for a program where it's volunteers and participants have been the roots and growth for such a program as the VON SMART program, and that it has been recognized in such an honorable fashion.
I have also been just made aware that VON Canada's very own President and CEO, Judith Shamian, is also a "blogger". Drop on in for some wonderful reading at Judith's Health Care & Home Care Blog at the following link:
"I just had to take a picture of this cool looking apple tree which appeared to be forming an archway into the field beyond."
"Then as we approached Oxeden, we came across the majestic Elk standing with looks more of curiosity then fear as they watched us from our place at the roadside."
"The rains have filled this waterfall, just along the way as we made our way back along Frank Street into Wiarton, which at times throughout the Summer months has only been a "trickle"."
"Then so ends my day back home with my newest little helper .... "oh thanks, Mercedes, you are such a good girl retrieving the compost for me from the kitchen" LOL."