Monday, December 5, 2016

Nature's Peace

Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.
~ John Muir

So as usual, I'm at least a half season behind with my posts. I'm guessing that you won't mind too much if we revisit the golden hues of autumn as she appeared just a few weeks ago. These few hours were spent around Little Lake - just a twenty minute walk from my place.

gold on blue
This vivid contrast of yellow and blue greeted me just outside of the Peterborough Art Gallery, one sunny afternoon.

backlit leaf
This is one of its leaves back lit by the sun. I bumped up the contrast a bit.

autumn in the park
Many but not most of the leaves had fallen by then. They're all gone now that it's a few weeks later. But this was then.

across little lake2
Across Little Lake, the trees were lit with gold as the afternoon sunlight breathed its fire on them.

paddling the treetops
In a matching coloured kayak, this boater paddled into their brilliant reflection.

waiting for a picnic
Just one week after, most of the leaves had fallen but there were a few holdouts who were keeping their picnic tables available for a hopeful outdoor lunch.

steps to little lake
This is the same tree you saw in the first image. One week and strong winds made all the difference.

bird clouds
The clouds above the dock reminded me of white birds taking off in flight.

bird clouds - then this happened
And then this happened.

This wispy stem was gently blown about in the breeze, challenging me to freeze it for just a second.

window view dusk2
The evening proudly wore her autumn best in the eastern sky, promising another day to enjoy with camera in hand.

I'll see you with those images soon.

Monday, November 28, 2016

The World Reveals Itself

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot. ~ Werner Herzog

Let's have a little wander around Peterborough. This takes us back to mid-October when trees hadn't fully changed but the air was still mild and inviting. Please join me!

confed rainbow
It was a windy day, and my walk started over at Little Lake where I had a good view of Centennial Fountain showing off her rainbow colours in the brilliant sunshine.

confed rainbow4
A moment later, the wind picked up, lifting the prism skyward. We were also feeling the mist from across the lake, at times.

you go gull
This gull was battling the breeze over the waters of Little Lake.

centepede cloud
The breezy day was also having fun with the clouds, creating wispy white fingers in the sky.

There must have also been some water droplets in this cloud which formed a subtle rainbow of its own.

mallard cutie2
This little cutie decided to hang around and pose for a few photos.

angel wings
Wandering further south, we ended up winding through the paths of the Little Lake Cemetery where this angel was watching over some of the local residents.

Exploring the surroundings, this cutie of a ground hog took one last look before disappearing in her burrow between a couple of monuments.

Something interesting had been going on in this spot where a small, colourful collection of glass and pottery had been left behind.

rabbit run
This little guy was also having a nice little wander several hops ahead.

berries of blue
Juniper berries are bright blue eye-catchers in the sunlight.

flowers and bike
Another colourful scene which caught my eye on the way home.

window view
And speaking of home, this was the view outside of my window when the sun broke free of gloomy skies and brushed the trees with its brilliance.

That's it for this time. More photos coming up just as soon as they're ready.