Posts tagged “windy

I took this photo last fall, in October some time…we always have over the top winds in October.  This tree had a large base but it just couldn’t withstand the intensity of the wind that day.  
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Again, a photo taken while driving home…there is an area in southern Ontario where there are hundreds of windmills along the side of the road in farmers’ fields.  While in theory these are a good source of energy, apparently the vibration causes medical issues for those who live close by?

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Spikes…

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a blustery day

cold wind biting deep

taking the longing to sit!

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bowing to the ground…

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…

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and so it begins…

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…

christmas.train.dec.2.2014This was the opposite side of the train, it was decorated just the same but much easier to really see the train…I have to admit though my hands were frozen so I didn’t take many photos…

christmas.train.4.dec.2.2014A few decorations…

christmas.train.2.dec.2.2014A different angle of the “other side” of the train…still can’t see the caboose…there is a chain link fence on this side, which doesn’t allow me to get back far enough to see it all…

christmas.train.5.dec.2.2014This is a full view of the train as we were leaving…the train station is elevated and there is a chain link fence in front of the train…couldn’t get close to take a better shot.

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snowy day…

We got up to a snowy day on Saturday…wasn’t supposed to be but “surprise”!   It was snowing and blowing on and off all day.

Did I mention it was darn cold a well?  This street is one over from Lake Nipissing…couldn’t get to the public access anymore as the snowbanks are too high!

This coming week is supposed to get colder again!   Both these photos are color but with the blowing snow they almost look B & W.

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surfer dude…

the first couple of days it was windy…one of those days we saw a few fellows out catching a few waves…this fellow did well, I managed to capture one attempt.

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I don’t know anything about surfing but I wouldn’t have thought the waves large enough for a descent ride?

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He seemed to enjoy himself and make the best of it managing a few rides!

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All be it short rides…

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strange sky…

yesterday was a strange day, with the most unusual skies…changing from dark and moody to light and fluffy so quickly due to the strong winds!

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got it…

I managed to get a sunset this past Saturday…my first in a very long time.   I took photos as it was going down but they were too dark???   The wind was bitterly cold, of course I wasn’t properly dressed as I came from a show, so my hands were not steady…but I was determined!

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A windy day at the beach!

seagulls.2013these next photos were taken on the same day…it was very windy but the ducks seem to be enjoying the turbulent water…swimming about!  the female below was rather nosy and came up very close…some are more skittish than others…
female.duck.2.2013,this next photos was take in the creek that flows into Lake Nipissing…I’ve watched this family on and off, for about a month now…babies are getting big!
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a different perspective…

usually I go down to the waterfront to take photos, but today I was driving by from one street over and decided to walk to the top of a berm that is in front of this area to see if I could capture a different perspective of this particular spot…

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low visibility or bright & sunny…

yesterday was bitterly cold, more important the wind was very strong & raw, it was a north west wind so it came of the lake, whipping up the snow and blowing it around…I took two photos yesterday of ice huts on the lake to show you what kind of day it was…today I took photos of the same ice huts to compare…

single ice hut.2013above is yesterday…visibility was very low…below is today, still very cold but nice!

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again above is yesterday and below is today…the wind is still cold today but nothing like yesterday…

ice huts.5.2013there was a time when I enjoyed ice fishing, snowmobiling…I’m passed that now!   🙂


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this is one of the public accesses I like to stop at on my walks…this was taken November 13, 2012, on a blustery day…Lake Nipissing is famous for being calm one minute and gale force winds the next, which has led to some rather frightening times on the lake, when I was younger…not gale force this day but windy non the less…

lake nipissing11.13.2012this is the exact same location…a bit broader photo, you see more of the trees on the left. this exactly one month later…December 13, 2012…looks more calm and serene this day!

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here it comes…

when I began this blog I consciously didn’t write…my thought was keep it simple…only show the photos, not who I was as a person by writing…I think my photos are very much a part of who I am, but sometimes I feel the need for words…I’ve been visiting a couple of photography blogs since I began this blog…the people have inspired me a great deal, to do what is in my heart..here goes!

cruise ship nose at park beach (808 x 651) (600 x 483)west side of Fort Zachary State Park…Key West


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snow day…

Didn’t venture for a walk yesterday as it was a “snow day”.  I went for my walk this morning…although the wind was biting when walking into it the sun was shining brightly, wonderful day for a walk!    I’m adding a few photos today as I want to show how much snow we received in about 18 hours…I’m not a winter person so I’m not thrilled but I know those who were thrilled!  The photo I posted yesterday morning gives you some idea of how little snow we had before our “snow day”…Environment Canada weather offices says we received approx. 24cm or approx. 9.5 inches of snow…give or take!   Definitly more than I would like…

Parking lot pile…lakeshore drive! parking lot snow pile.dec.22.12 (450 x 600)sidewalk plowed on lakeshore drive…snow 2...dec. 22.12 (484 x 600) snow over hang business, lakeshore drive…snow over hanging.dec.22.12 (600 x 278) again parking lot piles!snow piles.dec.22.12 (600 x 400)


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at the Christmas Walk…

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again…macdonald st., access looking towards north bay


lake nipissing, macdonald st. access…brrrr!