Wednesday, May 30, 2012

It's Me

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This photo is a reject from my 365 (one year) self photo project. Taken on May 23, 2012 it was meant for day 357. The reason for project is to help me learn more about photography and my camera.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Mural - Bottle Of Wine

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Just a simple wall painting with no credit for the artist. I took this photo on January 6, 2012 and I'm glad I did. It has since been painted over. It's a recently renovated restaurant and I am assuming that the mural did not fit in with the new owners decor. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, May 25, 2012

My Old Tree Number One

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I was hoping to photograph My OLd Tree full of blooms. I kept a close eye on it but never saw any. Either I missed them or else it never had any.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Bleeding Hearts

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Mother nature never fails to amaze me with her beauty.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Monday Mural - Windfields Farm

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Artist: David Yeatman, of Aylmer, Quebec. Windfields Farm was the home of champion thoroughbred racehorse Northern Dancer. Both the 1964 Kentucky Derby and the Queen's Plate winner, Northern Dancer is pictured after his historic Kentucky Derby win with Jockey Bill Hartack and E. P. Taylor, owner of Windfields Farm. Windfields Farm became one of the most renowned thoroughbred stables in North America. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Looking Up

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Storm clouds blowing in. A short time later we got heavy rain.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Man In The Park

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Watching the sun come up.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Monday Mural - Camp X

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Artist Tony Johnson.
On December 6, 1941, Camp X - Special Training School 103 officially opened on the shores of Lake Ontario. Under the auspices of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's Special Operations Executive and his Canadian Chief of Security, Sir William Stephenson, five hundred secret agent graduates were schooled in a gruelling ten to twelve week curriculum that included hand-to-hand combat, interrogation techniques, psychological warfare, explosives training, as well as espionage, sabotage, and survival skills behind enemy lines.

Hydra, the immensely powerful short wave radio installation at Camp X, numbered among its key operators, William "Bill" Hardcastle. Ian Fleming, author and creator of "James Bond", was also trained here. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother Goose

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I first posted a photo of this goose on April 29. In this photo taken on May 10 she's still there. Just like a typical mother, her job is 24 - 7. On this day in warm sunshine she is catching up on her sleep. Canada geese sit on their eggs from 24 to 28 days. Happy Mother`s Day.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Lonely Boy

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This is the first baby Canada Goose I have seen this season. He was the only one I saw with his parents. The adults were afraid of me and entered the water deserting this little guy on the shore. He would not follow them into the water. He just stood there peeping and peeping calling them back. Once I moved away a few feet the two parents returned to his side.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Letting Off Steam

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The nuke plant is venting surplus steam.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Monday Mural - Busy Wagons

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Located at Second and Hurontario Streets on the side of what is now Cafe Chartreuse. The location was chosen because the old building had great visibility and both the wall and the brick were in good shape, and most importantly, the central location. Measuring 12’ x 84’, the mural has the colour and activity of a busy day on the main street of Collingwood in the early 20th century.

The mural was painted by award winning Toronto artist John Hood, using water based acrylic paint which becomes permanent when set. Busy Wagons is an artistic rendering of the view of downtown Collingwood looking north from the Town Hall including people doing activities of all kinds as well as images of horses, bicyclist and the original grain elevators. Horse drawn wagons and shop windows complete the mural. The artist created sketches for the mural from old archival photographs. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Mystery Insect

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I spotted this insect on the hedge in my backyard. It's my first time seeing one like this. Anyone know what it is or anything about it?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Into The Sun

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Shooting into the sun at 6:41 A.M. gave me a almost "sepia" like effect. Photo was taken on a Saturday morning when traffic was light.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012


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Inside the greenhouse the daisies are blooming like gangbusters.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Return Of The Dragons.

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A sure sign that winter is over is when the Dragon Boat teams begin their training.