The La Vase Portage Conservation Area is a neat place to visit. The trail passes beaver ponds while winding through mixed woodland and includes a nice stand of mature birch trees.
The snow is mostly gone, the ice is off the ponds.
Yesterday, this pond was waiting for the warmth of spring.
A week from now the greens will be well established and the activities of nature will have resumed.
For now, quiet and calm reign.
Late fall. Not long before the leaves are gone.
Another photograph of yesterday’s orange shore.
There is a pond beside Hwy 11 that looks just great in the fall.
Today at noon under high cloud and uniform light.
Driving North up the Bypass you pass a couple of ponds.
At 115 Km/h there is not much time to look at them but this is what many missed yesterday afternoon on the way back up from Callander.
Summer is coming eventually.
Wait for the signs.
A friend has a lovely little water feature on her farm. The little pond is teeming with small leopard frogs watched over by a benevolent Frog Lord who she created.
The kids enjoy watching and counting the small creatures in this quiet corner.