Thursday, August 2, 2012

Colourful Irrigation/Rural Thursday

Irrigation rig, Holland Marsh

I have been frequenting marshes lately, trying to get good photos of shore birds such as various sandpipers that are beginning (ALREADY!) to migrate south from the Arctic.

The Holland Marsh, which borders on the western side of East Gwillimbury, is only partly marsh now, much of it having been drained a century ago to grow vegetables for the Greater Toronto Area. AND - believe it or not - the former marsh does need to be irrigated during dry spells.

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32 comments:

Andy said...

Very nice shot Camera Girl. It looks like an apparatus for watering crops.

Buttons said...

Beautiful shot Camera girl. I have always wanted to see the Holland Marsh. Thank you. B

Beth said...

beautiful shot. love the view. (:

Zosia said...

Lovely Ontario sunset. I miss the wide vistas and openness of the landscape. Poland is so small compared to Canada and even Ontario that everything is close together.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such a beautiful picture - I love the colors behind the equipment.

Jill said...

Beautiful! Colors don't get any better than that

see you there! said...

Great lines of the equipment against the colorful sky.

Darla

Nancy Claeys said...

Somewhat alarming that the birds are beginning to migrate already. Wonder what that means for fall and winter?

Beautiful shot -- thank you for sharing at RT this week. xo

Kathy said...

I love watching these big units that look like giant bugs crawling over the landscape dispensing the much needed water.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic photography ~ informative post ~ ~ thanks, namaste, (A Creative Harbor)

Lowell said...

Love the way you composed this. We've got these watering thingys, also, although we've had a lot of rain lately. But sometimes, we don't get much rain. Then, they are put to good use!

TexWisGirl said...

great photo. shows off the irrigation rig well.

LONDONLULU said...

Love the rig so stark against that lush sky! I can't believe some migration has started, is summer really partly over?

Rose said...

What glorious color! I can just sit and watch the changing sky and not be bored at all.

Gillian Olson said...

Great composition, great capture.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great sky colors!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, great shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

Malyss said...

Who could think that irrigation could provide such fantastic pictures!

Liz said...

Beautiful rural shot with a gorgeous sky!!

Terri Buster said...

Fantastic shot!

Pam :) said...

Beautiful colors above the old marsh land. You have such an artistic eye for photography.
Nicely done, CameraGirl :)

George said...

This is a beautiful sky -- and I like the silhouette of the irrigation equipment in the foreground.

Erika said...

I took a trip to west Texas where I saw these rigs. From a distance they looked like giant hair combs propped up on the land.

Great photo.

Halcyon said...

Just gorgeous!

Carver said...

Colorful and very beautiful.

Stephanie said...

beautiful color!

Jack said...

What a sky!

Debbie said...

beautiful colors, a perfect view!!

sometimes everything just lines up perfectly!!

Lmkazmierczak said...

Great lines and colors♫♪

Randy said...

Beautiful sky.

Mary said...

Great photo...I also respect irrigation equipment. Hard work and hard growing items for people. Beautiful sky.

Everything Changes said...

Nice capture!

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