Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Day Of November

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Goodbye November hello December. The entire month turned out to be milder than normal. Environment Canada is predicting a winter that even if normal, it will feel tropical compared to the last two winters.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Something Special In The Light

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Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

Saturday, November 28, 2015


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In my family the males are out numbered.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

First Snow

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I found this dusting in a farmer's field.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Signs - Welcome

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Welcome to Welcome. It is part of the municipality of Port Hope, Ontario. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Rise And Shine

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7:14 A.M. This time of year you do not have to get up early to see the sunrise.


As the sun starts to move upward the sky colour quickly changes.


Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there's something good about feeling both. Amy Grant

Monday, November 23, 2015


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Primitive Designs added a life size scrap metal sculpture of a T-Rex dinosaur at its retail outlet on County Road 28 north of Port Hope.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Flying Fickle Finger of Fate

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There is a reason why God gave us a middle finger.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Red Brick Farmhouse

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I unexpectedly came across this abandon farmhouse. Urban sprawl is starting to creep into the area.


Side view with plenty of windows.


Who ever lived here before left some belongings behind.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Dark Gloomy Day

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Cloudy, windy, rainy. The overcast clouds dimmed out the light so much that the street lights came on.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Memorial Bench

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In loving memory of
You will always
be in our hearts

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Signs - Blondes

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Ernest Boyles & Sons Farm Supplies in Peterborough, Ontario. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

Work Barge

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It has been moored here for a few weeks. I took some photos previously on different occasions but they just did not look right. That is until I returned one day at sunrise. That's when I realized that it was all about light.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gone But Not Forgotten

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Continuing from yesterday's posting this is what I found when I returned the next day.


Apparently it was the original farmhouse in the area. The supervisor told me that the front of the new house would have a replica of the old building's frontage. I'll be keeping track and post updates.

Saturday, November 14, 2015


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No one has live in this house for sometime. It was left to fall into despair.


Now it is being demolished for a new structure.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Monty Hall Problem

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Nothing special today. Just having some fun with crazy things going through my mind.
Suppose you're on a game show, and you're given the choice of three doors: Behind one door is a car; behind the others, goats. You pick a door, say No. 1, and the host, who knows what's behind the doors, opens another door, say No. 3, which has a goat. He then says to you, "Do you want to pick door No. 2?" Is it to your advantage to switch your choice?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wind Power

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At least once a year I like to take a photo of the local wind turbine.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Signs - Remembrance Day Canada 2015

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The people of the world genuinely want peace. Some day the leaders of the world are going to have to give in and give, it to them. Dwight D. Eisenhower. On remembrance day members of the armed forces are commemorated. The other common name for this day is Armistice Day which marks the date and time when armies stopped fighting World War I on November 11th at 11am in 1918 the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Grist Mill

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In 1846, Thomas Short, erected this stone flour mill here on the Indian River. Within five years he had built a sawmill across the river and had laid out a village plot named Allandale. By 1858, the Allandale Flour Mill, which now also housed an oatmeal mill, had become one of the largest in the region and was exporting large quantities of its products. Short encountered financial difficulties however, and lost possession of the mill in 1862. The village and the mill were re-named Lang after William Lang about 1872. The mill, whose interior was rebuilt by W.J. Humphries after a fire in 1896, continued in operation until 1965 when it was purchased by the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority. Presently the mill is maintained and preserved by the Lang Pioneer Village Museum.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Sunday, November 08, 2015

Encounter In The Woods

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Back on the main trail it was just by chance that I meet up with this couple and their Munchkins.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

A Walk In The Woods

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Every time I go into a forest it always reminds of Bill Bryson's book "A Walk In The Woods".


I like to walk off the beaten path.


I have no clue as to why there is a "X" marked on this old remains of a tree. Woodpeckers perhaps?

Friday, November 06, 2015

Hanging On

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Continuing my post from yesterday. Beauty has sprung from a section of land that was completely stripped of plant life. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) goal is one of protecting and restoring ecological function and resilience to both aquatic and terrestrial systems. Restoration of the site involves the placement of clean fill which will be shaped to collect and direct surface flow into a newly created hardwood swamp. The hardwood swamp will treat and cool surface water and will discharge into a small tributary that flows into East Duffins Creek. Restoration of this area will improve habitat for fish and wildlife communities, including Atlantic salmon and brook trout, and will provide future recreational opportunities for the public.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Restoring Conservation Land

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Located on a gravel pit that was abandon about 30 years ago. It is an area where I have done considerable walking. I stopped in 2011 when the local conservation authority purchased the land and placed "No Trespassing" signs up. They just recently removed the signs, so I deiced to do some exploring. Past activities have altered the topography, drainage and ability to support historic vegetation. There is very little topsoil and the ground is mostly sand and gravel. Fortunately Mother Nature has her own plans and is making a comeback.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Signs - Embed

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Apparently a few years ago someone did not like this sign and took it out on the tree. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Monday, November 02, 2015

Disappearing Fall Colours

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It is almost the end of the line for fall colours but some trees are not giving up.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Autumn Fishing

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The beginning of November and there still is a few fishermen left on the bay.

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