Tag Archives: Ontario

Night road

7 Aug

SONY DSCThis shot is taken in the evening on a bridge in northern Ontario. A long exposure and a passing pickup truck completes this photograph.

Garbage bear

8 May

SONY DSCIf you go out to the woods you might get a surprise.
I went to the dump and got a big one.
This is one of four bears that were cavorting in the Dunchurch, Ontario dump.
I hung out for a while until I saw a big one enter the scene.
Figuring that it must be the mother, I beat a hasty retreat.

Barn Wreath

17 Apr

This is a wonderful barn door.
The wreath just adds that certain something.
Like the rug in Lebowski’s room.
It completes the door.
The frame.
The barn.
This photo…

Plane on a lake

20 Sep

Enjoying a nice late morning on a lake in Kawarthas in Ontario when this plane decided to take off. It was much quieter than I expected and was a nice break in the still day.


28 Sep

This scene looks serene. And it is.
It’s a Provincial Park in Ontario called Silver lake. About an hour earlier  there was massive thunder,lightning and rain coming through.
It was a spectacular view as we huddled under a tarp.
Out of the shot, to the right, is Highway 7. You hear the trucks … all day and all night.
Serenity indeed.


27 May

Voting is a funny thing.
It is the basis of democracy – stating yea or nay on an issue, candidate or proposition.
It is fascinating that so many people in prosperous and stable democratic countries take this basic act for granted and do not fulfil this right and privalege. It is not a duty – it is a privalege if you honesgrly think about it.
My heart’s homeland Ukraine just had an election. They are in a state of invasion. A foreign power has annexed a large swath on the country and is funding/provocating well armed insurectiuon in the country.
And yet…
In spite of ballots being burnt by the Putin backed thugs.
In spite of ballot boxes being smashed by the Putin backed thugs.
In spite of heavily armed Putin backed thugs intimidating local polling stations.
In spite of lies propagated by Putin’s media lakeys.
In spite of an electorate that has seen political and corporate lies and corruptions that cannot be imagined by most in the “west”.
About 60 per cent (60%) of the population came out to vote.
That’s better than the EU votes that happened the same day.
That’s better than any US turnout in living memory.
That’s better than most Canadian elections.
That will probably be a better turn out that these elections that we will have in Ontario in June.

And I ordered signs from each of the three parties contesting the election.
I got a big sign from one and a small one from another.
A third party has not come through in one week. Do they really want my vote?
No one is invading Ontario.
And I am worried that a party has not given me a sign.

Fort Henry

22 Sep

It is weird standing on an top of a 180 year old fort looking out over a modern city.
It is strange to think that the fort will still be in place while those high-rise apartment buildings will
be demolished when they reach the end of their life. They really don’t build them like they used to.

Serenity … not

25 Aug


This is a sunset over Silver Lake. It looks bronze here — but nevertheless it is beautiful. What you don’t see in the picture is the Trans-Canada highway to the left. The trucks are shifting down to make the small rise in elevation. The noise goes on all the time – so much so you start to not notice it anymore.

Northern Pelican

28 Jul

This pelican was photographed swimming in the Lake of The Woods. I always though that the pelican was a tropical bird, yet I subsequently found out that some, not all, migrate to northern Ontario. I saw a documentary film about Australian pelicans where again, some – not all, pelicans migrate to a dry lake in the middle of the Australia desert, when particularly heavy rains create this lake. What a strange yet exquisite bird.