Monday, November 28, 2016

The World Reveals Itself

The world reveals itself to those who travel on foot. ~ Werner Herzog

Let's have a little wander around Peterborough. This takes us back to mid-October when trees hadn't fully changed but the air was still mild and inviting. Please join me!

confed rainbow
It was a windy day, and my walk started over at Little Lake where I had a good view of Centennial Fountain showing off her rainbow colours in the brilliant sunshine.





confed rainbow4
A moment later, the wind picked up, lifting the prism skyward. We were also feeling the mist from across the lake, at times.





you go gull
This gull was battling the breeze over the waters of Little Lake.





centepede cloud
The breezy day was also having fun with the clouds, creating wispy white fingers in the sky.





sundog
There must have also been some water droplets in this cloud which formed a subtle rainbow of its own.





mallard cutie2
This little cutie decided to hang around and pose for a few photos.





angel wings
Wandering further south, we ended up winding through the paths of the Little Lake Cemetery where this angel was watching over some of the local residents.





groundhog
Exploring the surroundings, this cutie of a ground hog took one last look before disappearing in her burrow between a couple of monuments.





collection
Something interesting had been going on in this spot where a small, colourful collection of glass and pottery had been left behind.





rabbit run
This little guy was also having a nice little wander several hops ahead.





berries of blue
Juniper berries are bright blue eye-catchers in the sunlight.





flowers and bike
Another colourful scene which caught my eye on the way home.





window view
And speaking of home, this was the view outside of my window when the sun broke free of gloomy skies and brushed the trees with its brilliance.

That's it for this time. More photos coming up just as soon as they're ready.

25 comments:

Red said...

I like the tiny rabbit at the base of the huge trees. You have a good variety of clouds and water.

Lady Fi said...

Wonderful shots. I love the rainbow!

sage said...

I like your town's "geyser"! Thanks for a nice trip through your hometown

messymimi said...

My life needs more rainbows, thank you for supplying these!

DJan said...

Yes, my life also needs a couple of rainbows. Thank you, and I especially love that beautiful picture of the juniper berries. A lovely collection, thank you again. :-)

Maggie May said...

Plenty of rainbows! Well caught.
Some interesting cloud formations too.
Maggie x

Karen said...

The autumn skies are so brilliant aren\t they? I love that they are often dark gray on the horizons while the sun shines over us. Makes a wonderful backdrop for the other spectacular colors on display.

Marie Smith said...

Beautiful photos! Love your city and its creatures! The sky is that last shot is incredible.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You got an amazing shot of that gull in flight!

William Kendall said...

The groundhog and the rabbit are a delight to see!

Rita said...

These were all wonderful!! Love the many trees you have right outside your window. :)

Stephen Hayes said...

The discarded bottle in that one picture looks like it might be really old.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I very much enjoy my walks with you. You show me such beautiful sights.

ellen abbott said...

I looked at that first picture and thought is that a low little cloud raining?! and the prism in the cloud is called a sundog I think.

Jackie said...

The patina on that angel is beautiful....
All your photographs are wonderful.

Tabor said...

Great eye finding all these bits of beauty where you live. NOthing is missed by you, it seems.

Shammickite said...

I really like the acrobatic angel who has been standing on one leg for so many years. Of course, with wonderfully large wings like that, it would be easy for her to keep her balance.
Beautiful views of Peterborough, as always!!

Bob Bushell said...

Reflections are beautiful, although there was some battered glass. A lovely place Hilary.

Daryl said...

oh so amazing is that rainbow being sprayed up from the lake .. love it

Barbara said...

Those rainbows are amazing captures!!

Betty Manousos said...

truly beautiful!!

The Furry Gnome said...

Great pix, especially the first two!

Jenn Jilks said...

These are so fun. How on earth could I miss them? You usually post on fAcebook when you post. sigh.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Dancing rainbows and dancing clouds, birds with wings and guardian angels and quiet critters -- such a beautiful cross-section of an autumn day!

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

The shot of the juniper berries is frame-worthy for sure!