Saturday, March 31, 2012

Friend Or Foe?

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I'm told that this plant is an invasive species. I see it growing in and around shallow waterways. This photo was taken a few days ago. So that makes it last years growth. Normally in the growing season the grass is a green colour.


If you know anything about this tall grass like plant please leave a comment.

Friday, March 30, 2012


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The garden nursery is giving these plants and shrubs a head start in this green house. It was the perspective that caught my eye. Can you see the kitty in the photo?

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Train Power

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I was just going to walk across the tracks when the arms dropped, the bells sounded and the flashing lights came on. I actual heard the train whistle before all this happened. Originally I had plans to take a self photo of me standing on the tracks. I have a 365 project that requires me to take my photo every day for one year. This would have been number 299. After the train passed I changed my mind about standing on the tracks. You can see the results below.


The train went by at 80 KPH. That helped me change my mind about where to stand.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Signs, Signs - Restaurant

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It's a restaurant located on the Dartmouth side of the Halifax Harbour. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Canadian Flag

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The strong winds have made my country's flag a bit on the tattered side. A few days after I took this photo the owner replaced it with a new one.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ruby Tuesday - Bicycle For Two

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At the time I took this photo I failed to check the price. Sometimes antiques have a ridiculous high price.
I'm linking to Ruby Tuesday.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Odd Man Out

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This house does not fit in with the rest of the typical homes in the neighbourhood. Oh yea... When you come out through the front door, watch that first step it's a lulu.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Window View

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I couldn't resist photographing this scene. The view out the window is not much to look at. There's the street and a parking lot across the road. Sometimes it's possible to spot crazy looking photographers.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Roll Up The Rim

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This is for the people that viewed my "Roll UP The Rim" posting of last Wednesday and wanted to see a coffee cup with the rim rolled up. On this cup "Please Play Again" means I'm loser. In the past I have won free coffees or donuts. The price will vary considerably by location, franchise, and country. Tim Hortons has franchise locations in the USA, although some were discontinued in New England in 2010. I normally purchase a Medium 14 oz. for $1.50 Canadian.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Signs, Signs - Roll Up The Rim

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I don't know if this is a phenomenon that occurs in Canada only. Go to Tim Hortons Coffee Shop (they are everywhere) and purchase a coffee. It's served in a paper cup with an arrow that points to the rim. Roll up the rim and that reveals a message to what you have won. It could range from play again, to a free coffee, or a Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE. This promotion only last for a few weeks but it is an annual event.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Special Umbrella

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The perfect item for when it rains cats and dogs.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Looking Up - Lamp Post

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This is the result of pointing my camera up and bracing it against post.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Looking Up - The Hand

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The hand created by Gerald McLaughlin. He told me he want's people to look up for UFO's.

Friday, March 16, 2012


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The mild weather last Sunday brought theses guys out. I watched for about 15 minutes but no one was catching anything.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Sunrise

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I've had some luck at this vantage point of capturing some fantastic sunrises. Most of the time it's all dependent on the cloud formation. I'm linking to SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Signs, Signs - Pickering

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If you are travelling east on the Waterfront Trail from Scarborough you will come across this sign for my home city. If this character is present give him a big smile and he might take your photo for his blog.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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Photographed these guys and gals inside at the garden nursery. This week is March break for all school children. Vandermeer Nursery will be having turtle races every day Noon.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Doorways - Purple

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Located in the new Go Transit tiered parking lot. I didn't like the daylight shot so I took this one early in the morning. I'm linking to Monday Doorways.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Homemade

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Pedestrian foot bridge located on a hidden trail. I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, March 10, 2012


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An industrial ear piercing or construction piercing, is any two pierced holes connected with a single straight piece of jewelry.

Photos were taken within minutes after the piercing.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Working In The rain

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Yesterday was a rainy one and I was watching the cable guys install TV and internet cable. There are no special software effects here. The only thing I did was resize for the internet and sharpened a bit.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Four Amigos

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It was a cold bitter day when I came across these three horses and one donkey. Can anyone confirm if that is Eddie Murphy on the left?

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Signs, Signs - Freedom

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The town of Ajax has one of the largest off leash dog parks I have ever seen. Located in an old quarry it is now part of the Greenwood Conservation area. The quarry has been reclaimed and is slowly coming back to a more natural state. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Unofficial

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This is a continuation of my postings on the Pickering Pedestrian Bridge. Construct work continues on the bridge but unofficially access has been permitted. I took this photo on the span above the westbound traffic of Hwy. 401.


The elevators are not complete. When they are operational the bridge will be official opened. You can view these stairs when they were under construction here. I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

In Like A Lamb

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This is how the weather looked here on March 1, 2012. As the day went on most of the snow melted. It was just another baby snow fall. They say if March comes in like lamb it will go out like lion. I'll post another photo on March 31 so you can compare.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Ford

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My thanks to the Ford Motor Company of Canada. They supplied the materials for this photo with no purchase neccessary. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, March 01, 2012


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According to the The Toronto Star Chrysler Canada reported a 19 per cent sales boost for September — its best September in a decade — but for the industry overall the month proved difficult.
Overall September auto sales in Canada proved flat, down 0.4 per cent from the same period last year. Year to date, sales marginally rose 1.5 per cent compared to the first three quarters of 2010.

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