Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Hallow'd wee uns

Tonight princesses and fairies, angels and a white baby sheep carried by her papa and lots more came to our door - treating us.


Monday, October 30, 2006

interesting light

The early morning sun, angled low and beneath the dark cloud ahead, put an interesting light on the robotic powermen and on Sarah facing the sun in a seemingly Munch-like Scream posture.

Kissing Bridge Trail Map

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Walking along the Kissing Bridge Trail, north where Edinburgh meets Woodlawn. Intermittent sun, wind, rain, sleet.


Saturday, October 28, 2006

magenta sunrise

Between Teviotdale and Harriston.

Friday, October 27, 2006

alec, anwen & martha

Late 80s. Photo by Sarah.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

spooky tree

Guelph Radial Trail

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

red mushroom

Guelph Radial Trail

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

aurora and magali

My granddaughters. Photo by Anwen.


Monday, October 23, 2006


My great grandfather emigrated from Caithness Scotland after the rough times of the early 1800s. He would send money back, the infamous 'letters from America', and in return they would send him heather.

Liverpool Street, Guelph

Sunday, October 22, 2006

fairy ring

"Initially a spore (the fungal equivalent of a seed) lands on some suitable ground. It starts to grow underground, pushing out mycelium (fungal threads) in all directions. As the mass of mycelium grows the central part dies off, leaving a disc of mycelium growing at the outer edge..." more here

Guelph Radial Trail

Saturday, October 21, 2006

spooky fungi

Guelph Radial Trail

Friday, October 20, 2006

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Boat at Digby

Looks like a cormorant resting on a boat (perhaps put there by the tourist association) in the bay at Digby. Nice town. Beautiful area. Kitschiest window displays in the province.

August 2006, Digby, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


August 2006, near Bayfield Inlet

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

still morning

A quiet canoe slipping through the still morning.

August 2006, Bayfield Inlet, Ontario

Monday, October 16, 2006

cotton top

A few days ago we had a freak snowstorm.
At least I hope it was a freak.


Sunday, October 15, 2006

banded wooly bear caterpillar

Getting ready for a winter sleep, these banded wooly bear caterpillars will become Isabella tiger moths in the spring.

near Eden Mills, Ontario

Saturday, October 14, 2006

muted river

Eramosa River, near Eden Mills

Friday, October 13, 2006

heath aster

These small white asters are still blooming into October.

near Eden Mills, Ontario

Thursday, October 12, 2006

shale beach at Craigleith

"A growing demand for artificial light led to the establishment, in 1859, of a firm headed by William Darley Pollard of Collingwood. He erected a plant here to obtain oil through the treatment of local bituminous shales. The process, patented by Pollard, involved the destructive distillation of fragmented shale in cast-iron retorts heated by means of wood. The 30 to 35 tons of shale distilled daily yielded 250 gallons of crude oil, which was refined into illuminating and heavy lubricating oils. The enterprize, the only one of its kind in the province's history, failed by 1863. The inefficency of its process made its products uncompetitive after the discoveries of "free" oil at Petrolia and Oil Springs, near Sarnia." - Historical Plaques of Grey County

Craigleith Provincial Park

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

magali eating grass

Hmmm, rabbits can do it. Maybe just need to get that appendix working better.

near Eden Mills, Ontario

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


near Eden Mills, Ontario

Monday, October 09, 2006

cool clear water

Craigleith Conservation Area

Sunday, October 08, 2006

heading under Gow bridge

A beautiful day to rent a kayak or canoe and cruise the Speed or Eramosa river in downtown Guelph.

Gow Street, Guelph

Saturday, October 07, 2006

the sun is angled low

A few minutes before sunset the red light angles through the cedars.

Rockwood C.A.

Friday, October 06, 2006

hiding heron

The early evening sun was bringing the orange and yellows out in the trees reflected in the mill pond. I took a quick pic before heading over to the marsh where I'd seen a blue heron on my last visit - but there was no heron there. When I got home and was going through the shots I noticed that the heron was actually in my first pic but I had not noticed it. I guess the lesson is slow down, pay more attention to the shadows.

Rockwood C.A.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

shell in rock

August 2006

Port Joli beach, Nova Scotia

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

orange lichen

Orange lichen on basalt.

August 2006, Brier Island, Nova Scotia

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


"The mushrooms keep growing in every new bootprint. "

- Allan Fraser

Headquarters C.A.

Monday, October 02, 2006

bubbles and reflections

Bubbles and reflections in the sulphur springs.

Headquarters Conservation Area, near Hanover, Ontario

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Sulphur Springs

The water was perfectly clear - the sun could light the sides and bottom of the spring. 27 bathtubs full of 9 degree water flows out each minute.

Suphur Springs at the Headquarters Conservation Area south of Hanover.