Saturday, February 26, 2011

Shoreacres Bridge

It is hard to tell, but where the ducks are wandering is a creek that flows under the bridge down to the lake. If you embiggen the picture, you can see that the creek is frozen and snow covered and the lake is not.

and to ShadowShot Sunday (thanks for the suggestion)


I think there is something a bit odd tasting with this snow...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

a snowy outlook

"People don't notice whether it's winter

or summer when they're happy."

~ Anton Chekhov


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

F is for flower

Original 1940s sign of the Corning Flower Shop

Sunday, February 20, 2011

snowy bridge

Last Saturday, we had a fair bit of snow fall overnight, with enough wind to create some interesting snow drifts - the promenade bridge at Lasalle Park was clear, but the drifts to get to it were knee deep in some places.

And, the lake was completely covered in ice and snow.
(clicking on this photo will embiggen)

Friday, February 18, 2011

long tail duck

a male long tail duck
(his tail can reach 10-15 cm)
and a much less flamboyant female.
These are divers who breed in the Arctic, but their migration route extends throughout Ontario and parts of Quebec. They spend their winters on the ocean or in large freshwater lakes, which would explain their presence in Lake Ontario.
These are divers who can spend a l-o-n-g time underwater. They are also one of the deepest divers and can plunge up to 60 metres or 200 feet to forage for food.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

afternoon dreaming

How I love to watch the clouds
Peacefully, peacefully drifting by
Silently upon the breeze
They ease across the clear blue sky

-Craig Nicholson-

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

custom made

The front entrance at the Bata Shoe Museum
and their unique door knobs.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

E is for electricity

I know how electricity works, but I still do not completely understand how it works.

...and wireless has me totally baffled.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

train tracks in snow

A westward view of the train tracks from the Snake Road bridge.

Friday, February 11, 2011

just swimming by

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find
reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts
~Rachel Louise Carson

Weekend Reflections and Camera-Critters

Thursday, February 10, 2011

frozen sunrise

Another view of the sky and shore taken at the same time as the last post, this time taken from the promenade!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

D is for danger

With all the wind that came with last week's "snowmageddon" the shoreline was full of snowballs and the promenade and railings covered completely in ice!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Ottawa in summer

The Alexandra Bridge crosses the Ottawa River. Tinted in an antique mode.

(my new Mac won't let me make the photos larger in the posts, but if you click on it it will embiggen)

swan and duck


duck: I’m swimming as fast as I can

swan: I’m standing as still as I can

Camera Critters

Thursday, February 3, 2011

following a dream

Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them all but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them and follow them where ever they may lead.
~ Louisa May Alcott

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Picture 173

a well positioned showroom with lots of natural light. sadly, it sits empty.

signs, signs and WindowViews

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

C is for canoes and condos

This large, oversized, Douglas Coupland designed red canoe sits atop a knoll surrounded by many new condo buildings with an outlook straight out onto Lake Ontario at (what used to be) Garrison Creek.

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