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MOUNT VESUVIUS HIKE

The first objective of our Italian adventure was an early morning assault on Mount Vesuvius. VIEW OF NAPLES FROM MOUNT VESUVIUS Pleasant start to the hike. Onwards and upwards! VOLCANIC CRATER VIEW SOUTH TOWARDS THE AMALFI COAST AND THE ISLE … Continue reading

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ITALIAN HOLIDAY

I had a great time hiking in Italy last month. The trip started and ended in Napoli, a nitty gritty port city in the south of Italy with a bad reputation. I had visited Naples decades ago and had an … Continue reading

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CAMBRIDGE ICE RINK

The official opening of the spanking new and long awaited Cambridge Ice Rink was held on Saturday, 28 Sept.  Fortunately I was in town for a reunion dinner at my old college and was able to attend the gala opening … Continue reading

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HOMAGE TO BRUEGEL

During a recent stopover in Naples, I had the opportunity to revisit the Capodimonte Museum on a pilgrimage of sorts to reconnect with Pieter Bruegel after a far too long interlude of several decades. On the very first day of … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY

Today is International Youth Day and my young friend Zac Wagman makes an official stop in Ottawa on his cross Canada ride for sustainable forestry development. Zac started the ride in Victoria, BC and hopes to finish in St. John’s, … Continue reading

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Glebe Art Tour 2019 Wrap-Up

Many thanks to the organizer’s of this year’s Glebe Art in Our Gardens Tour! We we’re blessed with a rain free weekend and I was rewarded with a turnout of  well over a hundred appreciative visitors to my back yard.  … Continue reading

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GLEBE ART IN OUR GARDENS TOUR

Once again, I will be participating in the 2019 version of the Glebe Art in Our Gardens Tour which will take place between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, July 6 & 7. Mark the date down in your … Continue reading

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SPRING MIGRATION

Caught some late spring arrivals exploring some crab apple blossoms. FEMALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE MALE BALTIMORE ORIOLE CAPE MAY WARBLER

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DAN AND IVANKA’S WEDDING

Good friend Dan Richardsen married Ivanka Galadza  last weekend. DAN & IVANKA ON THEIR BIG DAY Best wishes to the newly weds!!

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NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL

Unbelievable news out of Paris! Notre Dame cathedral has gone up in flames. Below is a rough sketch of the cathedral I made back in the day when I was backpacking through Europe and couldn’t afford a camera. At least … Continue reading

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