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1st Fall Colors

Summer in Eastern Ontario was scarce. To be true, there were some warm days but many more rainy and chill. With a surplus of rain, this Fall-color-ologist is anticipating a very hue-filled Fall with rain to bring out the hues. Okay this Autumnal prophesy is based on 1 part Hope and 1 part  recent Easter…

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.   [iframe src=”http://northumberland.picsofcanada.com/nhfall/nhfall1.html” width=’100%’ height=’640′] Views from Warkworth to Campbellford in Trent Hills But there are nine other reasons to visit Northumberland…

Painting Spring’s Flowers

As seen in an earlier post, the second set of Spring Flowers in the Northumberland Hills have been very fine indeed this year. These blooms have proved to be the inspiration of some photo painting by ye editor. Progression of Iris Paintings Now photo painting can have several meanings in this digital age. Classically, one…

Crow River Valley in Spring

Last Fall your editor had a misadventure on a photo outing with the River Valley Photographic Society. They went one way and I waited and waited and discovered the gang had disappeared. Since the way to Crowe River  and then the upper reaches of the lake  highway were unknown to me, retiring early on a…

Blooms in the Countryside

After a long and chilly Winter, Northumberland denizens have been ready and willing for the welcome blossoms of Spring. Unfortunately, Old Man Winter invoked a “Delay of Game” penalty in the form of frost, downpours and downright cool weather for April and most of May. So daffodils,  tulips, forsythia,  magnolia, and even crabapple blooms –…

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…

Hot Diggity Dogs and Flyball Racing

For the third wet weekend in the Northumberland Hills  in a row, one had to delay on Spring Lawn and Gardening work. Fortunately, the Belleville Hot Diggity Dog Club was having its Flyball competitions under a spacious and rain-protected arena. So it was off to Frankford to catch the May 3 2014 Hot Diggity Dog…

Ron Windebanks Spring Colors

Given the long Winter running unwelcomed through to the first 4-6 weeks of Spring, sunshine and color have been a rare commodity in the Northumberland Hills. One can go to the Campbellford library for some deft paintings of Winter colours. Or Warkworthians and other Northumberland Hills residents can get their fill of Spring color and…

Wendy’s Vacation in Costa Rica II

Necessity lead  Wendy Avis of Warkworth Ontario to an excellent adventure in Costa Rica as seen in our first post. In fact,  Wendy had a set of  superb choices for vacation activities in Costa Rica. She could travel to the Northeast where the Sarapiquis. Rain Forest and Tortuguero  National Park each would provide unique fauna and flora…

Brutal and Baleful Spring

Bernard Cornwell’s book of 9th century England summarizes the nature of the Winter and now a still damp snappingly cold Spring. Life in Britain’s Danelaw was harsh, brutal and short. The Death of Kings is set in the Winter woods of Wessex as Danes and Saxons vie for the upper hand in a land infested…

Toronto’s Allen Gardens: Winter Respite

Toronto’s Allen Gardens provides a wonderful respite from the damp, cold of Winter 2014. On Carleton Street just 2 blocks east of Yonge, Allen Gardens is a wonderful warm pardise of floral color and beauty 7 days a week in the city. Because its free, warm and has a few benches for seating and reading,…

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.