If a picture is worth 1000 words, here are several thousand words in photos to highlight the spectacular autumn colours in Ontario this year.
One of my favourite docks to photograph is on Longboat Key Florida. I have been going there for over 30 years to vacation and this dock always draws my eye and my camera.
A Facebook friend recently posted a visually striking black and white photo of a man on a pier and it reminded me just how drawn I am to photographing docks and piers and breakwaters. I think it is the idea that the dock leads somewhere and the somewhere is often an expansive body of water. The boats at the docks are transport for adventure into the ocean or lake. There is something solitary about many of these images at the same time. Perhaps we are dwarfed by Nature.
It spurred me to look through my photo library for pictures of docks and piers that I have taken in many parts of the world. I have so many that I have to divide this into three parts. I hope you enjoy this maritime travelogue.
A visit to Newfoundland has been on my list of things to do – not really a bucket list since I may just do it more than once before I kick – and with the Canadian dollar in the doldrums this year I thought it was time. Although the weather in early June was chilly and wet and foggy, I had a very wonderful atmospheric holiday, seeing puffins, whales, icebergs and my friends Glenda and Marshall Godwin, all natural Newfie phenomena.
Here are just a few of my photos.
Yesterday I posted some spring photos. Several of the pictures I took had interesting reflection in the smooth lake so I have grouped them together here. Part 2. You can see yesterday’s other photos here if you missed them. It delights me that I have been able to take all these photos within about 10 minutes of my home in beautiful downtown Kingston, Ontario.
Exactly three weeks ago I posted a blog with some photos I took along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Kingston. (You can see them here) The lake was still covered in ice – enough, in fact, that people were out playing hockey and walking and ice-boating on the lake.
Today is Easter Sunday – March 27. It is a gorgeous sunny day. The ice is gone from all but a few corners of the lake. Folks are out with their kids and their dogs and cameras and even a couple of boats are in the water. What a difference three weeks makes.
Here are some photos I took today, some of them from precisely where I took pictures of the ice on March 6. I am happy today to be celebrating spring in Kingston.
The long weekend at the first of August had perfect summery weather here in Kingston although it seems that some of Ontario experienced severe thunderstorms. I spent a few hours yesterday by the lake taking about 300 photos of folks enjoying the day. I won’t drop them all on you but hope this few gives you a taste of the day.