Monday, December 31, 2012

Monday Murals - Fitness

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Tomorrow will be New Year's Day. That's the time of year when we make New Year's resolutions. Mine is to keep in shape and lose a few pounds. It will be a real challenge working out with the 50 ft. woman.☺ I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Thursday, December 27, 2012


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Early morning shot of an overnight snowfall.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Monday Murals - Train Station

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Artist Allen C. Hilgendorf painted the mural on the side of a historic fire hall. It depicts a nostalgic look of the Markdale train station. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Containing Her Excitment

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✵Counting the days!!!!✵

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Baseball History

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Labatt Memorial Park (formerly Tecumseh Park, 1877–1936) is a baseball stadium near the forks of the Thames River in central London, Ontario, Canada. Labatt Park is the "oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world", with a history dating back to 1877. Since December 31, 1936, the park has been owned by the City of London. However, Fuller Field in Clinton, Massachusetts, made it into the Guinness Book of World Records in September 2007 as the "world’s oldest continuously used baseball diamond", dating back to 1878, a year after Tecumseh Park. As Fuller Field's home plate and bases have purportedly remained in the same location since 1878, whereas home plate at Labatt Park has been moved (within the same field) from its original location in 1877.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Night Shot

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My City Hall.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Arva Flour Mill Van

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A classic delivery van with a bit of wood but no plastic. I like the porthole window. 
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Barn Fascination

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One of the few elegant barns still left standing in The Town Of Ajax.


A different view from a distance.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Murals - Tall Ships

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Artist: Zeqirja Rexhepi, originally from Kosovo, now living in Canada. Commissioned by the Downtown Halifax Business Corporation. At full size, it measures 22 x 44 feet and commemorates the arrival of the Tall Ships in 2000. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, December 07, 2012

King Size Bales Of Hay

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There used to be a time when a farm boy could lift and toss a bale of hay onto a wagon. These ones are so big and heavy that it takes a tractor with a front end loader to lift them.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Wandering Stream

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Believe it or not this scene is located in the city.
Because of the rough terrain few people dare to tread here.

Monday, December 03, 2012

Monday Mural - How About A Beer

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There's no credits or info about this beer commercial mural painted on the side wall of a bar.
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Friday, November 30, 2012

Swan Parade

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The swans are migrating south at this time of year.
Every morning there's at least 30 to 40 swans on Frenchman's Bay.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Empty Slips

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The boats have been remove for the winter. The one in the background with the plastic wrap will remain as living quarters for the winter.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Murals - More Bradley Street

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Artist: Rick Hansen and twenty school students. This is a continuation from last week's posting. It's the second of three murals to be completed in London's Community Art Project.
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Friday, November 23, 2012

Take Off

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It's not very often that I see swans in flight.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


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It's not very often that I see the big ones like these two.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monday Murals - Bradley Street Pedestrian Underpass

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A dreary pedestrian underpass is now a work of art thanks to London's Community Art Project. Twenty students from Rick Hansen and White Oaks public schools in grades 7 and 8 collaborated with local mural artist, Andrew Gillet. This side is painted a cool blue with orcas.
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Friday, November 16, 2012

Group Photo

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One of the many strange items you will find at Primitive Designs.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bird(s) On A Wire

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Keeping warm by soaking up the early morning sun.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday Murals - Oshawa's Famous "Generals"

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Artist: Paul Ygartua, of Vancouver, British Columbia. The Oshawa Generals Major Junior Hockey franchise was established for the 1937-38 season and immediately became a hockey powerhouse by winning seven consecutive Ontario championships through to 1944. The team has won five additional Ontario titles since then and has been the Memorial Cup champion four times, in 1939, 1940, 1944, and 1990. Featured are well-known Oshawa Generals stars of the past, including Billy Taylor, Bobby Orr, Terry O'Reilly and Eric Lindros. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, November 09, 2012


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It's the month of November and this is about the only new plant life still growing.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Lines And Shapes

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It's part of a expansion to a local church. It was the geometric forms that caught me eye.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Monday Murals - Under Construct

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Artist: Tracy Root. She is painting a 16 metre wide mural commissioned by the London Arts Council and the city’s heritage committee. Unfortunately for me, I was there on Tracy's day off.


