Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 28, 2008

friendly viper

College Royal is coming up in a couple of weeks.

Guelph, March 2006

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the singing pot

Whimsical pottery by Goldie Sherman.

Guelph, February 2006

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

sky snow & lattice

Guelph, February 2006

Monday, February 25, 2008


Rockwood C.A. February 2008

Sunday, February 24, 2008

cliff cedar

Amazing how these trees survive growing on the cliff face - with roots implanted into small cracks.

There is a recently discovered old growth forest consisting of ancient cedars (some 1300 years old) growing along the cliff faces of the Niagara Escarpment. This fascinating story is recounted in a recently published book called The Last Stand by Guelphites Larson and Kelly. Highly Recommended.

Rockwood C.A., February 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008


Rockwood C.A., February 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008

celtic cross

Celtic cross atop the heritage building St. Agnes School on Catholic Hill.

Guelph, February 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

a peek

Guelph, February 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

ice and stones

Guelph, February 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008


Big funky burl at Mount Nemo - home to some of the oldest trees in Canada.

Mount Nemo, November 2004

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Economy Falls

After a somewhat harrowing half hour drive in a rental car (that's good and bad) up a track we were sure couldn't actually be the right way we arrived at the parking lot ( i.e. the end of the road) then a short hike over to the 186 step stairway down to the bottom of the canyon to view Economy Falls. Worth it. S went swimming. I swear I saw some floes in the tannin coloured water.

Economy Falls, NS, August 2007

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

winter labyrinth

The chair at the centre of the grass labyrinth at Ignatius.

Guelph, February 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

faux bark

Some lichen or fungus on a tree.

Liscomb River, NS, August 2007

Monday, February 11, 2008

Old Man's Beard

Old Man's Beard growing in coastal trees.

Liscomb River, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Old Villa by the Speed Trail

The Old Villa by the Speed Trail at Ignatius crossing a small creek on a very cold morning - we met a few snowshoers and skiers. You can park along Cross Creek - there's a public access point into the river forest.

Guelph, January 2008

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Chardin Trail

A cold cold morning needs a spirited jaunt to lively up the escape from the shivery woods.

Ignatius, Guelph, January 2008

Friday, February 08, 2008

River Shroom

Some kind of Amanita mushroom - Muscaria or Flavoconia?

Liscomb River, August 2007

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Liscomb River

The lack of minerals makes for very soft water which foams easily trapping insects - makes for good fishing. Nice trail. Hint: don't try driving up the short cut.

Liscomb River, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

St. James United Church

A plaque commemorating poet Elizabeth Bishop adorns the entrance to this church.

"Effectively orphaned, Bishop lived with her Canadian Bulmer grandparents in Great Village, Nova Scotia, a period she remembered fondly and would later idealize in her writing."

Great Village, Nova Scotia, August 2007

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

room at the inn

Saskatchewan or Manitoba, 1981 or 82

Monday, February 04, 2008

street scene

St. John's, NL, 1979

Sunday, February 03, 2008

some magentad evening

Ferry to Newfoundland, 1979

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Cabot Trail

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, 1979

Friday, February 01, 2008

Peggy's Cove

Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, 1979