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Canadian Shield Gallery


The Canadian Shield (also called the Precambrian Shield, or Laurentian Shield, or Laurentian Plateau) is now a vast area of scenic sparsely-populated forest-covered rocky hills that was originally a region of very large mountains (the ancient Grenvilles) and some volcanic activity, but over the eons the area was eroded. Mountains have deep 'roots' and float on the denser mantle below, much like icebergs at sea. As mountains erode, their roots rise, and are slowly eroded as well. The rock that now forms the surface of the Canadian Shield was once far below the earth's surface and is some of the oldest surface rock on earth, hundreds of millions to billions of years old. The hills of the Shield contain many lakes, rivers, wetlands, and outcrops and I am fortunate to live within a fairly short drive of them. Click here for further information on the Shield.

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Barn Windows 20050510
Parc Jacques Cartier 42823 Autumn Backroad 20100924 Bluegill Fish Autumn River 20070925
Whitefish Dawn2 Magpie River 20090629 Petroglyphs Trail 20060829 Cow Moose with Calf 20090705
Snowscape At Sunrise 14400 Northwoods Campsite 20090703 Wetlands 68813 Deux Rivieres Sunrise 20090621
Short & Winding Road 11062 Quebec City 20061005 Autumn Backroad 20100926 Quebec City 42736
Triple Trunk 19534 Longbow Lake Bench Frontenac Axis Sunset 20100619 Morris Island 20090611
Big Hawk Lake Shoreline 67443 North Shore Fog 20090624 Boat by Ottawa River Heron Takeoff
Wakefield Mill Chipmunk Deux Rivieres At Sunrise 49732 Frontenac Axis At Sunset 17689-90
Parc Jacques Cartier 20061006 Autumn Amid Winter 20100118 Four Birches 49550 Longbow Lake Boathouse 20050913
Autumn Backroad 22962-3 Autumn Barn 24052 Saint Lawrence River 20061029 Laurentian Mountains 42348
Lifting Fog At Sunrise 21588 Wakefield Covered Bridge Duck Near Canoe 20050914 Stand of Birch 20050912
Boardwalk Leaf Wawa Sunrise 20050911 Hillside Barn 20070924 Eye of the Totem 20050915
Totem Near Kenora Below Kakabeka Falls Sinking Boathouse 20100327 Above Kakabeka Falls
McGinnis Lake 40790 Canoe Skeleton 03395 Halls Lake 67428 Beaver Dam
Stony Lake Marsh Haliburton Highlands Marsh 67377 Tree Shadows 01357 Westport From Spy Rock 15222-3
Canyon Sainte Anne 42399 Road Hazard 02360 McGinnis Lake 40791 Backroad Sunrise 20110402
Canyon Sainte Anne 42439 Kenora Marsh 20050916 Canyon Sainte Anne 42464 Autumn Road 20101001
Lake Superior Mesa Split-Rail Laneway DSCF01389- Whitefish Dawn 20050910 Kenora Harbourfront2
Jones Creek 20061027 Quebec City 42763 Carmel United Church Submerged Tree 20060830
Maple Lake United Church 67422 Dead Trees 67473 Autumn Marsh 23278-80 Bear On A Bridge 02357
Wakefield Covered Bridge Entrance Opinicon Lake At Sunrise 20101107 McGinnis Lake Shoreline Canyon Sainte Anne 42419
Laurentian Mountains 42328 Totem 20060831 Log Chute 67446 Autumn Backroad 22861
Jones Creek 8781 Autumn Barn 24195 Red Beach Chairs Jones Creek 8786
Moose At Dusk 01551 Canadian Shield Landscape DSCF02360 Frontenac Axis Scene 20100326 Parc Jacques Cartier 42832
Parc Jacques Cartier 42863 Wakefield Covered Bridge 20100101 Kenora Harbourfront1 Laurentian Mountains 42343
Winter Backroad 20110123 Heron with Fish1 Autumn Marsh 22974 Wakefield Covered Bridge Interior
Curious Moose 02925 (crop) Log Chute 67435 Lake Superior North Shore2 Quebec City 42767
Jones Falls Basin 23995-6 White Window Stone Arch Dam 24034 Goose in Flight
Forest Ferns I Smell A Peanut 40896 Westport Harbour Bridge 01347 Junior Getting An Earful From Mother 20101110
Wakefield Covered Bridge 12417 Narrows Dock At Sunset 20110524 Stony Lake Autumn Marsh 22978
Lockmaster's Office 15168 Curious Moose 02916 Autumn Parking Lot 24047 Orange Hawkweed 20090620
Kingston Mills DSCF01993-4 Canadian Shield Scene DSCF03007 Early Autumn Trees 67468 Two Chairs On A Beach 49741
Quebec City 42760 Meech Creek Covered Bridge 12935 Always Room For One More Jones Creek Pano 8785
Canadian Shield Scene DSCF03051 Autumn Backroad 23231 Lockmaster's Office 15174 Autumn Backroad 23262
Canyon Sainte Anne 42437 Canadian Shield Scene 20215 Heron with Fish2 Autumn Backroad 23259
Jones Creek Reflections 8782 Jones Creek 8785 Jones Falls Penstocks 24027 Parc Jacques Cartier 42845
Flat-faced Longhorn Beetle 00856 Longbow Lake Dawn St Edwards Church 23318 Canadian Shield Scene DSCF03006
Autumn Barn 02020 Parc Jacques Cartier 42802 Beside Jones Creek 8783 Curious Moose 02925
Autumn Scene 20111011 Hollyhock Closeup 20110712 Lac Bourgeois Shore 14321 Northeastern Ontario Marsh 00873
Lake Superior North Shore Iron Bridge 01229 Opinicon Resort Parlor 19497-501 Dragonfly 00591
Wakefield Covered Bridge 12399 Heading For The Hills 02363 Chaffey's Mill At Sunrise 01180 Autumn Barn 23582
Winterscape 06869-70 Frontenac Axis Scene 15213 Canadian Shield Scene DSCF02963 Swayback Barn 01248
Frozen Meech Lake 20100117 Deux Rivieres At Sunrise 49702 Canadian Shield Scene DSCF02999 Autumn Back Road 17915
Birch Grove 03290 Thawing Lake 20110219 Ottawa River In Winter 20100303 Autumn Birches 20111010
Boathouse Window 08162 Curious Moose 02928 Opinicon Porch 19503-4 Autumn Reflections 17636
Slowly Sinking Shack 24066 Lake Reflection At Sunrise 01220 Barn Near Luskville Falls 14681 Frontenac Axis 15211
Curious Moose 02932 Shooting A Shooter 11273 Charleston Lake Sunrise 20100829 Old Barn 09584
Little Crosby Creek At Sunrise 04773-4 Front Door 2997-8 Dragonfly 00566 Stump Lake 20110804
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