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Archive for December, 2013

Winter Reflection

Winter Reflection

Winter Reflection

The year is coming to an end. Time to reflect on what has passed and plan for what is to come. Some say just one day at time. It is true that’s all we can do – but without reflecting on the past and looking to the future I think every day would be the same!


Ice Storm

This morning I was checking emails and all of a sudden a blank screen. Outside it was raining and the ice was accumulating on the ground, trees, and hydro lines. The result was power was off for the majority of the day. Once the rain stopped I got out and took a few pictures.

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Winter Stream

Winter Stream

Winter Stream

I was out this morning taking pictures in the dull grey foggy weather. Why? I took a challenge from Shannon at SeeingSpots Photography http://seeingspotsphoto.wordpress.com/ to get out and take a winter, cold and snowy picture and submit it to be posted in a gallery of photos on her web site. Today was the deadline so out I went. It was great to get out since it has been a while since my last outing.

This is one of the shots I took today but not the one I submitted. I will link to it once Shannon has the gallery posted. Even though it was a pretty dull day – with a little creative additions I’m pleased with how it turned out.


Colpoy’s Bay, Whicher’s Flywheel

Whicher's Sawmill Flywheel - Colpoy's Bay

Whicher’s Sawmill Flywheel – Colpoy’s Bay

Remains of the Past

Flywheel spinning through Time

Looking to the Future

Particles spinning in Time

This Flywheel on the shores of Colpoy’s Bay in the village of Colpoy’s is pretty much all that is left of Whicher’s Sawmill. Want to learn more check out this link. http://postcard.wiarton.ca/bay5.html


Capacity

Capacity

Capacity

I don’t think maximum capacity has been reached!


Water Colours

Canoe Watercolour

Canoe Watercolour

I haven’t had a chance to get out and take any winter shots yet so here is one from this summer. At this time of year when we are rushing around getting ready for Christmas it is nice to have a peaceful image to rest your eyes on.


Watermelon Bike

Watermelon Bike

Watermelon Bike

This bike was outside a little shop in New York City. I love the colours and fun watermelon looking wheels!


Mother and Colt

Mother and her Colt

Mother and her Colt

New to the World

With unsteady Legs

Soon to run like the Wind


Different Yet The Same

Silhouette horses

Different Yet The Same

Alone in the Herd

Different yet the Same

In harmony with Nature

They run with a common Goal


Friendly Photo Challenge:: Winter!

I’m up for the challenge. How about you? Let Shannon at seeingspots know you want to participate and she will send you the details.


Yesterday’s News?

This story needs to become news! I read it and feel helpless. So I am Re-blogging to spread the word. Also read the previous post “the Heir” for more of the background story. If we all re-blog maybe it will become news!

Untold Stories

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It’s time for the newsflash at noon on Cool FM, Nigeria (89.9 FM). We’re heading for the town of Bodo to meet more oil-victims. The taxi driver passes time listening to the radio and is overtaking other vehicles in places where overtaking never should have taken place.

The news anchor starts off by telling her listeners about six Nigerians being accused of selling human body parts on the black marked. According to police sources they sold organs both for medical transplants and for ritual purposes (whatever that might mean).

The driver passes a minivan and two motorbikes, before he throws the old Toyota Camry back into the right lane a split second before we’re hit by a truck carrying crude oil. The speedometer tells us he’s doing 130 km/h (90 mph).

The next story is about a Nigerian man who recently killed a 15 feet snake with his own two…

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Doors of Opportunity

New York Door

New York Door

They say if one door gets shut another opens.

Before going through that door –

Check to see who opened it!

I shot these beautiful doors in New York City but I can’t remember which building they are on.


Frozen in Time

carousel horse

Frozen in Time

Frozen in Time

Orbiting to the Music

Kept Alive

By a Child’s Touch

This carousel horse can be found on Jane’s Carousel – Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York


245 Tenth Ave. New York

245 Tenth Ave. New York

245 Tenth Ave. New York

This was taken from the High Line in New York City. There is all sorts of interesting architecture to be found while strolling along this elevated old rail line converted into a park. This Bernheimer Architecture building is a 54,000-square-foot residential tower in the Chelsea arts district of Manhattan and contains nineteen apartments and two galleries.

http://bernheimerarchitecture.com/#/245-tenth/


Harvest Remnants

Harvest Remnants

Harvest Remnants

Remnants of the Harvest

Standing watch over snow covered fields

Waiting for Spring

When they will be added back to the Soil

That gave them life

textures by http://cicily.deviantart.com/art/Large-Texture-2-375847350

http://ckdailyplanet.deviantart.com/gallery/


Window Flower Box

Window Flower Box

Window Flower Box

One of the many flower boxes to be found in St. Jacobs during the summer. Each one a work of art.