Georgian Bay on Lake Huron
Lake Huron is the second largest of the five Great Lakes, the third largest fresh-water lake on Earth.
On the northern shore of Lake Ontario
Lake Ontario is easternmost Great Lake, the smallest of the five in surface area (although Lake Erie contains less water), the 17th largest lake in the world.
No one knows for sure what the word "Ontario" means. Some believe it comes from the First Nation word "kanaderio" meaning "sparkling or beautiful water." But the name may be a be a variation of "Onitariio" meaning "beautiful lake." Or it may have developed from "Skanadario" - "very pretty lake." However, the word may mean simply "a large body of water."
No matter what, it IS a pretty lake - even on a mostly overcast day like the one I took this photo.
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love the shoreline color in the 2nd shot. :)
gorgeous. i love them both. a breathe in, breathe out moment. wow!! (:
you always have such interesting info on your blog.
I grew up on the eastern end, so the views shown here are very familiar.
Beautiful photos. I've been swimming somewhere along that lake and it is really beautiful, with warm water and sandy beaches (in summer). Interesting how the names and meanings change over the centuries.
The lake is beautiful with the fall colours on its shore.
It is a very pretty lake scene.
The composition in your second shot is superb!
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Love the photos of the Great Lakes! I have seen all of them except Lake Ontario.
It is very pretty there along the lake fronts. I've only ever been on the shores of one Great Lake (Lake Ontario) and I was struck by the enormity of it; much like an ocean I thought. Lake Huron appears to be much larger.
Beautiful choice for theme day. I like the subtle colors.
The five great lakes are all so different. I've loved living near either Lake Michigan and Lake Superior all my life.
It's very pretty, love the Fall colours. Enjoy November.
Almost didn't see the water in the first picture.... the Lakes are grand!
Completely agree, beautiful lake no matter what! I love those variations on Ontario, they all sound lovely.
Lovely scenic sights!
So beautiful! I love the light of an overcast day for picture-taking, you seem to be able to capture the little details that glare can wash out.
Sad to say, the only one of the Great Lakes I've been to has been Lake Michigan.
I think all of the Great Lakes are fantastic and very photogenic!
Beautiful pics, I can almost feel the wind blowing in off the lake.
Such a gorgeous scene... I forgot about theme day... oops!
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These pics are gorgeous! Can almost picture myself walking along the shore, throwing a stick in the water for my lab. I wish!
Anyway, thanks for sharing! I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…
Reminds me of Lake Superior. I'll bet it is pretty cold most of the year, too! Beautiful scenery, though!
Why do you always make me sigh, eh? :-)
I love how it is so immense that it looks like the sea.
Very beautiful photos - and I really like some of the detail on the shore of the first one - the bird house is awesome!
Great water's edge shots! Love the clouds, although I'm sure it's cold. Seeing both lakes I started to think of a 3rd one from a lyric in a Bruce Cockburn song: "the world is waiting, like a Lake Superior gail. . .it'll sweep you away, but you know that you're never alone. . ."
I like that curve of shoreline in the second shot.
it is a beautiful lake, no matter the name
i'd love to take a morning walk there right now :)
I grew up in Indiana and the great lakes were a huge part of that. Thanks so much for sharing. Miss seeing them now, that I live in Florida.
Fantastic shots of a beautiful place ~ nature is amazing ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^
We're lucky to live in the vicinity of so many great lakes. I think Ontario must be named for the sparkling water aspect. I love it when the light shines just right!
Two beautiful images EG, love the autumn foliage in the background.
I enjoyed this post on the Great Lakes, thanks so much. Your photos are beautiful as always.
I love the waves, and the colourful trees in the second shot!!
What beautiful photos! I would love to see those lakes in person.
Both are beautiful shots.
Lake Huron is like an Ocean.
Tree color is great too. MB
I think lakes are beautiful, maybe I am biased living near one, great captures of your lakes.
I agree with Daniel on that second photograph.
Beautiful place and nice photos!
You are right this is a beatiful lake. Your shots are really lovely. :)
You could take a grey pic like that today! You must have had a lot of pics to choose from since you show us so water shots.
Oh I do love our Great Lakes I am only a hop, skip and a jump from Lake Ontario. Love your pics. B
I love all the clouds you got in these photos.
Lake Huron is the one Great Lake I've visited, on both the Michigan and Canadian sides, and I agree - it is a pretty lake! Your second photo especially makes it look even prettier than I remember. Love all the Fall foliage right near the shore!
It is mind-boggling how huge these lakes are!
Love the beach scene.
The photo of Lake Ontario is lovely and I like to understand the meaning of the names so that was wonderful info.
The lake looks like it is ready for winter. Has the cold look about it already!
Beautiful photos, and interesting info!
beautiful place and nice landscape photos
thanks for sharing...
lovely skies in both photos and i particularly love the autumnal trees on the coast in the second photo
It is a beautiful lake, I like the wave action in the second photo.
Seeing waves on a lake always fascinates me, since I'm used to the ocean. Very nice!
Love the perspective and colours on the bottom shot. Beautiful!
It is beautiful and seems to go on forever.
I really love the muted sky and the autumn colors in the second shot! Looks like a fun place to just sit and soak it all up.
Love your choice for the theme day. Thank you for sharing it with us all.
Have a great month!
It's a VERY lovely lake, no matter where the name comes from! Your photos are lovely!
fun to think of the birth of and meaning of a name..! and ontario is a lovely name, as the lake! it must be a great lake, so lovely there by the lake! =)
How lovely my friend! Looks to be a gorgeous day where you are. :)
The clouds are almost as appealing as the water!
Great textures in both the clouds and the water - and I think the jury is in: whatever the origin of the name, most versions indicate it's a beautiful spot and I don't think there'll be any argument with that!
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