For those of you experiencing full blown Spring weather in your neck of the woods...BEWARE...there are some colder pics in this post LOL.
Each day I have the pleasure of driving past Georgian Bay on my way to and from work. Georgian Bay is a large body of water on the Great Lakes. It's always such a beautiful sight. I look forward to seeing how the scenery will change each day depending on the weather conditions. Four days ago, the sun was bright in the sky and the water (or should I say ice) was blue. I made a decision to pull over and snap some photos.
There are a lot of swimmers in this area during the summer months. It's hard to imagine that at the moment. Brrrrr!! The sand is visible though...that's always a good sign.
It's hard to imagine that two months from now the tourists will be arriving for the long weekend. There is an inviting little campground very close to this area and it will be full. They definitely won't be swimming on that weekend.
We had a fairly mild winter this year and the water remained open with the waves rolling in. Once March hit though we had a few extremely cold days, everything changed and the lake quickly froze. At least on the surface. After that we had a thaw, it melted and then froze again. You can still see open water farther out but in this particular area, it's frozen closer to shore. Just down the road, the waves are rolling right in to the shoreline. I'm guessing the water is a little deeper in that area.
It looks like gentle, rolling waves froze on the spot.
I decided to take the back roads home from work on this day. It's hard to tell from this picture but I have driven up high above the water onto the Niagara Escarpment.
Another road on the way home. There are many large hills throughout this area but they don't seem to show in the photo. You can see the water off to the upper right of the photo. In the summer and the fall months, it is an absolutely beautiful drive.
While I was driving my granddaughter, Lily, home last week along a different portion of Georgian Bay, I stopped to show her the gentle waves rolling in. I opened her window so she could hear them. As the water was a few feet down from the road, she asked why the waves weren't coming up to us and asked if it was because they were scared of us. I laughed. That little girl keeps us laughing, she's always saying something unique as the little ones often do.
The next photos are ones that I took back in mid February and never had an opportunity to post. I thought the homes were so pretty so decided to share them anyway. Sorry...I know Spring is on it's way and these contain that four letter word "SNOW". So bear with me if you can...
This one is a beautiful red board and batten. It seems to sit on it's own surrounded by bush on a country road. So pretty! These photos were taken at dusk so you can't see how beautiful the red truly is.
This is a stop sign just down the road from my home, in mid February I believe. Can you see it? You have to look close lol. The snow wasn't that deep but the drifts on this particular road were. They kept the road plowed of course but the drifts would fill in quickly. This reflects how strong the winds can get in this area. The snow around the stop sign is now completely gone.
This is another home that I love, I do have a weakness for stone houses. This one is quite old.
I hope you enjoyed your little tour. All of the snow is gone again but that can change in a day. We did have a really nice taste of Spring for a bit but Old Man Winter tricked us again. Now that we're almost into April, things should definitely be looking up. Although the robin's have been here for a little while, I saw my first one yesterday. What a wonderful sight. The birds seem to be telling us Spring is near. We have been hearing and seeing so many more and they're quite active.
Thank you for stopping by and as always, I just love reading your comments. Have a wonderful day!
~ Kelly ~