Empty Picnic Tables

I’m at my “go to” place today. Good old Claireville. Close enough to visit when I’m feeling lazy on the travelling bit. Today the wind was a little on the crazy side.

Shelter

Shelter

I huddled under this tree for awhile (mostly to take a photo) but also to help cut the wind a little.

The Lonely Picnic Table

The Lonely Picnic Table

I loved the composition of this one. It tells me a story of the lonely picnic table waiting for someone to come and sit on it under the shade of the tree. Or possibly the branch is a smile and the tree is an eye and the picnic table is a winking eye. lol

Autumn Light

I spent another day exploring Claireville’s autumn colours looking to find some beautiful light.

Though the trees

Though the trees

After coming home and viewing the photos I decided that they needed a vintage feel.

Light on the Reeds

Light on the Reeds

Autumn brings with it a very special light and I love getting out to capture it. I could spend many days enjoying this but sadly the season doesn’t last as long as I would want it to.

Autumn Light

Autumn Light

When is your favourite time of year?

Autumn Yellow

I was walking in Claireville today to photograph the Autumn colours and I can across this interesting tree. It is as though it is reaching out to you and showing you the way to the trail.

The Reaching Tree

The Reaching Tree

There seems to be abundance of yellow and orange in the park this season. Either it’s because I don’t typically explore these areas in fall or something’s up.

Fallen Log

Fallen Log

Well, whatever it is, its still looking darn good out there.

Leaves on the River

Leaves on the River

 

Island Lake

On a whim I decided to visit Island Lake in Orangeville. Its not too far of a drive and it gave me something to do with my day as I was feeling unmotivated.

Island Lake Bridge in Colour

Island Lake Bridge in Colour

I didn’t spend much time here (as I said, I was feeling unmotivated) but I did walk along the two sections of boardwalk and played around with some infrared while I was here.

Island Lake Bridge in InfraRed

Island Lake Bridge in InfraRed

And that was the extent of my outing. Just some bridge shots. Okay there were a few others but they were on the blah side and not worth editing because it was that kind of day today.

The Grandmother Tree

This last day of our trip we headed out early to check out the lighthouse at Lion’s Head and see if we could get a shot of the waves crashing. It was very windy but the waves were not as high as expected. I guess it was just wishful thinking on our part. I now have lots and lots of shots of waves crashing into the beach or the lighthouse. (Delete key is ready folks..lol)

Lions Head Lighthouse

Lions Head Lighthouse

We headed back for breakfast at the B&B before heading out for a hike along the bluff at Lion’s Head.

Lions Head Trail

Lions Head Trail

The first section of the trail was nice and wide with room for lots to hike but eventually that turned into more of the typical Bruce trail type hiking trail.

The Escarpment

The Escarpment

I’m not complaining – look at these fantastic views. From this vantage point we can see Lion’s Head way in the distance.

Sadly after our hike it was time to pack up and go home. We made one last stop. When we stopped at Jones Falls on the way up we had both taken some photos of a large tree. I call it the Grandmother tree or Big Mama. Both of us had decided that we hadn’t done it justice with our original photos so we headed back on the trail to photograph this beautiful tree.

The Grandmother Tree

The Grandmother Tree