Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Bikes and Sights: Serenity By The Lake

"Water, whether still or in motion, has so great an attraction for the lover of nature, that
the most beautiful landscape seems scarcely complete without it. There are no effects so
fascinating as those produced by the reflexions in nature’s living mirror, with their
delicacy of form, ever fleeting and changing, and their subtle combinations of colour.”
- Montagu Pollock -

No matter where we rode our bikes in the summer, one thing’s for sure, if there was water nearby, it was a magical outing. And since I'm short on time (and words) today, I invite you to relax by the lake with the photos below.

We happened upon this area by chance on our way home one evening. And were we ever grateful!



It was getting dark and taking photos handheld with a little point and shoot was a bit of a challenge, but I had to capture this glorious spot.




We stayed here for a little while soaking in the sights, sounds and smells. It was the perfect way to end an already blessed day.





Doesn't this place fill you with peace? Being near the water always does that for me.



And that concludes our visit by the water. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Have a lovely Tuesday, everyone!

25 comments:

  1. Enjoyed your photos! I was thinking exactly the same thing looking at the pictures of the lake: so peaceful!

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    1. Being by the water is always peaceful. One of my favourite places to hang out!

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  2. So peaceful, washes our cares away.

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    1. It sure does, Christine. There's just something about water...

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  3. The only thing better than being near rivers, is seeing photos of it, thank you so much sweetie, I needed that xxx

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    1. Thanks, Lorraine. Being near the water is such a wonderful thing. It truly relaxes us.

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  4. Striking photos that radiate peace, Martha! Beautifully done! Your C&C post yesterday was full of laughs, especially the different takes on Canadians! Have a happy Tuesday!

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    1. We have to laugh out ourselves, Louise! It makes life so much more interesting - and even easier - if we don't take ourselves too seriously.

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  5. Lovely photos ! Looks like a nice tranquil place ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Thanks, Country Gal, and thanks for stopping by. I hope you are doing well.

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  6. Nice lake, and great photos of it!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. It's nice having so much water nearby.

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  7. Your pleasant stop provided you with great photo opportunities.

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    1. It sure did. We wouldn't have found this place if we hadn't been on bikes. It was a secluded area.

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  8. And captured it you did, Martha. This was lovely. So remote looking and quiet.

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    1. Very quiet. It's a pretty isolated area that we happened upon by chance.

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    1. I love being near the water. I can stay there for hours!

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    2. Understandable.

      Okay, Frankenberry just walked in the door. It's stay-frickin'-vacation time.

      Yeah, baby.

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  10. Lovely pictures. I like the different shades of water and sky. You cropped the bird photo perfectly too.

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    1. Thanks, Robyn. And what would these places be without the seagulls?

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  11. Totally agree Martha....
    And this indeed is a special spot.....
    Lake Ontario?

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. Yup, you got it! Lake Ontario. Kingston is right beside it so we have access to so many areas like this. Love it. Well, you know what that's all about since you love being near the water, too. Best place in the world!

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