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!!!!!
Monday, October 17, 2011
When we still had most of our fall colors in Sept I took the opportunity to venture out to do some shooting in a provincial park nearby. This lovely little natural spring fed lake was so calm and peaceful that afternoon, I just enjoyed discovering her lovely shorelines and reflections. Our hills are now almost all grey except for the late colors of gold from Poplars and Silver Birches. The Tamaracks will be the last color to splash against the dull grey bare branches. Then we await the first blanket of snow! and the fun begins again!!!!!!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
My friend Barb and I have purchased touring Kayaks and we have both fallen in Love with them. Wow! how we love the silence as you glide so quietly on the surface of the water and you have total control of where you want to go!!!!! We were on Horn Lake, where my trailer is parked and it's one of Ontario's cleanest and clearest lakes in the area. We just started to discover all of her nooks and crannies and so much more to explore!!!! Sad to say our Kayaking season is coming quickly to an end, but I will be travelling down to the Niagara area in Oct. and getting use of them there on The Mighty Niagara River....Well above the Falls of course!!!!!