Friday, June 29, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Morning Commute

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It's 6:53 A.M. at the Go Transit Train Station. There's reflections in the glass windows and the lady on the bench is reflecting on the news of the day. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sun Glare!

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Like the sign says "STOP"... the glare. It's an eye killer.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Signs, Signs - Road Warning

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Beware of deer and turtle playing leap frog. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

This Tree Has Sole

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I've seen a few of theses tree shoes in my travels. There's various reasons why they get started. It could start from one person tossing his or her footwear high into the sky, to catch on an out of reach branch. That first pair of shoes triggers a shoe cascade until you get a roadside attraction like this one.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012


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My wife is hand feeding our local friendly chipmunk.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Strange Find

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When I'm out hiking I find the strangest things.
Perhaps this stove is here for hikers to cook their frozen pizzas :-)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

SkyWatch Friday - Sunset

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I should start wearing eye protection when I take shots like this. I'm linking to SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Signs, Signs - Gas Price

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It's me in the Go Transit train station with this week's sign about gas prices. That's one thing we all agree about... we are being gouged at the pumps. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


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Motto: No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Railway

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Even with all of this rust it's still safe. I'm linking to Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

More Rib Fest

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Continuing from yesterday's posting... this ribber did a pose for me.


This ribber kept on working as took her photo.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Rib Fest

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The Pickering Rib Fest started on a Friday and ran all weekend. Friday was a washout with torrential rains all day. The people in this photo turned out on Saturday. They were making up for the lost day.


Friday's rain brought in a cold front so we were back into jacket weather. Sunday also turned out to be rainy. So what you see turned out to be the best day for Rib Fest Weekend.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Shiraz Restaurant

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It was the colour of this restaurant that got my attention. I had just had lunch at a different place so I have no review on the food. Located in Halifax, Nova Scotia some people describe the "Shiraz" as one of the city's treasures.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Signs, Signs - Smoke-House BBQ

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It's Johnny Midnights reflecting in the overhead glass canopy. The name sounds like it's straight out of the 1960's. We had a few Johnnys back then. There's Johnny Cash, Johnny Angel, Johnny Yuma and Johnny Sombrero. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Out Of The Fog

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If you have to drive in fog, slow down and stay alert.

Monday, June 11, 2012


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The price tag on this piece of art is $249.99.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Up In The Air

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Sitting in traffic at the Welland Canal waiting for the draw bridge to go down.


This is the best shot I could get of the ship passing through.
I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Looking Up - Clouds

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Last Wednesday these threatening looking clouds rolled through. This one here is closing up on the last bit of blue sky.


A few minutes after this shot there were heavy rains along with lots of thunder and lightning.

Friday, June 08, 2012

Crossing Guard

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Barry is one of the many school crossing guards who play an important role in the lives of children who walk or bicycle to school.

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Homeless Pets

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It was the paint job that caught my eye.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Signs, Signs - Cheese

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If you ever see a cheese shop and want to have some fun... go inside and ask them to cut the cheese. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Dead Elephant Beer

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This is a continuation from yesterday's posting. Railway City Brewing Company of St Thomas, Ontario has introduce Dead Elephant Ale as a tribute to Jumbo the Elephant. It has a strong taste to it but I liked it enough that I will be purchasing more on my next visit to the brewery.

Monday, June 04, 2012


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Jumbo was billed as the largest elephant in the world. He was the star attraction at “The Greatest Show on Earth,” the Barnum & Bailey Circus that was performing in St. Thomas, Ontario when he was struck and killed by a train locomotive on September 15, 1885.


In his memory, the townspeople commisioned Winston Bronnum of Sussex, New Brunswick to consruct this life sized statue made of concret and steel reenforcing rods. The Jumbo statue was unveiled June 28, 1985 in St. Thomas.

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Little Rouge River Bridge

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Located on a quiet winding roadway, it's a short but very scenic road that winds through Rouge Park in eastern Toronto.


This bridge is a small, but well-preserved example of a concrete bowstring through arch, sometimes called a rainbow arch type of bridge. This structure type may have once been common, and although a number of examples survive scattered throughout the province, this structure type should be considered rare today. I looked for a construction date but saw none.
I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Meadow Flowers

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Photographed in the Rouge National Urban Park, located
in the Rouge River valley east and north of Toronto.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Creemore's Jail - North America's Smallest

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Located in Creemore, Ontario.


Built in 1892 at a cost of $425.20, Creemore's jail is advertised as the smallest jail in North America.


There's only one way in and one way out.


There are three cells within the jail and during the period of operation it generally incarcerated people for drinking offenses. The jail was used from 1892 until the 1940's when it was locked up and left vacant. It currently is open to visitors during the summer months. If you are in Creemore you must stop by. It is at the corner of Library St. and Caroline Streets, next to the Creemore Public Library.

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