Thursday, September 8, 2016

Till Sundown

I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. ~ John Muir


The sun clearly indicates summer's departure by easing itself beneath the horizon earlier each evening. That might just be nature's way of telling me to take advantage of some great photo opportunities and still have enough time left at the end of the day to catch some of the new fall shows on television. Yeah, I'll go with that.

How long has it been since we've walked together? Too long? Okay, let's remedy that right now. No need to grab a jacket. The evenings are still plenty warm here and we'll be around the water and back before you know it. Let's head to the calming waters of Little Lake.

waterfront altered
This photo was taken much earlier in the spring before the marina was actually open for docking. The combination of clouds and late day sunlight made for an interesting view. I also played around with the image a little bit in Photoshop to make it a tad more dramatic.





busy marina
By the time the first of many outdoor concerts began (see previous post), boats were coming from far and wide to dock and enjoy the music.





centen fountain
When the evening sun hits it just right, the spray from Centennial Fountain lights up like a rainbow beacon.





narrow space
There aren't usually any boats moored in this location. The man on the dock often tosses tennis balls far out into the water, and his two dogs readily jump in to retrieve them. On this day, he had a narrow opening between the boat through which he could throw them. One of his dogs was uneasy about the presence of these large watercraft while the other dog continued leaping into the water as if nothing had changed.





sunlit
Homes which face west across the water are treated to regular sunsets. As we face east, they provide us with the view of a colourful, quaint community.





fishin
Shortly before dusk, the Liftlock Cruises were probably done for the day and a young man relaxes while fishing the waters of Little Lake.





fishin2
Here's the view to his left, in case you were wondering.





dead slow
A warning to boaters as they pass through a channel with more shallow waters.





dusk on Little Lake
Evening skies provide such pretty colours.

It's getting late and nightfall is just ahead. What do you think of stopping for a bit to enjoy the view, and I'll pick up where we left off on the next blog post? Let's get an ice cream cone from the nearby kiosk and grab seat on the bench behind us for a while. What flavour would you like?

Evening photos coming up soon.

31 comments:

Stephen Hayes said...

Great pictures. I like peanut butter and chocolate ice cream.

William Kendall said...

What beautiful shots!

I imagine some dogs don't care for a change to their routine- like boats moored where they usually jump in for a dip.

Marie Smith said...

Vanilla please. Such a lovely walk. Great colours!

Tabor said...

That cowboy fisherman sort of interrupted my train of thought....sorry.

TexWisGirl said...

love the opening scene.

Gayle said...

Pralines and cream, please. Lingering over each photo and taking special note of the color. Sunshine is so different as we approach autumn. Love them all. The colorful village is one of my all time faves.

Out on the prairie said...

those are some huge boats, I want one

Karen said...

Your shots of the sky colors are quite inspiring Hilary.
Thank you for the photo of the little houses on the Point. I lived over near there when I was first married over 40 yrs ago!

Ruth Hiebert said...

It has been a pleasure to walk with you.I think my favourite sight was the rainbow fountain,although I really like the last scene with the clouds.I'll have a vanilla cone please.Yes,I will be ready to continue our walk when you are.

Barb said...

What a pretty town - I like walking and seeing the watery sights with you. Resting and watching the water and sky sounds like a wonderful idea. Surprise me with a flavor (but keep in mind I do like a bit of chocolate...).

Red said...

I like boats and your walks. You are in a area with lots of water and opportunities for boating.

Linda said...

Great capture of the rainbow fountain!

Tammie Lee said...

you truly live in a beautiful area.
your photos are gorgeous!

Lady Fi said...

Wow! Such gorgeous shots.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Beautiful journey! Thank you for sharing it!

sage said...

Great photos and I thought I saw a hint of color in one of branches.

Sharon said...

Coffee ice cream for me. Looks like it was a good time.

Anvilcloud said...

I was just noticing the other day that we had to lose about 55 minutes of daylight over the next few weeks. It's already down to closer to 45'.

Rita said...

Vanilla is just fine for me. Always love our travels. ;)

Theresa said...

So lovely! I'll be sure to grab some peach ice cream or maybe, Rum Raisin.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Chocolate, of course! This is a great set. Hard to pick favorites. The first one is fantastic. I also like the rainbow fountain, the poor confused dog, the relaxed fisherman, and the gorgeous colors in the last shot. But I pretty much liked everything in between, too. Let's fact it, it's much easier to pick a favorite ice cream flavor than to pick a favorite from your photos.

Jackie said...

The depth in that first photograph is breathtaking....an absolutely stunning photo.
Are your leaves changing already?
Beautiful journey you took us on.
Thank you so much....

Kathleen's Blog said...

Wow!! Just beautiful photos---all of them.
You live in a very pretty area.

Rick Watson said...

You do good work. I love the rainbow picture.

DJan said...

Coffee almond fudge please, but just a little one. Ah, it's nice sitting with you after such a wonderful walk! :-)

waldlaeufer68 said...

Hello,
a port always has something like a vacation or travel nerves ... shopping, ice eat, drink coffee and watch the boats .. this is pure relaxation ... great pictures
greetings Frank

ellen abbott said...

so nice to be so close to water.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

Seems like the greatest village :)

Shammickite said...

Summer may be coming to an end but I am happy to welcome cooler days, it has been so HOT. I seem to have spent far too much time in AC. Nice to walk around the lake with you. I'll have to get up to Pboro again, this summer has been a writeoff!!!!!

yaya said...

So pretty and I'll have some butter pecan! Your town is so charming and you certainly have the best photo ops! I could live very easily on a lake or near the ocean. However, Jack is more of a shade lover so I guess I'll stay here at the Pines and enjoy your pics!

Daryl said...

i have been so bad about blog reading .. busy here at the office most days and then at home i am too burned out computer-wise to log on ... apologies ... but what a delight to read/see ... a mini vacation for me (also its amazingly quiet here this morning ...)