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.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Land Snail

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The Banded Wood Snail is the most common species of snail in Ontario, Canada.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Murals - Eightball on King

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Artist Tom Denomme. London, Ontario in 2000. It was commissioned by a pool and billiards hall of the same name that used to be at that location. Denomme was graphic design professor at Fanshawe College. He since passed away on April 20, 2005. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, September 21, 2012


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Using peanuts I lured him into my photo studio.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Hill

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They go up the hill...


...and more go up.


They go down the hill...


...and down.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Mural - Annandale Golf

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Annandale Golf And Curling Club is located in Ajax, Ontario and has four murals painted on the outside wall. The first mural was so badly covered with shrubs growing that I could not get a photo of it. Mural #2 represents the golfing that happens here.


This one represents the curling that takes place inside of the building.


There is no artist name on any of the murals. So I can't give credit. I'm not sure about this one but I think it has something to do with academics. These photos are a few months old and since that time the shrubs have been removed. After the that the murals were painted over and are gone forever. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Friday, September 14, 2012


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This is Bragg's Wild Bird Seed.
It's my favourite place to stock up with feed for the birds over the winter.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Snail Shells

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Walking along the lake shore I spotted these snail shells.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Mural - Goodyear Bowmanville, 1910

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Artist: Todd Tremeer. Painted in 2000. Bowmanville has been making rubber goods for over a century. In 1896 the short lived Bowmanville Rubber Co. was created & sold to The Durham Rubber Co. The factory made everything from rubber balls and elastic bands to fire hose and tires.
When the Canadian Government imposed a heavy duty on American made tires in 1910, Goodyear from Akron Ohio, bought and expanded the Bowmanville plant to make tires for the fledgling automobile industry.
WWI turned Bowmanville into a busy factory town, and Goodyear's contribution to the face and economy of this town also increased. During the war, many local homes were built by Goodyear to help house some of it's 900 employees.
Today the Bowmanville Plant is the oldest Goodyear plant in the world. This mural was made possible by Goodyear Bowmanville, friends of Bowmanville. I'm linking to Monday Mural.

Saturday, September 08, 2012


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I'm looking out my front window and in two hours I am supposed to take my granddaughter to play in a outdoor soccer tournament. What do think?

Friday, September 07, 2012

Colourful Chair

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Is it art or is it a chair? The price tag on it said $260.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

My Old Tree

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This year I have been neglecting "My Old Tree". My original plan was to keep on photographing it throughout the four seasons of the year. I finally returned a few days ago to see how it was doing.


The tree looked just great. The only thing noticeably wrong is the almost complete lack of apples on the tree. I could only see six of them. This year the apple crop in Southern Ontario is running as high as 85% failure. Warm weather arrived earlier than normal. The blossoms came and then the weather turn cold destroying most of the blooms. No blossoms, no apples.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Monday Mural - Hockey

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Artist Andrew Silk painted the murals in 2008 located on opposite walls of a narrow lane way. The hockey players have rounded edges like the players in a old table hockey game.


The artist won a competition to create hockey related murals in honour of London’s hosting of the Junior World Cup in 2007 - 2008. I'm linking to Monday Mural.