Winter Wonderland on Christmas Day

The weather forecast said we would get snow on Christmas Day but that there wouldn’t be much. When I woke up this morning and saw the amount of snow, I was surprised. We got about 10 cm of snow for Christmas morning. That hasn’t happened for a long time.

A White Christmas

I had to walk over to the pharmacy, so I didn’t take my camera along with me, but once I saw how picturesque everything looked, I knew I had to make time to go out for another walk today. Around 2:30 pm, I grabbed my camera and headed out the door. 

Afternoon Sun

The great thing is the sun goes down early this time of year, and you get beautiful light that happens mid-afternoon. I was out for about an hour, and you can see this golden light was starting to deepen by the time I took the second photo. It was a beautiful day to celebrate Christmas.

This is my last post for 2020, and I wish you all the very best for 2021!

Caledon Trailway

On the way home from my accountant’s place I stopped for a quick walk in Caledon on the Caledon Trailway.

Caledon Trailway

Caledon Trailway

Since it is still spring and the plants are slowly coming back this was the best view along the trail with all the evergreens.

Bongo’s Place

A couple of friends and I rented a room at Bongo’s place in Whitney, Ontario, just outside of Algonquin Provincial Park for a winter’s snowshoeing and photography adventure. With my friend Nigel down with a cold and not up to much this evening I set out on some late day snowshoeing with my other friend Paul to capture some photographs before the sun went down. 

From Bongo’s place there is a trail that takes you straight into Algonquin park so we decided to give that a go before the day left us. We strapped on the snowshoes and walked over to the path where we found some pretty epic views.

A Path to Algonquin
A Path to Algonquin

It turns out that we left a little later then we thought and the sun was heading down pretty quickly. Since we didn’t bring our lights we decided to turn around and head back to Bongo’s. By the time we got back the sun was gone and Bongo’s place looked very iniviting.

Bongo's Place
Bongo’s Place

Tomorrow the plan is to get in another snowshoe and see what forest critters we can find.

Walking the Trail

Kimberley Trail

Kimberley Trail

It’s hard to believe that we are essentially halfway through summer. How quickly time passes when there is so much fun to be had. I have been trying to get as much time on the Bruce Trail as possible this summer when I haven’t been working but time has been hard to find. Today I was lucky to find that time to spend on the trails near Kimberley, Ontario.

 

A Dusting

I woke up this morning and decided that since the icy world had yet to melt away for good I had to do some exploring a little further north. My initial thought was to head up to Coldwater but I noticed that as I got past Barrie things didn’t look so ice covered anymore so I back south I had to go. This is how I ended up in Earl Rowe Provincial Park.

The park is closed in the winter so you have to walk in from the road. It’s short hike in to the lake area but, wow, what a view once you got there. 

The Dusting

The Dusting

The ice was slowly melting as the sun’s rays warmed them and trees just sparkled in the light. I wanted to stay for awhile but some of the areas I was shooting in were more on the dangerous side as branches pulled down by the weight of the ice were on the verge of snapping and tumbling down onto my head. I had to be quick get my shots.