Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Signs, Signs - I.D.

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I spotted this sign in a pub and I went into a cold sweat. I thought for sure the waitress was going to I.D. me. I think it was more wishful thinking rather anything else. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Monday, November 28, 2011

Behind The Camera - On The Bay

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I'm a early bird. If the weather is okay I'll usually go walking in the morning for exercise.
Of course, I always take my camera along. I live near Frenchman's Bay, located on Lake Ontario. Normally the bay mostly has Canada Geese on it. This is the time of year when that changes and different kinds of birds stopover on their journey south for the winter. On this first photo the skies were overcast and I thought the day was going to be a cloudy one.


Suddenly the sun broke through a small opening in the clouds and the whole scene change to a more golden colour. I made some changes to my camera settings. The first thing I did was change over to manual with a f10 aperture. I then pointed the camera to sky on the right side of the sun for my exposure setting. In order to get the sun into the photo I had to point my camera to a different scene from the one above.
I'm linking to Behind The Camera.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

22 Church Street

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One of the finer non franchise restaurants in Ajax, Ontario.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Cruise Ship

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One of the many cruise ships that make Halifax, Nova Scotia their port of call.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Signs, Signs - Sweet

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Not always true, but to day it is because... I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011


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While out for an early morning walk I came across this abandoned bicycle.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Today's Flowers - Clematis

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My wife is the one that has the green thumb. Theses Clematis used to grow along the fence in our backyard. A few years back construction was done on the other side of the fence and the Clematis won't grow there anymore. I'm linking with Today's Flowers.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Weekend Reflections - Mirrors

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Ear piercing display at the Dragon And Butterfly Tattoo parlor. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

SkyWatch Friday - Cotton Candy Clouds

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Photographed on Oct. 17, 2011 at 7:36 A.M. The sun was comming up on the right and created a strange pink haze on the clouds. I'm linking to SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Signs, Signs - Don't Dig

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If you take it on your own to dig here, it's almost guaranteed that your day will turn crappy.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Outdoor Wednesday - Bench

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In the summertime this bench would be prime real estate. I'm linking to Outdoor Wednesday.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Ruby Tuesday - Fall Colours

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Autumn gives me lots of opportunities to capture ruby colours. Linking to Ruby Tuesday.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Behind The Camera - Bentley Gibson House

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October 1, 2011 is the first time that the City Of Pickering has participated in Doors Open Ontario. From April to October each year, communities open the doors to some of our most intriguing and charming heritage sites. Admission is free! Since no one wanted to go with me I headed off by myself to see and photograph as many sights as I could. I left home at 9:30 A.M. and did not return until 4:30 P.M. All sites were local but I needed the car to get around.
In 1853, William Bentley, an early pharmaceutical entrepreneur, built his home in Brougham. The house has a unique rectangular belvedere and is one of Pickering’s most prestigious homes. Interior and exterior restorations carried out in 2001 returned the home to its 1850's splendour. “Not surprisingly, some of Ontario’s architectural treasures may be found in small villages and crossroad settlements. Brougham, situated a few miles north of Lake Ontario and now part of the Town of Pickering, is such a place.
The village was known at one time as Bentley’s Corners after William Bentley, one of its pioneer settlers. He operated the first general store in the community and in the 1840’s began to manufacture patent medicines, a lucrative business, which flourished throughout Ontario when medical developments were in their infancy. Those were the days when popular remedies, flavoured with whiskey or laced with arsenic, opium, mercury and charcoal powders, promised not only to dull the pain but cure everything from consumption to nervous disorders, indigestion and chronic worry.
William Bentley’s industry prospered for he was able to build a beautiful Georgian-style house at the corner of Brock Road and what is now Highway 7, opposite his factory. The imposing two-storey polychromed brick building is situated on a well-treed lot. The decorative brickwork is patterned in ‘white’ on red, particularly detailed on the second floor facade. Above the Greek Revival central entrance is a three-part Palladian window, round-headed in the centre. The hipped roof with end chimneys is topped by a large belvedere, an Italianate addition popular in the mid-19th century.”
Next year (2012) it is my intention to visit other cities when they have their Doors Open Ontario. 2012 is also going to be the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The Celebrations begin in 2012 and carry on until 2014. This time frame parallels the events that occurred 200 years ago. 

I'm linking to Behind The Camera.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Into The Sun

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A tattered leaf that won't last too much longer.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011


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Truly one of the most popular plants at Christmas. These green poinsettias will have red leaves by December.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Signs, Signs - Cardboard Castles

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In Creemore, Ontario it's the Cardboard Castles Childrens Emporium.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.


Because I'm still a kid at heart I just had to show it from a different angle.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


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The Desoto manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation from 1928 to 1961. It's got Saskatchewan plates on it but I discovered this gem in Nova Scotia.

Monday, November 07, 2011

Misty Gulls

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The gulls were having frenzy in the mist.

Sunday, November 06, 2011


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The weather this weekend has been extremely out of the norm. There's lots of sunshine. Temperatures are reaching a high of 15 celsius. The grass is still green. Some of the trees have lost their leaves and others like the willow in the photo still have most of their leaves. Hard to believe it's November 6.

Saturday, November 05, 2011

Animal Critters - Baboons

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A family of baboons photographed at the Toronto Zoo. I'm linking to Camera Critters

Friday, November 04, 2011

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Signs, Signs - Smoke Allam

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This one was posted at the local fire station. Now call the Jays but better known as The Blue Jays.
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

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