This week I was assessed for exercise rehab following my open heart surgery. Received some helpful notes and started two part routine: aerobic (walking) and muscle resurrection (hand weights). This morning I used my walker to stroll quickly inside the house. Fifteen minutes at a quick pace seemed like a small proof of the Theory of Relativity. The cats were amused. I was a tiny bit winded and my recovery was easy and also quick.
Outside we received a few inches of snow with high winds during the night. Georgian Bay is still rolling its waves. Today is bright sun shine and some -10 C. A perfect Spring day. Laughing hysterically out loud.
Photos of our shore and the boathouse made with Sony Nex F3 and 18-55mm lens.
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.
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.
November light fading. temperature -1 degrees Celsius, dusting of snow lingering.
A few of these shots are within yards of a 17th century Huron village site. It is debated whether it is the site of the martyrdom of St. Jean de Brebeuf, St. Gabriel Lalemant (French Jesuit missionaries) and many Christian Hurons at the hands of the warring Iroquois in 1649. Whenever I stop and look and photograph these spots, my imagination turns back and I keep one eye out for those Iroquois. This creek with the still water was most likely the water supply for that village.
If there is a more peaceful village than Coldwater, Ontario, I would be surprised. The Coldwater River flows through town and north to Georgian Bay. This spot is very very close to the “downtown core” of the village. I took this shot standing on an old Bailey Bridge section. Some wonderful large. old wood and brick homes along this part of the river.
In September, Coldwater has one of the best fall fairs in central Ontario. Just across Hwy 12 at the south end of the village is the Coldwater Canadiana Museum, small but delightful.
Equipment – SONY NEX F3 with lens adapter to mount Contax/Yashica mount Tokina mf 28-70 zoom lens f3.5, shot at f11. Modified image using Corel Paint Shop Pro x5.