Tag: Northumberland Hills

Northumberland Hills First Snow

Given the continuing Indian Summer Fall, Northumberland Hills woke up to a surprise wet coating of snow this last week. It was light and sticky enough to apply a thick white sprinkling all over the countryside. However the early morning haze suggested mixed photo opportunities. So photographer Wendy Avis had to act quickly because as…

4th Line Theater in Millbrook at Winslow Farm

4th Line Theater is truly rural-based live theater smack dab in the Northwest Quadrant of Northumberland County in Eastern Ontario. The playhouse is below Peterborough above Cobourg and Port Hope, East of Port Perry and West of Sterling. But unlike theaters in these communities, 4th Line is truly outdoor rural much like Stratford’s Shakespeare Festival  in its…

Northumberland Hills Winter: Early February

Well after sparing us in December and vacillating in January, Winter delivered its first cold blast and extra bounty of snow in early February. The day was very chilly and the winds swirled in sneeky fashion – as if crawling around, seeking a way past scarf and toque in order to insinuate a shiver-cold tremor.…

Fall Events in Northumberland Hills

Fall 2014 with all the extra rain should prove colorful in the Northumberland Hills. So if the images below are fair indicators, visiting the Hills for the Autumn colors should be most rewarding.   Views from Warkworth to Campbellford in Trent Hills But there are nine other reasons to visit Northumberland Hills this Fall. These…

Roll of the Northumberland Hills

Ten years ago on a flight from Ottawa to Toronto, our flight had to dip well below ten thousand feet to avoid some rather disturbing turbulence about halfway to Toronto. When the plane emerged from the soup and one could see the washer board ruffle and tumble of the countryside below, one had to wonder…

Ice Blizzard V – Dusk Hues

On Christmas Day, the evening hues lit up the Icescape in dramatic hues and gradients of burning to cold and dark. An appropriate set of imagea for the Ice Blizzard.

Ice Blizzard III

With the sun out from behind the shroud of clouds, the ice encrusted countryside in the Northumberland Hills absolutely sparkled. The greatest shine came as you turned your camera close to the sun- in Icarus-like fashion lured by glitter one could easily shock your retina. But the views everywhere were glass crystal enchantments. Lured by…

Northumberland Fall V – Cathedral Lane

On the way west out of Warkworth, County road 29 rises up to Oak Heights which provides panoramic views of the Northumberland Hills. But hidden along the way is a lane going south of the county highway, Johnston Road, that travels through some woods on the way to a name change, Smith Road, and then…

Northumberland Fall IV – Red Red Oaks

A gentle but drenching rain  added sheen and luster to the oaks this Fall in Northumberland Hills. The resulting oaks were red red and scarlet beauties. But all the  landscape had a richness of hue. It surely is a delight to the eye and soul. More than  before I am steeled and ready for oncoming…

Northumberland Fall II – Ferris Park

Well the Hastings River Valley Photography club’s jaunt to Ranney Falls inspired a second trip to Ferris Park. This time the focus of attention was the many park trails, meadows and pathways. A couple of friends were up for the Thanksgiving weekend and after some tennis the trails in the park called. The park had…

Look What I Found!

This Fall in Northumberland Hills is not likekly to get another WonderFall like last year – truly a Color Concerto. Such a rich gamut of hues as seen last year at the Campbellford Gazebo are going to be hard to match. And the early showings have not been promising. The Ash have gone brown and…