Happy 2018! We experienced one of the coldest Christmases in several decades. I trust your holiday time was warmed by being surrounded with those you hold most dear as we were.
May you have courage to face the challenges ahead in 2018 and a heart open to appreciate your blessings.
We may not get much for glorious red maples in our part of the country in the fall but the under brush of the boreal forest still paints beautiful scenes with flaming yellows and oranges and reds.
This was taken at the top of the Current River Cascades in Thunder Bay while hiking with my 10 & 7 year old grandsons in early October.
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Happy New Year! Here is a desktop calendar for you to enjoy. You can download specific screen resolutions from the Free Calendar dropdown menu or click here.
This creek runs north out of Sandbar Lake into Little Indian. The trees along its banks are typically frosted like this from November though April. Since it is only about a 15 minute drive from home, I visit frequently. Last winter there was so much snow even with snowshoes it was mid thigh deep. This season we have had so little snow that getting down to the water’s edge did not even require snowshoes! I plan to get back there as soon as the temperatures rise to at least -15C.
A new year!
Will you be making changes to your life? Have you set goals? Are there exciting events ahead? I hope your answer to all three questions is yes.
There are a number of locations around me that never disappoint when it comes to offering beautiful scenes. Irene Lake, just 15 miles by air south of us, is one of those treasures. The water is crystal clear and there are many beautiful sand beaches. Conveniently, we operate a couple of outpost cabins on this lake which require the occasional visit for upkeep and maintenance. 😉
Irene is on a chain of lakes that has been a popular canoe route for centuries. In fact, the beach where the Gamble River runs into Irene Lake has offered up to the diligent observer pieces of pottery or primitive weapons. We affectionately call the spot Artifact Beach. During our last visit, I spent a little time not looking through the lense of my camera and stumbled across the treasure below.
Of course, I also took a few scenery pictures and selected a view from the water towards the entrance of the Gamble River for my August desktop. If you would like to use the calendar for yours, click here and select the appropriate screen resolution. Enjoy.
Where a branch dips into the flowing water, ice builds up. Snow piles on top and unusual formations take shape.
This shot was taken at 1/320 of a second and freeze some but not all of the foaming water.
I look forward to returning to this creek with my tripod and more time to play with the capture of liquid and solid.