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Lake Nipissing, taken last November…we have some of the most beautiful sunsets!

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My view left and right while in Marco Island this winter…I have to admit while the house was awesome I missed the ocean view and will be doing my best to stay ocean side in the future.

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Remember when…I used to enjoy making sand castles as a child.  Found this abandoned one on the beach!

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I spotted these lovely purple crocuses at the waterfront last week…same day I photographed the ice moving.

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Thought I’d post a few photos of the ice up close, gives you and idea of the force behind the ice when you see how small the pieces are…

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new condo…

This photo shows a new condo construction in its early stages…photo isn’t great but the process intrigued me.

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Again, a photo taken while driving home…there is an area in southern Ontario where there are hundreds of windmills along the side of the road in farmers’ fields.  While in theory these are a good source of energy, apparently the vibration causes medical issues for those who live close by?

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skinny buildings…

Every year when I go through Cincinnati I wonder about the ‘skinny buildings’…I’ve done some research trying to find out why the tall thin buildings?  What I found was reference to their historical aspect but nothing with detailed information about this particular architecture preference.   I’m going to assume when these buildings were built the roads were narrow,  with possibly a large influx of settlers, with space being limited?   If anyone knows the reason please leave a message…fyi…photo taken while driving, not me of course!

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You can’t tell from the photo but this little fellow was looking for lunch in the city, with this property butting up to a four lane highway.

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Spikes…

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A Sunflower kind of day…

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End of season beauty…

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Reminiscing…

I looked through my photo files and the 2015 photos are almost non existent unless you want to see farm fresh veggies and Market photos…so for now I’m going to go through some of my older photos and showcase them.   I’m actually surprised the number of b & w photos I have.   This photo was taken while on the highway from the vehicle…NO, I wasn’t driving!

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Strange cloud formation…

This photo was taken before the one below, as I was walking up to the beach area I noticed a strange cloud formation that caught my eye!

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these photos where taken off the beach at Fort Zachery Taylor Historical Park…boat traffic was somewhat heavy that day!  It is an awesome view…

http://www.fortzacharytaylor.com/home.html
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laying down…

this particular Bougainvillea tree is on the property of the condo we rented in Key West this year.   It has grown terribly out of shape, completely bending over, and yet it continues to thrive.   As you can see it is lifting the interlocking brick as it grows.   tree.key.west.2015t to thrive.

 


tranquility…

I was looking through the hundreds of photos I took while away and realized 95% of them are of my granddaughter!  The other 4% are of family with her and 1% is of sites while away!   I didn’t realize I did this…was always taking a photo so thought there would be many to post but it turns out there isn’t…

Here is a simplistic one, but one that speaks to my heart!!!  While I don’t/can’t sail, I love the water…

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out on a limb…

Spring…look up, look way up!

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South Beach, Key West…

the quiet side of South Beach from the pier…
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on my way home…

I had lunch with my daughter this afternoon and when done we went to do a bit of Christmas shopping for Paige, my grand-baby…on the way home this is what I was fortunate enough to see!

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and so it begins…

On Tuesday evening I went with my son Michael, daughter-in-law Melissa and grand-baby Paige to see the Christmas Train.   The Ontario Northland Railway decorates a short train,the engine, two cars and a caboose…children can have a few minutes with Santa, as well as a big white bear.  It is even possible for the children to get on board a couple of the cars, one is set up as Santa’s Workshop and the other is the engine.  Paige is not quite ten months old yet so we didn’t venture on to the train, nor did we visit with Santa as she is not sure if she likes him just yet!  The Fire Department had a truck on hand as well for the children to climb on…kids love the Fire Trucks!   Two local businesses, Cecil’s Eatery and Tim Horton’s provided free hot chocolate for all.   It was a fun event for children and parents alike!   This train stops at a number of communities in the area for about an hour and a half.    I was surprised how amazingly crowded it was as the wind was bitterly cold.

Below you see the busy side of the train…couldn’t get too close!   I’ve not done much in the way of photographs at night so this was very different for me.   Will have to do more…

christmas.train.dec.2.2014This was the opposite side of the train, it was decorated just the same but much easier to really see the train…I have to admit though my hands were frozen so I didn’t take many photos…

christmas.train.4.dec.2.2014A few decorations…

christmas.train.2.dec.2.2014A different angle of the “other side” of the train…still can’t see the caboose…there is a chain link fence on this side, which doesn’t allow me to get back far enough to see it all…

christmas.train.5.dec.2.2014This is a full view of the train as we were leaving…the train station is elevated and there is a chain link fence in front of the train…couldn’t get close to take a better shot.

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strange season…

The majority of snow is gone…for now… but we are left with ice build up along the shore line…this has been such a strange fall weather wise. I know we aren’t the only place to experience such unusual weather patterns, just stating a fact.   This was taken around 4:30pm yesterday…it was foggy over the water but not so much over the land, made for interesting photos.

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ice.lake.nipissing.3.nov. 2014This ice build did not melt and will make for difficult walking and snowmobiling once we get more snow, but is something that is beyond our control and happens often as the winds are strong off the lake…

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green & white…

A couple of my favorites…
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more berries…

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