A Different View of the Lake – November 23, 2022

thanks to Becky B for hosting Walking Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/11/23/walking-squares-23/

In the summer this beach is busy with sunbathers, stone skippers and dog walkers. Yesterday most walkers stayed on the walkway.

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Walking Through Col. Sam Smith Park

….thanks to Becky B for hosting Walking Squares https://beckybofwinchester.com/2022/11/22/walking-squares-22/

I love this park but I realized recently that I haven’t ventured out this far in awhile. Today I decided it was time to get back here and explore some of my favourite places. As I got closer to the pond I was actually shocked at how low the water level was. I don’t think I’ve ever seen it like this.

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Path towards the pond
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The pond, the lowest I’ve ever seen it
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Continuing towards Lake Ontario

I’m a Fan of……Turtles

….thanks Jez for hosting I’m a fan of…..https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/05/23/geese-fan-of-157/

Last year the turtles in the pond over at Col. Sam Smith Park were nowhere to be seen. Yesterday I decided to vote early for the upcoming Provincial election and I decided to take the scenic route through the park to my polling station. As I got closer to the pond I heard a few boys shouting to one another and one of them mentioned he was on the Turtle Path. This name was new to me but I decided to turn left towards an opening in the pond to see if the turtles had indeed returned.

To my absolute delight, did I not only see one turtle but at least a dozen of them in all sizes. Another woman was also viewing them and we started to talk. She confirmed that they weren’t around last year. I asked her if they were painted turtles (she seemed to know quite a bit about these prehistoric creatures) and she said they were. She also told me that she had just come across a huge snapping turtle on the side of the pond. I decided to save this for another day. I’ll make sure to bring my camera with the telephoto lens.

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My Morning Tuesday Walk

…..a little windy and cooler today

Despite the chilly winds, especially when the clouds pass over the sun, it was a beautiful morning for a walk and taking photos. I love the colour of the sky on mornings like this and how it reflects onto the water. Let me take you on my walk through my photos.

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Water, Water Everywhere – March 7, 2022

thanks to Jez for hosting Water, Water Everywhere https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/03/07/swan-water-water-everywhere-116/

As the temperatures rise, the ice on the pond is melting to reveal water below. After today’s rain and yesterday’s balmy temperatures most of this ice will have melted.

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