Monday, October 31, 2011

waterfront trail

Beyond this entrance lies Bayfront Park and the Waterfront Trail. Formerly a vacant lot, it has been transformed over the last 18 years into a 40 acre park with trails and beaches. There is fishing and sailing on water, cycling and walking on trails, or playing and picnicking on the grass.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

403 + 407

I may have posted a shot of these bridges before, though they may have been at a  slightly different angle and not processed in faded b&w and infrared and cinemascope. This was taken in the spring, when everything was far too 
vibrantly green and shows where hwy 407 ends at hwy 403.
I like that there is still this bit of natural wasteland in the city.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

reaching the sky

the tree grew, and it was strong
and its height reached to the sky
and its sight to the end of the earth
~ Daniel 4:11

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

O is for one

in Owen Sound
This photomosaic of the (old) one dollar bill was created in 2007 for Owen Sound's 150th anniversary. Made up of 363 photos it is meant to celebrate the industrial accomplishments and the many people who call Owen Sound home.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

playing with light

a kaleidoscope effect

an old light shade with an incandescent bulb

and what it might look like with a compact fluorescent bulb

which glow do you prefer?

Saturday, October 22, 2011


In his dim chapel day by day
The organist was wont to play,
And please himself with fluted reveries;
And all the spirit's joy and strife,
The longing of a tender life,
Took sound and form upon the ivory keys;
And though he seldom spoke a word,
The simple hearts that loved him heard
His glowing soul in these.

~Archibald Lampman

Thursday, October 20, 2011


Live each season as it passes; breathe the air,
drink the drink, taste the fruit 
and resign yourself to the influence of each

~ David Thoreau

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

to all buses

These pigeons seem happy to welcome you to this GO Station in downtown Hamilton. The TH&B Ry Co stands for Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company (which merged with Canadian Pacific in the late 1980s). It is the only art deco railway station known in Canada. Today it doubles as a GO train and bus station which also includes other regional buses (Greyhound  and Canada Coach) as well as the local HSR buses.

signs, signs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hamilton is Football

The Canadian Football Hall of Fame in Hamilton

A Hamilton Ti-Cats fan

Our World Tuesday
signs, signs

Sunday, October 16, 2011

early fall

 up the Niagara Escarpment in Dundas
taken before the leaves were blown off in the wind.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Fairy Lake

Southampton in August. 
It is hard to tell, but there is a white swan to the left 
and a white heron to the right of the fountain.
the view from the other side of this tiny lake with
the Southampton water tower and the blue bandshell where 
Friday night concerts are held all summer long.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


Lord, I have loved your sky,
be it said against or for me,

have loved it clear and high,
or low and stormy
~ Robert Frost


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

M is for muskie

 This Leaping Muskie statue celebrates the area on the St Lawrence River as a top muskellunge (muskie) area.
Muskies will eat anything that fits into their mouth - mostly other fish, but also frogs, ducklings, snakes, muskrats, mice and other small mammals and small birds.
They are known for their strength and their tendency to leap from the water in stunning acrobatic displays.

this awards log goes up to 2000, but the last entry is for 1997. not sure what happened. maybe there is another one inside the building.

ABC Wednesday                                                         signs, signs

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ten of sixty sails

Sixty Sails is an outdoor art exhibit in Orillia with sculptures of eight-foot sail panels, made of lexan and supported on a hull of scrolled iron and a concrete pedestal.  I managed to see most of them on their last weekend at Thanksgiving.
more pictures on my other blog at VioletSky

Monday, October 10, 2011


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. 
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. 
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

Saturday, October 8, 2011

looking both ways

waiting for...? or watching for...? 
while quietly treading water.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

fresh showers

I bring fresh showers for the thirsting flowers,
from the seas and streams;
I bear light shade for the leaves when laid
in their noonday dreams.
PB Shelley
 - from The Cloud

SkyWatch Friday

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Some signs from the TH&B
at Jerseyville Railway Station.
 Built in 1896 it was the first building to be moved to Westfield Historical Village

and was used in both the movie Anne of Green Gables and the tv series Road to Avonlea 
where it stood in for Bright River

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

L is for lightbulb

original (top left) 
and with a bit of playing around with HSL (hue, saturation and light) filters and     HDR (high dynamic range imaging)

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