Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thomas Cove

A crowded cove or beach in Nova Scotia means there is actually someone other than yourself there.
Thomas Cove was not crowded. At least not with people. Beauty, yes.

Thomas Cove, Nova Scotia, July 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Halifax bookstore

If you need a little more light, books are easy to cut through with a chainsaw.

"J.W. Doull's is a second-hand bookstore that is a dark and musty extravaganza of disorganization. Chaos theory originated here. Without doubt Mr.Doull has the most liberal immigration policy for used books this writer has ever seen. It is something out of Dickens.

The bookshelves stretch interminably upward, stuffed beyond all decency with all kinds of books. Shelves hang over doorways, or stand towering in the centre of rooms. There are books in boxes waiting to be stacked in the bursting shelves. Evidently they will wait a long time. There are paperbacks in stacks lining a stairway that leads inevitably to more books. 'Ah, The Complete History of Scotland in twenty-seven volumes, just what I need.' The proprietor has an untamed grey beard and a bookish look. It is as if he has become part of this parallel world, staid and learned and yet somehow, perpetually on the verge of total disorder. You will never find what you're looking for here, but you're sure to find something good." - Tim McGrenere, Christine Oreskovich and Kyle Shaw, The Slicker Guide to Halifax

Halifax, Nova Scotia, July 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

granite reflection

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

red rock and trees

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

sunrise canoe ride

Thanks to Kate Cino for guiding us through this magical light.

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Thursday, July 26, 2007


7/25/2007 5:27:20 AM.

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

clean fresh water

The Great Lakes hold 20% of the world's fresh water - a remnant of glacial meltwaters of 10-20 thousand years ago.

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Indian Pipes (aka ghost flower)

Indian pipes, or Monotropa uniflora starting to fruit and produce seeds.

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Georgian Bay Sunset

Bayfield Inlet, Georgian Bay, July 2007

Saturday, July 21, 2007

early morning rocks

I'm on vacation for a few weeks.
This pic is from a series of sunrise shots taken from a canoe near Bayfield Inlet.

Bayfield Inlet, July 2007

Friday, July 20, 2007

tree and rock

This tree has grown out a foot or so on each side around a huge limestone boulder which appears to be slowly sliding down a slope into the tree.

Trimble Side Trail (Bruce Trail), Belfountain, July 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Liverpool Street, Guelph, July 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

spotted feather

Found this unusual spotted feather while hiking along the Bruce Trail's Trimble Side Trail on Sunday. Nice trail running along the top of the valley wall of the West Credit River - about 6 or 7km of moderate terrain from the Forks of the Credit up to Belfountain Conservation Area and back.

Bruce Trail, Forks of the Credit, July 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Art on the Street

Lots of good art on the streets of downtown Guelph this past weekend. Music too. And a few clowns. Photogenic glassware. And rain.

Guelph, July 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Credit River Waterfall

near Belfountain, July 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Downtown Lynn

The source of the energy and vision behind today's Art On the Street event in downtown Guelph - the intrepid Lynn Broughton.

Downtown Guelph, July 2007

Friday, July 13, 2007

Ents on Cambridge Street

Someone has created a whimsical living sculpture on Cambridge Street.

Guelph, July 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Cameras for Healing

The use of drug addicted child soldiers was one of the insidious facets of the brutal and devastating civil war in Sierra Leone. A current photographic project by Maurice Henri called Cameras for Healing aims at helping some of the traumatized victims. He gave an emotional and inspiring presentation this evening at The Barber Gallery.

R & Al, mid 80s

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Train to Paris

Paris is a beautiful little town on the Grand River, and the setting of an interesting recent novel, The Island Walkers, by John Bemrose, and an affecting movie Away from Her.

Paris, July 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

verdant bench

There are beautiful gardens along the Grand River in Fergus tended by the Fergus & District Horticultural Society.

Fergus, July 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

highland laddie

Madeline performing the Highland Laddie I believe.

Kincardine Scottish Festival, July 2007

Sunday, July 08, 2007

turk's cap lily

Turk's cap lily along the Cambridge to Paris rail trail - great bike trail (i.e. one gear all the way).

Glen Morris, July 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Lily coming on

Turk's Cap Lily along the Paris to Cambridge rail trail.

Glen Morris, July 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

ammonite fossil

Ammonite fossil in a window display.

Erin, July 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

everdale bark

A living forest is also a dying forest.

Everdale, July 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

pothole people

S & R in a pothole.
Photo by Annie V.

Everton, July 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Cataract Falls

Forks of the Credit Provincial Park, July 2007