Each time we visit Bill's mother in St Catharines, Ontario, we walk a different route to her home. This time we walked along Academy St just south of the bus terminal and found this magical little house hidden behind rather wild shrubbery. What fun it must be to enter that gate into the hidden courtyard. So Romantic!
When we got to Church St, Bill took a shot of the old First United Church building and it's manse, built in 1878 and recently sold to an evangelical church group, Royal House, the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
We loved its signage advertising "A Night of Healing, Miracles, Signs and Wonders".
Bill has discovered that the old Manse is going to be turned into an International Student Centre for students attending Brock University and Niagara College.
Reta had lunch prepared for our arrival and afterwards we settled into watching the Wasikowska/Fassbender Jane Eyre. It was great! Afterwards, Bill and Reta had some trouble working out how to return to the TV channels on her newly-installed digital television connection. In a moment, Reta will flop back against the back of the couch cover her face with her hands and say, "This is giving me a headache!" In how many homes around the world is this little scene being enacted?
After dinner at Coppola's, our favourite Italian restaurant, we went to the Buns Master next door for some fresh local produce and bread. I liked the saturated colours of the Buns Master sign and the evening sky as we arrived.
Inside the shop, Bill pushed a shopping cart while Reta chose some groceries for her larder. Spending time with Reta is always a treat.
By the time we left, the sun had set and Bill and Reta looked like Orphans of the Storm as they waited to cross Carlton Street for the short walk home.