Monday, April 30, 2012

Tyrone Mills

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According to the Clarington Visitors Guide it's one of Canada’s oldest operating water powered mills still employing methods and machinery of the last century. They produce lumber, specialty millwork, and stone ground flour. Cider, doughnuts (yummy), honey, preserves, apple butter, Empire cheese, baked goods and stone ground flour available year round. Antique Wood-working Shop on second floor. OPEN MONDAY TO SATURDAY 9 AM-6 PM SUNDAY 12 PM - 5 PM Located in Tyrone, 13 km North of Hwy. 401 at Liberty St., (Exit 432) Bowmanville.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ye Olde Town

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Located in Flesherton, Ontario. It's nice to visit a small town away from the big box stores.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wind Power

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This is one of many that were being installed last September 2011 when I took this photo. They are all up and running now. This one is located about a 20 minute drive north of The Town Of Shelburne.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Signs, Signs - Michaels

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Under construction in my neighbourhood.
This will definitely will make my wife one happy lady.
I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Canadair CL-13A Sabre 5

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Pylon-mounted adjacent to Oshawa Airport in markings of 416 "City of Oshawa" Squadron, also known as the "Lynx" squadron.


On June 30, 2006 416 Tactical Fighter Squadron and 441 Tactical Fighter Squadron were amalgamated with the newly reformed 409 Tactical Fighter Squadron.

Monday, April 23, 2012


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On display at the nursery waiting for someone to take them home.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Sunday Bridges - Mystery

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A little twist on bridges that hope you find acceptable. The foreground has two bridge footings of a long forgotten railroad bridge over the river valley. In the background is the present day bridge. I can't find any history about ether one. I'm taking a wild guess that the bridge was damaged on October 15, 1954 when Hurricane Hazel, the most famous hurricane in Canadian history struck Southern Ontario. I'm linking to San Francisco Bay Sunday Bridges.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hang 'Em High

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Hanging baskets are a big seller at Vandermeer Nursery.


Double rows of baskets and in the background the manager hustling around the nursery.

Friday, April 20, 2012


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I spotted this guy at the garden nursery hiding under a shelf.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

All Apple Trees Are Not Equal

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This apple tree is a slow bloomer.


This one is a early bloomer. Both photos were taken about 30 minutes apart. The trees were located 2 kilometres apart.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Signs, Signs - Playing.

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I thought the silhouette of the kid on the toboggan looked cute. This area is part of a busy winter snowmobile trail. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Coca Cola Buggy

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All I need is a horse for a test drive.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Neck Tag

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I spotted this goose at the waterfront the day before. At that time she seemed in stress and was trying to remove the tag. I was concerned. I had no camera (big mistake) and returned the next day and was able to find her again. She was handling the banding much better. Because I had never seen this kind of identification before I did a Google search and found out that it is more common than I realized.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Same Old Grind

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I had my car in for an oil change and could not resist photographing this guy, next door, hard at work. You see, I am retired and just love watching people work.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Luckiest Of The Lucky

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If I believed an object could bring me luck, I would call this my "Lucky Feather". I just thank my lucky stars that I'm not superstitious. Wait a minute. What's the date today?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Skeleton Keys

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Photo taken in a antique shop. Possible use for keys could be for locks on antique furniture.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Signs, Signs - Parking

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A few years back I placed this sign in the driveway for my daughter. She really does believe she is a royal princess. So if you don't want warts beware of where you park. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

ABC Wednesday Letter "M" - Machine Bolt

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A "Machine Bolt" turned into a piece of art.
What else does "M" stand for? Find out at ABC Wednesday

Monday, April 09, 2012

Collingwood Terminals

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This imposing structure can be seen for miles around Collingwood and symbolizes the twin engines of commerce in the early 1900's, agriculture and shipping.

In 1899, the Collingwood Council identified the need to erect a Modern elevator, but due to low water levels, construction was delayed until 1929, when the Federal government agreed to pay for dredging.

The two million bushel grain elevator has bins 100 feet high and 22 feet in diameter. The steamer MUNISING arrived in September 1929 with 228,000 bushels of American grain, the first shipment for this important new structure, the third grain elevator in Collingwood's growing economy.

Grain service stopped in 1993, ending 64 years of operation for the cement elevator and 123 years of grain trade in Collingwood. The terminals, now owned by the Town of Collingwood, continue as a modern day landmark and will be an important part of the future redevelopment of Collingwood Harbour. The above description can be found on the Town Of Collingwood's web page.

Sunday, April 08, 2012

It's All Bull

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This one is in Canada but according to Wikipedia the breed was developed in the Scottish Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Breeding stock has been exported to the rest of the world, especially Australia and North America, since the early 20th Century. The breed was developed from two sets of stock, one originally black, and the other reddish.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Friday, April 06, 2012

Weekend Reflections - Morning

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Morning time is when the water surface is usually at it's smoothest.
This photo was taken at 8:15 A.M. I'm linking to Weekend Reflections.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Split Rail Fence

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It's the most common fencing one would see in the rural areas.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Signs, Signs - Used

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If I hadn't seen it myself I would have never believed it. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Pussy Willow

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One of the first things to bud in the springtime.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Ranting About Unfairness

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The price of oil drops but in Canada the price of gas goes up. Selling for $1.329 per litre equals about $5.00 per USA gallon. The price changes daily. The surprising part is that the tv and radio news outlets are able to tell us the day before how much it is going up and they do that much better than they predict the weather. I find it amazing that all gas stations regardless of brand raise their price exactly the same. Then the government has the impudent to tell us there is no evidences of price fixing.

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Earth Hour Countdown

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One hour three minutes and 10 seconds until Earth Hour Canada.

Earth Hour Anthem
when the lights go down
i want to be here with you
and the million candles that we light
when the lights go down
i want to dream something new
and let the stars come out tonight
we can feel the change around us
my bit is part of making a difference
so whenever you stop in silence
hear your heart at rest
beautiful, picturesque land
care and respect go hand in hand
it's time that we take a stand here
knowing we're sweetly blessed
to treat the earth kind is our message
and we will never forget this
when every day we're left breathless
by the glow of the sun
the future is ours to own now
with every voice raised up so loud
with every hand in and lights out
it's time to unite as one

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