Thursday, March 26, 2009

GOING GOING GONE - THREE HORIZONS


Just as with every mountain or prairie landscape, the lake has many moods. Here are three recent spring-time horizons. The first is of the late afternoon sun illuminating the Point Pelee peninsula, the next is of the last floe of ice before it drifted away and melted. You can see the herring gulls have planted their flag, but their newly-claimed territory won't last. The bottom photo with the Canada geese was taken earlier this morning. If winter snow and winds bring white-out conditions, spring fog brings "gray outs." The horizon is strangely uncertain, and the geese look like they are floating in a mystic, unnameable element. Even their normally raucous voices seemed somehow quieter in the still morning.



9 comments:

Shellmo said...

The first photo made me want to take a deep breath in and then let it out to relax. Such a lovely view!!!

Dianne said...

late afternoon sun is magic isn't it :)

what a perfect photo

bobbie said...

The fog does seem to make sound eerie.
All three photos are lovely.

Quiet Paths said...

It just is always changing its mood, isn't it? This SO reminds me of Lake Superior when we visited there. I can almost feel the air and hear the lap of water against the wall.

Kallen305 said...

I love all of the photos! Especially the 1st one!

Squirrel said...

I like the golden feel of the later sun
and the last ice is a poignant sight with those gulls on it.
the geese that seem to be free floating -- nice, I like the optical illusions Mother Nature gives us.

More geese are headed your way from here.

Greyscale Territory said...

There is an eerie, mystic magic in all 3 photos! Stunning!

Lin said...

how fun the moods of the lake. i've always lived in the desert or los angeles which was a desert of people.

Rose said...

Oh, how I love these. I think a lot of the attraction is the atmosphere I sense in the pictures.