"In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.' – Albert CamusOn the shores of Lake Ontario, northwest of Picton and south of Trenton, is the tiny hamlet of Carrying Place. It's one of those quaint places that one stumbles upon when winding through back roads on the way to or from a weekend getaway to Prince Edward County. Most people come to this area, affectionately referred to as The County, for the wine, the cheese, the local culinary festivals. But I first became smitten with this area in the dead of winter, and that's where my love for the area shall always reside. My friends recently took these winter photos from the vantage point of their front porch, smack in the heart of Carrying Place. I love the way the changing light plays off the water and snow. The last photo (below) suggests Mother Nature has decided to play with tie-dye, those beautiful swatches of colour peeking through the end-of-day clouds. The winter view of the Lake Ontario shore is perpetually changing. If I (or the photographers in this case, my friends Martha and Judith), were to step out onto their porch at the very same time of afternoon a day later, the camera would capture a slightly different tableau, however subtle. There's nothing static about a winter's afternoon where the great thrust of Lake Ontario wind is concerned.
(Photos of Carrying Place courtesy: M.J. Weaver, J. Shaver)Where's your go-to-escape during winter?