Morning in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Every day I have to pinch myself. I’m not joking.

Why do I have to pinch myself? Well, because I really can’t believe that I get to live in such a beautiful place. I adore Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there is so much beauty here. I love it in spring, summer, fall – and I guess, even in winter. As much as I loathe winter, it can certainly be very beautiful here.

One of my favourite times of day is when our little town is just waking up. So one day last week, I got out to capture some of NOTL’s early morning gorgeousness for you.

I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves. Well, mostly. I can’t keep my thoughts to myself for long.

We’ll start at the lakeshore.

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Hello Toronto. You look beautiful in the sunrise.

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I had to take this shot again, for these artistically placed birds. They really cooperated.

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Fort Niagara. Hello USA.

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I just love the light at sunrise. Especially over Lake Ontario.

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Some more attempts at artsy-ness.

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That sky. I could watch it for hours….always changing.

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Sunrise glory over the Niagara River.

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One of my favourite wineries, Two Sisters. Stunning at any time of day.

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The majestic approach to the vineyard and winery. I have lost count of how many shots I have taken of this. So here’s another one for you.

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The Niagara Historical Society & Museum.

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I don’t think any words are necessary for this picture. But I feel so peaceful just looking at it.

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One of my favourite houses in NOTL.

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St. Mark’s Church.

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I love cemeteries – the older the better. Please don’t think I have some morbid thing going on. I just really love to think about the past, about people who have gone before. I love to read their names. I wonder who they were, where they came from, what was their life like.

On top of it all, I also find old cemeteries incredibly tranquil.

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The Romance Collection Gallery.

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A front porch like this would be a dream. I can see myself sitting there, glass of wine in hand, lazily watching the world go by.

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The grand lady of NOTL, the Prince of Wales Hotel.

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Queen Street in the morning sunshine. I love it any time of day, but in the morning, with just a few people about, it’s even better.

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Then around the corner, and up King Street.

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Where you will happen to pass the best coffee shop in town –  Balzac’s. The building it is in is the old train station.

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St. Andrew’s. I just love this building.

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And of course, it’s cemetery. Look at this gravestone. Come on, don’t you want to know who Isabella Eglesum is? I think her name itself is utterly fabulous. Sounds like a character straight out of a Charles Dickens novel.

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After some time pondering Isabella and her fate, it was time to head back to Highbrook. I had some hungry guests to feed!

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What a peaceful start to the day.

I don’t think I will ever tire of walking around this beautiful town.

  • HandbagMaven

    Magical pictures of a magical place! You most certainly won’t tire, I know I could never…there’s so much to see! You are blessed to live in NOTL

    • Thank you so much. Yes, NOTL is a wonderful place, and I am definitely blessed to live here.