Saturday, July 31, 2010

Grand bridges

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Three bridges crossing the Grand River. The old railway bridge in the foreground is now part of the pedestrian walkway.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

flying clouds

goose clouds

youth of delight come hither and see the opening morn ~ William Blake


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

B is for BOUNTY

bounty masthead

The Bounty charges through the Welland Canal (connecting Lake Ontario to Lake Erie, thus avoiding those treacherous falls in Niagara!) as it continues its tour of the Great Lakes.

ABC Wednesday

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Minto Bridge


One of the three Minto Bridges in Ottawa that spans the Rideau


Friday, July 23, 2010

stealing light

hendrie fountain

"Life is like an ever shifting kaleidoscope
- a slight change, and all patterns alter."
~ Sharon Salzberg


Thursday, July 22, 2010

sunshine on a cloudy day

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"To see the summer sky
Is poetry, though never in a book it lie -
True poems flee." ~Emily Dickinson


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

A is for airplane

Toronto Island

Airplanes fly low over the boats, ferries, kayaks and canoes as they head into the Toronto Island Airport.

ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

floating upwards, the beginning

AGO stairway

The entry of the floating stairway, designed by Frank Gehry for the Art Gallery of Ontario that re-opened in 2009.


Sunday, July 18, 2010


skyway - SV

Here we have a view of the Skyway Bridge that is beside the lift bridge from last week’s view. For those who like such things: built in 1958, the centre is 120’ high and from end to end it is just shy of 8,400’ .


Friday, July 16, 2010

a river reflected in glass

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A window panel of the art installation by Spencer Finch at the High Line in NYC. Each pane of glass contains a photograph that captures the changing reflective and translucent colours of the water of the Hudson River at different times of the day,


Thursday, July 15, 2010

swim at dawn

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"There is only one day left, always starting over:
it is given to us at dawn"
~ Jean-Paul Sartre


Wednesday, July 14, 2010



a waterfall of windows cascades down the front of this condo building by the lake


Monday, July 12, 2010

red canoe

Canoe Landing Parkunder the gardiner is now open.

This Douglas Coupland designed red canoe can be seen as you enter the city on the Gardiner Expressway. Since I obviously couldn’t photograph it while driving, here is a view of it from underneath the Gardiner.

And here is a [zoomed] view from the brow of the canoe. canoe view

You can easily see the cars along the highway, the boats in the lake and the planes arriving on the island.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lift up

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The Burlington Canal lift bridge was up, its bright orange of the lift span like a beacon in the distance. This took a little over ten minutes to let this tanker through.

Sunday Bridges

Friday, July 9, 2010

sit quietly...


"Sit quietly and listen for a voice that will say
be more silent"


Thursday, July 8, 2010

come sail away...

I must down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
~John Masefield


Monday, July 5, 2010

Lock #1

lock #1 Lock #1 at the Welland Canal closes on the Tall Ships as they make their way to Cleveland after a fun-filled weekend in Toronto. The Welland Canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.water level

First up is The Sullivan, followed by The Bounty and bringing up the rear is The Appledore.

Another tall ship is waiting off in the distance for its turn.

HMS Bounty


My World Tuesday

Sunday, July 4, 2010

expect delays

driving Alexandra Br

The Alexandra Bridge in Ottawa is under extensive rehabilitation. This lane alternates throughout the day for northbound and southbound traffic.

Off in the distance you can see the glass roof of the National Gallery of Art.

Sunday Bridges

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Thursday, July 1, 2010

one lake; two shores

festival skies and then the rains came down…


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