Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Day Out

 
Saturday was our first real spring like day. The temperature was 17C degrees.
 
We took a trip to the Pinery Provincial Park (Ontario, Canada).
 
Within the park is the Ausable River, where these photos were taken.
There was no snow in the woods, and the river was ice free.
 
 
Lake Huron also borders the park, where the photos below were taken.
Unlike the forest area, the lake was still frozen.  
Those are not white cap waves, it's ice. 
The brown areas are snow banks (on the frozen water) with sand on them.

 
 There was about 4 feet of open water at the shore.
I took off my shoes and socks, rolled up my pant legs and waded in!
The water wasn't as cold as you'd think!

sharing with...
BLUE MONDAY 
MOSAIC MONDAY
OUR WORLD TUESDAY
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46 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, how lovely, Karen! And I know how wonderful it is to see those first glimpses of Spring!! I hope many more come quickly! It has been gorgeous here today, not a cloud in the sky, gentle breeze and 70 degrees! Heavenly!! Hope you have a great week with more lovely weather!!

Linda W. said...

Hooray! So glad you got some nice weather and were able to get outside and enjoy it.

TexWisGirl said...

i know you're happy to be rid of snow - ice soon to follow. :)

Stephanie said...

It is nice when one finally feels that winter has left us and spring and warmer temperatures is beckoning us to get outdoors. Great series of photos in your nice collages.

Willow said...

Beautiful shots.
Good for you ~ kicking off your shoes !

Elephant's Child said...

What a gorgeous day. And I think we are heading for 17C here today.

Lorrie said...

Oh, brrrr. You're a brave one to wade in that water. I'm glad spring is finally appearing in your corner of the world.

The Charm of Home said...

Pretty spring day!
Sherry

Carole M. said...

a great outing/location and made for a fun collage series

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

A gorgeous spring like day- have a blessed week!

Icy BC said...

Beautiful shots, Karen. I thought the water would still freezing, glad you took a dip!

eileeninmd said...

It feels good to be able to enjoy the outdoors once again! Lovely images! Have a happy day and week ahead!

Les... said...

great photo diary!

so pleased that you were able to get out and about and have a good serve of nature after the long winter.

More to come I hope!! *VBS*

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely shots and scenery...isn't it nice to have spring really show up for a day or so! :)

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful place!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos in the collages. I hear you're in for a cold snap tomorrow and some serious flooding in some areas of Ontario. I hope you will be safe from the flooding. Have a great week.

ladyfi said...

So very lovely.

lina@a happy family said...

Great shots, Karen. Wonderful place.
I'd like to dip my feet in warm water :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

How wonderful it must have been to get out and enjoy the outdoors! That is amazing to me that there is still ice on the water. Hopefully, it will melt soon. And you're pretty brave, to stick you feet in the water! :-)

Lisa Gordon said...

Beautiful mosaic, Karen, especially the second one. Those blues are fantastic.

RedPat said...

You did a polar bear wade! How brave you are.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful day to start of spring, great photos too.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Hi K -

Man I need photography lessons from you, I swear. Every pic is something else.

Your robins in the last pic look REAL as if they'd hop right out of the monitor onto my keyboard (and then consequently attacked by my cat, haha.) Ick, sorry I went there....anyway just saying hi and sending you a big hug.

Gail Dixon said...

I'm so glad you had a nice day to enjoy outdoors. Lovely images! :)

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

It is so lovely to finally get out and enjoy Nature. You had a perfect day for your outing.

Carver said...

Beautiful place to enjoy the first signs of spring.

Fun60 said...

I'm not convinced. I'm sure that water was freezing.

Barb said...

You're a brave soul! I love the light in the forest photos.

jeannettestgermain said...

The gift of Spring - I can see you're enjoying it!

Michelle B said...

That lake had to be freezing!! I am glad your weather is getting warmer. I love your image of the red berries!

carol l mckenna said...

Creative and lovely collage photography ~ for OWT ~ delightful ~ Happy Week to you ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

Christian Weiß said...

Beautiful photos and a nice area but it looks so cold.

Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful

Debbie said...

Pretty images!! I am so happy to hear that you were out and about!! I remember that you love getting your toes wet!!

Marie said...

Wow! What a lovely day and amazing shots. ♥

I'm here for Blue Monday. Here's my Blue Monday post; Me as The Tour Guide

Indrani said...

Lovely collages. I liked the browns here.

mick said...

Great photos and amazing to see the lake frozen like that. 17C doesn't sound very warm to me!! My night time temp went down that far last night and I got a good night's sleep - but still no blankets needed to snuggle under!

Life Images by Jill said...

gorgeous images. I looks like you had a wonderful walk in the woods. It must be so nice to get out for a walk now that spring has sprung. Have a wonderful week.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Karen;
OMG; So sorry for my belated comment!!!
Ausable River in the Pinery Provincial Park must be beautiful; and the cold looking Lake Huron looks great as well♡♡♡ I may not be brave enough to wade into p;) LOVE your GORGEOUS collage♪♪♪

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ya, right....you're trying to convince me that the icy waters wasn't cold when you waded? You're ever so brave to have done that.

Lovely images once again. I enjoyed reading your narrative also.

Stewart M said...

Wading in the spring - very brave!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Makes my toes hurt just to think of wading in cold water, but I am a terrible weather wimp. (My kids laugh at me, and you may too!) That's a beautiful beautiful park and again so glad you have spring.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great shots in both mosaics - thanks for sharing them.
Thanks for stopping by. I think the butterfly pattern and the old town blue were very popular patterns, as there seems to be a lot available on ebay and etsy.
Enjoy your evening.

Me said...

These are wonderful photo`s of our day at the Pinery. I don`t think I will be wading in ice water any time soon!

Rajiv Sankarapillai said...

Lovely images !
Beautiful blog !

K V V S MURTHY said...

Fantastic series of pics...!