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Photography interlude: Summer in Eastern / Central Ontario

13 Jul

Some pics I’ve snapped this summer, around this part of the province.

Ganaraska River; Port Hope, Ontario.

Ganaraska River; Port Hope, Ontario.

Flowers growing wild; Belleville, Ontario.

Flowers growing wild; Belleville, Ontario.

Field up the side of a drumlin; Quinte West, Ontario.

Field up the side of a drumlin; Quinte West, Ontario.

Sidney Conservation Area; Quinte West, Ontario.

Sidney Conservation Area; Quinte West, Ontario.

Eastern sky at dusk; Quinte West, Ontario.

Eastern sky at dusk; Quinte West, Ontario.

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Posted by on July 13, 2014 in Canada, nature photography

 

10 responses to “Photography interlude: Summer in Eastern / Central Ontario

  1. Agapoula

    July 13, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Beautiful. My favorite is the river and the forest. Canada looks like such a beautiful place

    I am also breathtaken when I look look at photos of some USA places such as the Montana state. The Montana state looks so stunning it stirs emotion in me to see such natural beauty, even in photograph.

    I think America must be have very much natural beauty. Especially Canada because it is so large there.

    Here we have pretty beaches, some of the best in Europe. But it is not a very green country. It is quite brown because of not much rain. It is also quite dusty here. I love gardening and they need a lot of work to keep it all green. One time some time back there was a huge dust storm, and I woke up in the morning and thought all of my plants were dead. I was relieved when I realized it was just dust from the storm.

    We also have a lot of rich soil here excellent for growing potatos. The soil is a red color so my village and surrounding villages are called “Kokkinochoria” meaning the red villages.

    I will take some photos this week and put on my blog, of beaches and fields so you can see how it is. 🙂 .

     
  2. Will S.

    July 13, 2014 at 9:56 am

    @ sfcton: Oh, that’s just at night; in the day, it looks like this:

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=igloo+polar+bear&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=fI7CU7jMO8LG8AH244GgAw&ved=0CAYQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=821

    @ Agapoula: Glad you like them! Canada is indeed very beautiful. I’m sure Montana is beautiful, too; it seems so in pictures I’ve seen of it – I’ve never been there – and Alberta next door is certainly beautiful (I lived there for four years).

    (BTW, here we say ‘North America’ for both Canada and the U.S.; ‘America’ just refers to the U.S. The Americas refer to North America and South America (and Central America, which is actually part of North America too, along with Mexico and the Caribbean).)

    Is your potato-growing on small-scale garden levels only, there in Cyprus, or are there any commercial small farms of them? What measures do you take to keep your soil moist enough for the crop?

    I look forward to your pictures. I liked your photo-walk last time around, up to the U.N. buffer zone…

     
  3. Agapoula

    July 13, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Okay, I understand, I just always considered it all “America”, but now I will be more specific. 🙂 .

    Potato growing here are very big scale, it is one of main exports, with grapes, olives, halloumi. My fiance’s close friend is a Italian business man who travels everywhere, even to Canada, and he said nowhere in the world is there so beautiful potatos and cucumbers as in Cyprus.

    I am not sure what farmers do to keep soil moist, but in my garden I have herbs, lemon tree, peach tree, roses and many other flowers. This might sound very silly, but I go to the cave of the 40 martyrs every month, and take a small bag of soil, and mix it with my soil. It is a small Church set in the rocks and it is said the ground is very holy and that is why the soil is so rich with minerals. I think that is what helps my flowers grow. 🙂 .

     
  4. Will S.

    July 13, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Ah.

    I knew that the land in the Mediterranean was well-suited for olives, grapes, and dairy farming / cheese-making, but I had never known about potatoes…

     
  5. Sanne

    July 13, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Those pictures are stunningly beautiful!

    And I don’t even have a garden but was always trying to grow vegetables on our terrace which my husbands finds anti-social behaviour:) Finally after caterpillars had eaten nearly all of my cherry tomatoes he made me swear I will never do anything so indecent again:)

     
  6. Will S.

    July 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks Sanne!

    Anti-social? How is that anti-social; because you wouldn’t have to go out and buy any? I suppose… 🙂

    Aw, what a shame; I love cherry tomatoes!

    But you gotta spray pesticides, to control caterpillars, etc., if you want to grown your own stuff, alas…

     
  7. Sanne

    July 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    The terrace is 4 stories high, I don’t know how caterpillars managed to find it:) As for anti-social behaviour, it’s more along the lines that the terrace should look decorative and people mustn’t think that we can’t afford buying those tomatoes…:)

     
  8. Will S.

    July 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Ha! Perhaps you should move here, where Dutch-Canadians make self-deprecating jokes to each other about Dutch people being, ah, ‘careful’ with their money, and where no-one, Dutch or not, would think any Dutch-Canadians growing their own vegetables are poor, just ‘resourceful’… 😉

     

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