THIS IS MY CLEARVIEW!
For someone who has chosen to spend the final years of his life in this municipality and who has been taking pictures for over 60 years, the very name CLEARVIEW represents everything that I see with my fading eyesight each day....
We have great photographers in Clearview. Why is the work of local photographers like Brian Davies and Gary Clayton not being featured by the Township in any of their staff promoting, taxpayer funded publications such as the "Clear View"?
I hope that our "shut-ins" might have the opportunity to see this fantastic part of Canada.
Creemore night sky
Although we are not a "dark sky site", it is still possible to take these kinds of pictures from your back yard in Clearview. Of course that's only on clear nights between midnight and 2.30 a.m. and if neighbours would turn off their floodlights!
The hills of Clearview
The southern edges of Clearview are framed with hills from which can see the undulating countryside right up to Georgian Bay and beyond. CURRENTLY still unspoiled, but soon to be lost to more and more "industrial" development.
Nothing stops us dancing
And the children keep on dancing, whatever the weather. Creemore.
The beauty after an ice storm
Although the trees are stilled by the weight of ice, the Mad River still keeps flowing after an ice storm.
A bridge lost to time
After fighting to retain the bridge in Creemore, two levels of government took it away for all time and replaced it with a patchwork quilt of old and new beams that has the "architectural significance of a junk yard"!
At home in Creemore
Deer still forage in our back yards when the winter snows start to cover their food.
Hard work for some tiny creature
Early morning and the dew highlights the efforts by an insect through the night
Angels in flight?
An unusual cloud formation as seen from Gowan Park in Creemore.
Bees still need to sleep
One late summer morning we saw a number of bees not moving on this plant. Rushing to take a picture just before the sun started to warm the leaves, we found that at the exact moment the sun rose, ALL of the bees "woke-up" and started to forage.
Quite comfy - Thank you
Another bee comfortable resting through the cooler nights as summer starts to fade in Clearview
More of our night sky
Why isn't the Township promoting Clearview as a still unspoiled place where you can still see the sky, our moon and the stars without having to travel to Muskoka and the nearest dark sky site to Toronto?
Our closest neighbour
When the moon is bright and washing out the Milky Way its time to concentrate on getting images of our closest neighbour.