some icing in these parts


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100 miles north of Toronto just south of Georgian Bay, the east end of Lake Huron, in central Ontario, Tay Township and just near by to it,  not far from where I live.  A bit of freezing rain on the trees, we may just miss the larger freezing rain storm blasting through Southern Ontario over the next 24 hours.

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early winter photos – Tay Township


taken by me today using a Sony NEX F3 with 18-55 lens

100 miles north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, just south of Georgian Bay, the Sturgeon River

It is interesting to keep returning to the same spots through the four seasons.  Today I noticed that with all the foliage down, I could now see from a slightly different position a view of the Sturgeon River, little more than creek sized, that during the full grown season was invisible.  This section of the river was the water supply for a 17th century Huron village. A haunting spot.

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OCTOBER the 3rd


photo by William J. Gibson - Georgian Bay the east end early on June 21, 2011
not from today, today I am too comfortable in my sun porch to go out over the dew-laden grass and shoot the photograph, yawn

nice looking dawn on Georgian Bay this AM,  smallish cloud bank with wide open clear sky above to the east….the bay is very still.   It is going to be a good day to take a camera out for some adventures….. I wonder what we will catch today.

BTW I have been immortalized.   My neighbour, Murray Van Halem, painted me.  I appear to be channeling Hemingway, but the beard is off this month and will perhaps return during the winter…… thanks. Murray.

http://murrayvanhalemfineart.com/

ice floating in the waters of Georgian Bay at Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada


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Federal Dock at Albert Street

Victoria Harbour in Tay Township in Ontario, Canada, on Georgian Bay, east end of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. About 100 miles due. North of Toronto.

Earlier in December this year the bay had begun to ice over almost completely but then the daytime temperature rose above freezing and the ice changed state back. Colder temperatures returned since this shot and the ba y is iced with a thin solid cover as of Dec. 29th.

 

 

Keating farm Discovery Harbour


Royal Naval and Military Establishment, Penetanguishene, Ontario – 1822-1855, units first from the Royal Navy and then the British Army occupied this site.

an interesting historic site to tour on beautiful Penetanguishene Bay, about 100 miles north of Toronto on Georgian Bay (Lake Huron)

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shore edge


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Image = shore edge in front of my home on the eastern end of Georgian Bay, which is the east end of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes of North America.  I have been living up here 100 miles north of Toronto for twelve years (fulltime).  My family rented here in the sixties and then bought a lot and built this cottage in 1969-70.  It is a beautiful place and I am fortunate to live here.

until the shore growth got high enough to hide predators, families of Canada Geese would amble in to crop away at the plant life…..it is fun to watch the tiny golden goslings mature into as of this week nearly full-sized geese.. the neck stretching guard adult geese are careful in their watching and quickly sound the alarm when they dont like something in the area, which produces a mad rush and much splashing as the family skedaddles out into the safety of the bayy

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