Sunday, December 31, 2006

Guelph Radial Trail

A slight dusting of snow at the entrance to the Guelph Radial Trail, off Watson Road.


Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 29, 2006

Preservation Food

At first we noticed some cabbage - didn't think too much about it - but then, in the forest, a regular cornucopia of vegetables seemed to have been spread beside the trail. I guess someone is feeding the deer.
My favourite is the mushroom - just thinking how a mushroom just like this one was taken from a forest like this one then grown and harvested on a farm (where?), then cleaned packed shipped and shipped some more - then brought home, unwrapped and taken down to this trail to feed the deer.

Preservation Park, Guelph

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Preservation Bark

Preservation Park, Guelph

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

on track

Guelph Radial Trail

Monday, December 25, 2006

red and green morning

warm storm of red and green


Sunday, December 24, 2006

looking ahead

The days are getting longer now - the sun is returning. The future is noo.


Saturday, December 23, 2006

Eva and Robin

Eva McCauley and Robin Aggus enlivened the farmer's market this morning. They teach at the Riverside Celtic College.


Friday, December 22, 2006

dead bracket fungus

Speed River Trail, Guelph

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Crocky Racoon

This guy looks like he swallowed everybody's dinner - pot and all.
I saw him slugging up the tree and barely disappearing into a hole where a dead branch had broken off.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

sunrise on the serpent and the virgin

Anonymous offering made at the virgin's feet - Church of Our Lady Immaculate.
There are many roots to evil. Strange fruit.


Friday, December 15, 2006

Macdonnel Street

Early morning.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

red rock at rainy cove

Rainy Cove, Nova Scotia, August 2006

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tidal Flats at Whale Creek

Well the map said Whale Cove but the people there said Whale Creek. Besides there's a couple other places called Whale Cove.
You could walk out for a kilometre. Well, you could.
Cape Blomidon (blow me down) across the bay.

Nova Scotia, August 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Little Lady in Red

Sarah & Ani

Guelph, 1983

Monday, December 11, 2006

Brier Island Sunrise

August 10, 5:47 AM

Brier Island, Nova Scotia

Sunday, December 10, 2006

even more graffiti

To see all the grafitti posted here lately, if you were standing at the main corner in Guelph you'd head north past the old post office, past the family thrift store, past the cowboy bar, past the cenotaph down the hill and hang a left along the tracks by the river.


Saturday, December 09, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Saugeen River Ice

Saugeen River Trail, Walkerton, Jan 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Jack Himself - From Soup to Nuts

Impecunious in Toronto. As you can see, Sarah's taste for second hand stores has a long history.

Queen Street, Toronto, 1974

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

shoe shine

Queen Street, Toronto, 1973

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

who's that

Look up. Waaaay up. On Douglas Street. But where's the pussycat?


Monday, December 04, 2006

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

dance recital

Aurora's dance recital.


Friday, December 01, 2006

cat and dog house

Behind Suffolk & Yorkshire Streets, Guelph

Thursday, November 30, 2006

flowing rock

August 2006, Bayfield Inlet

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

woven wood

The Grand Valley Trail passes through Elora on its way from Lake Erie to up around Orangeville.

September 2006, Elora Gorge

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

a bird in the hand

After a few attempts Aurora stays still enough to coax a little bird into her hand.

Starkey Hill, Arkell

Monday, November 27, 2006

tough love

Parent banded wood snail pushing baby 'out of the nest' and , unfortunately, off the leaf, as it turned out.

June 2006, Guelph

Sunday, November 26, 2006

blue and yellow bracket fungi

Nice pastel fungi.

Starkey's Hill Trail

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Arkell Side Trail

We walked from Arkell Road down the Arkell Side Trail to the Eramosa River and back - takes a couple of hours through rolling hills and woods. Nice variety.

Eramosa River

Friday, November 24, 2006

fluttering chickadee

A fluttering chickadee on Anwen's finger enthralls Magali.

Starkey's Hill

Thursday, November 23, 2006

reds and greens of fall

The moss was almost fluorescent, the needle carpet felt like walking on a futon.

Starkey Hill Trail

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

turkey tails

Not sure if these are little turkey tails or something else - started looking through an excellent collection of fungus photos from G Barron but haven't finished yet - there's hundreds!

Starkey Hill Trail

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

pond grass through the trees

You can see the parking lot for Starkey's Hill Trail in the upper left of this map.

Starkey's Hill Trail

Monday, November 20, 2006

bracket fungus

Bracket fungus at Starkey Hill.

Starkey Hill, near Arkell

Sunday, November 19, 2006


There's a magical spot along Starkey Hill Trail where, if you stop, be quiet, and hold your hand out - black capped chiackadees will come and sit on your hand.
Sarah demonstartes her technique to Magali.

Starkey Hill Trail

Friday, November 17, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

foggy night

Foggy night to walk the dog.


Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Songs lyrics and memes from the 60s and 70s painted on one of several colourful 'boutiques' in a pretty river town where some buildings are built on stilts over the water.

August 2006, Bear River, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13, 2006

morning mist

August 2006.

Bayfield Inlet

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Magali and Anwen

Magali and Anwen