Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Snapshot - St. Lawrence




This is low tide along the shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec where we went for winter holidays a few years ago. Although there are picturesque towns along the coast, and skiing in nearby hills, the landscape here is very rugged. The climate also feels very 'Atlantic' even though the ocean is still another 1,000 kilometers down the river.

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22 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Very rocky, but so picturesque.

Staci said...

I love the ruggedness of this area....gorgeous shot!

Kaye said...

Ooh, I love rocks and water shots. Fantastic view!

storygal said...

No one could count all those stones. Rocky and still picturesque. Thanks for sharing.

Paulita said...

Something about the picture is inviting in spite of the rugged landscape. My daughter goes to school near the St. Lawrence seaway, so it looks kind of like home to her. Here's My Saturday Snapshot

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Rugged shots set against a smooth lake are a gorgeous combination.

Thanks for sharing.

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Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

It does look like a seascape!

Nise' said...

Awesome! I love low tide.

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Greta pic - you make me long for summer :)

Alyce said...

That whole photo is pretty, and I especially love how clear and crisp looking the stones are.

smellincoffee said...

Love the contrast between the few large stones and the multitude of little ones!

Lisa@ButteryBooks said...

I will have to remember to pack my hiking boots if we ever travel there :)

edgar said...

I travelled part of that beautiful river before, last year in June.

Vicki said...

What a great photo! The the contrast of the water, rocks, hills and sky!

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful photo...Love how it goes from the ruggedness of the rocks to the softness of the sky & clouds.

laughingwolf said...

it's a great place for snaps and vacationing, for sure

and yeah, having lived in halifax for about 15 years, can vouch for the 'sense' of the ocean in the area you visited :)

Louise said...

Lovely shot, I like the big foreground.

Leslie said...

Nice perspective. Very pretty.

I didn't realize that the tides would affect the river but of course that makes sense.

Trish said...

Curious, isn't it? I wasn't expecting there to be tides here either, but there they were.

Marie said...

Very nice composition. I love that rocky bank.

Lady In Read said...

tranquil!...

Pooch said...

The contrasts in color and texture are very appealing.

:)