Monthly Archives: September 2011

Update on the Canadian Forces’ Activities in Niagara

The mystery plane with markings suggesting it's Canadian military.

Two posts ago, in Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall, I showed you some pictures of what I believe to be a Canadian Forces aircraft expelling two parachutists. These photos were taken in April of 2009 and haven’t seen anything that I though was a military aircraft since… until this week.
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TV Time Review: “Man with a Camera”

Starring: Charles Bronson.
Notable Guest Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Yvonne Craig, Angie Dickinson, Gavin MacLeod.
Aired: Two seasons, from 1958 to 1960, on ABC.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fall

Take a good look... this is the only image that will meet your expectations.

So here are my submissions for this week’s topic, “Fall”.

Unfortunately, I live in Canada’s Deep South and the leaves have not yet begun to change, except for on my neighbour’s maple which has had dalmation spots on its leaves since June.
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The End of an Era

At the north-west end of  St. Catharines, Ontario is a place called Port Dalhousie. There you’ll find a public beach and a marina allowing access to Lake Ontario. The natural beauty of the area is stunning and on a clear day you can see Toronto on the north shore some fifty kilometers distant. Port Dalhousie is also home to the Royal Canadian Henley Regatta. It’s a great place to go, especially during the summer.

The residences there are up-scale and the entertainment is upbeat. The nightlife there is amazing! There are several drinking establishments that, judging by the music, seem to cater to the college crowd and feature open-air live bands and DJs.  The place really rocks!
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Today “The Versatile Blogger Award”, Tomorrow the Stars!

My sucking up to the upper crust of WordPress society has finally paid off — I am the most recent recipient of The Versatile Blogger Award!
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Faces

My niece Ally. Taken with a Nikon D300, a Reflex Nikkor 500mm f/8, and a 2x teleconverter (handheld!).

Faces come in a wide variety of styles, colours, and furriness but every one of them is a work of art in its own right.
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Painting with Light on Carlton Street

I was checking out a blog entry by greysqrl called, coincidentally, “Painting with Light” and it reminded me of the fun and feeling of satisfaction one gets from “light painting”.

I took this picture on Carleton Street in western Niagara-on-the-Lake using a multi-million candlepower torch for illumination while the camera, a Nikon CP5700, sat on a tripod.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Textile Texture

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The Gypsy Curse and Other Tales of Deprivation

I hope I never have to endure life without the comfort of curry!

I just don’t know how it all started.

Perhaps it was that time when my parents took me and my four siblings away for a weekend in the country. It was a place called Kerr’s Farm in Morin Heights, Quebec. The place had guest rooms in the main building and a couple of cabins. Being a fairly large group, we stayed in one of the cabins. There were barnyard animals to pet, a small shack with a pool table, a couple of pinball machines, and a candy counter.

In the main building was the dining room where they would serve meals. In a spirit that seemed to mirror the norm for meals in the context of family life in the early ’60s, they had a “take it or leave it” menu plan — they served something and you had no choice… you ate it or starved. The only problem was that if my father was around, you were not given the choice of “leaving it”.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Path

My sister-in-law peddling along the Welland Canal.

It’s been such a busy week I’m just glad to get this up before the topic for the next Photo Challenge is announced… hope you enjoy my gallery of “path” photos! Continue reading