Saturday, March 21, 2009

It's been a long Winter


I'm not a Winter person. While others love the cold and snow, I do not. So of course I choose to live in an area where it has been said to have "10 months of Winter and two months of lousy skiing".

What I miss most in Winter is colour. Looking over my photos, I notice there is a lack of Winter scenes. I found some images of when we visited Niagara Falls in February 2005.

Niagara Falls Canada


Then there was that trip we took to Toronto in February 2008. We stopped off in Whitby and I spent a wonderful afternoon taking pictures with a great chap named Joe Noordman at the Lynn Shore Conservation Area.

Lake Ontario


We took another trip in February 2007 down to Northern New York and Vermont. While touring the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, I took this shot out a window.

Picnic tables in snow


Back in December 2006, we visited Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ontario during their "Alight at Night" festival. This was definitely something to see. But you MUST dress warm. It was -14 C with a steady wind the night we were there.

Picnic tables in snow


As I look back through my photo galleries looking for Winter scenes, one thing became very obvious. I took more flower shots in 2008 than all the Winter scenes I've shot over the past 4 years. As I said at the start, I am not a Winter Person.

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Anyone wishing to see other photos taken on any of the above mentioned trips can do so by clicking on these links:
Toronto & Niagara Falls 2005
Whitby Ontario - 2008
Short trip to Northern NY and Vermont - February 2007
Upper Canada Village - December 2006

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Montreal's Mont Royal Park

Montrealers are very lucky in having a very large and beautiful park - Mont Royal Park - just minutes from the downtown core.
Montreal skyline

Mont Royal Park
Mont Royal Park

Took a walk through Mont Royal in Mid October last year. It was just past the peak for the Fall colours. Everywhere you turned you saw gorgeous oranges, reds and golds.

Beaver Lake Montreal
Beaver lake - Mont Royal Park

Beaver Lake looked like something out of fairytale; the bright sunny day making every- thing glow.

It doesn't matter what day of the week or which season, there are always people strolling about, enjoying the peace and quiet, appreciating the beauty of nature.

Mont Royal Park

Mont Royal Park

Mont Royal Park

Hope you've enjoyed visiting Mont Royal Park with me. I'll save a few images for another day.

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Other photos taken on this outing can be seen in my Fall Foliage Walkabout Parc Mont Royal - 17 October 2008 gallery.

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