Friday, February 27, 2015

Windy Day

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It's a cold windy day. Look carefully at the background and you can see plumes of snow blowing off-shore.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Strange Silo

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It was the weird shape of this silo that caught my eye. At least it looked strange to me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Signs - Cell Phones

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There are a lot of these accessory shops around. This one is located at the Pickering indoor flea market. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

Field Of Snow #1

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This is much better than the ice storm in the winter of 2013 - 2014.

Sunday, February 22, 2015


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Once a year I am able to walk out onto the ice and take a photo of these old relics. The pillars in the photo are the remains of the original town dock for the village of Dunbarton installed in 1843 by the Pickering Road And Stock Company.

Saturday, February 21, 2015


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I can't believe I stood here dodging waves while I took a photo of some ice.

Friday, February 20, 2015


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I have some bonsai trees that I bring inside for the winter.
Hidden behind my wife's Geraniums there is a Hibiscus tree that is doing it's best to show off it's beauty.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Skating... Frenchman's Bay

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Usually the boards are for hockey games but I haven't seen any one using them. It's a mystery to me why they are there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Signs - Gas Station... Blast From The Past

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Also known as Canadian Oil, White Rose used to be gasoline service stations in Canada. In 1962 Shell Oil bought Canadian Oil (White Rose), which included 2,900 retail outlets, refineries in Sarnia, Ontario and Bowden, Alberta. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Flea Market Food Court

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There is a snowstorm blowing outside. So that means less people travelling and not much activity on the inside.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Taking A Break From Ice And Snow

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July 31, 2014. Carny. Someone who works at a carnival.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Star Light, Star Bright

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When the weather gets warmer I will seek out a darker location.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

♥♥♥Sweethearts For Ever♥♥♥

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Love is like a rose in winter, only the strong survive.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Lake Ice

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All cracks in ice are caused by stress. It comes mostly from temperature changes in the ice sheet.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Pine Grove Pioneer Church

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Built in 1878 it became an appointment on the Uxbridge circuit. It was known as the "Wilderness Appointment". It is still open for at least two services a year and has retained the original board and batten exterior, pews, organ and the ambiance of yesterday. The church was used in several episodes of the Canadian TV series Road to Avonlea.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Signs - Slippery

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The plastic wrapped boats have people living in them. One of advantages of this life style is that when the ramp gets wet you get free break dancing lessons. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Winter Heatwave

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The temperature is at -12°C (10.4°F)... it is time to bring out the lawn chairs and the sun screen.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Star Trails

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Experimenting at photographing the night sky with long exposure. Canon Rebel XS, ISO 100, F8, 4 mins, 16mm.

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Windy Day

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The lake was not in a talkative mood. All she did was wave at me.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Indoor Turtles

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People with garden ponds bring their turtles to Vandermeer Nursery for safe keeping over the winter months.


This winter they had so many request that they had to turn people (turtles) away.

Friday, February 06, 2015


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I am still at the garden nursery trying to get rid of my cabin fever.

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Almost Daylight

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Forty six minutes before sunrise with the moon still visible. Because I shot at f22 the moon looks like a star.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Cabin Fever Blues

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I need an early blast of spring. The only way to do that this time of year is to head off to the garden nursery.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Winter Squirrel

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With yesterday's snow storm a lot people took a snow day and stayed home. This poor guy can't afford to do that. In the animal kingdom, the struggle of survival continues every day. It's a never ending battle of searching for food and concealment from predators.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Winter Storm Warning

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Snow storm blowing through here today. Heavy snow and blowing snow continues across Southern Ontario. For areas south of a line from Sarnia towards Hamilton, total snowfall amounts of 25 to 35 cm are likely, with the highest amounts near the Great Lakes. North of this line from Huron - Perth through Waterloo - Wellington and the Greater Toronto Area, total amounts will likely be in the 15 to 20 cm range. In addition to the heavy snow, winds have strengthened reducing visibility to 05 km or less in blowing snow. Wind chill values near -20°C to -25°C are likely for all regions in the winter storm warning. The worst conditions are generally expected early this morning. The morning commute is expected to be significantly affected by this winter storm.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Winter Wet Storage

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That white patch you see on the lower left hand side is ice. There is also ice in the background. Around the boats the water is open. In order to prevent the surface water from freezing one will need a air-bubbler system or the propeller-agitator. Most people think it that is the motion of the water that keeps it from freezing. That would be false. What really keeps it from icing is forcing the warmer (usually above 39°F, 4°C) water from the bottom to the surface.

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