Thursday, September 15, 2016



Dark and light
each other,
vividly etching wild colors
through the horizon.

The charm of sunset
makes me want
to scurry home.

~ Tara Estacaan

Are you ready to pick up where we left off in the last post?

I scream
We had been wandering the shores of Little Lake when we stopped for ice cream. Evening was quickly approaching.

bike at dusk
I was chatting on the phone with my son at the time that I took this pic. Yes, I put my boy on hold for a photo op.

evening dock with mink
Although it's impossible to see it clearly, this isn't a squirrel on the dock. Though I thought it was at first, I soon realized that it was actually a young mink out for a bit of an exploration. I saw it more clearly on another night but it was even darker out and I never got a good shot of it.

Night walk on a dock
Just a little later, a couple walk hand in hand along that same dock.

volleyball at sunset
Local kids get a last game of volleyball in before it's too dark to see.

volleyball net at sunset
Moments later, the game and net were abandoned until another day and one of the players readied his bike for the ride back home.

sunset on Little Lake6
A peaceful spot to sit and watch the sun go down.

harbour at dusk
They light up the fountain at night. It changes colours several times through the course of the evening.

Just a man and his dog, enjoying the peace of Little Lake.

This is probably the most romantic scenes I have ever happened upon. A lantern-lit dinner for two on a picnic bench along the water's edge. There was music playing from across the lake - one of the many free evening concerts offered by this wonderful town.

night skyline
Goodnight, Peterborough.

Thanks for walking with me. It's always nice to have some company while wandering about town, and yours is always the best.

More photos coming up before too much longer.


joeh said...

From the size of some boats, Little Lake must be some big lake!

Marie Smith said...

How gorgeous! Just incredible photos! Love this post. One of my favourites ever!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Lovely post, my friend. The shot of the couple at the picnic table is wonderful. Other favorites were the guy sitting on the picnic table, watching the sunset, and the man and his dog at the water's edge.

Shammickite said...

You're very lucky living within walking distance of the water. Great photos as always. Do they still have the little boats all lit up sailing around the lake after the concert at del Crary park?
Love the boat name... No Regrets!

Out on the prairie said...

I like the lantern lit dinner, looks like a remarkable town to live around

sage said...

I like the word, "eventide" and like it even better with ice cream! Nice post.

Theresa said...

So lovely! Lucky you to live in such a beautiful place and lucky us who you share it with. Thank you.

Tabor said...

It felt like a review of summer just before it ends. Lovely. Thanks!

Karen said...

Love your shot of the lantern lit dinner couple. How romantic!

SK Waller said...

What a wonderful place your town seems to be. When I'm looking at your photos I'm never quite sure if it's really that wonderful or if you just have a talent for make it look as if it is...or BOTH! :)

Cloudia said...

Would that we could hold the sinking sun a few moments longer in that volleyball net. This is more than a post, it is an experience like a small film or novella....Charming. You are a pro and a pal. <3

Rita said...

How pretty in the evening. Yes, that's really a romantic thing to do at the water's edge with flickering flames to light the night. I love the lights in the darkness, always have. The earth always seems more peaceful at night. Thanks for bringing us along. :)

William Kendall said...

The last shot's my favourite, and that ice cream looks delicious!

Minks are pretty slender... it would be easy at first and at a distance to think of it as a squirrel.

messymimi said...

You have a very lovely town!

Ruth Hiebert said...

That was fun.I especially enjoyed the ice-cream.It's so much better just to enjoy it virtually,than for real.This one doesn't sit on my hips forever.LOL Wonderful pictures all around.

stephen Hayes said...

Great pictures. Because of wonderful images like these I always associate you with water.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful ebbing light and golden glow.

Red said...

So an evening walk brings some fantastic photos. You always tell a good story with your photos.

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful pictures of the evening light.

DJan said...

As it got darker, I kept thinking I was seeing the last shot, until I saw that incredible romantic dinner! And then still yet another. Wonderful! I sure enjoyed this sunset and evening. :-)

Linda said...

Oh no! Now I'm hungry! But your sunset scenes are marvelous.

Daryl said...

that ice cream is making me wish it was later in the day so i could get one of my own (its only a bit after 9 AM here)

Rick Watson said...

Lovely walk. I feel refreshed.

Gayle said...

Stunning shots, love the last one.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are wonderful photos, Hilary! As always!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario !

A Cuban In London said...

Your second photo, top to bottom is an absolute beauty. I love taking pictures of my bike as part of the scenery. Thanks.

Greetings from London.

yaya said...

Your pics make me want to move there! What a lovely town and the lake is amazing. You have a wonderful place to walk and you take such fabulous photos! My favorite has to be the romantic sweet. Have a good week!

photowannabe said...

I really like strolling around your town with you. Photos are stunning. I especially enjoyed the man and his dog partaking of the evening and the young lovers eating by lantern light.
You have a terrific town.

Barb said...

The light you captured as dusk turned to darkness is incredible. I want to sit in that peaceful spot!