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Glacier – not yet gone

18 Mar


It was August and it was freezing at the Columbia Icefields. The clouds were low and the visibility was very sparce. This shot was taken when the clouds broake apart momentarily. There was a wicked wind and rain was coming in sideways. One might be tempted to dismiss climate change then but coming here, even when it was very cold at the height of summer, is one of the best places to see te effects of global warming. We are about 200 meters from the toe of the glacier. When I was here last, in 1995, the toe was about where we were standing. The first time I came in 1978 the toe was a short hike from the highway – now it is a drive and a bit of a hike. Go visit this place while you still can.

 

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Winter Kite

11 Mar

I was walking in the park with my camera but was not feeling to inspired for photography until I saw people trying to skate using a large kite/sail. It looked amazing but they were not making too much progress.

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Golden Gate

4 Mar

A thing to do when in San Francisco is to rent a bike and cycle to Sausalito over the Golden Gate bridge. This picture was taken after crossing the bridge and is from the north side. I like the composition with the flowers – the name of them I do not know. What is interesting is that there is a bee flitting amongst the flowers. I did not notice the bee until looking at the photos much later.

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Toronto Across the lake

7 Jul

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It was a nice clear spring day, a little cloudy as one can see, and I found myself on the Niagara escarpment directly south of Toronto. You can make out the CN Tower and the other buildings. I had to park in a crazy place to get this picture and was hoping no cars would come by.

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Sunset

24 Mar

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A few years ago in Haliburton from the balcony of our hotel.

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Crab on Tile

10 Mar

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A hermit crab comes into the pool in the Dominican Republic

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Socks away

3 Mar

Socks away

Lost socks at Tim Hortons. I guess the Roll-Up-The-Rim contest knocked the socks off.

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Innsbruck car

24 Feb

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Was walking through Innsbruck a few years ago and hit a time warp.

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Spel Chek Immidiately

17 Feb

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Sign at the place that used to be the skating oval at the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

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Shopping pleasure

10 Feb

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Niagara Falls, New York. Shopping pleasure close to the falls and all that.