Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE LAVASE PORTAGE CONSERVATION AREA REVISITED

I could not resist posting another image of my Lavase Portage trail walk. This time a colour image, which I had made in the morning. What interested me first was the little"water trail' made obviously made by by beavers because on shore you could see the clues of the willow brushes, which they had dragged down.  

Monday, August 22, 2016

THE LAVASE PORTAGE CONSERVATION AREA


Yesterday I visited the Lavase River Portage Conservation Area. It has been awhile since I walked the trail and discovered that quite  a few improvements have ben made to the trails. It was a beautiful walk with a few hesitant signs of the coming Fall. In the afternoon it rained a bit but cloudy sky was exactly what I needed to get some beautiful landscapes. My original idea was to work in traditional black and white and here is one image I thought reflected what I had in mind.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

ROSE AND SALLY

A few days ago my wife met these two ladies at the Powassan Treasure Mill They became instant friends so she brought them. Both ladies have joined our family. This morning our very young friend Avery named then Rose and Sally, which we think are beautiful and fitting names for these ladies. 

Friday, August 12, 2016

LANG STREET 1911, COBALT, ONTARIO

Last Tuesday, Dan and I visited Cobalt. we took quite a few pictures. It is a very interesting small town with a rich history. In the early 20th century silver was discovered in Cobalt, which created a "silver rush" you can call it. At the height of all this mining activity the town had about 200 active mines. Now it is a very quiet place but you can see the history reflected in a variety of murals, like this image of lang Street in 1911,  all across town. its definitely worth a visit.

Sunday, August 07, 2016

KINSMAN TRAIL, NORTH BAY

We had not walked the Kinsman trail since last Fall. Part of the trail had been closed for some time because extensive upgrading of the trail. Imagine our surprise when we saw this part of the trail. It is very beautiful and this nature preserve is right downtown the city. Really amazing and I think we should applaud the North Bay–Mattawa Conservation Authority for creating this truly wonderful trail. It is a great asset to our city.