Archive for January, 2014

I may not be around…

I’m leaving today for Florida for two weeks…I’m not bringing my laptop so I may not have the opportunity to post or visit until I return.  I intend to take as many photos as I can so should have lots to work with when I return…

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lunch…

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inspiration…

This morning on my travels visiting blogs, there were a few that posted awesome flower photos…they inspired me to revisit a few of my flower photos…

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winter…

In the spring, summer and fall this is a beautiful park area beside Lake Nipissing…it is still beautiful but rather stark with the snow…when I was a child this was a busy happening place.  Not so any more, I visit once in a while and there are rarely any people swimming here.  Rather sad actually that such a great park isn’t utilized much…although we have a few that aren’t being used a great deal.

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one left…

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warmed up a bit…

I managed to take few photos yesterday, it was warmer than it has been for sometime, -11C or 12F, but felt quit balmy in comparison to -41C or-41.8F.   Today it was 4C or 39F but it rained most of the day, very spring like but I’m hoping we don’t have much flooding with the rain and the warm temps as it is supposed to stay warm for tomorrow as well.

Found this awesome ice hut at Sunset Park…waiting to be towed out on to the lake, notice the color!!!   The people who own this won’t be happy about the warmer weather or the rain…once it freezes  this will be frozen in the ice right right where it is!     The rain will make for slushy conditions, which in turn when frozen will leave the ice surface with ruts…not good for walking, snowmobiles or vehicles…

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These two are also waiting to be towed out onto the lake as well…this fellow looks like he is pulling a sleigh with supplies on his way out to his ice hut.  If you look closely you can see he has an ice auger on the top of the sleigh, & a motorized one at that…for those of you who are not familiar with ice fishing, he will use the auger to cut a hole in the ice from which he will fish.   I used to love ice fishing, many years ago, but not anymore…give me a warm sandy beach or simply warm temperatures and I’m happy!

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barns again…

More barns…although these ones aren’t red.   Again, please keep in mind these photos were taken from a moving vehicle.   It has almost become a challenge to me to see what I can get in the way of a usable photo this way!   It has been bitter cold here for days and I’m afraid I’m a fair weather person so I’ve not been out a great deal.   I know, why do I live in north eastern Ontario???   It is what it is!   It is sunny and somewhat warmer today so I may see what I can find to photograph!
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red.barn.2.2014 as you can see, the barn below actually has a red door!

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red barns…

In November I went to Sudbury with my son and his wife and of course along the way I took photos from the moving vehicle…so keep in mind all these have been taken from a moving vehicle…   Some of you will know I have a thing for old buildings, barns, vehicles, etc., when I  looked over these photos I realized I’d captured a few red barns…you can read here  http://home.howstuffworks.com/question635.htm  why barns were painted red originally and why the tradition continues in some cases.   red.barn.2014

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