Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Walk

I got what I wished for. We received a few centimeters of snow on the weekend. So this morning I went for a walk down to the lake to see what it looks like and to see the swans that I heard were around lately.

On Lakeshore Road

Many small parks along Lakeshore and at dead ends off Lakeshore Rd.

Across the lake is the Niagara area of Ontario - wine country

Not zoomed in


Zoomed in - Hamilton or Steel City south west of Burlington


Where the creek empties out

Burlington has many creeks that empty into the lake


They come south from the escarpment, a long rise that is great for hiking

I did not see the swans. There were some mallards and buffleheads and of course the Canada goose. I think I walked for an hour and was quite cold. I could have used my long underwear today with that wind. And just so you know taking pictures in winter freezes your fingers. Welcome to winter.

12 comments:

  1. Oh, the snow is so beautiful and I can enjoy looking at it without freezing my fingers off. Thank you.

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  2. Such pretty snow shots. It looks so cold along the water.

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  3. Hi gardening Pomona.
    I've seen your blog, website and garden, etc. Those pix are so cool. I used to live at 3159 South Drive and Pomona was my quickest route to Sioux Lookout Park. Post more pix please.
    Bill

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  4. Winter is very beautiful in your place and you have captured it well.

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  5. Ha! That's nothing compared to the foot of snow we had in Calgary a few weeks ago. And don't forget our -20 to -25 temps (and that's without the wind chill). I still have 3 or 4 inches of it in the yard and the sidewallks are still snowy and icy. Can't complain today though, we are having a short-lived Chinook and it will go to probably 3 degrees.

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  6. Patty your shots are beautiful...brrr though! It looks like a peaceful walk.

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  7. Wonderful photos I've just *found* your blog - you've a great eye for a good photo!

    Pomona is what the island I live on used to be called - (Orkney in scotland) what does the name mean?

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  8. Sorry for the delay getting back to you all.

    Hazel:It truly was freezing. I kept stopping to warm up my hands!

    Donna:Cold, yes, but I'm sure you are experiencing similar temps.

    Bill: Thanks for the visit. Next time I take a picturesque walk I will photograph it.

    AutumnBelle:It was pretty grey that morning. The photos look like black and white ones.

    Laura:I won't even try to compare to Calgary. Your weather is crazy.

    Whimsical gardener:You are right it was peaceful. I was one of a few people outside.

    Orkneyflowers: Welcome! Pomona is the street I live on. It also happens to be the name of a goddess of the fruit trees
    http://gardeningpomona.blogspot.com/2010/01/so-who-is-pomona.html. Here's a link

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  9. Very beautiful photos! Is great that you got the snow you were hoping for. For me i still have to wait a bit.

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  10. Pretty shots of the water with snow. We're still waiting for snow here in southcentral PA, but the temperatures sure have been cold enough! Thanks for the "walk."

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  11. Hi Patty, Despite the cold, a winter walk can be wonderful. The snow covered landscape can be so beautiful at times. Enjoy your weekend! Jennifer

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  12. Fer - Snow in Japan, I'm sure it is a beautiful sight especially in the mountains.

    Gardensense - welcome to the blog and thanks for commenting.

    Jennifer - Thanks and you too. Merry Christmas.

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