Late winter snow and shadows.
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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.
Just large snowflakes in profusion.
The leaves of last Summer will remain until Spring.
To be replaced by new life.
Ice fishing family on Callander Bay.
When Trout Lake freezes, the ice becomes a highway for recreational vehicles.
The tracks they leave differ from the tracks of summer.
Snowy day on my road.
Not covered by the winter snow yet.
The Lavase River was used to transport furs from the West to Montreal.
Northwest Company canoes passed this spot in Spring and Fall from 1779 to 1821.
Up ahead just around the corner, is Lake Nipissing.
The view from my cellar door after fresh snow has fallen.
The ice on One Mile Bay is safe to walk on.
A sunny Sunday afternoon is a very pleasant time to get some exercise.
Snowmobiles in large numbers create a highway on the ice of the lake.
Walking is easy on the hard packed surface.
The contrail is an unusual sight these days.
Winter On Callander Bay.
When the ice forms for the winter, Callander Bay sprouts Ice Huts and Ice Fisherpersons.
Looking toward the West on Lake Nipissing.
Eastern shore of Lake Nipissing in January.