Monthly Archives: November 2012

100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE GREY CUP

Earl Grey is more than just a good cup of tea! The Grey Cup was donated  by our ninth Governor General , the Lord Earl Grey, for football supremacy in Canada. Few trophies in modern sports can claim its longevity … Continue reading

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PINE GROSBEAKS

Had a good encounter with some Pine Grosbeaks at the Arboretum in central Ottawa. They were feasting on a ready supply of crab apples. (Click on the images for full screen view and then click again for even greater enlargement!) … Continue reading

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OTTAWA RAPTORS

No, not a basketball team!!  Took time out to visit the photography show Exposure and availed myself of the opportunity to shoot three captive raptors. (Raptor: bird of prey that kills with its powerful claws) BARN OWL PEREGRINE FALCON Back … Continue reading

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GIN AND TONIC

Experienced a bit of a Bohemian Waxwing fallout today at the Arboretum in Central Ottawa. The birds were feasting on Juniper berries. Mr. GREEDY GUTS!! CATCH!! The Juniper berry is used in the production of  Gin and of course the … Continue reading

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NORTHERN HAWK OWL

NORTHERN HAWK OWL If the unseasonably cold weather the past few weeks hasn’t been enough of a clue, it would seem were in for a long, cold winter by this early appearance of what is an Eastern Ontario winter specialty, … Continue reading

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GREAT DEBATE

I attended a debate last night hosted by the MacDonald-Laurier Institute at the Canadian War Museum between Professor Jack Granastein and journalist Jeff Simpson on the question as to whether or not the War of 1812 commemoration has been over … Continue reading

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BRUCE BAWER

Author Bruce Bawer visits the Free Thinking Film Festival to discuss his new book. BRUCE BAWER “The Victims’ Revolution…The Rise of Identity Studies and the Closing of the Liberal Mind”. If it’s anything like his previous work, “While Europe Slept” … Continue reading

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