"Port Dalhousie Carousel Horse"
I ♥ the Carousel at Lakeside Park in Port Dalhousie!
I don't always enjoy the blasting circus music (played by an antique Frati band organ) but I can't help but be drawn in by the beautifully hand-carved and hand-painted animals that grace the deck of the carousel - 68 in all! Lions, horses, goats, giraffes, camels, even chariots (for those less nimble), all carved and painted between 1898 and 1905. We've been blessed to have the carousel in Niagara for 91 years - and it's still only 5 cents to ride!!
When I sit and consider the time, amazing talent and skillful labour that went into each and every one of those animals two things occur: appreciation for these beautiful works of art and inspiration to put that "little extra" into everything I do.
The work I accomplish with my talents may not last as long as these carved animals but I know without a doubt that it's worth the time and effort to do my very best with the talents I have been given!