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The Choice

I always try to look on the bright side of life. And not just because it’s a song by which to live your life, though I would argue it certainly is. Case in point: A few years ago, I passed this deer on one of […]

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Nokomis Trail

Earlier this year I hiked the Nokomis Trail just south of Wawa, Algoma, Ontario, with my best friend and partner in life Nikki. They say it’s under 5km. What they don’t tell you is that half of that is vertical. Each way. You are literally […]

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Winter

As the worst winter storm for several decades begins to subside, and we start to calculate the cost in lives and infrastructure and property, life slowly but surely returns to whatever passes for normal. Cars are pulled from ditches. Businesses reopen. Power lines and hydro […]

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I saw three ships

I Saw Three ships

This image, captured on Lake Ontario one wintery morning, reminded me of the old English Christmas carol, “I saw three ships come sailing by”. It seemed a fitting image to mark Christmas Day. Merry Christmas to those that celebrate it, and a happy holiday season […]

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Party at the Greens for Christmas

Merry Christmas

To those that celebrate it, Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays and Season’s Greetings to those that don’t, or follow faiths too numerous to mention. As I write, blizzard conditions are sweeping across the continental U.S. and Canada. Here, we have power lines and trees down, our […]

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IOTW: The Scow

In August 1918 a scow broke loose from the tug towing it along the Niagara river. It and the two men aboard became lodged in the rocks above Niagara Falls. It has been there now for over a century. Fast forward to October 2019. The […]

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Calendar Collection

Last night production began on our 2023 calendars. Pre-orders are being fulfilled as fast as we can produce them and customers are either coming by to collect or awaiting delivery throughout Niagara for a flat $10 fee. Customers like this lady in the video, that […]

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Bald Eagle

A day at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy is time well spent. We love visiting this place. Located near Simcoe, it is home to a wide variety of birds of prey. As well as this wonderful Bald Eagle, we saw a Eurasian Eagle Owl, the biggest […]

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Floatfest 2023

Looking back through my images from this year, I reminisce about the annual Floatfest festival in Welland at the Rose City on the Welland Canal. Descending as we are into the cold dark winter months, my thoughts return to the days when throwing yourself into […]

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