ice floating in the waters of Georgian Bay at Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada


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Federal Dock at Albert Street

Victoria Harbour in Tay Township in Ontario, Canada, on Georgian Bay, east end of Lake Huron, one of the Great Lakes. About 100 miles due. North of Toronto.

Earlier in December this year the bay had begun to ice over almost completely but then the daytime temperature rose above freezing and the ice changed state back. Colder temperatures returned since this shot and the ba y is iced with a thin solid cover as of Dec. 29th.

 

 

Greek flag flies over Ontario Greek Orthodox Church (Leica IIIf)


Just North of Barrie, Ontario

Leica IIIFwith 5 cm f3.5 Elmar collapsible lens, incident light meter reading

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William J. Gibson at St. Michael’s College at U of Toronto student darkroom 1977


Semi-sweet bird of youth mid 1970s. This darkroom was in the basement of an old, large converted family residence, used as a men’s residence. It is where Peter Mohan kindly taught me how to develop film and develop enlargements. This was where i experienced the Theory of Relativity for the first time. When you are playing in a darkroom, can’t call it work, you believe you have been there for a couple of hours but when you check your watch it turns out that two was really six hours. Totally absorbing, relaxed concentration.

first swim of 2006


first swim of 2006 by gnawledge wurker
first swim of 2006, a photo by gnawledge wurker on Flickr.

from my flickr posting in 2006: “I dont know why but this year Shakey was less interested in starting the swimming season. In the past he and his sister would have gone in even with the remnants of ice on shore. At any rate, yesterday he went for his first swim of the season. He also managed to find the skeleton of a large fish, a muskellunge.

I am always amused when he finds a dead fish washed up on shore and goes and rolls on it. I understand that this is to mask his scent. The only trouble is I have this mental image that forms of a couple of bunnies in the woods, a half mile from shore, sniffing the air. One says to the other, “Gee, I wonder what a dead fish is doing walking into our woods.”

It was 22 C. yesterday, warm enough for shorts for me. On the other hand, a few days ago the temperature dropped for two days and we had highs of just 2 above freezing. We have a curious Spring in these parts.”

Shakespeare passed away at age ten years and three months.  He was a wonderful dog and we miss him.  The dog in our lives now is Miss Grace, who is four years old and still very much a pup.

TUG PRESCOTT, MIDLAND TUGFEST 2013


if you click the image you will jump to my flickr account and will find in the Tugfest set several more shots taken at Tugfest 2013 this morning in Midland, Ontario, Canada. Nikon DSLR D3100 mostly with the 18-55mm lens.