Photos of North America

I hope that these photos will encourage you
to travel the scenic tours of the Stoness Guide Books.
James Stoness - Photographer
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Along the Perth Road, Ontario

This portion of the Perth Road north of Westport has many sections of great beauty.
Breakfast in the sun

Breakfast in the sun in early spring is nice, even if you have to move the table to find a sunny place.
Early Morning

Early morning can present you with some striking colours here at Mesa Springs. Of course autumn colours enhance all the scenery in Eastern Ontario.
Forest Snow

December, 2004, brought a lot of freezing rain followed by sticky snow, more rain, and more snow. The result was a real winter wonderland in Frontenac County. This scene is from the sugar bush at Mesa Springs.
'The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep'

Robert Frost
Icy Birch

Sometimes winter storms cause severe damage. The white birch in this yard will recover, but right now many have limbs that are frozen to the ground.
'When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter darker trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay.
Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning'

Robert Frost
Maple in the Lane

The contrasting leafy colours of the different trees enhance the autumn leaf show at Mesa Springs.

Snowy Spruce

The spruce is a majestic tree. They are much better at thrusting away nature's efforts at destroying them. Nearby pine trees with this snowload suffered many broken limbs.
Maple Leaves

Almost no leaves in the forest are as beautiful as the eastern red maple.

Milkweed pod

Milkweed is a horrible weed to have in your fields. It multiplies quickly. It has a long root that is difficult to kill with cultivation. But it does have its beauty, as seen in this photograph.
Maples on the hill

This rural scene of maples on a hill is a familiar site across the rolling hills of Frontenac County.

The pheasant is a beautiful bird. This pheasant arrived in our yard and stayed for a week or two.
Snowy Branch

Temperatures plummeted and the ice and snow storm left its mark. In this case the mark was very pretty.
Snowy Lane

Winter snow covers the ground protecting the vegetation and making a warm blanket for the little creatures. This snowy lane is a work of art.
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