This photo was taken a couple of years ago, while on our Friday early morning drive to the Rosseau Market. I was not driving, hence the photo! It is a tad blurry but I like the photo non the less!
A belated Merry Christmas to those who celebrate…this photo was taken Christmas night from my daughters balcony. It was taken with my iPhone as I forgot my camera!
a blustery day
cold wind biting deep
taking the longing to sit!
Silhouettes and clouds…
I’ve posted photos of the Chief Commanda previously…it was launched in 1946, and served Lake Nipissing until 1975 when it was replaced by Cheif Commanda II. Chief I is now a restaurant on the waterfront.
This is the sunset I posted last week, taken as I approached the beach…I like the silhouette of the trees on either side.
If you visit my blog at all you will know I’m fascinated by clouds…this photo was taken Oct. 10th., last day of the Market. It was difficult to make the photo presentable as the sun was very bright. I cropped most of it out as I wanted the cloud formation to be the focal…
This is has been the subject of most of my photo for the past three years…every Saturday and Wednesday. Along with photos of the vendors and booths. The North Bay Farmers’ Market.
Fresh picked and on the table for 8:30am on Saturday…
This was in September, so a bit cool first thing…Field Good Farms
Who doesn’t love garlic, how about fresh garlic, the best!
I love the tables first thing in the morning, full of farm fresh veggies …the colors are so vibrant!
Saw this fellow and his companion last year…you could tell they were used to people being around as they didn’t appear to be the least bit concerned.
I’ve been absent for awhile now, life happens…I hope to be around now!
I’m trying out a new theme, but not sure it is what I want as I can’t seem to make the photos larger to fill more of the page? Will be playing around for the next little while so if you come by and see something unusual it is because I’m playing.
When I went out a couple of weeks ago it was just as the sun had set and the sky was awash with the most vibrant colors, I’d gotten out of the habit of keeping my camera in my vehicle but my trusty iPhone did the trick I think…
I think…if this is not a Hibiscus please let me know? A knowledgeable fellow explained this is a specie of Bauhinia, common called an “orchid tree.” Thank you Russel at russelrayphotos2.com
these photos where taken off the beach at Fort Zachery Taylor Historical Park…boat traffic was somewhat heavy that day! It is an awesome view…
this particular Bougainvillea tree is on the property of the condo we rented in Key West this year. It has grown terribly out of shape, completely bending over, and yet it continues to thrive. As you can see it is lifting the interlocking brick as it grows. to thrive.
How has your spring been so far? Ours hasn’t arrived yet…check out our snow banks! As I am writing this it is snowing, in the morning the temperature is supposed to be -26F or -14C with the wind chill! …could be worse right?
Saw many pieces of coral like this washed up on the shoreline. It was windy & wavey for the first few days, which meant the beach was covered in sea shells. A bit farther down the beach from our location it was soft sand, so our area is a bit of a catch all when windy…we knew this from last year.
I was looking through the hundreds of photos I took while away and realized 95% of them are of my granddaughter! The other 4% are of family with her and 1% is of sites while away! I didn’t realize I did this…was always taking a photo so thought there would be many to post but it turns out there isn’t…
Here is a simplistic one, but one that speaks to my heart!!! While I don’t/can’t sail, I love the water…
I was away in Florida for a month, this is my first post since I returned mid February…took this photo on the way to Key West.
Spring…look up, look way up!
I never get tired of looking at these trees…they amaze me, their root system must reach a great distance. We have very strong winds in this area and I’m always expecting to drive by and find one or more of these old fellows toppled over. This photo was taken a few weeks before Christmas…
It is interesting how I’ve not seen the sunset for months and recently I’ve been able to capture it three times..awesome! This one wasn’t as intense as some, but then it was just setting, I find the colors more vibrant a short while after the setting…didn’t stay around to see what happened that night as I wasn’t dressed warm enough!
This photo was taken a few weeks ago right after a warmers spell…you can see the ridges of ice that built up due to the winds and then colder temperatures…makes for dangerous snowmobiling and walking…
This has been a most unusual December for me…Christmas arrived in the blink of an eye! Enjoy your time regardless of how or if you celebrate. By the way, it is raining again and is supposed to continue through tomorrow…snow will be gone again!
Took this photo with my iPhone 6 last night…began using the phone Friday evening so don’t know what I think about it yet…made sure I found a solid clip on case as I have a tendency to drop my phone. One shattered screen is enough! As you can see we have snow again…it is cold today so it just might stay for a while this time!
Photo was taken from my back deck(gray-scale)…it is somewhat foggy outside…which is creating “freezing fog”…http://www.theweatherprediction.com/habyhints/359/ As you can see, the needles on this tree are weighted down…
I had lunch with my daughter this afternoon and when done we went to do a bit of Christmas shopping for Paige, my grand-baby…on the way home this is what I was fortunate enough to see!
