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Day break over 16 Mile Creek

daybrake sunrise 16 mile creek oakville canada
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.

Sharp-shinned Hawk on its Migration over Hawk Cliff, Lake Erie

sharp-shinned hawk sharpie hawk cliff migration
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.

End-of-day blood orange sun

fireball sunset sun
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!

Work hard; play hard… This is what playing hard sometimes looks like…

sunset echo lake baysville muskoka weekend
It was really this good! Calm, warm evening to watch the sun set from the kayak.

Riverwalk, featuring local pickerel on a bed of quinoa, tomatoes, peppers and wilted Swiss Chard

local pickerel quinoa tomatoes peppers wilted swiss chard riverwalk restaurant bracebridge
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.

Canoeing With Your Smartphone On Canada Day… it’s a good thing!

canoeing with your smartphone on canada day
Good for them! It’s Canada Day and this couple went for a paddle and some fishing on one of the lakes, and she brought her phone. Nothing wrong with that (unless you fall in!) as long as you are outdoors and soaking in what mother nature has to offer 🙂

Daybreak over Mt. Arthurs and Finlayson Ridge, Monashee Mountains, B.C.

mt arthurs finlayson ridge monashee mountains british columbia
The morning views across the Monashees deliver most every time.  Because the peaks hide the sun, the sky will lighten an hour before it rises over the horizon producing a myriad of colors (purple, pinks, reds, and orange all mashed together!) and finally fading to yellow as the sun climbs.