Sunday, March 31, 2013

Water Mystery

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The yellow balloons are reminders that water also brings death. It’s been 18 years since
six teenagers vanished March 17, 1995 in the waters of Lake Ontario in Pickering. Their disappearance remains a mystery. Every year the families of the six boys gather at the beach and tie memorial balloons onto the tree.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Accessible

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Is it possible that the builders placed all of these steps here because they believed all of the people with disabilities have been cured?

Friday, March 29, 2013

Face In The Tree

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Thanks to the woodpeckers this tree has personality.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Toronto City Hall

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Construction commenced on November 7, 1961, and the building was opened on September 13, 1965. In the summer the skating rink is transformed into a reflecting pool. A couple days after I took this photo the rink closed for the season.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Signs, Signs - The Press Gang

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The sign clearly shows a "Press Gang". They were used in the 18th and early 19th centuries, to take men into the British Navy by force and with or without notice. Thank goodness things have changed and in present time "The Press Gang" is a restaurant that offers fine dining in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Abandoned House

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This is another home that stands in the way of the expansion of
Hwy. 407 toll road east through Durham Region.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mystery Insects

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I went for a hike in the forest and came across a sight I had never seen in the winter before. This caterpillar was making his way through the snow.

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I also spotted this bug making his trek across the snow. In fact there were quite a few theses creatures in the snow The ground was covered in snow and no vegetation had start to grow. Because of the lack of food and cold night time temperatures I don't expect either one to survive.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Weekend Water #3

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Stitched together using software this is my panorama of a dam located on Duffins Creek. The dam (which was repaired in 2002) is currently used to provide a physical barrier to separate migratory fish species such as rainbow trout and chinook salmon (downstream of the dam) from native brook trout (upstream of the dam).

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Weekend Water #2

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Watching the waves roll in on a windy day.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Weekend Water #1

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Water can create enough energy to uproot trees and push large chunks of ice around. Today is the start of my weekend water postings. Watch for more on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Toronto's Old City Hall

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Old City Hall built between 1889 and 1899, was declared a National Historic Site in 1989. The structure is presently being used as a court house.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Signs, Signs - New Ghost

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The body is not even cold and already there are Zellers ghost signs. Presently being turned into Target Store. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Streetcar

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If you ever see one of these you are definitely in The City Of Toronto.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Lobster Door Handles

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Photographed at the L. L. Bean store in Freeport. Maine.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Puddle

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I have never outgrown my childhood urge to play in puddles.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Friday, March 15, 2013

Picnic Time

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Once the nice weather returns theses benches will be put to good use again.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Move Over For Spring

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It's the end of the season for this guy.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Frenchman's Bay Construction

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Construction has begun on improvements to Frenchman's Bay. Plans call for the reconstruction of the harbour entrance. There also will be a breakwall that extends into Lake Ontario. Total cost is pegged a nine million $$.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Transit Construction

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Continuing from yesterday's posting... a massive parking garage is under construction at the Pickering Go Transit Station. The column support you see in the lower left is one of many that will extend the pedestrian bridge with access to the tiered parking.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Traffic Spotting

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With the pedestrian bridge in the background I'm standing on
the cold windy overpass watching the traffic go past.

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Inside of nice warm and windless pedestrian bridge
looking through the green tint glass as the traffic goes by.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Ten Years Ago To The Day

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This photo was taken March 10, 2003.
It's from a time when men were men,
women were women and winters were winters.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Winter Swan

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A record number of swans have spent their winter on Frenchman's Bay.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Overhead Work

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The shortest distance between two points is under construction. Leo Aikman.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Abandon Barn

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It's been abandon and forgotten for a long time.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Signs, Signs - Orange Simpson's

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I came upon this equipment rusting away on a rural lot. Everyone should be familiar with Orange Crush. When it comes to Simpson's I would think you'd have to be Canadian to know what they were all about. Simpson's was a Canadian department store chain, founded by Robert Simpson in 1858. The Hudson's Bay Company purchased the chain in 1978, and it ceased operation in the 1990's.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

It's Still Here

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I haven't seen a winter like this for a long time. We got snowed on and it didn't disappear the next day with rain or mild temperatures. It's still hanging on. It actually made me feel good because this is the way winters were meant to be.

Monday, March 04, 2013

Tranquillity

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It's a calm and peaceful winter day on Lake Ontario.

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Treat Me Right

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Can't you see that I'm lonely?
Restore me, I need Your mercy.
Take me to the place I used to be.
Use all the pain and the hurt
To do a greater work and restore me.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Quick Stop

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Stopping just in time to save the camera man from serious injury.
I'm glad when he was a kid I invested all that money into his hockey lessons.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Mother Nature's Magic Snow Brush

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Yesterday morning in Southern Ontario we woke up to a winter wonderland.

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