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Owl Butterfly

Yesterday, 11:01 PM

Isn't this beast simply gorgeous in its own ugly way! Love these.


You may have seen me post this on Facebook.  I had an argument with some birders yesterday on FB over baiting. Some nut in Toronto was throwing feeder mice to bait an owl and the birders lost their minds. I don't agree with live baiting. But, I was trying to tell those idiots to go after him for his dog, that was off-leash and for threatening bodily harm to them. Talk about a bunch of nuts that can't see the forest from the trees.  It is not illegal to bait Owls in Ontario.  They are trying to shame him online.


I hope he sues them, even though he seems like a giant donkey.


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Niagara Falls, Ontario 2020

Yesterday, 10:49 PM

I spent the better part of last week in Niagara Falls.  Every January, I run a convention for boardgame enthusiasts.  This was my 16th year of doing it.  I always take one extra day to tour Niagara Falls, because I love the area.

One of the things I have noticed over the years is the City is making it harder and harder to like them!  Parking meters are almost everywhere.  Rates have gone up to $6 per half hour, up from $5 last year.


By the Falls, they have reduced the number of lanes to drive from 4 lanes to two and put up a huge barrier to keep you from stopping your car and walking over to the Falls. So, they are forcing you to PARK! 

Food prices are outrageous almost everywhere.  They tax everything and hotels are charging to park in their lots! I am really starting to dislike the people running the place.


This is a funky ice covered lamp near the edge of the Falls. We are having a mild winter so far, so the ice on the lamp isn't as dramatic as other years.


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The Falls, standing by the edge.

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A view of the Falls from further away with some of the ice on the railings showing. The temps hovered around freezing today.


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Two views of the building at the bottom of the gorge below the Falls.


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January 2020 Challenge

05 January 2020 - 07:17 AM

The Challenge this month is an easy, but difficult one. Pick your 5 best images for 2019 and shown them off in a post. Any camera, any lens.


The Last Ride

29 December 2019 - 09:06 PM

Today was the last day for the Toronto Transit Commissions CLRV vehicle.  It is a 42-year-old streetcar, they retired the fleet, all 196 regular and 52 articulated vehicles. They are replaced by trouble-prone and storied history on late deliver and bad workmanship Bombardier vehicles.


TTC was offering free rides from 10-2 today on these models on one small stretch of road in the downtown area.

I took a picture of the streetcar as it was going by and later noticed the woman blankly looking out the window.  Made me wonder what she was thinking.....


- thanks for the free ride, suckers?

- dang, its raining?

- wow, where did 42 years go?


Anyway, I was intrigued by her facial expression and decided to crop it into a street photography type print. There is an even more haunting face in there, I wish I could have brought that out more!


Feel free to offer your own comments.


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