Rattray Marsh - Where Boardwalks And Birdwalks Go Hand In Hand

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage

We finally got a little snow last night.  Not much but enough to cover the grass and send the salters out onto the roads.  Not enough to make drivers slow down and drive a little more carefully in winter conditions

Here are how things looked this morning out my dining room window.

Jenny Kotulak photo, Oakville Ontario, Ontario winter

Cold weather is not enough to keep anyone inside if you are dressed properly and that includes long underwear, but I talked about that in a previous post.  I thought today would be a great day to take a walk along the boardwalk at Rattray Marsh in Mississauga.

Rattray Marsh, Mississauga, Ontario, Jenny Kotulak photo

Rattray Marsh is located in a beautiful neighbourhood of homes in South West Mississauga in the village of Clarkson.  On the shores of Lake Ontario, this area offers trails through the forest and boardwalks overlooking the streams and marshy area.  A new, permanent path now links the marsh to Jack Darling Park, a great spot for picnics and family gatherings.

Toronto skyline, Rattray Marsh, Mississauga, Jenny Kotulak, Oakville real estate

A view to the East offers a silhouette of the Toronto skyline and the impressive CN Tower

Rattray Marsh, Toronto skyline, Mississauga, Lake Ontario, Jenny Kotulak

The Toronto skyline is impressive even when it isn't clear.  It seems more mysterious and less imposing.

Rattray Marsh, Toronto skyline, Mississauga, Lake Ontario, Jenny Kotulak

The marsh itself was very quiet today.  No ducks or geese on the thin ice.

Rattray Marsh, Toronto skyline, Mississauga, Lake Ontario, Jenny Kotulak

The rocky shore of Lake Ontario was very slippery and icey today.  The only action in the lake today was the wave.  The temperature is going to have to rise more than a few degrees before the birds and the boats return.

But I'll Be Back 

 

Comments (22)

Liz Moras Migic
Chilliwack, BC
Chilliwack, British Columbia - Realtor

Delicious -gosh I love those photos - and that infamous bench! :-) 

Feb 10, 2010 03:45 PM
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

What great photos, Jenny.  We have been in the 40s and 50s during the day.  That's cold for us Californians.

Feb 10, 2010 03:57 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Jenny, great photos!  I love the ones from the bench looking across the water towards Toronto!

Feb 10, 2010 04:52 PM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Hey Jenny, our beaches have something in common...snow! you are the brave on walking out among the snow and the sand and the wind... beautiful pcitures and a very nice show of where you are ...thank you for sharing your world!

Feb 10, 2010 06:30 PM
Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

What does the CN in front of Tower mean?  I'm not familiar with this skyline.

Feb 10, 2010 07:44 PM
Jim Hale
ACTIONAGENTS.NET - Eugene, OR
Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website

It looks like a space ship set to take off...sort of 22nd Century.

Feb 10, 2010 07:45 PM
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Hi Jenny - Looks like some of the birds like your backyard year-round.  I like your closeup of the Toronto skyline including the famous CN Tower that was built by the Canadian National Railway.  I don't often get to see it from the westend.

Feb 10, 2010 08:39 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jenny, great shots of the Lake, that looks relatively calm and the Toronto skyline. Thanks for sharing

Feb 10, 2010 11:06 PM
Debi Boucher
Real Estate Showcase Photography - Woodland Park, CO
"Realtor Showcase" - Real Estate Photography/Virtual Tours

Very nice shots, Jenny. I really like the marsh shot with the sun reflected on the surface!

Debi

Feb 11, 2010 01:50 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Jenny it looks cold and silent!  Gorgeous photos of your walk near the marsh.  I bet it is really beautiful in the spring and summer too!

Feb 11, 2010 02:01 AM
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Jenn, The photos and the story make one thing abundantly clear, even if the skys aren't. It is cold out! Nice collection of weather photos.

Feb 11, 2010 02:24 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Jenny, Great photos of the water. I'd love to come see it when the weather is warm...I'm a fair-weather lover and spoiled by living here in southern Utah.

Feb 11, 2010 04:50 AM
Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage - Brampton, ON
Our Family Wants To Help Your Family!

Hi Jenny!  Those are great shots of the lakefront, oh how we long for the summer days with that view!  At least the sun shone bright today and took the snow away!! 

Feb 11, 2010 12:33 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Oh shoot Fred, I must have forgotten to use my dandruff shampoo.

Hi Bob, I was warm and toasty except when I had to take off my mitts to take photos.

Hi Liz, that bench is just for you.  Have a seat.

Hi Heather, that does sound chilly for California.  My parents are in Florida for the winter and it's been chilly there also.

Hi Tony and Darcy - The Toronto skyline is spectacular from afar.  It gets a little congested when you get in the thick of it.

Hi Debra - there is something about water that makes everything right in the world.  I love trading local scenery with you in Alaska.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 11, 2010 01:10 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Jim - Marc answered your question in his comment.  It is indeed the Canadian National Tower after the railway.  Hopefully it is well grounded and not going anywhere.

Hi Marc - You're right, I guess you wouldn't see this scape from your direction.

Hi Ed, The waves were pretty noisy that day.  I just wish it was a little warmer then I would have stayed longer.

Thanks Debi - Somehow I don't think the sun was warming that water up very much.

Hi Mary - you are very perceptive.  Cold yes.  Silent, other than the waves, yes.  Just the way I like it.

Thanks William - Well there is cold and there is COLD.  The weather was cold but I wasn't so all was good.

 

 

 

 

Feb 11, 2010 01:24 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Wanda - you have it all.  If you want colder weather you can head to the mountains.  Not a bad thing.

Al & Peg, I was actually in Brampton today.  When did it get so busy???  Queen St. was a mess with construction.  I'm sure you know all the shortcuts.

 

 

Feb 11, 2010 01:27 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor

Jenny,

What a great day for the beach. Looks a littler brisk but there are no crowds. :)

Steve

Feb 11, 2010 02:10 PM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Jenny - that is a very catchy title for your post and great pictures to go along with it. I love your shots of the city at a distance.

Feb 11, 2010 03:24 PM
John Novak
Keller Williams Realty The Marketplace - Las Vegas, NV
Henderson, Las Vegas and Summerlin Real Estate

It's been a strange winter for snowfall all around North America. I think there are parts of Georgia that have more snow than you!

Feb 12, 2010 02:17 PM
Jenny Kotulak
RE/MAX Real Estate Centre Inc., Brokerage - Oakville, ON
Broker - Oakville Ontario Real Estate

Hi Steve, brisk indeed but it makes me walk faster so I get more exercise lol.  It also makes me appreciate my heated seats when I get back to the car.

Hi Kathy, I never get tired of looking at the Toronto skyline. 

Hi John, Look at how much snow Dallas has.  It has just seemed to avoid us so far.  Very strange indeed.

Feb 12, 2010 02:36 PM