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Spring From Roy’s Rock

The North shore of Lake Nipissing in late March.

Roy’s Rock in the foreground.

Saint Joseph’s Motherhouse in the background.

Another two or three weeks may see the Lake ice-free.

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Late March Sky

Waiting for the ice to melt on Lake Nipissing.

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Early Spring Sky

As the ice recedes on Lake Nipissing, warmer days hint at summer skies.

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Callander Bay

Late March afternoon on the ice of Callander Bay.

The recent warm weather has chased most of the ice fishing huts off the bay.

A few remain to play roulette with Mother Nature.

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Undulations

Late winter snow and shadows.

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Undulations

Late in Winter the snow that has fallen covers objects on the ground in a way that creates a very sensual surface.

Long shadows late in the day contribute to the effect.

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Sunny Day Birches

White Birches in sunshine glow with special life light.

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The Trails Behind My House

The area behind my house is mostly rock and undeveloped bush. At a time long in the past we would have been situated on an island, but when the glaciers melted and the lake drained, the island ended up connected with the mainland by a low-lying piece of land. A twenty foot rise in water level would put us back on an island again.

In “recent” years, recreational walking trails have developed and lately a map and signs have appeared. Winter, and the advent of “snowshoeing” as a recreational activity have made walking these trails a fun thing to do. They become packed hard enough that snowshoes are not required much of the time. If one wishes to set off through the bush off the trail, then snowshoes are a necessity but a pleasant trek through the bush can be had without them. The absence of leaves makes it possible to see some of the features of the area.

Opportunities for photographs are numerous.

Sharing the experience of the trails is particularly special.

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Sunny Day Birches

I love the shape and colour of a birch tree and a birch grove.

Particularly when the sun shines on them.

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Edge Of The Bush

On the edge of the bush the snowflakes pile up on the ground.

Deeper inside a canopy of snow is created.

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Follow The Trail

A recent day of snow produced a magical world in the bush.

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Delicate Snowstorm

No wind.

Just large snowflakes in profusion.

The leaves of last Summer will remain until Spring.

To be replaced by new life.

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Family Fun

Ice fishing family on Callander Bay.

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Winter On Four Mile Bay

When Trout Lake freezes, the ice becomes a highway for recreational vehicles.

The tracks they leave differ from the tracks of summer.

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Winter Descends

Snowy day on my road.

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