Sunday, November 30, 2014

Do You Get My Drift

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It was a bright sunny day with a strong easterly wind causing snow to drift over the road.
If you look very carefully you can see a skein of geese flying with the wind.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014

I Saw The Light

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It was the light and shadows on the church that caught my eye.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Abandoned

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The government has planned a road realignment for this area.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Signs - No, No, No, & No

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There are a lot of NOS in this scene and they all apply to senior citizens. ;) The teenagers are even worse. :)
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Historic Building

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Built in 1930 the Dominion Bank is located on the southwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard Streets in The City Of Toronto. It has been designated heritage site by the Toronto Historical Board.

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No longer a bank it is now the Elephant and Castle Pub. Designed in 1930 by John M. Lyle, with carvings that represent Canadian agriculture and industry.

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Another one on the outside of the building is a large medallion that pays tribute to Queen Victoria. .

Monday, November 24, 2014

You Have Mail

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Since its opening in 1914 Port Perry’s Post Office has stood as a landmark for 100 years. The turret clock was ordered from J. Smith and Sons of the Midland Clock Works in Derby, England, and an 800-pound iron bell from John Taylor Bellfounders in Loughborough, England. The clock, which is known to be temperamental at best, requires weekly tuning and upkeep. Due to the cost of the maintenance, the cast iron bell no longer tolls from its perch 50 feet over downtown Port Perry, though the mechanism still ticks away as it has for over 100 years.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Vagabond

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Photographed in Saint Andrews, New Brunswick on August 28. This dog reminds me of Tramp, from the movie "Lady And the Tramp". He was a wanderer going where ever he wanted... exploring every nook and cranny. He was in complete control and seemed know what he was doing.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Chain Of Fools

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Every chain, has got a weak link
I might be weak yeah
But I'll give you strength

Friday, November 21, 2014

Photo Project Work Day #4

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Last working day of the week. Relaxing with a train ride to work.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Signs - Flu Shot

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It's that time of year again and it's all paid for under the health care system. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Photo Project Work Day #1

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Wake up! Time to get up. The weekend is over.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Slugging It Out

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It was a chilly morning when I came across this guy struggling along the sidewalk. Most slugs do not hibernate over winter but die off in the autumn. I don't think this one will last to the end of the day.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Forced Retirement

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Cabooses were used on every freight train until the 1980's, when safety laws requiring the presence of cabooses and full crews were relaxed. They provided shelter for the crew at the end of a train, who were required to keep a lookout for load shifting, damage to equipment and cargo, or overheating axles. It's the end of the line for the iconic caboose, a railroad relic brushed aside by modern technology. Most of them have ended up like this one sitting on a rail siding mainly used as a tourist attraction.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Body Language

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Body Language: This group of people were standing on a road median waiting for a green light. It was the young lady with the shopping bag that caught my eye. I noticed that she was standing with her legs crossed. My observations over the years have taught me that the stance is a female thing and it's common. It's rare to see a man standing like this.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Storm Clouds Gathering

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Rain had been forecast for the afternoon. Sitting at home for a few hours and no sign of rain, I got bored and deiced to go out to the lake shore and photograph some remains of the structures that were once there. Wouldn't you know it... the rain clouds rolled in. Sometimes I just have bad timing.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Signs - Safeguarding

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Signs like this are becoming a common sight around here. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day

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Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Conker

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When I was a young kid we used to make a very useful item from chestnuts. Using a nail to make a hole through the center... then it was threaded and secured onto a length of string. The next step was to challenge someone who also had one. Then we would take turns striking each other's conker until one of them had the hell knocked out of it. It felt good to have a winner. You can find a much better detailed description than mine here.

Saturday, November 08, 2014

Seedy

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Food of a Monarch... a Monarch Butterfly that is.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Fiddling Around

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Photographed last August at the Halifax buskerfest. Practice makes perfect. This kid was GOOD!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Indoor Refelection

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This concourse is definitely meant for colour photography

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Signs - Shopping

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This is one of about 34 clothing stores located in the Shopping Mall. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

The Lineup

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Each one had their own spot with no squawking or fighting.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Cat House

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I like to drive off the beaten track and I came across this building that caught my eye.
Getting out of the car for a closer look I was surprised by what I saw inside.

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The door was locked and no one was inside except for a few cats.

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To me these cats had a strange look to them. I have never seen cats with whiskers as long as these two.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

The Lady In Yellow Remembers

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In Canada, the poppy campaign officially begins on the last Friday of every October and runs until Remembrance Day on November 11. Last year, the Legion distributed 18 million poppies, raising nearly $14.5 million for disadvantaged Canadian veterans and their families. While the tradition of wearing a Remembrance Day poppy is strong in Canada, and other parts of the Commonwealth, its origins are actually in the United States. Inspired by the World War I poem "In Flanders Fields", they were first used by the American Legion to commemorate American soldiers who died in that war (1914 – 1918).

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Benched

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First day of November and October has been benched..

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