Category: phototale

Spring Fields of Delights

One of the delights of Spring in Northumberland County is to see the sway and dips of the county’s rolling  hills and farm fields at their bes with such eat. The fields have just been plowed and planted with thin green lines marking the crops if the field is not already covered in greenery. As…

Spring Hues

Spring has finally arrived in Eastern Ontario. Although this was the view at the end of April: Despite a quarter inch of ice glazing the lilacs and crabapples are doing well. Spring offers colors and hues not to be seen any other time of the year – pastel yellows, light greens and gaudy red oranges.…

Spring has Sprung

Spring has finally Sprung in Northumberland County Literally the fields are alive with pastel Spring colors The weather was so nice with the Spring hues breaking out at alarming speed. So a trek on the weekend to discover some of the fields around the county was in order. Note also how many trees have buckled…

Winter 2013: Magical

This Winter has proved to be long, cold but full of marvelous Snow Shows. Late December and January brought the first persistent and sustained snows to Eastern Ontario.The weather was cold enough such that the art reflected the crystalline chill: All shots were taken at dusk – with frozen fingers. Fortunately the January snows were…

The Ice Blizzard of 2013

Winter was done and over with over 3 weeks before. April 1st Foolishness had come and gone. But the Yankee rebels from Texas decided to have some reverse Winter fun and provided Eastern Ontario a blast from the Winter Past 3 weeks into Spring and it was a blast. First snow then followed in the…

Blizzard III: 3rd Time is the Snow Charm

Our previous post on Blizzard II for February, described the frustration of a start and stop blizzard with plenty of wind gusts that nearly frustrated all attempts at photography as the wind kept blowing the snow off the tree branches and the overcast, dark cloudy skies reduced good photo-taking light to a minimum. Nonetheless, even glancing out…

Blizzard II

Normally blizzards and heavy winter storm weather can be blamed on an Alberta Clipper or an occasional Manitoba/James Bay Enveloping Deep Freeze. But this year, all the serious action is coming from a reversal of fortunes – sweeping US  West Coast weather storming up the Ohio River valley like the vengeance of Speaker John Boehner on Canada…

Waiting out the Blizzard

This winter in Eastern Canada has been passingly strange. After a wonderful plump billowing snowfall at the end of December  perfect for tobogganing and picture taking  an early thaw removed  all the snow. What followed was 2 weeks of  bitterly cold winter  but without the benefit of the white stuff.The countryside looked blahhh – and…

Lang Pioneer Village in Winter

Lang Pioneer Village in Keene Ontario just north of Rice Lake is a fun place to visit – almost all year long. Their special events during the Spring, Summer and Fall are not to be missed. For example, the War of 1812 Re-enactment of this past Summer provided wonderful insights to the conditions of the…

Winter Vistas

Outside Hastings Looking South On the way from Hastings to Peterborough there are some Summer vistas that I have promised myself to take pictures of  in Winter. Each involves a field, woods, sky combination. And each has a melody or poem in mind. For example the Hastings  image  sings Haiku: Hero standing out, but bravery…

Cobourg Library Landscaped for Fall

This Fall has been spectacular for colors in SouthEastern Ontario. And the Cobourg Library, which is near Lake Ontario and its moderating temperatures, has certainly benefited. But also the Library’s Landscape architects must be credited as well because the Library’s grounds seem to be designed to take advantage of Fall Colors. Here is the walkway entrance…

Autumn Holiday Hues

Thanksgiving comes early in Canada, the first week of October some say  in order to catch the Fall Colors Garage decked out in in Fall Finery This year the colors in the Autumn palette are spectacular. Again, its hard to fathom why this year the hues are so rich. But the Maples are showing a rich variety of…