Sunday, December 28, 2014

Last week of 2014

 Entrance to Frenchman's Bay on Lake Ontario

The weather this week has not been frightful - certainly not as icy as December 2013 - but it has been rather dreary in spite of the above normal temperatures. On Saturday, the light looking south over Lake Ontario was lovely through the haze.

 Entrance to Frenchman's Bay

Tons of people were out enjoying the mild weather walking their dogs along a breakwater,

 Lake Ontario

or simply walking themselves along a beach.

Swans, Mallard and Canada Geese

Even water birds seemed to be delighted with the weather.

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51 comments:

Andy said...

My snow blower needs repairs so I welcome this warm spell.

llandudnopictures said...

Good to see so many people out enjoying a walk... and the views!

Stefan Jansson said...

I really like the lighthouse photo. We are experiencing some cold weather (-10C), but no snow so far.

Sandra said...

I love the swans, and here in Florida we are unseasonably warm, 81 yesterday, and we had 2 days in a row of gray like in your pics. seems the whole world is having weather not the norm for them

Revrunner said...

I like these views of people enjoying the bay.

Mersad said...

Beautiful views. Love that first shot! Amazing sky colors in it.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenic views.. The last shot with the swans is my favorite! Happy Sunday! I wish you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely scenic views.. The last shot with the swans is my favorite! Happy Sunday! I wish you and your family a very Happy & Healthy New Year!

Barbara Wójcik said...

I like it:-)

Lowell said...

How nice! I read somewhere this was the warmest weather ever globally. Love that lighthouse shot...that's one to frame and hang with those pastels in the sky!

rainfield61 said...

Beautiful view and always appreciate good weather.

Anvilcloud said...

Nice light in the lighthouse photo.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i always enjoy seeing new lighthouses. so cool. i can't believe how time is flying so. do you know that folks are already talking about how many more days until next Christmas? i know they are joking but still. wow wee!! went to the grocery store to pick up a few things yesterday and Valentine's day is out already. what??! so silly. slow down folks. please. ( :

TexWisGirl said...

looks really nice. :)

Mary Hone said...

Beautiful shots. Looks cold, yet nice

DeniseinVA said...

Enjoyed this series of fabulous photos EG.

Birdman said...

I'm amazed at the shoreline of Ontario each time I've been there. Lakes here I see the opposite shore. Looking across Ontario is like looking across the Atlantic. That's a lot of H2O.

Judy said...

Not at all the scenes I would expect this time of year.
It is interesting that some of the geese have decided to stay in the North this year. The ones that came here may be wishing they had flown further south. It's been pretty cold the last few days.

William Kendall said...

The swans seem quite happy to be about. Beautiful shots, EG!

Linda W. said...

I liked your first shot. You really captured the sky's color well.

RedPat said...

A perfect place for a walk! I think the sun is trying to come out as I type this! ;-))

Sylvia K said...

Looks pretty much the same in Portland these days, not terribly cold, but GRAY and damp! Love your shots for the day as always! The lighthouse is superb!!

Bob Bushell said...

Great images, and the Trumpeter Swans, lovely. Have pleasant New Year 2015.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Love the lighthouse through the haze. We have been experiencing the same kind of weather.

Karen S. said...

Beautiful moments here, and much like what we've been having lately as well. We finally got more snow after Christmas, but nothing frightful either. Winter, now that November has left (it was horrible for weather) but now it's wonderful to share! Enjoy your last week of 2015! Here's to 2015!

Jo said...

I can't imagine it being so cold. But your post is heartening; I love that people take their dogs out as soon as they can. I also love the swans in the last photo. Have a great week. Jo

Felicia said...

its been mild here too but they say colder weather is coming. love the first shot.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! After last winter, you deserve some mild weather. :)

Ginny said...

I love the pair of swans, and the people walking. The lighthouse on the rock is awesome! Is it a working one? Warm here, too! Has been even almost 70!! wonder if it has anything to do with global warming?

Malyss said...

Serene days , between the end of a year and the beginning of an other .

Hilary said...

That peachy sky is just so lovely.

Cloudia said...

By seeing the beauty yourself, you share it with all of us. And your Ontario clearly has it's share of great beauty at every season.

All the best!
ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

Ruth Hiebert said...

Lovely pictures. Yes,it has been a mild December,until today.

Terri Buster said...

That's something I don't see much around here- people out walking around..it's kind of sad actually. Lovely shot of the swans and geese.

Debbie said...

Our weather has been warm and gray as well, but yesterday it was 60 degrees and sunny. Everyone was out and about enjoying the day!!

That's an unusual lighthouse for me, but I really like it!!

Maggid said...

Think I'd like a walk there, too! Thanks for the happy view.

Cathy H. said...

A beautiful place to get a little fresh air! Love the lighthouse shot! We've been overcast and dreary here for several days! Ready for some sunshine!

Bethany Carson said...

Nice shot of the birds! The swans are beautiful!

cieldequimper said...

It's cold here at last, yay! Snow in the Northeast of France (and I'm on holiday in the Northwest of France...) Nice images of the last week of the year. Already!

Michelle said...

It does look like a lovely area in which to walk.

Stephanie said...

Enjoyed viewing all your images. Love those swans!

Judy said...

I like the image of the lighthouse!! I wish I could get out someplace interesting to walk...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The weather seems outright balmy there.

Randy said...

Nice shots. I like the second one best.

Kay said...

Temperate weather in winter is almost a celebration. It may not be the time for shorts and sun hats, but people welcome an opportunity to get outside. I for one took a hour's walk today in the rain...

Small City Scenes said...

Nice shots.
It has been gray and gloomy here but no rain today. So I'll take it. LOL!
MB

Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

LOVE that first photo :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

It's all so brown now! I'd love to go for a drive, but we have an appointment for a CT Scan. Which is a drive, I suppose, but not to the water.

Chandra said...

Hi Tina,
Lovely photos of one of the biggest lakes I have actually seen in person. 10 minutes by foot from my old apartment in Hamilton, Ont.

Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Donna said...

What a great view of the lake from your side...I don't see this view often.

Kerri Farley said...

Beautiful captures!

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