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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Winter Scenes

The Delaware Dam was excavated and built when I was in my teens. My dad was involved in the planning and build, because he was on council for the township and county for most of his life.

It was previously a meandering creek that wanders for miles and dumps into the Thames river, not too far from the location of the dam. The resulting pond is about a mile in length and has provided a great many people with fun and entertainment ever since. 

Snowmobilers, rouge campers and mostly fisher people always park their cars along the road and simply wander in. Once again, I don't know for sure if it was stocked, but they certainly catch fish there.

These are a few photographs I took there the first of February.


This is looking to the west.
My post about ice fishing was also taken at the dam and most of those photos were taken to the east.


The photographs almost look to be in black and white, except for a few straggling leaves in bright brown!


I find the snow depression beside the road posts amazing!
You wouldn't think a wooden post would heat up enough in the sun to melt the surrounding snow, would you?


A dull and dismal day so normal for February!


Bits of weeds fight to stay upright!

All of these photos were again shot and loaded directly from my Nikon P90 and then posted without alteration of any kind.


red.neck chic said...

I think they are ALL gorgeous photos - my favorite is the weeds!!!

And - of course - because you have a story to accompany them that makes 'em that much more awesome!!!

;-) Have a great day!!!

ethelmaepotter! said...

I love snow pictures, but some of my favorites have bright brown leaves - just like yours!

You have such an artistic way with weeds. They become lacy, delicate, truly things of wonder in your eyes and your lens. Thanks for sharing with us.

Eva Gallant said...

It looks cold....brrr!

Jenn Jilks said...

But just think how beautiful things will be when first the green shoots up, then flowers! I love that things are melting in Muskoka!

DJan said...

I love the artistic weeds. Your camera is awesome and you have a really good eye for composition. It will be MUCH better when there's something other than white expanse to photograph, don't you think?

troutbirder said...

These small ponds and lakes have their own winter beauty. You captured it well!

Nezzy said...

Beautiful snowy pictures. My favorite is the road post. I will be glad to see it all go and break forth with spring though. Thanks for sharin' your beautiful photos.

Ya'll have a fantastically blessed day!!!

Jayne said...

Mercies, but I am ready to see some green!