Texture Tuesday – March 2, 2021

I love textures and the closer you get to plant material you can find some very interesting textures from fluffy to spiky. Todays photos feature a spiky seed pod and a Queen Anne’s Lace flower in its final stage. The flower gets stranger looking as it goes through its metamorphosis. My husband thought it actually looked creepy. I guess if you don’t know what it is, it does look like something is crawling out of it.

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Waterfalls in Hamilton – Water, Water Everywhere #65

….thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/02/22/snowy-branches-water-water-everywhere-65/

Yesterday Kevin and I drove to Hamilton, ON, to hike around an area known for its waterfalls. Unfortunately it was very icy so the hiking part was cut short but not before we were able to see two of the area’s famous waterfalls. The first one is Webster’s Falls. It is probably the more spectacular of the two because it is bigger and more water falls over the edge of the cliffs. Tews Falls has less water but the view along the gorge is spectacular.

Webster’s Falls

According to the City of Waterfalls site Webster’s Falls is a curtain waterfall with a 22 metre plunge and is found in the Spencer Gorge/Webster’s Falls Conservation Area in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The water flows down Spencer Creek and the falls is the largest in the area.

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Tews Falls

Tews Falls is a 41 metre ribbon waterfall, and is the tallest waterfall found in Hamilton. Located at the Spencer Gorge / Webster’s Falls Conservation Area, its source is Logie’s Creek. 

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Thursday Doors – Limehouse Conservation Area

thanks to Dan of No Facilities for hosting Thursday Doors, https://nofacilities.com/2021/02/04/author-author-thursday-doors/

On Wednesday my husband and I got in the car and headed north west to Halton Hills and the Limestone Conservation Area. The conservation area is an extension of the Niagara Escarpment and three trails run through it. One of the trails is the Bruce Trail. The highlight for us were the Lime Kilns that once produced limestone blocks in the 1800s and ceased production in 1917.

This time of year the trails are not maintained and can be somewhat treacherous because of the ice. This was especially true near the stone arch bridge. A new bridge has been built parallel to it but the steps were very icy and it took me quite some time to safely navigate this slippery slope. I thought that the barrel style structures were a different style of kiln but after doing some research I discovered that these building were the powder houses where the explosives, used to blast out the limestone, were stored. Black Creek is the waterway that surges under the bridge and with the snow and ice I found the setting very picturesque.

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In the town of Limehouse sits an old church which is now the Limehouse Memorial Centre. Limehouse was first settled in 1820. By the 1840’s limestone quarrying and “burning” of limestone in kilns to make lime, had begun. The Grand Trunk Railway built its line through Limehouse in 1856 which required 200 workers and their families to settle in the area.(from Wikipedia)

Today about 800 people live in Limehouse. There are several farms in the area where racing horses and wild boar are raised.

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Stripes and Checks – Lens Artists Photo Challenge

….thanks to Leya for hosting this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2021/01/23/lens-artists-challenge-132-striped-checked/

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Thursday Trios – Week 4

why not join me in this new challenge

There are no restrictions as to when you post during the week. Anything goes….photographs of trios that occur naturally or ones that are staged and if you want to add quotes that incorporate the number three that’s a bonus. Just copy the link and paste it into your post and it will ping back to me. Have fun!.

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Macro Monday – January 18, 2021

as you know I’m obsessed with macro shots and dried plant material

If you like macro photography you should check out Sheree’s post this week. https://viewfromtheback.com/2021/01/18/sunshines-macro-monday-73/

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