Monday, January 30, 2012

Winter Bloom

Where the winter blooms
there is none to approve
it stands all alone
in a barren white wilderness

As the turn of spring comes along
the snow sheet slowly in retreat
it stands all alone
fading to the coming times

Silently it had entered
and yet silently it leaves
there stood a winter bloom
all alone

~ Ifikhar Waheed



Thursday, January 26, 2012

Above the World


On a trip to Toronto this summer I ventured up the CN Tower
(Canadian National Tower)
553.33 meters of 1,815.4ft
Tallest free standing structure in the western hemisphere
and one of the 7 wonders of the modern world
these images only give you a basic idea of how much WOW it was!

The view of  the western shorline of Lake Ontario

The view North

The view East

The view South...Down!

The view from inside the Sky Dome
at a Toronto Blue Jays Game
Major League Baseball

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Then the Real Winter Returns

"Only with winter-patience
can we bring
The deep-desired,
Long-awaited spring"
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh



A Golden Winter Day

A warm day brought some rain and than back to the deep freeze.
The next day brought sunshine and a golden glow!

"Let us love Winter,
for it is the
spring of genius"
~ Pietro Aretino



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Come Fly Away

Come Fly Away with Me!
still cleaning up my images from 2011
and finding a few worth a look.



Thursday, January 12, 2012

Jack Frost the Artist

Got into my truck to go to work
to find that Jack Frost had painted my windshield.
"Well that's cool!"
Break out the ever present point and shoot.
two quick shots from inside looking out
and off to work!
well this is what was captured
I'm happy, hope you are too


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

3A Autographic Kodak Camera

                           One image , two versions
                           These are entries to The Photographic Platform
                           and Photographic Platform Edited, the 1st allows
                           limited editing and the 2nd allows all editing.

                           The Camera is as the title says a Autographic Kodak
                           Circa 1914 to 1934. At the time its price was $50.50
                           that's aprox $2300.00 in today's market!
                           My wife's Grandparents owned this originally and the
                           Picture beside it is them, just a little special!                            
                       http://www.facebook.com/Photographic.Platform
    http://www.facebook.com/Photographic.Platform#!/Photographic.Platform.Edited

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Primula veris or commonly known as Cowslips
amongst the 1st blooms in my spring garden.

another image found from 2011 as I clean up!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Botaurus lentiginosus

American Bittern
The image was shot at my folks estate in the suburbs
of Hurdville Ontario...Har!

still in cleanup mode 2011!

Winter's Feather Lost

A Blue Jay feather on a warmer January day
Just the little bit of colour and this feather has melted
into a winter grave.

Gavia immer

The Common Loon
The young of the year, taken on Spence Lake in Muskoka
in mid August
These Birds have the most iconic call, and its
so familiar through out Northern Ontario

Still cleaning up from 2011

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Copper

In the continued effort to edit 2011's images
I found a pic of Copper, my friends sweet hound!
This was a trip down the Muskoka River with Archie and Joanne
and of course Copper!

Iron Butterflys

While editing my 2011 images I came across
these two, of what would be
Iron Butterflys during this season.


These may peak your interest