Thursday, December 31, 2015

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, but this scene is from last year.  We have no snow or ice this year;  although, I'm sure we will see winter conditions soon.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The Sterling Bank of Canada

Not sure if the Sterling Bank of Canada folks ever envisioned Pizza Pizza as the "marquis" business in their building in downtown Toronto in the 21st century.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Cool wall mural on Church Street in Toronto.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Country mouse goes to the city and spends a lot of time looking up, way up.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Autumn Reflection

This is an autumn reflection photo of Four Mile Bay taken last month.  There is no colour now as all the leaves are down.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Garage Doors

There's nothing like a stroll downtown Toronto and checking out the back alleys and laneways.  These are some smart looking garage doors.

Sunday, November 01, 2015


The fall weeds in the water look rich and golden.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Four Mile Bay. Oct. 27, 2015

This is a panorama photo of Four Mile Bay, looking north, that I took yesterday.  Yesterday was an awesome autumn day.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Fall Day on the Lake

I took the final cruise of the season yesterday on the Fortuitous as I was taking the boat off the lake for the winter.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Mazinaw Lke

This is the view of the small bay on Mazinaw Lake my pal Mike's cottage is on.  The drive there and back from North Bay to Pembroke and down Highway 41 was spectacular!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Thanksgiving Monday

It's a beautiful Thanksgiving Monday.  Marsha and I went for a paddle along the lake to check out the fall colours and enjoy the warmth.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fall Cottage

One of the original cottages on an island on our lake shows off the fall colours.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Monster Hosta

This perennial monster hosta was bigger than anticipated this year as half of it was cut out and given to a neighbour.

Friday, September 25, 2015


Not sure of the meaning of the tag here, but the building appears t be unused and ripe for vandalization.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Gordon Lightfoot

Great show - Gordon Lightfoot - Aug. 28, 2015 at the Capital Center in North Bay; we were 2nd row, dead center.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Lake Mazinaw

This is a view straight up the cliffs at Lake Mazinaw - about 300 feet straight up, and the drop is pretty much exactly the same straight down below the surface of the water.

The Mazinaw cliffs also have a number of petroglyphs that date back to hundreds of years before the North American invasion by white men.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Sky

August clouds are always dramatic.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Lake Mazinaw

Had a great Home Alone getaway on Lake Mazinaw this week - great location, friends, weather, fun!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer Heat Sunset

Saturday evening sunset on Trout Lake - beauty day, hot hot hot.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Summer in the Park, North Bay, Aug. 1, 2015

This is a missed shot of the stage set up and background for the Burton Cummings concert on Saturday night - great show!

Saturday, July 18, 2015


CPR tracks in the rail yards in Thunder Bay.

Friday, July 17, 2015

North Wind

The North Wind came in Tuesday afternoon with a vengeance - strong gale force winds and a huge drop in temperature.

Monday, July 06, 2015

Dock Dogs

Sunny and Jasper take a break, thankfully, on the dock.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Edge of Beaver Pond

The beavers were busy, and their efforts had caused the road to be under water, one of the reasons it's nice to have a truck, and this little pond was flourishing.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

McConnell Lake

The Ice Marshal and I went for a little road trip to the McConnell Lakes area between North Bay and the Ottawa River to look for a needle in the haystack.  We didn't find the needle, but we had a swell time sight seeing in the bush.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Downtown Toronto Deer

While not as animate or footloose as the deer in our backyard, there are deer to be found in downtown Toronto.  These ones were spotted on the north side of Bloor Street between Church and Yonge.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Four Mile Bay

The view across Four Mile Bay, North Bay, on Thursday evening.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Foggy conditions on Trout Lake this past Saturday afternoon.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Spring Chevy

I couldn't resist taking a photo of this '56 Chevy truck.  The bright yellow paint job looks great in a parking lot in spring - just like the first spring flowers in a garden, or dandelions in a lawn.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Ice Be Gone

This is the view of Trout Lake from yesterday - sans ice, finally.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wall Sculpture

This anonymous face has weathered in "Arkansas," our garden shed.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Bridge Graffiti

I came across this graffiti underneath the bridge over Duchesnay Creek where the creek empties into Lake Nipissing.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Full Moon Over Trout Lake

This isn't the recent blood moon, and I'm not sure if it's even a blood moon, but it's a cool full moon photo I dredged up from the archives.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Frozen DR Downspout

Our Dominican Republic downspout is frozen over and needs quite a bit of heat to get back inaction.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Oxford Mills, ON

Here's a heritage house in Oxford Mills, ON.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Brigadoon Restaurant, Oxford Mills, ON,

The Brigadoon is a beautiful heritage building in the little sleepy village of Oxford Mills, ON, halfway between Kemptville and Merrickville.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Rolphton, Ottawa River

I was down in "the Valley" on the weekend and took this photo en route.  This bridge spans the Ottawa River in Rolphton, ON, over the Rapids de Joachims leading to Quebec.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Punta Cana - not cold

It's so friggin' cold!!  I'd rather be in Punta Cana.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


It does look nice outside in this cold February, but I'm pretty tired of it - bring on some heat!

Friday, February 13, 2015


Only 1 alligator in the creek, according to the sign, must be a pet one.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Banyon Trees

I love banyon trees.  This old one in Naples, Florida, arches way over the road, and its trunks are enormous.  I know most trees reveal their age by the number of rings in their trunks, but how would one age a banyon tree? 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Drink - rather an appropriate sign to have in a bar, don't you think?  Bet it would never get the green light in Ontariario.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Old Time Florida Advertising

It's interesting, sometimes, what you see on the walls of washrooms around the world.