Monday, January 31, 2011

falling ice

My world this week includes a bit of falling water and lots of ice.
And another storm is brewing...

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

B is for black and white

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I’ve never had a ‘black & white cookie’ and have only heard of them from Seinfeld, and this small cookie cafe on Market St in Corning was closed when I stumbled on it. So I still have no idea how good this delicacy may taste.

ABC Wednesday and signs, signs

Monday, January 24, 2011

time to travel

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My world is only a 4 hour drive from the best museum I have ever been to. And as a bonus, Corning includes an historical Market Street that has been meticulously preserved.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

yellow glass


At the Corning Museum of Glass stands a huge Chihuly glass sculpture in his trademark swirls and tentacles.


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Chemung River, the other side

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It has been too cold to go out bridge hunting - or any photo hunting - so this week, I am posting views from my trip to Corning New York from last summer. I remember seeing a sign in a shop window about “saving the Chemung Bridge” which I assume is the one above that is in need of repairs, but I haven’t been able to find anything about it. The first view includes the Bridge St bridge which was first posted here and another bridge seen from this one was posted here.


Thursday, January 20, 2011


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“There’s no secret to balance.
You just have to feel the waves”
Frank Herbert


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

dublin in new york

New York

A good place for a pint since 1920, though the sign didn’t appear until after Prohibition ended in the 1930’s. Located in the Upper West Side.

signs, signs

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A is for Amaryllis

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When Amaryllis fair doth show the richness of her fiery glow,
The modest Lily hides her head; the former seems so proudly spread
To win the gaze of human eye, which soonest brightest things doth spy.
Yet vainly is the honour won, since hastily her course is run;
she blossoms, blooms, -she fades, -she dies, -they who admired, now despise.

ABC Wednesday Round 8

Saturday, January 15, 2011

at rest

burlington bay

The ducks and geese have a sleep on the icy waters while traffic speeds across the Burlington Skyway.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

jet plane


Close your eyes I'll be on my way
Dream about the days to come
When I won't have to leave alone...
I'm leavin' on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again
Oh babe, I hate to go ~ John Denver


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

veal … and lamb, too

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Signs … and graffiti, too, in the Meatpacking District in New York City.

signs, signs

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Z is for Zoomers of Zamuner Crt

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Zoomer magazine, for “Boomers with Zip” according to Moses Znaimer, a media mogul who renamed CARP (Canadian Association of Retired People) Magazine.

Zamuner Crt in Oakville may or may not be named for retired NHL player Robert Zamuner who hailed from that town.

ABC Wednesday

Monday, January 10, 2011

big haul


Many people have been fascinated by this beer vat crawl. vatsThere is a twitter site with almost1,000 followers even though the site is rarely updated. There are 6 of these monstrous vats that are 8 metres high and 45 metres long. They are making a long arduous journey from the Hamilton Port to the Molson Brewery near Toronto Airport.  As you can see, hydro wires get in the way so they must be lifted and cut off until the convoy is safely through.

Originally planning on a 5 night trip, it is now expected to take 8 nights.

You can read about it with more pictures at Violet Sky and with even more details here


Saturday, January 8, 2011



Chicadees and cardinals dance on the snow covered footbridge to Laking Gardens


cats not for sale

cats on counter

These shop assistants were ignoring the customers at a gift store, preferring to snooze in the afternoon sun.


Thursday, January 6, 2011

glory sky

view from balcony

In the sky
an infinitude of hope,
a canvas of glory
all possibilities mine.
~Neroli Lambent


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Y is for Yonge Street

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Yonge Street is a major north-south arterial road in Toronto and continues through Ontario for 1,896 kms. It was listed as the longest continuous street in the world until some government ruling rearranged the highway designations. But in our hearts, it is still a record street. It is the main east-west dividing line for Toronto and other towns immediately to the north.

ABC Wednesday and Signs, Signs

Sunday, January 2, 2011

parking bays

Toronto Gardiner

Transport trucks find convenient parking bays under the Gardiner Expressway.

Sunday Bridges

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