Gairloch Gardens

Gairloch Gardens is this wonderful little park, right on Lake Ontario in Oakville, that also houses an art gallery.  Here are some photos I took there, way back in 2005.  This would be around the time that I first started getting into photography, so hopefully they are worthy shots!

Tulips are my favourite flower – so many different types and colours, you can always find something new to surprise you!

Swans are such graceful animals, and I find them so peaceful…. perhaps not like their cousins, the Canadian Goose (would they be considered cousins?!).  Every good Canadian knows that in the spring, although the eyes look gentle and happy, there is an evil lurking in the background, ready to attack, wings out, beak open, and honking that dreadful honk they have.  But for the moment that I took this picture, he allowed me to believe that all was well between us. 

I love frogs: it’s the fact that such a small creature can make such a loud noise.  I don’t know my frogs/toads very well, but I believe this is a bull frog, judging by the noises he was making, and that his throat expanded every time he made them.  I, unfortunately, did not get a shot of that action.

And here is some of the art I mentioned.  Obviously, you can’t tell much, but I was in love with the texture of the abstract statue.   I love texture, and had to take a picture, to help remind me of the feel of the cold metal and the roughness of the finish.




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