A couple of pics of town on my way back from walking this AM. One of the lake covered in snow and ice and the other looking down past the store as George is coming up the road to start plowing. Gowganda will have a white Christmas where many in Southern Ontario will be looking at grass.
Mostly damp, misty and grey skies while going out for a couple of pics near Leroy Lake. They loggers have fixed up the road going into Leroy lake so they could get at timber on the north side of the lake. A small bridge was put in over the creek where it flows towards Lost Lake. These are pics from the bridge looking east.
We have had many ups and downs with the weather this month, just about everything under the sun, today it is around 2C and misting, snow is disappearing again. Not your typical December at all. Haven't been out taking many pics but played with the old truck in the Miller Lake cut with the snow. Kind of a dark picture with the truck highlighted.
After a wet warm weekend most of the ice broke up and melted. Early this morning under clear cold skies the lake froze again. Tonight is going to be another cold one. The frost build up around the edge of the clear ice looked as though there were feathers on it.
On the way back a couple of fall pictures, crop land has all been plowed for the fall and cattle are roaming fields before the snow and cold. In the summer the crops go on for kilometers on which was once an ancient seabed. Click on the top picture for a panorama.
First time in Gowganda was 1968 with the Dept. of Lands and Forests, doing a soil and vegetation study for the Wildlife Productivity Inventory. While here found the country amazing, the boreal forest the lakes at every turn and the air clean and fresh. It didn't take long back then to get the camera out and start recording some of the sights I'd seen. Since then with a few layoffs in photography its good to get right back at it. Putting your pictures on a blog like this forces you to go out and take more pics, which is the goal of this site.
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