Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fairy Lake Park/ Watery Wednesday

Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket, Ontario

Fairy Lake is man made, created in 1801 by a dam on the East Holland River. Originally Fairy Lake was a mill pond but now it's part of a public park with hiking trails, pavilions, picnic tables, and washrooms.

I took the photo because  I was intrigued by the reflection of the bank and tree trunks in the river, but you can also see the reflection of the bridge obscured by the tree branches.

I am linking to Watery Wednesday where you can find many more watery photos.

43 comments:

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

This is an inviting place. The reflection and light are gorgeous.

Darryl and Ruth : )

see you there! said...

Fairy Lake? Oh my, I want to visit just because of the name.
Love the reflections - and I'm trying to spot the fairies.

Darla

Kate said...

Thanks for the explanation since I could not find the bridge that made the reflection. Very interesting name, and the park is a lovely gift for the people.

Jacob said...

Shadows and reflections - two of your specialties, I think. It is such a beautiful place - I'm glad it has to much available for the people!

Re your comment on Dillard's: It is a upscale department store and I believe it is more prominent in this part of the country ... normally, it is too expensive for me, but if one watches the sales you can get some good buys on quality goods.

texwisgirl said...

that's beautiful.

Kathy said...

What a charming name, Fairy Lake! Have you ever seen any there?

George said...

This is a beautiful scene, and you've captured it beautifully.

Elisa said...

It´s so wonderful! Thanks for sharing. It cheers up my Tuesday morning.
Greetings

don said...

This is a very attractive image of the water and an interesting bank. I like how the trees lean out over the water. Nice color and reflection too. Nice one.

Randy said...

What a beautiful park. It would be nice to spend time there.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful scene.I can imagine that walking in this park would be most enjoyable.

Cezar and Léia said...

Well, I'm already relaxed only to see this amazing picture!This place is awesome, I would love to take pictures around there!
Your picture is a postcard.
Léia

aka Penelope said...

Oh, this really is a magical place that is so aptly named. I, too, love the water reflections and the serenity of the forest setting. :)

RedPat said...

Lovely shot! There seem to be a lot of Fairy lakes around in small towns.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

i love the reflection!
what a beautiful lake!
great lighting, too!

hope you're having a sweet day!

betty

cieldequimper said...

So did you see any fairies? ;-)

kaye said...

I love the name of the lake, and the picture looks fairy like too.

Michelle said...

That water looks good enough to jump in!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pic, I love the foilage and trees and I really like how the water is part rippled and part smooth. Great job.

Lesley said...

I knew there were a lot of Little Lakes, but hadn't realized just how many Fairy lakes there were! This is a nice shot of the bridge reflection of a bridge you cannot see.

Fjällripan said...

Thats so beautiful!
Nice reflections :)

Lúcia said...

It's cool to see the bridge reflected on the water! ;-)

2sweetnsaxy said...

This is beautiful! Sorry about Mr. Linky. Its up now.

Nikki . said...

What a lovely name for a beautiful place. Lovely photo.

Mark said...

Lovely shot, so great to see Spring has really set in. We are having a very early start to winter with very cool mornings at present.

SquirrelQueen said...

Beautiful reflections. This looks like a great place to spend a summer day.

hip-chick said...

What a wonderful name...fairy lake. I would like to visit there. I live near Newmarket New Hampshire, USA. But there is no fairy lake.

stardust said...

I think I know why the bridge was named so and why you took the picture. I found half hidden arched bridge beyond the branches because of its reflection as you mentioned. Lovely and soothing place and picture.

Honey at 2805 said...

So peaceful looking. I too like the reflection of the bridge in the water. Nice name for such a pretty place.

Greyscale Territory said...

Such a very pretty view! Adore the name! Great to see a little enchantment creeping into public names!

Kay L. Davies said...

A fairy lake and a fairytale photo. Just lovely!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jack said...

It is a pretty place and you caught it well. I liked seeing the reflected bridge and then hunting to see the bridge itself.

ewok1993 said...

beautifully captured.

i wonder how long these trees will hold on.

Ladynred said...

It's beautiful and I love the reflection!
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Farmchick said...

A beautiful place and I adore that name.

A Garden of Threads said...

Great shot. Love the bridge reflection.

Ebie said...

xoxo reflections, very lovely!

I am intrigued by its name.

Janie said...

I love the name. It's interesting to see the bridge reflection when we can't see the bridge...

ChrisJ said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. My oldest son was born in Newmarket Hospital and we ourselves lived for a while in Stouffville and Gormley. My husband was the pastor of Ringwood Christian Church in the 60's (I don't think it's there any more). They were wonderful people. These are great photographs. I love the bridge reflection, but the old homes are so beautiful too. We knew the Steckley family well, among others. Haven't been back for a long while.

Rose said...

The shot is so appealing to me, but not because of the reflections...though I like them once I noticed them.

Ms. Becky said...

this is so serene. the way you capture light is extraordinary.

Luna Miranda said...

a hammock between the trees would be perfect!:p

Amila Kanchana said...

Such a beautiful place,so calm and peaceful too!

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