Sun set with a twist…
Went with family to take my granddaughter to the park, which is to the right of this area but I thought it was interesting how deserted the beach area looked…it was a warm night, definitely swimming weather?
One of my all time favorite places to be…photo taken with my iPhone
I was looking through some of the photos I’ve taken and came across this one…love this tree with it’s gnarly branches
Remember when…I used to enjoy making sand castles as a child. Found this abandoned one on the beach!
I spotted these lovely purple crocuses at the waterfront last week…same day I photographed the ice moving.
Thought I’d post a few photos of the ice up close, gives you and idea of the force behind the ice when you see how small the pieces are…
Last week, Wed. April 27th, I stopped at the waterfront to take a few photos of the ice…it has finally begun to move. If you look closely you can see the ice is beginning to crystallize as well. A bit slow this year but then this winter has been unusual to say the least…
It is a bit cooler here today, the wind strong and cold…this reminds me the warmer days are on the way!
This was an interesting trip, I learned new, interesting info while away…no I didn’t know these were Date Palms!
We didn’t stay on South Beach this year, but managed to visit…have to say I missed not staying along the coast.
a blustery day
cold wind biting deep
taking the longing to sit!
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…
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…
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…
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.
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!
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!
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…
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.
Had been raining hard all day… look what appeared once the rain stopped
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.”
On Saturday June 28th the local FLK Taoist Tai Chi Society, held a Dragon Parade, celebrating 35 years of Taoist Tai Chi activities! The parade ended at Civic Square beside the North Bay Farmers’ Market…when they arrived the Market walk way was too busy for them to parade through but after a bit of Tai Chi demonstration they were able to take the beautiful Dragon through…as they paraded it through the busker/entertainer for the day sang “Puff the Magic Dragon”…anyone old enough to remember that song???
a close up of the beautiful Dragon face
smaller Dragon…part of the parade
this was yesterday around 6:00pm as I was leaving the Market…looked intense, but didn’t really amount to much other than a light rain! Taken with my iPhone
Monday was a hot, humid, hazy day, which you can see in the distance of the photo…but as I drove past the waterfront I decided to stop…saw this…perfect spot to sit, relax, and read a book!
The Heritage Carousel, on the waterfront is a dream of a number of local citizens. It began in 1998, the carousel mechanism was repaired, 9 horses were carved by the North Bay Wood Carvers. Twenty eight were carved by Chuck Kaparich of Missoula, Montana. Once completed the horses and parts of the carousel where put up for adoption in order to raise funds to paint and furbish the carousel. See the full story here… http://heritagetrainandcarousel.weebly.com/carousel-history.html
I’ve not posted photos of our local Market before but a first time for everything I guess…
Saturday not long after opening, before the crowds…you can see the RE/MAX balloon in the distance…they were offering free rides, but were accepting donations for the North Bay Habitat for Humanity
Mid morning, this is the west entrance of the Market, it is diffiuclt to tell but, there are a total of 46 vendors.
a closer look at the RE/MAX hot air Balloon, if you look closely you can see that it is tied to the ground…it goes up and down but not away!
the weather is getting better, the ice is off the lake, I can see summer in the not too distant future! These photos were taken two weeks ago before all the ice was off the lake. I’ve not taken anything much since, too busy preparing for the Opening Day of our local Farmers’ Market.
the photos were taken at Sunset Park…a favorite childhood place for me to visit. The ice was moving about that day…you can see it piling up on the rocks.
when I took the photo below I stood at the shore line listening to the ice as it moved, I could actually hear it moving against itself…a very strange sound!
I had the chance to take a few photos last week…thankfully we have lost most of the snow we accumulated in the mini snow storm we had last week…but the lake still looks very solid…no dark patches at all yet, so it will be sometime before there is open water!
This creek is certainly running fast…hard to tell from my photos though…
I’ve not taken any photos for a couple of weeks now, which is why I’ve been posting photos I’ve taken in the last year or so…here are three more.
Lake Nipissing facing south west…
Leesburg, Florida, taken a couple of years ago.
Lake Nipissing, facing north along Memorial Drive.
It all depends on how you look at things, what you see…right? I’m sure many see these as nothing of importance or worthy of a second look. To me these are interesting finds…especially the beautiful empty intact shell! Just look at the Nacre, or Mother of Pearl as it is known in the jewelry world… it is smooth, an even color, without damage. For those who aren’t familiar, Nacre is the white inner lining of the shell, the outer layer of pearls is also Nacre. This would make a beautiful piece of jewelry if you were into making something from raw materials such as this…
look what was washed up on shore after a windy day…
when your condo is facing west it is difficult not to be obsessed with sunsets or the after glow…here are two more photos…I particularly liked the contrast between the dark wispy cloud and the colorful one!
It is great when I’m able to get close…there is so much detail to see! This fellow along with a few friends was at a Marina on the North East side of Marco.
I got the feeling food tossed their way at this Marina, there were a few people fishing from the dock & something smelled tasty!