Dragonfly Encounter

I love the natural world, and my blog is dedicated to my photos and info about the wonderful outdoors where I live in sw Ontario, Canada.

I had a super camp out in early September at Long Point Provincial Park, near Port Rowan, on the north shore of Lake Erie. Great beach, sandy campsites, I love it.

And, I love that this happened. First one, then a second dragonfly decided that my legs were a place to hang out for a while. Lucky me!

I plan to get to Long Point to camp once more before it closes for the season.

Safe travels and happy journeys.

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February Heat Wave

In southwestern Ontario, Canada, yesterday the temps hit 15 degrees celsius. Wowzer warm day. So I drove to one of my favourite Ontario parks, Pinery Provincial Park, for a hike. Here’s my fav pic from my walk there.

Oak leaf in the snow

Oak leaf in the snow

Wishing you safe travels and happy journeys.

One pic: summer storm

I love my summer visits to Pinery Provincial Park, just one hour drive from home. When a storm arrives, the sky and water are awesome. This pic-a-day shot reminds me of the warm, summer days.

Stormy August Lake Huron

Stormy August Lake Huron

Thank you for checking out my blog featuring my pics of fav outdoors in southwestern Ontario.

Wishing you safe travels and happy journeys.

Happy Solstice!

On this first day of winter, here’s a pic-a-day look at winter on Lake Huron at Pinery Provincial Park. The hundreds of small ice floes (the white in the water) was an amazing sight.

Lake Huron at Pinery Provincial Park ice floes

Lake Huron at Pinery Provincial Park ice floes

I love to post about the outdoors where I live in southwestern Ontario, Canada. If you have any questions or comments, I love to hear from people.

Wishing all a happy solstice, safe travels and happy journeys.

Pic-a-week?

I know you are all so sad that I haven’t been maintaining my pic-a-day project. Sorry! Catching up with one today, though. Downtown Toronto fun with night shooting.

Near downtown Toronto

Near downtown Toronto

Until next time, wishing you safe travels and happy journeys.

Let it Snow (1 pic a day)

First big snowfall (about 10 inches) this weekend where I live. Got out for a walk to take some photos. Here’s one.

Snowy walk on trail under bridge

Snowy walk on trail under bridge

The temp was moderate, the snow lightly falling, no wind. Beauty day for a walk in southwestern Ontario.

Wishing you happy travels and safe journeys.

 

More Pics, Missed Days

Attempting a pic-a-day blog fest has not worked for me. Lucky you, as that means I’ll post more than one pic today, to catch up.

Here’s some of my early September 2016 campout at Long Point Provincial Park, near Port Rowan, ON, Canada on the north shore of Lake Erie, one of the famous five Great Lakes.

First up, campsite 314, all set up for a few days of sandy rest and relaxation. Lots of shade, sand, and a trail up the dunes to a lake vista and access to the beach. One of my fav sites at Long Point.

Early Sept 2016 Long Point campout

Early Sept 2016 Long Point campout

I am an early riser when camping, I love to have my coffee as the sun rises. Then I get on to the beach early, camera in hand – got in a sunrise swim, the water was still summer warm.

Early morning Lake Erie

Early morning Lake Erie

Sunset at Long Point Provincial Park – had sunset swim, too! I love camping at Long Point.

Sunset at Long Point Provincial Park

Sunset at Long Point Provincial Park

For early September, the weather was hot and windy, loved it! On the beach, relevant tote in hand. I can’t wait to do this again in the spring.

On the beach, Sept 2016 campout

On the beach, Sept 2016 campout

Thanks for checking out my September 2016 Long Point camp pics, if you have any questions or comments, I love to hear from you.

Wishing you happy travels and safe journeys.

One pic special

To let the world know about the beauty of southwestern Ontario, Canada, I post my pics – I love the outdoors here where I live. Took some back roads on a day trip to Selkirk Provincial Park (near Port Dover) and found this amazing market garden. Late September beauty.

Gladiola farm, southwestern Ontario

Gladiola farm, southwestern Ontario

Contact me if you have any comments or questions, I love to hear from you.

Safe travels and happy journeys.

2 for 1

Project pic-a-day hit a snag the first week, I missed yesterday. So today here are 2 pics in celebration of my love for the outdoors where I live in southwestern Ontario.

Road trip shots – Thanksgiving weekend (in Canada that’s in early October) in the Muskoka region – glorious sunshine for a visit to Arrowhead Provincial Park near Huntsville, Ontario.

Autumn colour Arrowhead Provincial Park

Autumn colour Arrowhead Provincial Park

The lake was calm and the trees were colourful; I love autumn.

Arrowhead Provincial Park

Arrowhead Provincial Park Thanksgiving Weekend

If you have any comments or questions about travels in Ontario, I’d love to hear from you.

Safe travels and happy journeys.

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