Thursday, January 31, 2013

Into The Sun

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It's a lonely cold winter day on the lake's playground.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Port Stanley

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Located in Canada on the north shore of Lake Erie. It is famous for it's
commercial fishing for walleye (pickerel). I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Abandoned Lamoreaux Cemetery

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Privately owned and just few hundred feet from the road but obscure from the general public. The headstone reads " Margaret Wife of William Simpson - 58 years - Died 1846". "Sophia Briggs - Died April 1, 1853". "Dan (Briggs?) - Died April 10, 1853".

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Richard Evins - Died June 12, 1851.

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Angeline, wife of G.W.Hubbard - Died January 14, 1859.

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Rather than vandals, this is the work of the tree roots. I was unable to ascertain the writings on the stones. I did not want to disturb them for a better view.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Winter Fun - Ice Skating

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Underneath the snow Frenchman's Bay has a smooth thick surface of ice.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cold, Cold, Cold

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Lake Ontario shoreline on a cold day of -19 celsius. According to CNN weatherman Chad Myers this cold weather has nothing to do with climate change. It's caused by the jet stream pushing cold arctic air down to the south.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Let it Snow!

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Yesterday it snowed most of the day and into the night. 
I'm Linking to Weekly Top Shot.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Model "A" Acres Bed & Breakfast

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This is my third consecutive post in a row of photos from Model "A" Acres Bed & Breakfast. This life size model of a Sopwith Camel is another of Ian Baron's creations. He built it to commemorate "The Year of the Veteran" in 2005

Thursday, January 24, 2013

WWII Fighter Planes

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Life size model of a German 1944 Messerschmitt ME 109 G. Created by Ian Baron owner of Model "A" Acres Bed & Breakfast. There's a mannequin dressed like Adolf Galland, smoking his cigar at the controls.

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This model of a 1944 Spitfire Mk 1X is also a recreation by Ian Baron. In Ian's own words "The construction techniques are a lot more complex and it is a much bigger plane. I finished the Spitfire in the summer of 2009."

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Winter Blues Medicine

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This photo is from November 17, 2012.
I'm posting it here today for the benefit of anyone that might be suffering from the winter blahs.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Abandoned Home

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Not the original home, but located on the ordinal property settled by Christian Reesor (1747-1806) and his wife Fanny Reiff (1751-1818). They were born in Pennsylvania and emigrated to Canada in 1804.

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The Reesor clan became prominent and still are to this day in Markham, Ontario. I'm almost sure the lot still belongs to them. Urban sprawl is catching up to this old home and I don't expect it to be left standing much longer.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

The Ice Is Back!

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A mild spell in temperatures melted the lake ice and open water returned. Now we are back into a deep freeze and the ice has reformed.
PS: This photo was taken a few days ago. Last night we had an other meltdown with rain, thunder and lightning. It's predicted that deep freeze will return today. What a roller-coaster ride.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Ghost Bike

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I've seen a few of these memorials around. They signify the death of a cyclist resulting from an accident with a motor vehicle. I'm Linking to Weekly Top Shot.

Friday, January 18, 2013

ET Phone Home

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When I saw this communication tower in the farmer's field I could not resist the urge to photograph it.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Hanging Out

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Waiting for the return of kids and mild weather.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Auto Wreckers

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Makes wish I had a copyright on my name. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Winter Walk

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All that snow we had has melted and gone. This has made it possible to get out and enjoy a walk along the waterfront trail.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Cold Shoulder On The Ice

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At first there was a loner.

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Then the mate wanted to move closer but had trouble getting up onto the ice.

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After a bit of a struggle the mate wanted to moved in for a friendly encounter..

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The loner wanted no part of this and took off, eh.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Early Spring?

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It's only January and it's a way too early for theses pussy willows to be sprouting.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Covered With Ice

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Ice is the main reason why boats are removed from fresh water for the winter.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Siding Repair

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Wind damage from Hurricane Sandy. I got off easy.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Barefoot Not Recommended

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The beachcomber has left her (his) footprints.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Shopping

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If you have read the book "Fifty Shades Of Gray" this would be the place for you to shop.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Bridge Builders

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Building a new bridge to span the river valley is something I have seen many times before. What I haven't seen before is preserving the original Bailey Bridge intact underneath. According to York Region the reason for the new bridge is to relieve traffic congestion and improve transit, walking, cycling facilities and road safety. Otherwise urban sprawl is moving in.

Monday, January 07, 2013

Canadian, Eh!

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Why so many parked cars?

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They are parked close to that great Canadian pastime... pond hockey.

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They may look disorganized but these guys and gals know exactly what they are doing.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Snake Carving

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Snakes are not my favourite creature... even when it's just a carving.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Turtles

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Are you this friendly with your friends?

Friday, January 04, 2013

Throw The Switch

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When it comes to photography I'm having brain freeze. I'm trying to get back on track.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Office Building

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Retaking this photo in two months at the same time it will definitely be daylight.

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Shark Art Attack

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A gift for the person that has everything.

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

New Year's Resolution

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Marry me and I'll never look at another horse.

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