Work is taking place along the bike path, under the Thames River crossing of Oxford St., in London Ontario. Tracy designed the scene to include a valley, rolling hills, houses, farmers, and a river running through the middle. The valley is bordered by lush forest on either side and the whole scene is framed with a bright blue sky. She started the mural on September 28th and hopes to have it finished by October 27th. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Same Scene - TwoViews

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Focal point is the part of an
image that draws the eye of a viewer to the most important part of the image.


In this photo of the same scene using selective focusing I have directed your attention to the foreground. I rate myself as a amateur photographer and this is not intended to be a lesson. It's just me having fun with my hobby.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

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In search of the perfect Jack O' Lantern.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Murals - Historic Halifax

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Artist: R. W. LeFresne. Painted in 1995. Located on the rear of the Alexander Keith's Original Brewery, in Halifax, Nova Scotia. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Somewhere Over The...

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I was in the right place at the right time. Life is good.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happiness Is A Warm Puppy ~ Charles M. Schulz

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Mennonite gent selling puppies at the farmer's market.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Murals - Artfusion

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Created in September 2010. It's a 414 square foot mural done by approximately 20 artist. The image was created by Tom Brandnam. Made possible through owner of Il Tenore restaurant (no longer in existence), grants by City of London, Ontario and the Downtown London Business Association. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Loving Reflections

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Need a large reflecting shot? You can capture one at the...


...Art Gallery Of Ontario.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


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The Transformers have arrived at Primitive Designs.
This life size one is standing at the driveway entrance.


The larger of the two is located beside the building. Both of them are contructed from used car parts. Primitive Designs is strange, fun, educational, exotic and just plain weird. I highly recommend a visit to this retail outlet. Even if you are not in the mood for buying, the sights inside will boggle your mind. Just click on the location link below for directions.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday Muarls - Rescue

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Artist: Fred Harrison. The Lifeboat Crew of 1902... Captain Reg Moore, Alfonzo Taylor, Frank Eveland, Thomas Hough, William Hough, Henry Sherry & Fred Pollock.
On October 29, 1902, in a savage Lake Erie gale, the three masted American sailing schooner Mineral State of Alpena carrying 294 tons went aground and started to break up off the high clay bluffs east of Port Stanley, Ontario, Canada.


The gallant Port Stanley Life Saving Crew, watched by a large crowd of residents, braved the towering waves and rescued the entire crew of the schooner as dusk was falling. In recognition of their bravery, the life saving crew all received gold medals from then US president Theodore Roosevelt. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Victorian House

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Towers, turrets, and rounded porches give Queen Anne architecture regal airs. But the style has nothing to do with British royalty, and Queen Anne houses do not resemble buildings from the medieval times of the English Queen Anne. Instead, Queen Anne architecture expresses the exuberance and inventiveness of industrial-age builders. Study the style and you'll discover several different subtypes, proving that there's no end to the variety of the Queen Anne style. The present day building is being used as a retirement home. The grey portion is a add on and renovations are planned for 2013.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Road Construction

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I always wonder how these guys are able to breathe these fumes and not get sick.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Rusty Support

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Allowing the metal support rods to rust before they are
inserted into the concrete does not make sense to me.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012


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Scrounging a meal from a discarded McDonald's bag.

Monday, October 01, 2012

Monday Murals - Magic Carpet

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Entitled “Magic Carpet : A View From Above” and was created by Jennifer DeSorcy in November of 2000. This painting depicts many significant features of St. Thomas from the town's past and present, including the City Hall, the Jumbo Monument, the Street Railway, and the Old St. Thomas Church. This mural was funded by the City Of St. Thomas, the 2000 Millennium Committee, the Downtown Development Board and On Track. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Dragon Boats

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On a windy day I was watching the dragon boats training.


When they got closer to me that's when I realize it was a boatload of Dragon Ladies.


The seconded boat was not far behind. Along with the Dragon Ladies on board was one He-Dragon standing at the rear.

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