Monday, February 29, 2016

Gather Of The Clan

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Canada Geese chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

A Hazy Shade of Winter

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The day I took this photo the ice was thawing and breaking up.
That evening the temperatures dropped and the bay has now frozen over again.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

East Gwillimbury Camera Girl

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Christine (Tina) Forrester - East Gwillimbury Camera Girl

FORRESTER, Thomas Carlaw (Tom) and Christine Francis (Tina) – Suddenly passed away as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Georgina on Monday, February 22, 2016. Both were in their 72nd year and long-time residents of Mt. Albert.  Tom and Tina are survived by: daughters Jennifer Forrester, Robyn Hamilton (Ed), and Dawn (Matt) Klinker; sisters Hazel Forrester, Joan Barron (Mark), Cindy Winsser (Fred), and Betsy Randazzo (Joe); nephew Joshua Barron; and grandson Connor Dick, as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins. A celebration of Tom and Tina’s lives will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 382, 31 Princess St., Mt. Albert on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 11 am to 1 pm.  In their memory, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.  Arrangements entrusted to Skwarchuk Funeral Home, Mt. Albert.


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My granddaughter's pet.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Shape of Things to Come

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Suffering from the winter blahs? I hope this gives you a little boost to get over them.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Flowers On The Beach

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I don't know why but I am guessing that someone had a ceremony that involves throwing flowers into the lake. At a later time the lake returns them to the shoreline.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Signs - Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

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There are approximately 37,000 public, private and pedestrian highway railway crossings in Canada. Trains CANNOT stop quickly. An average freight train travelling at 100 km/h requires about 2 km to stop. A passenger train travelling at 160 km/h requires about the same distance to stop. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Living In Plastic

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February has been a roller coaster ride of up and down temperatures. This is the second massive thaw this month. If you want to live out the winter on a boat, plastic wrap is a must. It doesn't keep the heat in but it keeps the draughts out. The wind was blowing strong and quickly blew the black cloud out of sight to the east.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Winter Light Beacon #2

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Carrying on from yesterday's posting. The water evaporation on this side looks more like fog. The beacon is located on the entrance to the harbour. Coming In Rule: When entering harbour (up stream) the red port mark should be kept on the boat's port (left) side the green mark on the boat's starboard (right) side. Going Out Rule: When leaving harbour (down stream) the red port mark should be kept on the boat's starboard (right) side and the green mark on the boat's port (left) side. My thanks to the National Boating College for the information.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Winter Light Beacon

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The day I took this photo the temperature was -25°C | -13 °F. The sun was shinning and caused the vapour to rise. I don't know how they can stand it but there are ducks in the water and two swans in the background.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

All Season Job

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On the third floor... building condominium townhouses. Dress warm and wear flexible clothing.

About the only thing that would stop these guys would be safety conditions... such as high winds etc.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Municipal Property Assessment Corporation Building

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I have photographed the MPAC building before but I always go back for more.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Signs - No Bread

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Bread can be fattening to ducks and make it harder for them to fly and otherwise evade predators. It can also increase the spread of diseases in two ways. First, a carbohydrate-rich diet leads to greater defecation, and bird feces easily harbor bacteria responsible for numerous diseases, including avian botulism. Second, moldy bread can cause aspergillosis, a fatal lung infection that can decimate entire duck and waterfowl flocks. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016


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This is what happens when a cold spell passes through.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Condo Construction #6

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My photo project of following the rise of a condo building continues. They are up to floor number four. Only fourteen more to go.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day

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All we need is love. (ω ) ~♪

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Mural? Graffiti?

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The gentleman walking towards me said that there used to be a nice mural here until the graffiti started to show up.

A closer look at Mr. Robot and his message.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Helping Hands

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My wife's hand.

... and yes, that is my hand... and yes that is a wild turkey in the background.

Thursday, February 11, 2016


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Indoors at the garden nursery.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Signs - Zombie

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I won't fail you! I'm not afraid. Oh! You will be. You will be. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Winter Light Show

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There was a light snow fall over night so I decided to take some photos out the window. Lucky for me I had my camera set up for long exposure (15 seconds) when the salt truck showed up.

Monday, February 08, 2016

Shoe Tree

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It all started in the 1990's when George Sarasin put a pair of work boots in the tree that he didn't need anymore in case someone else could use them. It was a habit that was passed down from his mother, who grew up in Kirkland Lake during the depression. Today, the tree is covered with shoes. Obviously not every pair that winds up in the tree is reused. It has suffered some damage because of the weight.

A few years ago a branch broke, and now this tree across the road has started to take shape. And so the trend continues.

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Old Barn

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Decorating and renovation skills needed. I am linking to The Barn Collective

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Early Morning Delivery

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Another load of steel rods used to reinforce concrete in hi-rise buildings. It is not uncommon to see these trucks show up before the construction crew arrive on site.

Friday, February 05, 2016

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Signs - Workplace Safety

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In the Province Of Ontario, employers are required to provide workers with fall protection training if the workers will be exposed to fall hazards. Falls are a major cause of injury and death in Ontario workplaces. The vast majority of these accidents are falls from heights even though the height may be no more than two or three metres. Most of these injuries and deaths have happened because fall protection was either missing or not used. I'm linking to Lesley's Signs, Signs.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Red Barn

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Except for the missing top on the silo this barn is still in pretty good shape.

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Big Thaw

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Last week the river was covered with ice. That has all changed with a steady thaw.
Yesterday the temperatures reached 6 °C | 43 °F.

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