Friday, December 28, 2012

Christmas Flight

A Ravens flight
 Christmas 2012

A cold and icy eve
She winged her way 
through my wonderful Christmas scene..
Many thanks to the Raven!






Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Graffiti

Boxing Day December 26th 2012
shot in Hurdville Ontario, just outside Parry Sound
after a Gardner Christmas.







Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas

No matter your faith
and no matter your belief
I wish you all
a happy holiday season and the best in 2013 


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

December's Sunset

The poetry of earth is ceasing never:
On a lone winter evening, when the frost
Has wrought a silence...
~ John Keats




Thursday, December 13, 2012

Carduelis flammea

Had a visit from some winter finches yesterday,
aprox 20 Common Redpolls spent some time at our feeders.
Hope to see the again!






Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Winters Advance

Across the water winter grows 
 towards the other side
Soon he will cover all
And hide the waters palette 
All her shimmer and colour
and mirrored skies
All is to be lost beneath winters grasp
The best one can know
is simply ...winter can't last

~JE Ted Gardner



Sunday, December 9, 2012

Still Watch

Built for the Canadian Government as the coast gaurd research vessel Ville Marie in 1960-1984
Purchased by a religous organization she was renamed Heavenbound.
Renamed in 1995 Still Watch
Sporting the unoffficial name Vast Explorer in 2002 she was used in 22 episodes of a fictional TV series called Adventures inc. starring Michael Biehn, mostly shot in the Toronto harbour. It was discontinued after the death of one of the principle actors after the first season. 
she weighs 390 tons and was built by the Russel Brothers of Owen Sound
to this day she is still used as a research/survey vessel.
home port Pentetang...Images here shot at Parry Sound.





Saturday, December 8, 2012

In Memory

Its been just more than a year
that our boys, Chauncey and Angus
passed on.
To a place of many chipmunks, warm snuggly laps to sleep on
and a endless supply of treats.
you are missed and never forgotten.


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winters Grip

With each  short day winters grip tightens
where once life thrived and spread
Is now so cold dark and dead
When later oak leaves danced upon a ripple past
Is now ice and snow that for months will last
I continue my watch of this small piece of life
and dream of the day when spring returns 
to this place... at last.

~JE Ted Gardner

These shots are taken at the same scene as the post "Adrift"
on November the 4th








Sunday, November 18, 2012

November New Moon

November winds exacerbate
October's dying breath,
With summer's life now ending
In such a chilling death.

But colours  spilling from the trees,
from every shrub and bush;
Does pale the essence of July,
And flowers vivid blush.

O, would that I could live my life
As April, May, and June
And lay myself down quietly
Beneath November's moon.

~Moses L. Hochstetler


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