Amherst Island: December 2020

Amherst Island is located just east of Kingston and requires a short ferry ride to reach.

Here is a look at it:

Bluebird Boxes

The community of Stella:

Anglican Church
General Store

The community of Emerald is a collection of four houses and a surprisingly large church towards the west end of the island.

Some botany:

Jack Pine (Pinus banksiana)
Prickly Gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)
Red-cedar (Juniperus virginiana)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)
Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)


As conquered by the last cold air

When Winter whistles in the wind

Alone upon a branch that’s bare

A trembling leaf is left behind. – Alexander Pushkin

Miles Hearn

1 thought on “Amherst Island: December 2020

  1. Lisa Volkov

    So charming and beautiful, whether or not it is a rerun (suspected of course, because of the absence of snow, among other things.) Posting this is a public service! Thank you, Miles!


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