My last day in Ontario (Oct. 30th) turned out to be a bit overcast, but it didn’t prevent us from immersing ourselves in nature with cameras in hand. Mer Bleue was the destination, just south and a little west of Orleans where I was staying.
Mer Bleue is one of several Peatlands that can be found across Canada from Coast to Coast. Peatlands cover more than 12% of Canad’s land surface, an area equivalent to the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan combined. Peatlands are in part a result of the last ice age which buried Canada 15.000 years ago.
To find out more about Mer Bleue click here. Enjoy the images captured during my relaxing excursion through this impressive natural area on a Sunday afternoon.
Saskatchewan had one of these early snow events just around Thanksgiving this year. This makes a trip to the Ottawa area even more special. My wish to experience true autumn colour was granted and despite heavy rain and temperatures that are somewhat on the cooler side my friend and I ventured out yesterday afternoon to capture the last of the leaves with our cameras. At first Elaine decided that she would just drive me around and if the opportunity arose she would make some pictures from the car. This did not last long. I am happy to report that my enthusiasm was contagious and Elaine participated in her first photography session in the rain.
Who could resist these vibrant colours, washed clean and further illuminated by the wet conditions? The images were captured just east of Orleans, ON.