On Tuesday evening I went with my son Michael, daughter-in-law Melissa and grand-baby Paige to see the Christmas Train. The Ontario Northland Railway decorates a short train,the engine, two cars and a caboose…children can have a few minutes with Santa, as well as a big white bear. It is even possible for the children to get on board a couple of the cars, one is set up as Santa’s Workshop and the other is the engine. Paige is not quite ten months old yet so we didn’t venture on to the train, nor did we visit with Santa as she is not sure if she likes him just yet! The Fire Department had a truck on hand as well for the children to climb on…kids love the Fire Trucks! Two local businesses, Cecil’s Eatery and Tim Horton’s provided free hot chocolate for all. It was a fun event for children and parents alike! This train stops at a number of communities in the area for about an hour and a half. I was surprised how amazingly crowded it was as the wind was bitterly cold.
Below you see the busy side of the train…couldn’t get too close! I’ve not done much in the way of photographs at night so this was very different for me. Will have to do more…
The majority of snow is gone…for now… but we are left with ice build up along the shore line…this has been such a strange fall weather wise. I know we aren’t the only place to experience such unusual weather patterns, just stating a fact. This was taken around 4:30pm yesterday…it was foggy over the water but not so much over the land, made for interesting photos.
This ice build did not melt and will make for difficult walking and snowmobiling once we get more snow, but is something that is beyond our control and happens often as the winds are strong off the lake…
to clean off the windshield…
I took this photo last week…while the flowers aren’t anything special I couldn’t resist as these hardy flowers are holding on regardless of the onset of fall! Having said that two days later we had snow, it is gone now but was cold for a few days…not sure how these flowers fared?
When I looked at these leaves that is exactly the thought that came to mind…pretty colors, we didn’t have much red to speak of at least not that I saw, it was mostly yellows and oranges. While pretty they aren’t my favorite fall leave colors, but the combo here is striking!
When I go for my walks I like to walk to the lake…there are many access for me to use but they don’t differ much in appearance. There were waves washing up on the shore so I took a few photos of them. check out the bubbles…simplistic yes, but cool.
Fall is upon us here, the changing of the leaves are almost completed…I’ve glimpsed the process but not had much chance to photograph it this season. How about these for some color? I love cut flowers in my home, usually have a bouquet of something…right now it is a couple of the pumpkin arrangements, but they are wilting fast.
When I came out of a building here is what I found…this fellow was 25 ft at the most away from me and definitly not afraid!
He was munching on the Crab-apples at the base of the tree, scroll down!
I’ve been taking photos since the spring, but they have been different than what I usually take…for the most part the photos have been of veggies, fruit, artisan items and people. I’m still not happy with my photos of people, but will persevere.
I’ve not posted nor visited much as time was limited for me. That is coming to an end this week as the North Bay Farmers’ Market last day is this Saturday. I intend to be around more at least I hope so! It will be nice to take photos of landscapes, the lake, trees, etc., again.
I’ve never been fond of green, but when I see landscape such as this I wonder why?
Had been raining hard all day… look what appeared once the rain stopped
Don’t you just love Sunflowers…so beautiful!
I’ve not been to a midway, it many years…since my grandson was small and he is now 17, so I’m guessing at least 7 years, maybe more. My daughter, son-in-law and I decide to meet my son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter Paige at the Midway yesterday. Now you should know Paige is 6 moths old this week…
The crowds were considerably smaller than the previous two days… the Petting Zoos I’ve been to the past certainly didn’t have the types of animals I saw yesterday, I was actually surprised to see these and other animals there.
The sign said these two fellows are gentle and could be hand fed if you were so inclined!
There are two zebras in this tiny cage…the sign said they were not gentle, they bite, keep your hands away and do not feed!
Found this fellow last Saturday, I have to admit that in all my years, I don’t remember ever seeing one of these fellows before? It is actually very pretty…
I found the following information on this website: http://pets.squidoo.com/caterpillar-identification
“These cool-looking caterpillars produce a quite plain and inconspicuous moth. They eat almost anything, including a number of decorative trees like hawthorn that cities tend to plant along roads and in plazas. Tussock moth caterpillars get their name from the little tufts of fur along their backs; apparently these are called “tussocks” in some parts of the world.”
this photo was taken as we turn off the highway, heading towards home…the sunset was pretty, but if you know me you will know it was the clouds that caught my eye!!!
Yesterday, my son, daughter-in-law and my beautiful granddaughter took a short road trip south to Barrie…it is about 2.5 hrs away…always a nice drive but I realized there isn’t as many interesting things for me to take photos of…unless we stop that is and we don’t have time for that. Someday I’m going to have to make a point of driving just to stop and take photos. I don’t know the name of this body of water, but thought it deserved a photo.