Actually, the day began in solitary mode for me yesterday. I awoke early and was out of the house shortly after 4:30 to go on a solitary photo shoot. This may be my favourite photo from the shoot and was actually an incidental one. As I returned to the car, I glimpsed this view across the river from the parking lot. It was still pretty dark out, and I think blogger darkened the photo even more, but I love the purple tones and the reflection — even if I do say so myself.
Later in the morning, we headed to the opening day of the farmers market. Traditionally, many spring/summer activities begin on this May (Victoria Day) long weekend. They have just built the roof. It isn't even shingled yet.
What with beef, maple syrup and rainbow trout and who knows what else for sale, this was quite the eclectic vendor. And a happy one.
Then, Sue met another vendor, Heather, who has a farm-size poperty in the woods. Before hunting season, she orders up to 2000 pumpkins to attract the deer into the safety of her property just before hunting season. She helps feed them all winter. If you squint, you can see many deer in her photo. She was selling dropped antlers decorated with various stones. You can begin to glimpse one to the lower right behind the photo.
Later in the day, we went for a drive to the Narrows Lock on the Rideau Canal system.
We had a picnic lunch and just sat around for a few hours ...
... and even managed to reach each other this time around ...
... while AC waited for the sun to go down so he could take a this photo of the sunset on Big Rideau Lake.
I took the above picture from the pier and thought that I might have the opportunity to take the iconic pier into the water shot that every photographer should take once. Alas, the fisher people had other ideas.
It was a good day. I'm glad we got out while the gettin was good because today ain't so grand.