Photo of the Day – 2019-01-14

The ice is starting thicken up nicely. With almost no wind and very cold temperatures the ice is as smooth as glass. That’s all ice, no water. I will be starting to post smartphone images like this one, yesterday afternoon from the North Shore Rugged Trail, on Instagram rather than here at ParrySights. You can find me on Instagram at ParrySights and the images at #PSNSRT. (January 2019)

Photo of the Day – 2019-01-10

The lights may be down in the Tower Hill Heritage Garden but the stars still come out on clear nights. A view of the tower this past Sunday evening when things turned a little colder and we had a new moon. If you look closely you can see Orion starting to rise to the left of the tower. The colours on the snow reflect the many different light sources that illuminate the garden. The top of the tower is brighter because the light from the Town can ‘peek’ over the trees. On a clear night you can see as far as trillions of miles away and millions of years into the past. (January 2019)

Made from 10 light frames by Starry Landscape Stacker 1.7.0. Algorithm: Max Value

Photo of the Day – 2018-12-31

After sunset on Saturday from the mouth of the North Shore Rugged Trail’s Thunder Creek. Beautifully clear, but without the dramatic colour of last week’s sunsets. The water was flowing down Thunder Creek following the recent thaw and rain. (December 2018)

Photo of the Day – 2018-12-22

After the brilliant sunsets earlier in the week we have had some warm but mostly overcast weather. Feeling a little caged in and windswept atop the tower in the Tower Hill Heritage Garden. (December 2018)

Photo of the Day – 2018-12-20

This image, like yesterday’s, was taken Tuesday in the late afternoon. In this case the view is from where the North Shore Rugged Trail’s Thunder Creek flows into the Big Sound. There are signs of ice starting to form. I’m hoping for an early freeze so folks can get their ice shacks out and the rest of us can get onto the Big Sound and explore. (December 2018)

Photo of the Day – 2018-12-19

It’s a special time of the year for for viewing the Big Sound from Parry Sound’s North Shore Rugged Trail with the sun as low and as far south as it is. The last couple of days have seen colder temperatures and clear skies. This is a limited time opportunity. It’s time to get out and enjoy the colours while they last. Some might say they are ‘painterly’. (December 2018)

Photo of the Day – 2018-12-18

Zhiishiib Rock at sunset this past Sunday as seen from Parry Sound’s North Shore Rugged Trail. (December 2018)