Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Musselman's Lake/ Watery Tuesday


Sunset at Musselman's Lake, Ontario

This is a small lake between Toronto and Lake Simcoe.

During the 1930s, it was a popular weekend destination for the Big Band generation. Now it is lined with many year-round homes as well as cottages. During the summer months there's still a vacation atmosphere with a seasonal restaurant in the old pavilion, and a trailer and RV park near the the lake's public beach.

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

 

51 comments:

Ann said...

The reflection is incredible,
Why musselman's lake? Lots of mussels in the lake?

VioletSky said...

I remember going up here every summer way back in the 70s and early 80s. I bet it has changed a lot since then.

see you there! said...

What a beautiful photo with the depth of color but still lots of detail. You are becoming quite the artist with that camera.

Darla

JM said...

This is SO beautiful! It would be a great entry on the Weekend Reflections meme.

Nessa said...

I am going to sit there all day today and meditate.

George said...

What a beautiful scene. The reflections are wonderful.

Kerri said...

Really beautiful!!

Kaori said...

Oh it looks like a wonderful place to vacation! Love the lake :D

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. Love the reflections and the big houses too.
So calming.
You are truely an 'artist with a camera', as 'see you there' said.
MB

Shey said...

Fantastic reflection shot. Looks like my kind of place to relax & go fishing.

Have a great week. Thanks for stopping by my page. :)

LD said...

That's not only a terrific photo but an intriguing history. Can only imagine what sort of fun the Big Band legends had there.

Photo Cache said...

definitely a year-round paradise. what lovely reflection you captured.

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B SQUARED said...

Looks like a nice "cool" place.

cieldequimper said...

Oh this is simply marvellous.

P.S.: same question as Ann. I wouldn't have thought that mussles could be found in a lake though.

Rose said...

I would enjoy living there, I think.

Cindy said...

I love this photo! You are very good.

Pam said...

I like how the colors and houses reflect across the calmness of the water.

Dave said...

incredible place and reflection.

Dimple said...

Beautiful place, I can see why people like it. My guess on the name: a Mr. Mussleman had something to do with the lake at some point in its history.

AL said...

Very cool reflections, nice place to read a favorite book!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful scene and wonderful reflection photo.

Judy said...

The reflections in the water make it seem such a tranquil place!

J Bar said...

Great lake.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Jacob said...

Oh boy, my little heart goes pitter patter looking at this scene...looks just like the Minnesota lakes I remember from my childhood. Had so much fun on them during the summer months. Just a beautiful shot!

Re your comment on green grass: We've had a bit of rain lately, so everything is very green. The golf course is absolute perfection! Nice!

Shammickite said...

Now you're in my neck of the woods!
In answer to Ann, Cieldequimper and and Dimple.... no mussels in the lake, the area was first settled 1807 by Peter and Jacob Musselman, Mennonites from Pennsylvania. It's a kettle lake, scooped out during an ice age.

michael said...

I've been appreciating your recent photos of Ontario. You certainly make it appealing to visit.

Thanks for the condolences for our greenhouse.

Lesley said...

Pretty lake. Pity those big houses (cottages?) are so close together.

Carver said...

Beautiful shot with the shimmering reflection.

SandyCarlson said...

This is great. I like the way the water elongates the reflections.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shot. So much in it.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, what a beautiful, serene scene. this looks like an enchanting place to spend the summer.

eden said...

Great capture. The water is calm and I love the reflections

Jama said...

A perfect postcard- picture! the whole place looks so serene and inviting.

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

This photograph reminds me of Saugatuck Michigan where my father used to play saxophone in the summers during the Big Band era.

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Hi EG Wow :-)
questa รจ una foto proprio di una bella casa !
Magari fosse la mia !!
Grazie della visita e buona giornata.

Limar said...

Beauriful place, and a beautiful photo :)

niko said...

thats a very peaceful lake!! oh my..
beautiful!

niko said...

thats a very peaceful lake!! oh my..
beautiful!

Malyss said...

All this green, the beauty of the water reflecting the landscape, the trees... Seen from here, it's a refreshing dream!

Lucka said...

Great scenery and beautiful reflection.

RNSANE said...

It is so lovely with the houses reflected in the lake. Is is stocked for fishing and can people swim as well? I imagine the water temperature stays pretty chily, though.

Carmen Henesy

Gunn said...

Lucky people living there. It is sooo beautiful!:)

Manang Kim said...

This is a very beautiful place to live. I for one love to stay here as in 365days, the water is so calm and the reflection is perfect. happy Wednesday!

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SRQ said...

I'd like a tall glass of lemonade and an afternoon sitting on the back porch of one of those homes watching the lake. Very nice.

Tricia said...

Nice lake & I love the big band era... I have a lot of that kind of music on my playlist at the bottom of my blog! I love DEAN MARTIN... as they used to say... he's so dreamy!!! LoL!!!

EG Wow said...

Ann and Ciel,

Musselman is the last name of the original settlers. :)

Lorac said...

Beautiful pic and reflection. I haven't been there in years.Nice to see it again.

Mel Cole of PA, USA said...

Oh I like the still waters. Your picture is so peaceful. BTW, followed you here today.

Watery Wednesday at Presque Isle

NatureFootstep said...

nice one. :)

jewwishes said...

What a beautiful photo. The composition evokes serenity and a wonderful reflection.

Vita Stunder said...

The reflection is stunning, EG!
Have a great day :)

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