Duchesnay Creek drops over the escarpment north of our town on its way to Lake Nipissing.
Over many years and many visits, it has provided multiple opportunities to preserve in photographs and memory the uniqueness that is our part of the world.
No two encounters are ever the same.
Winter comes to Lee’s Creek.
Snow and cold will bury this creek and its banks so they can rest for a while.
Four Mile Creek this afternoon.
The creek near Smith Road.
A little creek runs beside Smith Road up near the Airport. It’s easy to miss but there are some interesting spots on it.
This is one of them.
Winter has provided visual gifts over the past weekend. Here is one.
A grand title for the lovely little creek that flows through the centre of North Bay.
A pleasant walk yesterday morning down the valley of Chippewa Creek. Unseasonal summer weather has made the leaves burst forth in their delicate spring greens.
Four Mile Creek runs beside Hwy 63 on the way up to Feronia.
This is the scene yesterday morning while I was waiting for Spring to arrive.
Spring poked its head out earlier last week and then retreated.
These tracings in the snow are evidence of that event.
Even though it is -20C, open water happens where the current is fast enough.
My daughter and her family have a lovely “waterfront” property near Rochester, NY. Last week I spent some time “fishing” for photographs on her waterfront.
Here is the colour version of one “keeper”:
I also got to fooling around with monochrome and made the following two versions:
Straight Black and White –
Toned Version –
Not sure which one I like better.
I think I’m leaning toward the colour version, but…
The early run-off was slowed a day ago by more “normal” temperatures for this time of year. The water flow is a bit less frantic.
Now it feels more like spring than the summer of last week.