Tuesday, December 31, 2013


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One of hundreds damaged by the ice storm.
It's the last day of 2013. Tomorrow for many, is a day when we try to get a fresh start on our lives and live up to our resolutions. I hope you get the chance to regenerate like this tree will. Happy New Year and keep on clicking that camera.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Monday Bikes - Rent A Bike

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According to the BIXI web page it is the most economical form of city travel! The big problem is that the company has run into finical problems. As of next spring, Toronto’s bike sharing network will be run by the Toronto Parking Authority. Between now and then, the TPA will be seeking out a private company to operate the system, as well as a big-name sponsor to offset some of the operating costs. In the next year, the City of Toronto plans to expand the bike-sharing network to 102 stations, with the help of some Pan Am Games legacy funding. Thanks to the Toronto Star Newspaper for the above info.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Home

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Feversham, Ont. - Nothing special today. Just a scene that caught my eye.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Condo At Night

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This was taken before the ice storm came and took down power lines.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

December 25, 2013

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Christmas is at it's best when you are with family. In fact, I cherish my family more than any other gift.
Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, Of Freezing Rain

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A night view looking outside the back of my home. The after effects of last weekend's freezing rain storm is still clinging to the trees. It's staying cold so the ice is not melting. In the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) there still are about 300,000 homes an businesses without electric power. As the Hydro crews fix one break in the power grid another tree or branch topples and takes some more electric cables down with it. It's two steps forward and one step back. It may be the weekend before power is restored to all homes across the GTA.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mondy Bikes - Hudson's Bay Jacket

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The coat is a Canadian icon. The Hudson's Bay Company introduced their brand of striped blankets in the late 1700s.
The material was adapted into coats and has been around in various styles ever since.

Just a footnote in what has happen to me in the last 24 hours. After the ice storm last Friday night another one started on Saturday night. The electric power went off at 2:30 A.M. Sunday morning. Came back on at 12:43 A.M. Monday. The wife and I are from the greatest generation so we were able to tough it out. It also helped to think of the people who found themselves much, much worst off with other storms that have plaguing the world.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Keeping Warm

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Perhaps these pigeons standing on the heat vent are more intelligent than we give them credit for.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Old Man Winter - He's Back

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Havelock, Ont. - Officially today is the first day of winter. Brrrrrrrrrrrrr..


I had scheduled the first photo for posting today one week ago. This is what I really woke up to on December 21. There was a freezing rain storm over night. I was too chicken to go outside and I just stuck my camera out through an open window.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Young Couple

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I saw them again later and realized they where looking for signs of direction. Nobody likes to get lost.

Thursday, December 19, 2013


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The men and women that operate snow removal equipment will work up to twenty-four hours straight in one shift.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Signs Signs - Street Sleeping

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Someone has scratched out the word "have" and written "want" underneath it. Which way do think it should be?
Have or want? I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Winter Storage

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Preparing to remove the boat from the water before the winter freeze.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monday Bikes - Walking

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College St., Toronto. - It's not too often that you see someone walking their bike in the bike lane.

Sunday, December 15, 2013


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First real snow storm of the season. Compared to other parts of the country, it's just a baby.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

The Fountain

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Here's the fountain.


Here's what people do at the fountain.


Here's a different view of what people do at the fountain..

Friday, December 13, 2013


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Pickering, Ont. - Working late at the barber shop.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

I Spy With My Little Eye

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Standing on the corner waiting for a green light I was wonder what he had his eyes on. The light turned green and he waited for the young lady to proceed. Then he stepped onto to the roadway and bent over and picked up a cigarette buttt and put it in his pocket.
Now that's what I call really being aware of the need to recycle.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Signs, Signs - Graffiti Busters

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If there's somethin' strange in your neighborhood...
Who ya gonna call? I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

No Guard

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At this time of year, a day at the beach season is definitely over.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Monday Bikes - Hand Grip

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It was the blue colour that caught my eye.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Making Waves

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Due to mild temperatures December 3 felt more like a spring day rather than a winter day. The beavers were out and more active than normal. I spotted three beavers swimming around. This one passed under a bridge that I was standing on. He appears to have a small portion of a branch in his (her?) mouth.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Nelson Mandela

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My tribute to Nelson Mandela who stood as a guiding light in a world with
political and religious leaders that are dragging us all into darkness.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live
in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Red Or Pink?

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Toronto, Ontario. - Some people might say it's red but it's my blog and I say it's pink.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Slow Smoke

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I wonder if his mother knows he smokes.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Ted Henry's Tree

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Yesterday was a freezing cold day. Today (Sunday Dec. 1) it is mild and things have started to thaw. About an hour after I took this photo it began to rain. You can see my original posting of Ted Henry's tree here.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Monday Bikes - Bundle Up

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It's that time of year again when keeping warm is important.

Sunday, December 01, 2013


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They call them job fairs. Lineup and fill out a application and hope you get the minimum wage job.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

In Search Of...

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Tom works in an army surplus store. I have been searching for a Navy Seal`s hat but I am having difficulty finding one. Of all the stuff they have in this store Tom was unable to help me locate one. I am beginning to wonder if there is such a thing.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013


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It`s a very bright, sunny, cold, winter, day.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Window Cleaner

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I saw this guy lowering himself down the side of the building and I thought for sure he was going to land on someone.
He made a perfect landing with zero casualties.


Then he spotted me and gave me the look.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Kick Start Your Day

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Number one. A beautiful sunrise always helped me start the day right.


Number two. A good cup of coffee.

Friday, November 22, 2013


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Communicating the old fashion way. No texting.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Seeing Red

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I'm used to seeing gray donkeys.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Signs, Signs - Church Wellesley Village

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Church Wellesley Village, home to Toronto's original LGBT oriented community. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Bikes - Spots

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I spotted the spotted bike lady locking her matching spotted bike.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The Weather Network

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I'm out for my morning walk and it was just an ordinary day until I reached the waterfront.


There was a cameraman.


Then there's the weather guy doing live forecast and also interviewing local dog walkers.

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