FRIENDS OF THE ROSELAWN

Friends of the Roselawn is a charity organization involved with the repair and restoration of a heritage property, the Roselawn, in Port Colborne, Ontario.  The Roselawn is the venue for summer stock theatre and other cultural activities in the local area throughout the year.

I donated a copy of the image seen below to this year’s Art Auction in support of the Roselawn. The piece was snapped up by Sister  Jacquie O’Keefe and now has pride of place in  Jericho House, an inter-denominational  retreat which was the venue for the Auction during the ongoing restorations at the Roselawn.

Congrats to Jericho House and their contribution to the success of this year’s event.

CANAL DAYS, WEST STREET, PORT COLBORNE

 

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THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

COMFORT MAPLE, PELHAM, ONTARIO

The Comfort Maple is Canada’s oldest and finest example of a climax forest Sugar Maple (Acer Saccharum). The tree has been estimated by the Ontario Forestry Association to be between four and five hundred  years old.  The above image showing the tree in full fall glory will be used by the Davey corporation in their 2019 promotional calendar. Davey has been Canada’s professional tree service since 1930.

The Comfort family donated the tree to the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority in 1961. Back in the 19th century, members of my family were patients of Dr. Comfort’s practice in the local area. The tree is but a stone’s throw from their final resting place in the North Pelham cemetery.

“LONG LIVE THE COMFORT MAPLE”

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ALASKAN ADVENTURE

My new photobook, ALASKAN ADVENTURE, is available for preview here.

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DARKEST HOUR

 Hard to believe that a film could beat DUNKIRK but along comes Darkest Hour to prove me wrong.

Darkest Hour is the story of Churchill’s rise to power amidst the crisis of the European collapse in the face of the Nazi blitzkrieg. Its the political backdrop to the Dunkirk fiasco and the split within Britain’s wartime cabinet between capitulation and defiance.  A hinge moment of history.

CHURCHILL (1 of 1)

 

Parliament Square, London

If there’s any merit to the Academy Awards, Gary Oldham should have the Oscar for Best Actor sent signed, sealed and delivered for his portrayal of the plucky PM in his moment of greatest crisis. No contest!

 

 

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PEARL HARBOR

“Dec 7, 1941 –   A date that will live in infamy.”

                                             Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Pearl Harbor (1 of 1)ARIZONA MEMORIAL, PEARL HARBOR

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HIGHLAND MEMORIALS

On this November 11, some images of Scottish war memorials.

BRITISH COMMANDOS MEMORIAL (1 of 1)BRITISH COMMANDO MEMORIAL, SPEAN BRIDGE

Memorial to the British Commandos who trained in the Spean Bridge area during WWII.

HIGHLAND MEMORIAL 2 (1 of 1)

 

GLENCOE MASSACRE (1 of 1)GLENCOE MASSACRE MEMORIAL, GLENCOE

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ALASKA BLACK BEAR

Some photos of Alaska Black Bears shot during my recent trip.

BEAR CUB (1 of 1)BEAR CUB UP A TREE

Black Bear (1 of 1)

 

 

ALASKA BLACK BEAR (1 of 1)

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COLUMBUS DAY

Happy Columbus Day!

colombus statue (1 of 1)COLUMBUS MONUMENT, PORT VELL, BARCELONA

Monument erected at the foot of La Rambla to commemorate Columbus’s meeting with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in Barcelona after his journey to the Americas.

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ALASKA CORMORANTS

 The following images were taken on a tour boat out of Seward, Alaska.

PELAGIC CORMORANT (1 of 1)PELAGIC CORMORANT

RED FACED CORMORANT (1 of 1)RED-FACED CORMORANT

The Red-faced cormorant is found only in the North Pacific.  On a fly-over, this individual only gave me three clicks. Fortunately the third was in focus!! The species has been of concern but fortunately seems to be increasing in number.

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (1 of 1)DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT

 

 

 

 

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SAN JUAN PUERTO RICO

Hurricane Maria has hit San Juan, Puerto Rico. Power may be out in some sectors for months.  Below are some images from my visit last November.

SAN JUAN ARRIVAL (1 of 1)ARRIVAL IN SAN JUAN

aPPROACH OF A STORM (1 of 1)APPROACH OF A STORM

SAN JUAN FORT FROM HARB0IR (1 of 1)SAN JUAN FORT AS SEEN FROM THE HARBOUR

SAN JUAN FORT (1 of 1)SAN JUAN FORT

san juan cemetery (1 of 1)SANTA MARIA CEMETERY

 

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