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FEAST OF SAINT STEPHEN

Today is the 26th of  December, or Boxing Day throughout most of the Anglosphere.  It is also celebrated as the Feast of St. Stephen in many Christian jurisdictions and features prominently in my favourite Christmas carol, Good King Wenceslas.  Stoning … Continue reading

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DAVEY TREE CALENDAR 2019

The Davey Tree company, established 1880 and North America’s oldest and largest tree service company, has just released their 2019 promotional calendar, “The Trees of Davey“. The calendar presents a spectacular display of 12 remarkable trees throughout North America currently … Continue reading

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SPITFIRE

Sad news out of Yellowstone today. Wolf 926F, otherwise known as “Spitfire” of the Lamar valley pack, was shot outside the perimeter of the park.   This incident recalls my encounter with a member of the pack during my last visit … Continue reading

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BOSOX WIN!!

Last night, the Boston Red Sox won the 2018 World Series in Los Angeles. Congratulations to the BoSox!! They are a talented team that will be contending for years to come.  However, I’m a little disappointed as I was hoping … Continue reading

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DONALD STOVEL MACDONALD

Donald MacDonald, one of Canada’s senior statesmen, has passed. Mr. MacDonald was my High Commissioner during my posting to London.  CAMBRIDGE ICE HOCKEY REUNION End of an era in more ways than one. MacDonald, a prominent Liberal politician, who had … Continue reading

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FALL CRUISE

I participated in a fall cruise from Montreal to Boston with stops along the St. Lawrence, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia and New England.  MS ROTTERDAM Our ship was the MS Rotterdam of the Holland America Line. VIEW OF MONTREAL … Continue reading

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THE GREEN MONSTER

Today is the start of the American League Championship series between the Boston Red Sox  and the Houston Astros at Fenway Park. Last weekend while visiting Boston, I was fortunate to take a tour of  historic Fenway, the oldest park … Continue reading

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AERO GATINEAU-OTTAWA

I attended the AERO Gatineau-Ottawa Airshow on Saturday, September 15. Great event to photograph iconic aircraft from the last two world wars. CANADIAN ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD ON HAND TO MEET THE PUBLIC Re-enactor Jean Phillipe welcomes you to the airshow … Continue reading

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TO BEE….

…or not to be? That is the question!   Shakespeare in the back garden!!. The acquisition of the new Nikon D850 has rekindled my interest in macro photography. Amazing what life and death struggles are going on in my   own garden!! … Continue reading

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RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRD

A Ruby-Throated Hummingbird has a nest in Mud Lake, Ottawa. HUMMING BIRD NEST There are two chicks in the nest. Here, one has its beek pointed skyward. TWO CHICKS PEER OUT MOM’S ARRIVAL FEEDING TIME Chicks are fed every 15-20 … Continue reading

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