Take Me to Killarney
I have just spent the last two days nestled in my sunny waterfront Toronto Beaches apartment, contentedly poring over a camera-full of snaps taken on this past week’s Great Northern Ontario Adventure. In this post I am going to highlight the first leg of my recent journey, Killarney, who’s rugged landscape is revealed in the shot above. It is little wonder that members of Canada’s revered Group of Seven often took up residence in Killarney, spending days sketching and painting this rugged northern gem. The likes of Arthur Lismer, Frank Carmichael, A.Y. Jackson and A.J. Casson captured the essence of the place – azure lakes surrounded by white pines that lean but do not break against the prevailing westerly winds, anchored in white quartzite mountains that can be seen for miles. I took the snap above at my resting place for the evening, The Killarney Mountain Lodge, and the moment I saw this tranquil lodge perch on the edge of the Killarney Channel, I was reminded of the unmistakable landscape muse for our Group of Seven. If you would like to learn more about the Group of Seven, please visit their web site here. If you would like to read more about my Killarney adventures, please visit my “daily” blog here, and please visit my photo web site here to see a gallery of my originals from the trip. Thanks for visiting!