Monday, October 22, 2007

Heron in Flight

Here's a shot of the elusive heron that visits the banks of the Magog River. I wish that he wasn't so camera-shy.

flying heron

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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sherbrooke, Québec

These shots were taken in Downtown Sherbrooke. Here's a little bit about the city, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Sherbrooke (2006 population: 147,427) is a city in south-eastern Quebec, Canada, the only major city in the Eastern Townships. Although originally settled in the early 19th century by anglophones, it is today primarily a francophone city.

The area of Sherbrooke was first settled in 1793 by American Loyalists, including Gilbert Hyatt, a farmer from Schenectady, New York, who built a flour mill in 1802. In 1818 the village of "Hyatt's Mills" received its current name, being named after Governor General Lord Sherbrooke at the time of his retirement and return to England.

It's a beautiful city with some very nice architecture. Here are a few of my photos:

downtown falls


bridge path

church entry

world peace

bridge tracks



wall grate


bridge legs

white building

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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises (Magog, QC)

Today we visited the Marais de la Rivière aux Cerises (Cherry Riveer Marsh) in Magog, QC. As the day wore on a storm rolled in... we were fortunate to make it back to the car and actually got home before the rain began.

These photos show the progression of the storm.

cerise marsh birches

mont orford blue skies


storm building at marsh

trees in the marsh

orford from marsh

orford storm

stormy river

storm clouds

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Saturday, October 13, 2007

Stone church

I saw this beautiful stone church in the distance when I went out today, and I just had to drive over to it to take some pictures of it. I had time to take a few shots before it started raining, but I think that the dark sky compliments the stonework rather nicely.

church front

church from right

church from left

church from street

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Autumn Walk in Lennoxville

The weather was willing to cooperate today, so I went out for a walk at Parc Atto Beaver in Lennoxville. Here are some pictures from the walk. The leaves are really colorful this week, so I wanted to enjoy them before they are gone.

mushrooms on birch tree

yellow and green foliage

3 mushrooms



autumn trail




autumn path


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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Quebec City

As the weather turns a little cooler, I've had more time to sit down and sort through some of the photos I took over the summer.

Here are some photos from our trip to Quebec City (the capital of the province) this past July:









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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Johnville Bog & Forest Park

We went walking at Johnville Bog & Forest Park today... it was a little chilly, but very sunny and a nice day to be outdoors. It was a really interesting place to visit.

Here's more information: Johnville Bog & Forest Park

This wooden walkway leads through most of the park:
forked path

Some birch trees on the outer edge of the bog:
birch trees

Trees growing in the bog:

The bog was surprisingly colorful in some places:

Pine trees are one of few species that can tolerate the low pH here:
bog pines

There's not a lot of wildlife in the bog... mostly insects:

In places, it looked almost surreal:
bog trail

A mushroom that looks like a fingernail :)
mushroom tree

A tree being pulled down into the bog:
mossy tree

It was a beautiful day for a nature hike:
autumn sky

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