So ... what gives ? what are we looking at in this COLD post ?
We were up on Fort Henry hill yesterday ... it was clear, sunny, and COLD .. but things looked fresh and clean ... if not green ?
I thought I might shoot some pictures of Kingston to give you an idea of this "Limeston City" which is a pet name for Kingston since there is so much limestone (reminds me of Gail from "Clay and Limestone" ... see girl ? .. we have limestone too, under all of this snow !
Fort Henry is a historic site and actually part of the World Heritage organization sites.
Look far to the left and you see some of it by way of the stone walls .. it is one of the best defended forts in Canada because it was so hard to try and get into let alone capture.
There I am freezing my keester off trying to get some shots from the road .. can you see me ???
One of the best present day attractions on the winter of course, is that long long sled run from the top of the hill. My legs ache just looking at it .. there have been some wicked moments on those runs .. it makes us truly Canadian EH ! : )
These buildings are part of RMC the Royal Military College .. and part of the city sky line .. always growing .
These are the controversial wind turbines on Amherst Island .. it took a long time to knock some sense into the people who live on this island to accept the fact that we have to move forward in allowing clean energy to be created from these beauties .. I have no argument with wind turbines .. they are sorely needed and I would have one in my backyard if need be to cut the cost of utilities ..I just know I could grow a beautiful vine or two on them and they would be magnificent !!
There are amazing shows such as the gun run and the guard change and even some friendly competition at times with our American military teams .. plus the amazing fireworks displays .
OK .. my fingers and toes are frozen now from this tour.
I might have to go back and visit Sunita at her plot "The Urban Gardener" the story of her cashew tree in her garden warmed me up and fed my imagination of such an exotic place to smile with a nice cool drink and some sandals .. wink wink Sunita ! : )