Monthly Archives: March 2016

sawmill at morningstar 2

Sawmill At Morningstar 2

another capture of the sawmill at morningstar mill in st. catharines, ontario – this time from a different vantage point, reflected on the pond on the grounds.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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autumn at morningstar

Autumn At Morningstar

morningstar mill in all it’s fall colour splendour! the right-hand building is the grist mill that still produces flour during the summer and early fall months. the red structure on the left represents the sawmill that was once operating on the site. both reflected  on a small pond that is fed by lake gibson, a man-made reservoir that provides water to the city of st. catharines. the water eventually tumbles at decew falls, just beyond the buildings.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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sawmill at morningstar

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many moons ago i saw a photo of this red structure (representing a sawmill) in a tourist magazine for the niagara region in southern ontario. i wanted a shot (no pun intended) at photographing it – so after consulting a tourist office, i nailed it down to this site in st. catharines called morningstar mill. i have been visiting this area for the last 10+ years or so, but never really captured it adequately…

anyway, fast forward to the summer of 2015 and my family and i decided to settle in st. catharines after looking around at smaller communities outside the gta (greater toronto area). lo and behold, this site is a mere 10 minute drive away from my home – accessible anytime! 😉

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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standing around

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i love photographing lone trees – the countryside offers wonderful opportunities to do so. i came across this one near north pelham, ontario as i was exploring the country roads of the niagara region. the cow standing around was a bonus, I suppose… 😉

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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mystery vessel revisited

Mystery Vessel Revisted

now living in the area, this mystery vessel visible from the qew (queen elizabeth way) stationed in jordan harbour near st. catharines, ontario, is readily accessible.

there does not seem to be a definitive story about this vessel. apparently it is (was) a replica of la grande hermine; the carrack that brought jacques cartier to this continent in 1535.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: miscellaneous & still life

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mist rising

Mist Rising

a trip to niagara falls was always a treat – i would usually hit it a couple of times a year. now of course, i am living in st. catharines, ontario and am a mere 15 minute drive to the falls anytime i like… this was photographed in august of summer 2015 on a fireworks display night. i usually got there about 2 hours before the show and hoped for a beautiful sky and light over the falls. this night did not disappoint!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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lighthouse morning

Lighthouse Morninghaving returned to canada and chosen st. catharines as our new hometown, it was time to start exploring a little… here is the marina pier at sunrise, in port dalhousie, a community within the city of st. catharines. the lighthouse in the distance (extreme left of the frame) is located at the end of the harbour walkway trail and is known as the outer range lighthouse while the closer one is referred to as the inner lighthouse.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: parks & gardens

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