It’s early days and the Waterfront Gardens are not very active. The cold and snowy start to the month of May has slowed growth significantly.
Nonetheless, several hardy plants were active yesterday in the midst of flying snowflakes.
These photographs were published elsewhere over the past couple of weeks.
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.
The rumble of the falls and rapids at Duchesnay is hard to ignore.
The is also great opportunity to look for quieter spots along the side of the torrent and experience some neat stuff.
The land through which the water runs adds to the whole experience.
Can you hear the rumble of the Falls?
Near my town is the place that Duchesnay Creek chooses to descend the escarpment, tumbling down ledges and through cracks and crevasses in the rock of the Pre-Cambrian Shield.
When the melt comes, there is ample water flowing.
Spent the day shooting birds.
Nipissing shore two days before the official arrival of Spring.