Windy day


Here's a look at the plaza where I got the rogue red tulip. It was a windy day which made the Canadian flag furl out beautifully! 

This plaza is also the terminus of the old Nine Mile Portage. Portages were Indian trails which were often used by the British in their conquest of the new land. The town of Barrie was built up around this site as it was apparently one of the more important trails.

12 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

Great overview, looks like a nice place to sit and enjoy the fresh air.

llandudnopictures said...

Great overview, looks like a nice place to sit and enjoy the fresh air.

Paul in Powell River said...

That wind is definitely brisk - that flag looks starched!

Olivier said...

une belle place sous le vent.

Lowell said...

I do not like wind, but other than that it appears to have been a beautiful day and this is a beautiful spot. I've read a bit about portages and they were often quite long and very difficult. Lewis & Clark discovered that, much to their dismay!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

As lovely in the overview as it was the closeup. (And I have tulip envy.)

VP said...

Windy day, with the flag flying over the benches...

NixBlog said...

Perfect flag flying weather :-)

Regina K said...

Interesting history and beautiful scene!

Bob Crowe said...

I like your flag. I like Canada. Sometimes my wife and I get so fed up with this country we talk about emigrating (not that it's so easy).

We were in Toronto on Canada Day two years ago. Someone gave me a Canadian flag in the melee at that plaza at Younge and Gerrard. It's still in the pen and pencil cup in my home office.

Ebie said...

Lovely windy spring day. The bright yellow flowers add accent to the landscape!

Cezar and Léia said...

I have a feeling of the wind and the cold weather there, very well captured, I like a lot the detail of the flag and wow so lovely benches in this plaza!
Great shot!
Léia

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