Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Talk about a colourful vibrant wall mural!! We saw this on Church Street in Toronto last Friday afternoon as we walked down Church from just north of Bloor on our way to the ACC to see the Rock play.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Here's the Leafs Hockey Club for 2011-2012, at least this was the group that showed up for last night's victory against the Hawks.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, now a Loblaws Super Store and Ryerson University rink.

Friday, February 24, 2012

The north side of the main part of Main Street in North Bay. Aside from a few stores and buildings, the malls have killed all but a block or two of the downtown. It's a shame that it's all about parking or Walmart.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Our grandkids in the digital age.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Careful Sunny, you're walking on a highway. Down the middle of Trout Lake for over 7 miles is this string of orange pole markers. The poles delineate the center line of a snowmobile highway. On one side is a packed down trail about 30 feet wide, and on the other side is a similar trail - for snowmobile traffic to zip down the lake as though the sleds were cars on a highway. The noticeable difference, aside from the snow etc, are the speeds - these guys move faster than cars!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sunny walking across the lake on Saturday.

Monday, February 20, 2012

A beautiful winter day yesterday - perfect for a bonfire by the lake and for soaking up a few ... rays.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Ice Marshal walking across Trout Lake.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Deer antlers as shed door handles.

Friday, February 17, 2012

The February sun is getting stronger and is melting the snow and ice from a lot of bedrock surfaces.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

haha, nice doggy, good boy Tembo. This is a massive mastif, a South African Boerboel. This fella weighs over 175 pounds!!! Not the kind of dog door to door folks want to be messin' with!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

No, this isn't Alberta. The poplars are in a stand out back of our place in North Bay - it's a real diverse bush with over a dozen species of trees, some incredibly large - white pine, red pine, tamarack, cedar, white spruce, hemlock, black spruce, balsalm fir, white birch, yellow birch, silver birch, red oak, sugar maple, silver maple, alder, ash ....

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sometimes black and white photos in winter work better than colour ones. I took this yesterday back in the hills between our place and Quebec.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Marry this sign with a monster dog, and you'd be all set.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

We were out in the Nipissing Village area last evening at a snowshoe party. We stopped for a break on a frozen pond, and Steve was framed nicely in a stand of old tree roots.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sunset at Playa Guiones, Nosara, Costa Rica,,, ahhhhhhhh ....

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

I re-discovered this photo among my stash of photos. This is the Nipissing University Hockey Team from 1974-1975. Aside from me in the photo, anyone recognize anyone?
I'd like to be done with winter - here's a look back at a winter trip a few years ago to Costa Rica. This is sunset at Nosara.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Wouldn't it be nice to be somewhere warm right now, like, say, Cienfuegos in Southern Cuba?!!

Monday, February 06, 2012

And no, we don't use the solar power collector to keep the wood pile warm and less snow covered.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Early February sunrise on the lake - it won't be long until the sun travels further to the east (left), and we won't see it until a couple of hours after sunrise.

Saturday, February 04, 2012

This is the 200th anniversary of The War of 1812. Here is the inside of Fort George, Niagara-on-the-Lake, command center for the British and Canadians for the war. General I. Brock commanded from here, and he died in the fall of 1812 nearby in the Battle of Queenston Heights. He was buried in this fort.

Friday, February 03, 2012

The De Luxe Taxi stand, just off Main Street in an alley way. It really hasn't changed much in the past 30 years. It looks pretty much the same now as what it looked like when you stumbled out of the Belmont Hotel into the same alley way.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

With the winter we've been having, I doubt these horse blankets have been getting much use.