Thursday, October 31, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Fall Colour

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This oak tree is showing off it's ability to produce extreme colour.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pedestrian Bridge

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It's pretty cozy in here when the weather is bad. You can see a previous posting here.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Bikes

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If it were me, I could never remember where I chained my bike.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Running Man

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I spotted this guy weaving his way through pedestrians and one crazy guy with a camera.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Friday, October 25, 2013

Ontario Fire Fighters Memorial

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The memorial commemorates fallen fire fighters who have sacrificed their lives while protecting lives, property and the environment throughout Ontario. A bronze sculpture shows a fire fighter rescuing a child from danger.

Thursday, October 24, 2013


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Even though this one is well inland and lives around fresh water we still call them seagulls.
He is much smaller than his saltwater cousins.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Signs, Signs - Outhouse

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At Whittamore's Farm follow this sign to the washrooms then get in line behind these guys. :) I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Monday, October 21, 2013


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This is one of those scenes you stumble upon and are thankful you brought your camera along.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Phone Call From The Rock

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It's not every day that you see someone make a phone while standing on a rock. 
And yes, I did get her permission.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013

Walkin' The Dog

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Dogs a more than pets. They are companions.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lady In The Window

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At first glance my eyes tricked me into think she was the real thing.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Artsy Chairs

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One of the displays from Nuit Blanche (sleepless night). It was a free all night contemporary art event in the City Of Toronto. The massive chair structure is by Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata. According to the official artist’s statement, viewers are meant to ponder how art made up of inanimate objects can call up memories and traces of people who once used them.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013


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This year the colour change as been slow to arrive. There's still a lot of green trees around. In this scene the maple trees have not let us down.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Para Surfing

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One lone para surfer in the water on a very windy fall day.


The rest of his buddies were taking break. Depending on what direction you looked there was a big difference in the sky. Okay... I did enhance the colours in this photo but they are the real clouds in both photos taken minutes apart.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Church Window

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One of my rare visits to a church interior.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Standing On The Corner

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Standing on the corner watching all the girls go by
Brother you don't know a nicer occupation
Matter of fact, neither do I
Than standing on the corner
Watching all the girls go by

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Autumn Colours

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Mother Nature is showing off her artistic skills.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

All Dressed Up

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She's all dressed up in her best hat and gloves
She's all dressed up
Watching and waiting, but nobody comes
Some days sure are lonely days
And time can move so slow
When you're all dressed up
With nowhere to go

Monday, October 07, 2013

Monday Bikes

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I like the colour of this relic.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Fish Story

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This is the time of year when the salmon swim from Lake Ontario up stream to spawn. Usually this is a good spot to photograph them as they jump over the dam. Really it's not a dam, but a barrier that blocks an invasive species ... the Sea Lamprey. It's barriers and traps like this that prevent adult lampreys from moving upstream to spawn. Look carefully and you can see a blue heron standing on the far side.


The salmon are way too big for this guy to handle.


Something has got his attention.


Having a long beak pays off.


Catch of the day. PS: The fish were not in a jumping mood.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

The Light In The Forest

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The forest canopy can turn sunlight into a spotlight.

Friday, October 04, 2013

The Swim To Death

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It's that time of year again when the salmon head upstream for their annual mating spree... then they die.
These fish have spent their entire life in the fresh waters of The Great Lakes system.

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Kensington Market’s Garden Car

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Located in the City Of Toronto in the Kensington Market on Augusta Avenue. An agreement with City Hall allows it to be a permanent fixture annually from May to October on the street as long as it has insurance on it. In the winter months it is placed in storage so it doesn't impede the work of snow plows.

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Signs, Signs - Ghost

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The ghost sign originally read "Reid’s Crystal Hall Crockery, China, Glassware, Wholesale and Retail." In the meantime a mural has been painted over the sign... with a catch. The artists decided to take the steps to protect the ghost sign. The team of artist used a clear spray paint, typically used as a top coat, to cover the sign. They covered it with the graffiti proof coating and painted over top of it, so in time, after the mural fades, you can literally just wash it off and the ghost sign will be visible. You can view the mural here. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Why preserve them?
1. Every one of these signs was hand-painted. When you see how sharp and neat some of them are, it’s amazing what they did by hand and not by stencil.

2. They identify who the building was, who used it, and who was there.

3. It shows you the age of some of these buildings.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


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They grow wild and the seed is a food source for birds. People also use them in dried flower arrangements.
My wife is a crafty lady and used them to make hedgehogs.

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