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Hillbillygirl
07-09-2011, 11:12 PM
...we went, armed only with a camera, and a GPS.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P9501.jpg

Coming upon a clearing...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P95071.jpg

...and finding a beautiful small secluded lake.


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P95031.jpg

Hillbillygirl
07-09-2011, 11:19 PM
This lake was surrounded by the rare, (for us), Grass Pink Orchid. This Orchid differs itself from others as it is right side up. Most orchid blossoms turn as they grow so their lip is on the bottom, while these ones stay upright.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P9487.jpg

Also, the Northern Pitcher Plant was just covering the ground. Here is the "pitcher" part of plant.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P9475.jpg

The actual flower of Pitcher Plant.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P9474.jpg

The best way to end the day was that the wild blueberries are just ripening, (had first feed today). We have approximately two acres of these on our land, but these were also around this lake area.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/A21P9514.jpg

JAS_Photo
07-09-2011, 11:39 PM
Beautiful set, HBGirl! The reflections in the lake are beautiful. Love all the wildflowers and those blueberries look pretty appetizing too!

casil403
07-10-2011, 12:51 AM
Wow...you have such a magical and awesome place...thanks so much for sharing it with us...those blueberries look absolutely scrumptious!

MoinMoin
07-10-2011, 01:11 AM
Wonderful set of pictures - I like especially the Pitcher plant. That's a real strangely plant, have never seen any similar.

Wicked Dark
07-10-2011, 09:04 AM
Dear Hillbillygirl in her northern paradise,

I hate you.

With love,

WickedDark

casil403
07-10-2011, 11:29 AM
Dear Hillbillygirl in her northern paradise,

I hate you.

With love,

WickedDark

Dear Wicked Dark,

Your comment made me laugh out loud thus resulting in a massive coughing fit due to the horrible summer cold I have right now. :headslap:
I just wanted to say *Hack hack....cough cough* thanks for that.http://forums.easypooltutor.com/images/smilies/smiley_wink.gif

Have a great day,
casil403

Hillbillygirl
07-10-2011, 12:14 PM
Dear Hillbillygirl in her northern paradise,

I hate you.

With love,

WickedDark

AAAAWWW, how sweet of you WD. Love you too!:D

Just heading out to hike this, Mount Cheminis (http://www.discoverkl.ca/index.php?id=88)
Hopefully get some decent pics and will try and get some fern pics for Ya' too. The forest is blanketed around here with so many varieties.

Matt K.
07-10-2011, 01:22 PM
Dear Hillbillygirl in her northern paradise,

I hate you.

With love,

WickedDark

Somehow I second this - you are so blessed with your surroundings, Hillbillygirl, that's why envy rears its head. Absolutely stunning imagery, and now immortalized. But tell me something: did you take the GPS along to guide you there, to mark the spot, or to make sure you found your way back? And if you used it to guide you there, how did you find out about the spot?

Hillbillygirl
07-10-2011, 07:33 PM
Thanks all for the kind words, and the hatin' ;)
Yes, we are truly blessed with the area we live in and I am glad so many enjoy seeing what I love to share, but then again, there are so many here that are equally blessed, as I have witnessed with many of their own "backyard" shots.
I will say, if any of you are going to be travelling up our way, be sure to contact us, as we would be more than happy to have ya's over for some redneck hospitality, and show ya 'round these parts.
Matt, as for the GPS,we never leave the doorstep without it. It is the most used tool we have ever had. It goes in car, in boat, in atv, on hikes, you name it. We actually came across this lake while touring down through the bush on an old two-track lane and noticed it off the side on the gps and our Backroads Mapbook. (another thing we never travel without, we have the whole Ontario set), and I will tell anyone that travels in Canada, (especially off the beaten path), to go out and purchase this for your area. It is an essential, as it tells all Major roads, backroads, logging roads, trails, lakes, streams, etc. and some very good detailed info for hiking, fishing, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, skiing, you name it.
Check them out here. Backroad Mapbooks (http://backroadmapbooks.com/main/index.html)

Mad Aussie
07-11-2011, 01:02 AM
I would simply kill to live in such a beautiful place with so much character!! Awesome.

Hillbillygirl
07-11-2011, 09:53 AM
Thanks MA, but then again, look around you. From what I have seen from you and your family, I could spend a lifetime taking shots of the beautiful splendour that you call home.

Mad Aussie
07-11-2011, 06:05 PM
Thanks MA, but then again, look around you. From what I have seen from you and your family, I could spend a lifetime taking shots of the beautiful splendour that you call home.
My home is a tiny block in a suburb. I could literally run from the back fence to the road out front in about 10 secs. I wouldn't pass a single lake along the way :)

Hillbillygirl
07-11-2011, 07:29 PM
My home is a tiny block in a suburb. I could literally run from the back fence to the road out front in about 10 secs. I wouldn't pass a single lake along the way :)

OK, guess you got me on that one. If I go straight East from here as the crow flies there are no towns for 160+km's. There is one area approx. 20 minutes South-west of here that is literally 160 X 160 km square with no civilization within it.
But the country you live in has some beautiful scenery/wildlife, from what I have seen in your travels and pics of it.

Mad Aussie
07-11-2011, 07:33 PM
Yes, there are definitely some beautiful things within easy reach of where I live at present. The plan is to move south at some point in the near future. I want to live closer to real mountains.

Iguanasan
07-11-2011, 09:25 PM
Lovely scenery to be sure and a wonderful set. I have to say that I think the first one is my favourite here. :thumbup:

Hillbillygirl
07-11-2011, 09:35 PM
Thanks Iggy.

asnow
07-11-2011, 11:29 PM
Love the two pictures with the reflection in the lake. The last one makes me want to go and pick blueberries, however none here in Mississauga except in the grocery store.

Hillbillygirl
07-12-2011, 06:59 AM
Love the two pictures with the reflection in the lake. The last one makes me want to go and pick blueberries, however none here in Mississauga except in the grocery store.

Thanks Asnow.
You are more than welcome to come on up and pick blueberries anytime! It's only a six hr. drive.