Monday, September 29, 2014

Harbinger Of The Winter To Come

I have something else from Algonquin Park today. It's from the same area where I've been showing you a number of shots lately, Mew Lake and Lake Of Two Rivers, but a different time of year. This is from a fall visit, with hints of snow, ice, and frost on the marsh.

Check out my writer's blog by clicking at the right; I have something scheduled for today that Canadians will particularly appreciate. Well, Leafs Nation might want to have me drawn and quartered, but they are a silly lot.


  1. Brrrr! I felt a chill down my neck

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3

  2. Yes sir! Today we have to see an ugly picture. (it is a joke).


  3. Nice shot, William. I love real winter weather, but as far as I am concerned it may stay away untill half december.

  4. I like the greys and browns in this peaceful shot. Algonquin is so bright and cheerful at the moment but soon it will look like your photo again. ;)

  5. @Cloudia: the chill down the neck is a good thing!

    @Tomas: and so it is taken as such.

    @Jan: I can't wait for winter!

    @Marianne: indeed.

    @EG: looking at your blog today, I can see the place was busy!

  6. the browns of your fall are the browns of our winter.

  7. Postcard shot this and yesterdays views Andrew, amazing trees in the backdrop.. pines ?

  8. I liked your post about hockey but do not know enough about the sport and the team to appreciate it completely...

  9. This is a very nice shot, William, but I don't want to think about winter yet... :-)

  10. Brrrr! Looks kinda chilly!

    Should I say "Go Leafs"?

  11. @Tex: I can't imagine a winter with browns instead of white.

    @Grace: yes, those are pines in the background. Algonquin has a rich variety of evergreens, particularly the further east you go.

    @Norma: it's the best season ever!

    @VP: it is a sport I can follow and watch and appreciate, but I'm not a devoted watcher. Many Canadians, however, treat it like the national religion.

    @Karl: I'm looking forward to it.

    @Judy: well, not here today, but on that day, yes.

    @MB: perish the thought! I have cousins who are devotees of the Leafs and would have me throttled for that one.

  12. Lovely, William! I'm off to see what nasty thing you are saying about our Leafs! ;-)

  13. This is dreamy, William! Nice! :)

  14. Doesn't look wintry to me. Thank goodness!

  15. not too far off...i hear it's going to be pretty extreme this year :/

  16. We saw a bit of this in Yellowstone very early this month. Not long before it doesn't melt and disappear.

  17. I like the Autumn colours, but I'm not ready for Winter yet.

  18. Gorgeous! I love the wild look of this place. Thanks for visiting my recipe post and leaving a comment. The dish wasn't really all that hot. I don't like anything too spicy and actually can't eat anything too much so, and my mouth won't take being on fire :) This had a little heat but it was more flavorful than anything else.

  19. Very pretty! Our weather has finally been a little cooler, but I would welcome a little frost.

  20. @Halcyon: and I'm impatient!

    @RedPat: I can just imagine this one making the rounds.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Cheryl: not yet, but in these parts it's regular to see the first flakes in October.

    @Revrunner: and I'll be happy to see it.

    @Tanya: I certainly hope so!

    @Kay: Yellowstone anytime of the year is worthwhile.

    @Marleen: we're getting good fall colours here.

    @Denise: I do tend to be wary of what I eat; I'm not into spicy stuff myself.

    @Lois: we're in a bit of an Indian summer here.

  21. Lovely picture, William! I don't know how you find the time to do a second blog.

  22. looks very nice in the picture, but I'm enjoying this resurgence of summer weather at the moment.

  23. It looks like the setting for a dark story or dark happening. Winter being the dark happening,

  24. Over the weekend we watched some movie called The Reeds. This picture reminds me a little of that movie.

  25. like the way my eye is drawn from the front to the trees in the background :)

  26. @Linda: I don't either!

    @Hamilton: I prefer fall.

    @Mari: thanks!

    @Randy: indeed.

    @Whisk: I haven't heard of that.

    @Jen: thank you!