WINTER WONDERLAND | Algonquin Park Getaway
It's my first blog post! I'm so excited to start this project, and I knew this would be the perfect post to begin with.
While on a weekend getaway in Algonquin Park with my boyfriend, Bryon, we started snapping pictures on the Spruce Bog Boardwalk just outside Huntsville. Bryon was having a great time with my Canon Rebel (which I hadn't made use of in YEARS), and I thought - we should start a blog. Luella Pearl is probably not what he had in mind, but I had wanted to use my great grandma's name for a project for a while and I felt like this was the perfect fit.
Now that I've done my little intro - let's focus on my first post! (forgive the photography, we're still learning!)
Algonquin Park is the most amazing place in Ontario. My aunt has a cottage there and I've spent a few summers immersed in it's beautiful deciduous forests. I love the lakes, the woods, the wildlife and its vast territory that even the most seasoned outdoorsmen could get lost in and never be found. My family and I have also done some camping there, but it had been quite a few years since my last visit.
We stayed at resort just outside the park, but took some time to hike a short trail that was full of hungry tame birds. My favourite bird is the Gray Jay, also known as the whiskey jack or Wiskedjak, and I know they are well populated in the park. For the most part, I was surrounded by Chickadees who bravely ate out of my hand and flew around me as we walked through the trail. Finally toward the end of the trail I spotted a Gray Jay when we stopped momentarily and I almost screamed a Bryon because I was so excited. I was so excited when the bird perched on my hand to eat some seed (which it was particularly interested in).
If you do happen to visit the park, I highly recommend hiking or snowshoeing this trail in the winter. It is absolutely breathtaking.
The photographer, below. Bryon :)