Saturday, September 29, 2012

Gowganda Lake

A few pictures of Gowganda Lake and its many kilometers of shoreline.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Out on the lake today

Have been hoping for a good day to get out on the lake for 2 reasons take some pictures and maybe catch a fish.  Good luck today I bought in my limit of pictures.  Great day for pics around the lake and my luck a female Loon with her chick.  It's getting late in the season for one so young but it will be airborne soon.  When I was taking pics of the young one the adult swam out of sight down the lake, finally the chick looked around for her and headed south swimming.  Maybe the adult is trying to break the bond.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Finally the sun comes out

Here are a couple from near LeRoy Lake.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Rainy days

Lots of rain this week the lake level has come up a bit finally.  Tonight a great rainbow when the sun was setting.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall colours

Some of the fall colours coming out.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Trying something new--stop motion

 This is done by taking several pictures of the same scene in this test about 85 pictures and individually timing each one to show for 0.1 sec and making a video of them. It's easier done than said.  Just trying something new.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Viper's Bugloss or Blueweed

Viper's Bugloss (Echium vulgare) still in bloom found along the highways and bush roads.
Viper's Bugloss was said of old to be an expellent of poisons and venom, and to cure the bites of a viper, hence its name.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Mushroom symbiosis

Walking down along the rivers edge is very shaded with lots of moss and very large mushrooms, here is a group living at the base of a mossy tree.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Montreal River north of bridge

With all the lack of water this year the river is very low.  I hiked up the west side of the river at the bridge and took this pic (not an HDR).  This picture was taken with a very slow shutter speed. I ended up hiking up to Burk Lake and never got my feet wet.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Old Rock fall at Diabase Lake

On the west side of Diabase lake there is a cliff that overlooks the lake, in the winter I fish near there.  Went in and took some pictures of the rock fall at the north end of the cliff, it's cool, wet and in the shadows for most of the afternoons.  Lots of mosses, lichens, small plants and mushrooms growing in there.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Edith lake 2

Just working on some pics, this is Edith Lake with a texture as a base .

Edith Lake Winterberry

Around Edith Lake yesterday, the water levels are very low, last nights 7mm of rain will help it a bit.  Cooler today with the wind it is very comfortable.  Along the shores of Edith are shrubs with red berries that look like they have been stuck on the stems, these are Winterberry (Ilex verticillata). The red berry like drupes  remain on the shrub into the winter. It is a member of the Holly family but is deciduous.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Hot and humid

Wouldn't you know that the beginning of September would be hot and humid, we need a break from this.  On top of that my load of firewood was delivered last night too.  Time to sharpen up the chain saw and get at it.