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CHRISTMAS EVE 2020

King’s College Chapel is considered one of the finest examples of Perpendicular Gothic architecture in England and is a landmark symbol for the University of Cambridge. Started by King Henry II and finished by King Henry VIII,  The Chapel is … Continue reading

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DAY OF INFAMY

Today, December 7, is the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack.  Memorial wall to the sailors of the USS Arizona who died on Dec 7, 1941. Gun turret of the USS Arizona. The Arizona is still in her death throes. … Continue reading

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GLEBE ART EXHIBITION

I have been invited to participate in an art exhibition at the Lansdowne commercial centre in Ottawa.  See details below:  The Pop-Up Gallery is located next to Winner’s on Marche Way.  If you’re looking for some unique Christmas gifts, drop … Continue reading

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REMEMBRANCE DAY 2020

NOVEMBER 11, 2020

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BALACLAVA WOOLEN MILL

A recent visit to cottage country allowed me to stop at the old ghost town of Balaclava, Ontario. OLD BALACLAVA WOOLEN MILL

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DAME VERA LYNN

Dame Vera Lynn, the “Forces Sweetheart”,  was laid to rest today. Fittingly her funeral cortege was given a flypast by two Spitfires, much to the delight of the crowds that lined the streets of her home town of Ditchling, East … Continue reading

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CUSTER’S LAST STAND

Yesterday was the 144th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Here are some pics I took during a visit to Montana a few years ago. BATTLE MEMORIAL   CUSTER MARKER   CUSTER NATIONAL CEMETERY The Custer National Cemetery … Continue reading

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COMMON YELLOW-THROAT

While still waiting for the full warbler arrival, I was able to capture some images of the Common Yellow-Throat. COMMON YELLOW-THROAT COMMON YELLOW-THROAT FEASTS ON SPIDER’S WEB

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EASTERN SCREECH OWL

Was fortunate to catch a newly fledged family of Eastern Screech Owls. EASTERN SCREECH OWL EASTERN SCREECH OWLET

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PANDEMIC

Easter Sunday 2020 and as they say, there’s nothing new under the sun. And so it is with pandemics. Cholera broke out in Europe in the early 1830s. Irish immigrants coming to Canada brought the contagion with them. To manage … Continue reading

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