Wednesday, November 30, 2011
We finaly have a tree tall enough to put lights on this year...in fact when you look closer there are 4 little trees all growing along side of each other. The snow was quit heavy today so some of the lights were pulled down...causing some blank areas....but I still think it's pretty!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Our first so called heavy snowfall and I was joined by a good friend to venture out and hike the trails around Mayflower Lake in Arrowhead Park. Perfect weather, first snow then sun then clouds then snow then sun.....wonderful changing light for photography.....I was grateful for having the afternoon off work to enjoy this experience, and with a Great Friend!
Monday, November 7, 2011
A pretty little set of falls but I was hoping for a stronger flow of water. Also it would be nice to shoot at peak fall color time next year. A very peaceful spot and I loved the solitude I experienced as I enjoyed a deeper connection to nature!
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I was on my way to a shoot for a new waterfall location, but decided to stop by this beach to see how it looked at this hour of the morning. Wow! what a lovely surprise to see calm water, a bit of mist and such gorgeous color in the sky.I'm so grateful for taking the time to take that little detour!!!!!
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Well it was a dull dreary day....Hooray!!!! the best conditons for those silky waterfalls shots....so off towards Algonquin Park to help a fellow photographer learn the tricks and tips of shooting these amazing falls and getting this effect. I had to do some real Monkey climbing to get to this angle of the falls, but I sure was Pleased with my results.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Up way before dawn to drive the 50 minutes to the West Gate of Algonquin Park, quit a scary experience in such thick fog and never knowing if a huge Moose or Deer will be standing in the middle of the road. I headed to my two favorite shooting spots along Hwy. 60, Smoke Lake and Lake of Two Rivers, and was pleased to find the mist starting to rise, allowing the mysteries of the Lake to show themselves. There were even some spots along the way with fresh fallen snow, a reminder of what is to come! I also enjoyed the quiet solitude as I sat for awhile to breath in the Beauty of this Park and noticed the many animal tracks as they came down to have a morning drink. A young muskrat swam by and many birds greeted me with a morning song! It's moments like this, why I am so grateful for my life here in the Muskokas!!!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Well I carted mine and my friend Barb's Kayaks down to Niagara for one more paddle before we had to tuck them away for the winter. My daughter Wendy was in Barb's Kayak and my friend Catharine had her little 10 footer. The weather was truly a blessing since the week prior was so cold and wet!!!! I debated if I should load them up and travel so far with them, but I am so grateful I went ahead with my decison to take them anyway!!!!!We paddle a small tributary off of the Mighty Niagara, and enjoyed the wildlife and fall colors. We witness a Red Tail hawk that tried to capture a small Grebe that was fishing in the Creek! It was a close call for the Grebe, but it dove just in time to prevent those deadly talons of the Huge Red Tail. There were also many fish hunting for we witnessed many small minnows trying to escape by jumping out of the water, at least 10" or higher! It was a Great experience that I Loved sharing with my daughter and Good friend Catharine. We posed for a " Hey Look we Made it" shot at the end of our 2 1/2 hour paddle. it sure was a Fun Girl Time!!!!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Just a few other scenes from Mayflower Lake, Arrowhead Lake and Stubbs Falls. I'm so blessed to live so close to such an Amazing Park....most of the leaves are down now and the grey hills have very sparse color....Looking forward to some nice heavy frosty mornings, makes for great shooting!!!!!