The waters of Georgian Bay in Ontario are an extraordinary colour as you can see from this photograph. Apparently they change back to ‘regular’ lake water colour once they become Lake Huron around the top of the Peninsula. This was taken from the top of the cliffs at Lion’s Head. This is a beautiful area of the country and I hope to get back there one day to see more of the sights that I have apparently missed but have been told about by commenters on my previous post.
Our trip to Ontario this spring included a stay on an inlet off Georgian Bay and on one occasion we went on a walk with a climb up through a wood to the top of a cliff overlooking the amazing and unique colours of Georgian Bay itself. Note the absence of handrails (and the presence of rings in the rock for those who climb up the cliff from the shore). It might not look it, but it was a long way down.
It was a tranquil scene unless you suffer from vertigo.
Scenes that we drive or walk past everyday and take so much for granted can become commonplace. We barely notice them, not giving them a second glance until suddenly in the golden hour on an evening walk the true beauty of the scene shines through and we see the gem that was on our doorstep.
Many people living in remote areas of this country become like this tree, it seems. Growing strong and alone they weather the winter winds and cold and the summer heat and somehow are stronger and more enduring because of this. They seem entirely comfortable with being alone.
In fact the snow began as soon as I took this and got back in the car, a real blizzard, one of the ugliest days of the winter (so far). I don’t know what this crop is, but though I wanted to identify it, the weather was so cold and miserable that I just couldn’t bring myself to go into the field to find out. It’s not Brussels sprouts as I thought at first. Let’ hope Spring is soon coming.
A walk at low tide along the beach at sunset is enough to take the stresses of the day right out of you. I hope just looking at this will have the same effect. Have a lovely evening everyone, wherever you are.
Carrying her chuck-it launcher and ball and accompanied by our border collie puppy, Joni (who is out of the frame, fetching the ball), she has returned from her journey to the top of the world. Joni needed a complete round trip to begin to be a bit tired. Ellie got there first (to the exhausted part).
This was taken during a wonderful day out with G+ friends Alex and Linda during their stay in our Province. We had a great day, fighting off the crowds on one of our favourite beaches. If you squint you can see Alex perched on the top of the rock. (No, it's not a seagull with a hat on, it's +Alex Lapidus creating the lovely image you can see on his own profile!) Thanks to Alex and +Linda Villers for a wonderful day.
That particular day there was a storm threatening as the late afternoon light was shining on the water. The tide was almost fully out so we were walking actually on the bay floor. It is a strange feeling, to know that in only a very short time, all the flat sands will be once again under the water.