Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Lake Ontario/ Watery Wednesday

Lake Ontario two days before Christmas

I was looking for ducks to photograph but the water was choppy and the ducks were hiding from the wind and waves.

Graceful tree

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

36 comments:

see you there! said...

Oh, I DO like that tree!

Darla

Roan said...

Beautiful. It's hard to imagine the grass is so green that late in the year. Ours has been, too. I even saw some buds and tiny leaves on some plants. However, the temps have taken a nose dive and I fear they have now frozen off.

Lois Evensen said...

Very pretty shot of the tree. Nice!

Kate said...

The lone tree with the lake behind it gives us a bit of feeling for the cold swept shore. It would be fun to take photos of this tree in the different seasons.

Kathy said...

The ducks were smart to stay out of the surf!

Jill said...

Very lovely!

Lowell said...

Well, you got off a beautiful shot. I'll bet you were wearing a winter coat, a coat you could be wearing here today - for some reason some Canadians sent us a cold front and it was 37 degrees F when I awoke and has gone down to 34 degrees F since.

I really wish y'all would keep your cold fronts to yourself.

Jeez!

TexWisGirl said...

that tree is art!

Stephanie said...

Nice vistas, greenery absent of snow for this time of year. Though it looks cold.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

It does look like stormy seas. Odd how a tree can grow so close to the shorline but then it isn't like the Pacific Ocean.

RedPat said...

And I bet they aren't there today either!

Rambling Woods said...

and no ice...

Michelle Renee said...

I love that lonely tree....the blues, the greens, the composition...the waves...it all says "serenity."

Wishing you a Happy 2012!

Craver Vii said...

Love the tree! It looks like two merged into one. It has a poetic something about it, and suggests romance, even. Do you know what I think? You should use that one for a home-made card on your anniversary.

Susan said...

Beautiful, especially the tree against the water. Exceptional!

La Principessa Errante said...

What truly gorgeous shots, both of them. Looks cold however.

Viola said...

Even if they hided, you shot some beautiful pictures! :) Yes, it looks windy!

Michelle a.k.a. Farmchick said...

I do love that graceful tree.

Linnea said...

Beautiful lighting...looks like a stormy, rough day out on the water!

George said...

If I were a duck I think I would avoid the lake on a windy day like this as well. But all of those waves sure do make for a wonderful picture. I like that graceful tree as well.

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shots.

My watery Wednesday , happy new year of the dragon.

J Bar said...

Lovely.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Sylvia K said...

Terrific captures as always! I do love the tree! Pretty smart ducks you have there, I would stay out of the choppy water, too! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Randy said...

What a wonderful spot for a good read!

kaye said...

the water is very choppy. The grass is sure green for December.

Gillian Olson said...

It is indeed looking windy out there, I don't blame the ducks for hiding.

toby said...

How breathtaking and picturesque - great shots! And I too especially like that tree :)

Lina Gustina said...

A wonderful embracing trees.
I'd like to sit on the bench and see the waves...

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/01/standing-on-lake.html

ilanadavita said...

This is beautiful. I want to go there!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice pictures - I think I'm with you on the winter versus summer debate.

Cheers - Stewart M - in a cooler Australia thankfully!

Crafty Gardener said...

the lake does look a little rough on the day you took those photos, I don't blame the ducks for hiding

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Even with the sunlight of day, the white caps make the water look mighty cold to me....ya, I'm a wuss when it comes to Winter!!

A walk around OSO BAY

Powell River Books said...

When the birds hunker down, you know it is going to be quite a blow. They stopped our ferry last night because of wind waves. Still blustery today. - Margy

Rose said...

I love that first shot!!!!

ksdoolittle said...

I love trees!

2sweetnsaxy said...

The water does look really choppy. I like how, in the 2nd shot, the water and sky seem so dramatic to the calm and quiet of the still tree.

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