Monday, December 26, 2011

Windy Ridge/ Our World

 View from the lookout, Windy Ridge Conservation area

Sunday afternoon,  two weeks ago, was such a lovely day that my husband and I decided to explore Windy Ridge Conservation Area east of Peterborough. It was a warmish day (for December in Ontario) but there was a bit of haze. 

 Fence along part of the ridge

This time of year if the weather is nice, it's important to get out and enjoy it!

As you can see, there was a bit of snow...but not much. The trail was easy to see and in some places where the trail was facing southerly, it was muddy so we had to be careful not to slip.

 Icicles on the picnic shelter

Icicles melted in the sun too.

 Bluebird house

Grass poked up through the snow and several birdhouses seen from the trail were already eagerly awaiting spring. (And winter hasn't officially arrived yet!)

Wild apples still on the trees

Hungry deer will be glad to find these apples still on the trees.

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28 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

Those wild apples, still on the trees, are an important food source for deer, among many other animals of lesser stature.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That touch of snow looks much like it does here.Hope your day goes well.

Viola said...

A lovely trip you and your husband had! So beautiful to see your pictures! :) But now I see there is not much snow, but.. better than nothing..:) Wild apples, so nice! and yes, good for the deers and maybe some birds.. :)

Jack said...

That looks like a fine setting for an afternoon outside. I can almost feel the cool but fresh air.

ormbunke said...

Fina vyer du visar. God fortsättning. Anita

Leif Hagen said...

The top photo is an especially majestic view of nature!

Jill said...

These are all lovely but I am partial to the first one and the one of the icicles! Wonderful!

TexWisGirl said...

nice to see the sun in these photos as it looks wintry enough! :)

aka Penelope said...

The apples make such nice decorations on the tree and I like how the ice wraps itself around the edges like cold dripping hands. Wildlife must so appreciate discovering both the apples and the birdhouse this time of year. :)

SparkleFarkle said...

I simply love the curly icicles on the shelter's eave! A BIG thank-you for this snapshotty, "smitch of the white stuff" looksee from me in a snowless Wisconsin.

Happy New Year!
SF~~~~~*

cieldequimper said...

Ah beautiful. Like a wilderness area, just wonderful!

RedPat said...

You could probably do much the same walk today!

Sandra said...

LOVE the fence! and who knew icicles could be curly... beautiful spot

Madge @ The View From Right Here said...

I love the starkness of winterscapes... you've done a good job of capturing that feeling! I especially like the icicles on the wooden eave.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely shots from your outing. It is great that the weather is so nice. Beautiful scenic photos.

Mama Zen said...

I love that last picture!

Sivinden said...

Wonderful scenery, - and I like that kind of fence. Great shots!

Antonette said...

Your first picture looks like a post card! Very nice.

Take care,
Antonette

Gary said...

We finally got our snow!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

It does look cold, but beautiful! And as always, your captures could all be framed! They're terrific! Hope you had a great Christmas and wishing you a very Happy New Year!!

Sylvia

Valerie said...

A wonderful set of images, EG. All would make a fabulous group of postcards! Thanks for sharing and wishing you a marvellous 2012.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like those icicles. I also like not living where icicles occur. Thank you for sharing them.

Randy said...

Looks like a wonderful place for a walk.

Arija said...

How beautiful it all is with a dusting of snow to heighten the colours. Lovely wild apples, fence, Icicles . . . just lovely everything!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots! Sun and snow are a magical combination.

see you there! said...

Windy Ridge looks like a very interesting place to explore. I'll bet the deer are happy about those apples.

Darla

Lowell said...

Looks like a very cool place on a relatively warm day. Don't think I'd want to be out there on a cold and windy day!

I suppose the birds and other critters love the wild apples!

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