Wednesday, February 8, 2012

L/Alpabe-Thursday

 LIGHTHOUSE - Tobermory, Ontario

You'd be correct if you're thinking these photos were taken last summer and fall.

 LIGHTHOUSE - Collingwood, Ontario

What is it about lighthouses that so many people find so romantic?

This year, I hope to see and photograph many more lighthouses around the Great Lakes, and maybe I'll figure out why I find them so intriguing.

LIGHTHOUSE - Barrie, Ontario

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

46 comments:

Sandra said...

these are so different than our lighthouses here, i LOVE that first one and it rates WOW

oldmanlincoln said...

I don't think I have seen so many different looking lighthouses.

Paul in Powell River said...

I don't know about romantic, but they certainly appeal

Susan said...

These are awesome. Maybe they are romantic because it signifies someone coming home from a long voyage. Just guessing.

Gill - That British Woman said...

none of those look very tall, but I am guessing it's the angle of the photos?

Gill

ormbunke said...

Det är tur att de finns och visar vägen.Fint fotograferat. Ha de gott. Anita

Kathy said...

From what I understand everyone who has ever even seen a lighthouse is fascinated by them. I have only seen them in pictures! Isn't that amazing? Someday ...

RedPat said...

I wasn't aware that there were so many around!

cieldequimper said...

This one is cute!
I don't find them romantic, I'm amazed at the way Fresnel lenses work and how they were built on rocks in raging seas...

Jill said...

These are wonderful! Each one of them is lovely.

Gillian Olson said...

That last one is really small, great variety here.

Lesley said...

This is a good start to your collection.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I also find them intriguing. When I am on the coast, I usually stop and take a photo of every one I pass!

These are lovely...

Riet said...

Grat L word, I love lighthouses too. Thse are all beautiful.

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Great pics! LOVE the LIGHTHOUSES!!!
Happy L Day!
Coralie

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tina
Now I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the one in Barrie. I've noticed a few folks from out east have them for garden features in Sandy Cove.
Judith

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Tina
Now I'm going to have to keep an eye out for the one in Barrie. I've noticed a few folks from out east have them for garden features in Sandy Cove.
Judith

Michelle said...

I always like seeing the variety of architecture with lighthouses.

Lowell said...

I think I'd say I find them attractive but not romantic. And I probably would not climb to the top of some of them...but would follow you around to get some good photos!

Rose said...

If you figure out why they are intriguing, you will be a lot smarter than me! Seems like most women love them....

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I am one who finds lighthouses romantic! I think it is becaiuse the thought of a solitary man, or family, roughing it out on a remote island through all kinds of weather to keep the lighthouse lit, in days of old, sounds very heroic and noble. They are usually in beautiful nature settings, too, as the one you show here are.

edenhills said...

Beautiful! They really are romantic. I wish there were lighthouses around here.

Pondside said...

I love lighthouses and every now and again I think I should apply to do a stint of relief for a light house keeper here on the Island - people really do that!

Stephanie said...

I adore lighthouses and was a treat to visit your blog to see what you captured.

Beyond My Garden said...

Interesting lighthouses. They both seem smaller than most.
nellie

Randy said...

What a great find!

Emille said...

This is a great light house -great entrance for L - since "everyone" came up with Love! You must be an unusual person, EG Wow (that's a compliment:) )

anitamombanita said...

Lovely post. I wonder if it's the locations as much as anything that make lighthouses intriguing. I don't know, but I like them too!

Cat & Cricket said...

My daughter and I have been Lighthouse lovers forever!! Thank you!
I haven't been to visit these yet..but will put them at the top of my list!
Smiles~
Gypsea Nurse

Cezar and Léia said...

This lighthouse is different for me!It's really adorable!
Léia

see you there! said...

I agree with an earlier comment, I think it is the isolation, the mystery of life in a lighthouse that captures my imagination. These are great, looking forward to more.

Darla

JDaniel4's Mom said...

There is something wonderful about a lighthouse. I love to explore them.

Jarart said...

I love lighthouses! Can't wait to see more of them!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

While I don't live near any, I love lighthouses. I think it is because my dad is from Holland and it makes me think of him.
Dana

Jo said...

i find them intriguing as well, wonderful "L" post!

Karen S. said...

You captured their strong beauty and awesome strength...these bold and brave lighthouses as are the brave ones who have run them! Ex-Cellent L!

Jenny said...

Lighthouse! Clever you! I didn't even think of this word for "L". I love the strong, clean lines of lighthouses...and the romantic feeling they create of times gone by.

Your images are delightfully lovely.

Thank you for sharing them.

A+

Sue said...

I love lighthouses and what they symbolize to me.

=)

Viola said...

Oh.. I just love your lighthouses.. yes, what is the magic behind the l.houses.. maybe the light? :)))

Halcyon said...

These are great! I am surprised someone doesn't have a lighthouse meme. :)

☆☆Mumsy said...

These lighthouse photos are fantastic! They hold such history every time I see one.

Annesphamily said...

I think there is something magical about lighthouses! These photos are so amazing! Glad I stopped by. I hope you come visit soon. Hugs and enjoy your week!

George said...

These are beautiful lighthouses. I look forward to seeing the lighthouses you collect this summer.

H said...

They are intriguing. I don't know why I find them so attractive, but I love a lighthouse! I also love that they all have a different pattern of flashes and pauses, so that ships can not only tell they are close to land, but also find out exactly which bit of land it is! So cool!

Judie said...

I think everyone is attracted to lighthouses. These are certainly different from others I have seen. Great photos!!!

Esther Joy said...

I think Susan hit the nail on the head with her comment "Maybe they are romantic because it signifies someone coming home from a long voyage."

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