Tuesday, November 23, 2010

"Lord willin' and the creek don't rise...."

This is a magnificent old willow beside--you guessed it--Twelve-Mile Creek. I've seen everything in it from kingfishers and cardinals to squirrels and raccoons to boys with fishing lines, and once a pair of young lovers.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ready for Winter

I know these cedars are wrapped in burlap to protect them from "Winter's Icy Blast" (in Niagara? Sheesh), but I couldn't get past the image of prisoners, bound and hooded, and headed for an unpleasant end....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Seven Years...

... is a long, long time. This just appeared in my neighbour's driveway, and I did think it was pretty cool.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Uncle Win

On the occasion of the 80th birthday celebration of Winfield Harder. Ah, the memories.

Foggy Morning....

Taken from a moving vehicle (ca. 120 kph) on Highway 401 going through Toronto, on the way to a birthday party...

Peace Offering


I love the way the lighting turned out with this shot.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Enemies Among Us

They really are everywhere in this city. Drives Mystique crazy.

Here Comes the Sun...

Do, do, do, do ...


This bird was remarkably shy....

Bancroft III: Birch Branch

Bancroft II: So, You Go Around the Corner and Over the Bridge....

Bancroft I: Footbridge

So, Myra and I headed off for the weekend to visit my father and his wife, leaving behind a world that was rainy, but that had had one (light) frost, had most of the leaves still on the trees, with some of them still green ... and arriving in a snowy wonderland. It really was beautiful, if a little unsettling.

Grace Under Pressure

Honey Locust Pods


It was the colour that got me.

Mystique's Sworn Enemy

Myra calls these guys "squirlers." I think we should change the name officially.