Picture perfect day at Presqu’ile

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Location for photo to be printed…

IMG_1895Above is a photo of where my favourite photo will be placed. I took it to Rhonda’s Framing in Colborne to be printed on her giclée printer. She gave me a foam board to see how it would look at the approximate size it will be. It will be printed on canvas & should look spectacular.

 

Bette’s Homestead, Brighton

20140716-124833-46113292.jpgIn the west end of Brighton stood a carriage house built by the Bette’s family back in the mid 1800’s. All that is left now is a park, as the house burned to the ground a few years ago.20140716-125005-46205535.jpgThe park that was put in its place was dedicated to a town counsellor.

The Bleasdell Boulder

Evidence of glaciation is everywhere. From drumlins, eskers and this massive boulder.

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There is a small parking lot, with trails leading up to the boulder. Here is a picturesque stream along one of the trails.

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Look for it north of Trenton on Highway 33, just minutes from the 401.

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Presqu’ile Volcanoes

The blast we had for a couple days knocked down the volcanoes. They need to rebuild once again.

Snow squalls in the park

I went down to the park this morning, to see if there was a swell on the lake. Perhaps the volcanoes would be a erupting.

I couldn’t even see the road!

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A Walk in the Park

The winter weather has been a bit out of the ordinary this year. We still have ice from the ice storm of last month. It was slippery in the park, but with ice grippers on my boots and my cane, I fared well. I stopped at the Park Host parking lot, and headed to the shore. I had been thinking of coming down here on Tuesday when it was very cold and blustery, but stayed inside instead. I should have come down. The volcanoes would have been spewing their lava all day long!

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Here is a photo of the three best I saw today. They would surely have been impressive to see in their glory. As the waves roar against the edge of the ice, the water is forced underneath the ice & when it finds a crack to escape, it shoots forth and forms a faux stratovolcano.

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Here is a close up of the one in the middle. I’ll have to head back when it is windy to watch them in action.

As I was walking, the clouds moved in, and and it started to snow a bit. It was a dark and foreboding view, especially with the crepuscular rays shining through.

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There was a light south-west breeze and the temperature was around -8°C.