Friday, December 31, 2010

Party by the Bay

Lasalle Lasalle

New Year’s Day 2010

Happy New Year, everyone!

Camera Critters

Thursday, December 30, 2010



clouds in the skies above, heavenly wanderers,


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

X is for XQISIT


I have never been inside this poorly spelled salon, but I was thrilled to have it available for my X.

ABC Wednesday

Monday, December 27, 2010

Lady of the Lake

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The Lady of the Lake stands surrounded by flying geese at Spencer Smith Park by Lake Ontario. She has been there since 1973 and recently underwent a complete restoration. On this day she is also enshrouded in fog which is enhanced by the pin hole setting.

My World Tuesday

Sunday, December 26, 2010

a view


A view of the Burlington Skyway from the Lasalle Park Promenade bridge as the sun rises.


Friday, December 24, 2010

in house

in house 2

My favourite home decor shop, dressed up for Christmas

Merry Christmas to all


Thursday, December 23, 2010

in the dead of winter time


I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape -
the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter.
Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn't show.
~Andrew Wyeth


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

W is for Watchtower

New York

The world headquarters WatchTower Bible and Tract Society building in Brooklyn.

ABC Wednesday

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Pape & Gerrard

overpass This heavy duty pedestrian overpass connects the two dead ends of Pape Ave created by the CNR tracks that slice right through the street. Top view is from the west side with the setting sun and looking south. Bottom view is from half way up the ramp looking north on the east side. Between the tree branches, you can just barely see another small bridge that leads to the apartment building on the right.gerrard st


Friday, December 17, 2010

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Niagara Rainbow


A rainbow lands in the town of Niagara Falls (Ontario)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

V is for Viaduct


The Prince Edward Viaduct is never called by its official name, it is more commonly called The Bloor [Street] Viaduct, or simply, The Viaduct. This is the dividing line between the east end of the city and the downtown area. If you have read Michael Ondaatje’s book, In the Skin of the Lion, this is the bridge that is the background to the story.viaduct

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Rainbow Bridge

rainbow bridge

Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls. Left is Canada; Right is USA.


Friday, December 10, 2010

a mural

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"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural."
~ Erich Segal


Weekend Reflections

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

U is for umbrellas


It very often rains when I visit Niagara-on-the-Lake and this storefront covered in umbrellas provides the perfect cover!

ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

breaking news

breaking news

In memory of the voice of City. Mark Dailey, a tv anchor, reporter, and announcer passed away on Dec 6th. His distinctive and entertaining voice defined Citytv, and Toronto, for over 30 years. This “breaking news” car bursts out of the old CHUM/City Building.

My World Tuesday

Sunday, December 5, 2010

look up

skywatch 063 The lift bridge over the Burlington Canal was up early one morning last week as I took photos of the sunrise.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

“always time for Tim Hortons”

Hamilton north
Does anybody else see the face in the ear?
Camera Critters

Thursday, December 2, 2010

sailing the sky


I would not exchange my leisure hours
for all the wealth in the world.
-Comte de Mirabeau-


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

T is for Tall Ships in Toronto

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I took so many pictures of these Tall Ships when they were in Toronto last July… here is another view of two of them, with two other smaller boats for a size comparison, just in case you were in any doubt about their tallness!

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, November 27, 2010


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A truck crosses the old Valley Inn Rd bailey bridge last winter before it was closed to vehicular traffic. The familiar rumbling sound of the boards whenever a car drove over them was a comforting old timey sound to many people.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

an electric morning


"I never saw an ugly thing in my life:
for let the form of an object be what it may
- light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful."
~ John Constable


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

S is for south of Spencer Smith

south spencer smith

Without these compass points, it might be hard to tell that you were facing SOUTH at Spencer Smith Park during a very foggy day last week.

ABC Wednesday

Sunday, November 21, 2010

crossing the East River

Brooklyn Bridge

A dusky view of the Manhattan Bridge from the Brooklyn Bridge.


Friday, November 19, 2010

happy duck

ms mallard

“helloooo, nice to see you….”


Scenic Sunday

Thursday, November 18, 2010


from the beach

The blush of dawn may yet restore
Our light and hope and joy once more.
Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget
That sunrise never failed us yet.

~ Celia Thaxter


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

R is for reading


A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age ~ Robertson Davies

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, November 13, 2010

fog bound


It was very foggy here on Friday, so I ventured out to capture some of it. It broke enough to get a view of the promenade bridge at LaSalle Park, but not much beyond it.

bridge II


Friday, November 12, 2010

I see

canada geese

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
-Douglas Pagels-


Thursday, November 11, 2010

in remembrance

war memorial

They went with songs to the battle, they were young,
Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted;
They fell with their faces to the foe. ~ Laurenc Binyon


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Q is for Queen

early stamps

from the Post Office Museum

ABC Wednesday

Monday, November 8, 2010

mums falls

mum show

A waterfall display at the Mum Show

My World Tuesday

Saturday, November 6, 2010

a Grand view

grand heron

Another bridge over the Grand River. I took this view of the bridge while waiting for the heron to do something other than just stand there…. another shot of the heron can be found here


Thursday, November 4, 2010

morning light

morning light

In nature, light creates the color.
In the picture, color creates the light ~ Hans Hofmann


Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

high walk

overpass 1 overpass 2The pedestrian overpass over the train lines is high up in the treetops

which gives a nice view of the burning oranges as the sun comes up on a recent October morning.

Sunday Bridges

Thursday, October 28, 2010

another dawning

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she has seen
the guiding light
in a dark sky


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

O is for owl in an oak tree


This dead tree stump in Mississauga that has been transformed by carver Jim Menkes

ABC Wednesday

Monday, October 25, 2010

dancing heron


sometimes, if you take a stand, the fish will come.


Saturday, October 23, 2010

Blue Water Bridge

BlueWater Bridge

Another view of the Blue Water Bridge that crosses the St Clair River from Sarnia Ontario into Port Huron Michigan as seen looking towards Canada. Yes, there are actually two spans – obviously, one bridge was not quite enough for all the traffic. The first view of this bridge can be seen here


Thursday, October 21, 2010


Picture 107

At sunset, Nature is painting for us... day after day... pictures of infinite beauty ~John Ruskin


Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

white whiskers

Hamilton Cat
This is MY street and I am watching you

Sunday, October 17, 2010

bridge number 1

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An early morning view from Bridge No 1 in St Catharines at the Welland Canal.


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