We are a few minutes after 8am on Saturday October 26, standing on the Dundas street overpass looking south down 16 Mile Creek. The sun came over the trees about 15 minutes ago, slowly bringing light and life as the birds got going. Mist from the creek rose and a sun haze stretched out across the tree canopy.
Two horses paid a fair amount of attention to me as I walked by while at the Bracebridge fall fair. My own curiosity picked, I took a few pictures and then watched them watch me for quite some time. Looking at the photo afterwards, it sure feels like they want to start a conversation. Or maybe their trying to say ‘leave us alone’!
We hit peak color this week in the Baysville area, punctuated by a bright sun and shadows of the forest. This is along Browns Brae Road, a gravel route connecting a few of the lakes in the Lake of Bays Township.
Had my initiation into the world of hawks and falcons a few weeks back when visiting Hawk Cliff on the north shores of Lake Erie to watch the migration. This is a Sharp-shinned Hawk, distinct for its three white stripes on the tail, plus stripe bands on the underside of the wings. Was fortunate to grab pictures of Red-tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, Bald Eagles, and an American Kestrel. And the one I missed while fumbling with the camera… a Northern Harrier.
Yes this is real 🙂 We watched from the back deck of the house. Not often the sun burns blood orange while the sky stays deep blue. Great way to end the day!
It was really this good! Calm, warm evening to watch the sun set from the kayak.
Chef David Friesen’s entree special featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard, plated high like a tower. Riverwalk can be found in Bracebridge, Ontario overlooking the Muskoka river.
jeff haltrecht photoblog, toronto & muskoka, canada