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Crescent Beach Sunrise

Crescent Beach Sunrise

Winter Morning

Winter Morning

Hard frost and sunshine – a day of pleasure!
You are still drowsy at your leisure –
It’s time, my beauty, ope your eyes!   
Let you get free of blissful dreaming,   
To meet the North Aurora, deeming 
The Star of North, let you arise!

Last eve the blizzard howled angry, 
The ghostly sky struck all and sundry,  
The vapid moon was scarcely seen  
Among dark drear clouds drifting;    
Your mood was cheerlessly shifting – 
Look now – what a change has been!   

Under a bright blue vault of heaven  
Like a beautiful carpet, soft and even, 
The snow glitters in sunlight; 
Transparent woods are soly dark, 
The firs through hoarfrost nicely sparkle 
And under ice brooks’ torrents slide.    

With amber light the entire room 
Is being lit up. What a boon    
Is a merry crackle of the stove’s flame.    
How swell to ponder near a fire!      
But listen, wouldn’t we desire  
To ride in our open sleigh? 

While sliding over morning snow 
Be drawn into a run in tow 
Of an impatient mare, trotting hard?  
And visit fields that now are empty, 
And woods – a recent horn of plenty, 
The bank too dear to my heart. 

A. Pushkin (translated by V. Chistjakov)


Yesterday and Today

November is unpredictable. Beautiful sunny Saturday did not have any sign of so dramatic changes. However, Sunday morning surprised us by its white duvet.

Yesterday

Today

Skay and Waterfall

Niagara Falls never leaves you indifferent. In any season and in any weather, it is mesmerizing.

US waterfall

Canadian waterfall

Horseshoe and Zipliners


Ball’s Falls

Unlike last autumn this one has a lot of rain. Ball’s Falls this year look like real waterfall.

Upper Falls


Following along the river to the lower falls.





Lower Falls



This is the same place and time last year.

Lower Falls

Battery, St. John’s

Coming to the end of the North Head Trail you find yourself in the Battery. Here all the streets are broken and follow the coast line of the bay. The colorful houses and lush vegetation create a fabulous mood. Harsh rocky landscapes turn into friendly and welcoming pictures.


















Signal Hill – North Head Trail

The North Head Trail is Signal Hill’s most popular and most difficult hiking trail. This 1.7 km trail takes approximately 90 mins and descends almost 500 feet. Hikers connect with the trail from Signal Hill’s top parking lot. From there they descend down boardwalk stairs, follow a footpath to North Head at the entrance to the St. John’s Harbour, & hike along the narrows to Lower Battery Road.












Colourful October

There is a very short period of time between hot summer and cool autumn when all the trees and bushes change their green wear to colourful duvet. It looks gorgeous under the warm autumn sun.












Manuels River Trail

Perhaps the easiest hiking trail around St. John’s we found was the Manuels River Trail. It is beautiful and picturesque way along the river. Mostly it is covered by the trees and people can feel comfortable in the shade.











Topsail Beach Bluff Trail

The trail itself is not something special but the view from the bluff is breathtaking.










La Manche, NL

The last visit of Newfoundland was about walking around the St. John’s area to see the beauty of this place. There are a lot of trails around with the different level of difficulties. Some of them is just like city pedestrian way, but most are rough and unfriendly, where you have to be careful. La Manche Village Path is one of numerous beautiful but rough.












Then the path coming to the bridge. From the bridge there is a beautiful view of the ocean.









Finally the trail is coming to the coast of ocean – Doctors Cove. This is nice flat stone place where the ocean waves crashing on the wall and retreat.










Canadian Sunset

Canadian Sunsethttps://m.youtube.com/watch?v=140CQTX-B2M


Rainy Morning


Restless Niagara River

This river never is quiet and smooth. It has a very wayward character, and looks forward to meeting a cliff to fall down. This is Niagara Falls.

Niagara River Cascades

Further, down only

The Edge

Spring in orchard

It’s hard to believe that in two or three weeks this boring landscape will turn into a blooming garden. Today it is waiting for the rain and the first spring thunderstorm.








Beauty of Winter

After 24 hours snowfall Peace around has been coloured by white and black where there are a lot of colours nevertheless.

My Valentine

Through the Window

Beauty of Winter

Snow Tongue

Sunset in Sherwood Forest


Sun and Mist (Niagara Falls)

Sunny Day at Niagara Falls

 

 

Horse Shoe

 

Water Fall

 


Winter Morning

Morning Sky

 

Winter Morning

 

Icy magic

 

Lighthouse

 

Winter Art


Take a Pebble

 

Icicles

 

Shore

 

Dawn

 

Kiss


Lion’s Valley Park

Nothing but Blue Sky


A little bit of Snow


Gloomy Morning


Crimson Sunrise


Snow…

On Remembrance Day, November 11 we had a huge snowstorm which last for 14 hours and in the morning we found the Winter Wonderland around. It is too early for the winter but we cannot complain. Mother Nature knows what is better for us. We just have to accept and enjoy!