…before settling on a Cabernet Sauvignon, Ice Wine. Rich and full, but not overpowering on the sweet side. Special.
This Chick and her Rooster will be saving it for a special occasion…
And like a very fine wine, this very fine view topped off our visit.
After such royal treatment, we went back to our hotel. Unfortunately the Rooster had to fly the coop, but the 2chicks and a brother lazed around the lobby and the library at Queen’s landing, for a bit of whimsy and wisdom:
Some statues just look smart.
The plant and pot are delightful…dare we say, just ducky?
All kidding aside, elegant beauty is around every corner. We spent forever exploring…
Learning something? Fabulous. In a charming setting? Glorious. Two siblings getting along? Priceless.
Three strong naked guys supporting a bowl, yet still looking good? Definitely classic, if not a little amusing.
Clue? Sir George in the library with the candlesticks…
For those in the know, this is Sir George Bernard Shaw. This renowned author and playwright is honored by the well-known Shaw Festival, permanently located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. http://www.shawfest.com/about-the-shaw/george-bernard-shaws-bio/ Many folks come just for the Festival, so be sure to take in a play during your stay.
It’s surprising just how much one can learn from actual books in libraries, statues, wooden ducks (or geese), wine-tasting, visiting wineries, historical plays or just fun plays (Alice in Wonderland is currently running). It’s also surprising how accommodating a Son/Brother can be… 😉
Now that you’ve partaken in our NOTL adventure, perhaps you’ll be as informed and knowledgeable as THIS Chick…
Only one small light to shine in the vast darkness that surrounds…
The River Range Rear Lighthouse, lighting the way on the Niagara River in by-gone years. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. There are actually two lighthouses within close vicinity, one for the Niagara River and the other for Lake Ontario.
More Niagara-on-the-Lake photos and travel info to come. It’s only 18 miles from Niagara Falls with many treats and treasures.
Hello, friends, it’s Autumn in Niagara. The leaves have reached their peak in beauty, and we’d love to share them with you! We start our autumnal journey at the stairs that lead down to the gorge, by Devil’s Hole Park. Currently it’s a bit of a treacherous walk, but they have plans to fix them in the near future. (Notice that we hop up and down the gorge a few times, based on the order of our photos!)
One of our favorite trees along the path at the top of the gorge.
Such beautiful, rich colors. Don’t get to close to the raging waters!
A blanket of leaves cover the ground along the trail, on the banks of the Niagara.
A bird’s eye view of the Niagara Gorge. Looking across toward the Canadian side of the river, the colors are so vibrant.
After our Bird’s eye view, we dive back down for a closer look at the water!
We pop over to the Niagara Falls Discovery Center, where there is easier access down to the gorge. An elevator will take you to the bottom (Open from Spring through October 31st).
A patchwork quilt of orange, gold, yellow, red and green.
An adventurer brought their bike down the elevator, and went for a walk. Thank you for leaving it to ‘pose’ for the picture. 😉
The Rainbow Bridge connecting two countries, and a part of the Horseshoe Falls too.
Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Fall really is one of the best times to visit Niagara; the tourist population and the heat is down, and the beauty is up. So if you’re an adventurous person and you like to hike, the stairs are for you. But if you prefer beauty without all of the hard work, you can enjoy it just as much using the elevator.
So whatever season you choose to visit, you’re always welcome.