Monthly Archives: November 2013

THE RIDEAU WATERWAY

My new photobook, THE RIDEAU WATERWAY, A Region for all Seasons, is available for preview at my publisher’s website.

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GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. CEMETERY HILL AT DAWN

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KING EIDER

A female King Eider duck makes its first recorded appearance in the last twenty years on the Ottawa River. KING EIDER

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LAPLAND LONGSPUR

LAPLAND LONGSPUR Was fortunate yesterday to find this solitary specimen mixed in with a group of Snow Buntings. Hat tip to good buddy Chris for location information.  

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BATTLE OF CRYSLER’S FARM

Yesterday was the bicentennial of the famous British/Canadian victory at Crysler’s Farm, the other November 11th! This pitched battle was the largest in the history of Eastern Ontario. Outnumbered four to one, the defenders forced the withdrawal of the 8,000 … Continue reading

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122 GILMOUR STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO

11 NOVEMBER¬† 2013 122 GILMOUR STREET, OTTAWA, ONTARIO This house was the home of Brigadier General R. A. Helmer and his wife Elizabeth. Their only son Lieutenant Alexis Helmer, aged 22, was killed on May 2, 1915 near Ypres. His … Continue reading

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NORFOLK VOICE

The NORFOLK VOICE has chosen an image from my TOBACCO ROAD collection as their picture of the week. Here it is below in all its sumptuous glory. MORNING MIST, TOBACCO ROAD  

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