This Little Guy Looks Lost

….when the waves are high you know that the conditions aren’t ideal for frogs

Even though Georgian Bay is a fresh water body of water it’s not home to many creatures that you would find on smaller lakes. The beach is sandy and there are no weedy areas for frogs to spawn or find food. So how did he get here?

Here’s what the water looked like the day we discovered this little guy.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sense of Hearing

…thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

I guess photos with this theme should evoke a sound in the imagination. Here’s what I came up with.

The sound of rushing water

…a crackling fire

….the crunch of snow underfoot

….the crash of waves

….a child’s laugh

….quacking and honking of water fowl

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge – Moving Water

….thanks to Cee for hosting the Black and White Photo Challenge

I found it quite difficult to change moving water photos from colour to black and white. For some reason the amount of light in some of the photos that looked fantastic in colour were a complete washout in black and white. I tried to make some adjustments but it didn’t always work.

The Beauty and Power of Lake Ontario

….caught these images in a two hour window of sunshine today

Lake Ontario sits about 100 metres from my house. After a miserable day of rain yesterday and grey skies this morning the sun decided to come out. It was a glorious period of time, although short and I managed to get some photos of the lake as the waves crashed along the shoreline. I also managed to get in a two hour walk through the neighbourhood and explored some areas that I had never seen before (more about that in another post).

A Three Day Blow

….it wasn’t windy but you wouldn’t have known it from the waves that hit the shoreline

Up at the cottage when the waves come in off of Georgian Bay they usually last three days. We’ve always called it ‘a three day blow’. This week we seemed to be experiencing the same thing here on Lake Ontario. There was very little wind but the lake was rolling in like we were in the middle of a storm. The first set of shots were taken in the evening two nights ago and the following were taken the next day during the day.


Lens-Artists Challenge – #53 – Your Choice

….thanks to Amy from The World is a Book for hosting the Lens-Artist Challenge

Congratulations to all the lens-artists who are celebrating their first birthday with this challenge. Amy has chosen connection as her theme.

My special connection takes place on the beach at Christian Island where the forces of nature never cease to amaze me. Every year the shoreline changes as the waves erode the plants when the water levels are high and when the levels are low we are blessed with a massive beach. This year the levels are high and the invading plants and trees have been washed away.IMG-2906