Friday, March 30, 2012

May The Force Be With You

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I think I have stumbled upon the DARK SIDE.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Blue Willow

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In 1961, The Blue Willow Garden Centre was established as a very simple nursery business located on 20 acres of abandoned farmland.
This little gem that you see here is located in the walkway leading up to the gift shop.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Mural - Water Wells

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Artist: Dan Kitchen. Painted in 2002. The paint is peeling in spots but the colours are still holding up in this ten year old mural. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, March 23, 2012


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This is the first wild opossum I have ever seen in Ontario. According to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources although native to the southeastern USA., these marsupials have progressively moved northward and are now common through most of southern Ontario. Some have linked global warming with their northern expansion. Unfortunately this gal (guy?) did not make it across the road alive.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Water Flow

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This is another time I should have brought my tripod along.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring Has Sprung

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Officially, in my part of the world, this year spring begins on March 20.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Murals - Spooner's Garage.

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Artist: Phillip Woolf. Painted in October 1992 at 2340 and 2348 Kingston Road Scarborough The unique "double" mural, painted on facing walls by Phillip Woolf, depicts two eras in the life of Spooner's Garage. Built in 1926 and rebuilt in 1947, the garage was located on the south side of Kingston Road in Cliffside Village. Owner Art Spooner kept the business alive during the depression of the 1930s by offering a variety of services such as driving lessons, a restaurant and a 24-hour towing service. For a few years a tame bear kept on the property was a popular local attraction. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Life Cut Short

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Because it's near a body of water I believe it represents a ship's propeller. The memorial is dedicated to all the children who have lost or will lose their lives to Batten disease.
Dedicated June 2004 May a cure be found.
Presented in loving memory of Dylan James Carr.
May 1992 to August 2002.
By his family.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Murals - Music Hall

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Artist Brian Romagnoli. Fifteen feet by fifty feet mural using a triptych design to depict the interior and exterior of an early 1900's vaudeville theatre in Oshawa, Ontario. The Edwardian street scene features a 1912 McLaughlin Buick that was manufactured here in Oshawa. A century ago, The Borsberry Music Hall was located on the north side of King Street, just east of Simcoe Street. The Music Hall had a 700 seat capacity and played host to a number of dramatic and musical productions. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Farm Dog

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One of two dogs that photographed on a visit to a farm.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Good Things Grow In Ontario

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Yesterday the temperature reached a high of 15 celsius. That's about 59 degrees fahrenheit. It put me in mood for fertilizing the lawn.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hay And Tractor

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I have seen lots of hay bales left in the fields over winter. I thought that the damp wet weather would ruin them. When it comes to things like this, the farmer knows best.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Monday Mural - Bakery

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Artist Laura Ruttan and Kevin Tapp. I have drove and walked pass this mural many times. I thought it was decals on the window until one day I got up close and discovered it's painted on the glass. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Empty Slip

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The ice has disappeared and soon we will be wonder what this winter was all about. Weather wise it's been one of the strangest I have every experienced.