Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lake Ontario/ Watery Wednesday

Last weekend's weather was partly sunny and perfect for driving around Lake Ontario, the Great Lake between Ontario and New York state. My husband I traveled to Rochester, just across the lake from Toronto.

Although the water was actually choppy in some areas, it wasn't here because of the breakwater. No birds were on the lake...not even sea gulls. However, we did see gulls, geese, ducks and swans further inland at the mouths of the many creeks that empty into the lake.

You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://eyesmindheart.blogspot.com/

25 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful views!

Leedra said...

Can just feel fall in the air.

Judi~Gmj said...

Sniff, Sniff, yep fall is in the air.. :) I see gulls most often in the Walmart parking lot :D)

Catherine said...

Here, in Europe, we would call it an Inland sea ; )
We got seagulls in Paris, around the Seine.
Wonderful autumnal picture.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful capture of the onset of autumn.

tr3nta said...

Looks like a huge lake, nice captured.

Maria said...

I just read your comment on MB's blog about the chestnut trees. You said that they were practically wiped out by a disease some years ago. Very sad, the trees are so beautiful! Big trunks and yellow leaves in autumn!
Here in Austria, they are also threatened by a disease. In Vienna, there are many alleys consisting of horse chestnut trees.
Fortunately, biocides are sprayed on the trees every year and the old leaves are burned, but I think you can do this only with a restricted number of trees and not with endless woods, as in Canada.
I think some kind of moth causes the disease.
About 20 years ago, elm trees were wiped out here in Central Europe and there was no help for them. Sad, isn't it?

B. Roan said...

Although it is beautiful, that water looks cold. I'm not sure why, maybe the fall colors. BJ

me ann my camera said...

I lived in Toronto several years ago and always loved the lake. We crossed it a few times to the islands and the fun place there. Your photos for My World are lovely and I can truly identify with them all. Love the Hallowe'en decorations also; isn't it such a fun season!

see you there! said...

Great shots, I love to be around water, the ocean, lakes, even little streams.

Darla

Mary said...

These are wonderful photos and make me long for the Great Lakes. Most of my family were from northern Ohio and I spent a lot of time around Lake Erie as a child. I would love to spent more time following each of the Great Lakes. Lovely!

Becky and Gary said...

More good shots of our Great Lakes. We took a ride to Lake Erie on Sunday, and I posted some pictures on my Watery Wednesday.
Have a happy day!

2sweetnsaxy said...

It's interesting not to have seen any birds, still with that view I'll bet they weren't really missed too much. Really nice shots! :-)

Marcel said...

You always take such great photos and these are no exception.

the teach said...

Just gorgeous, EG! Your photos are wonderful! FIOS is Verizon's cable, TV, Internet service. I'm up and running and smiling! :)

Aisha said...

Oh wow! That is so awesome!

Small City Scenes said...

How very cool. Love the lake and it does look autumnish with a little chill in the air. Perfect. MB

Denise said...

Beautiful! Your photos always are. Just love my visits here.

Carletta said...

These are beautiful!
It certainly has that "feel" for a great driving down - nice clear skies and sun.

babooshka said...

Wonderful water views, so peaceful

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a beautiful scene of water and stretching rock wall! A magic place!

Rambling Woods said...

I thought I saw you waving as you went by...LOL...It was nice...

Gill - That British Woman said...

lovely views.........great photos as always...

Gill

The Right Blue said...

Very, very nice. I really must make a trip up to your corner of the planet one of these days to take in scenery like this.

Rose said...

I can only say I wish I was there!

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