Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Canadian flag is flagging at Eaton Hall...

 Photos by Barry Wallace



Seneca College's Canadian flag flying above Eaton Hall is more than flagging.   In fact, it's torn asunder.   One ragged half still flies atop the ship mast flagpole, while the other remnant lies on the ground below, beside the information plaque about the site.   Replacing a flag here is not a quick and easy fix, but I'm sure it will be addressed in due course.
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Barry Wallace

Monday, May 22, 2017

Mary Scott celebrates her 95th at Laskay Hall


                                                                                                                        Photo by Barry Wallace
Long-time King Township resident, Mary Scott, celebrated her 95th birthday with nearly 200 family members, neighbours and friends at Laskay Hall on Sunday, May. 21.   She is seen above with one of the many Scott relatives, Linda Wallace, of King City.   Mary was smartly dressed for the occasion and carried off that royal blue fascinator hat with her usual aplomb.
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Jane Street ~ north of the 17th Sideroad

Photo by Barry Wallace
Truncation transformation
Oft-times artistic inspiration cannot be constrained.

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Barry Wallace

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Still life ~ in the kitchen

Photo by Barry Wallace
Pear and Tulip
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The future closes in on the past...


Photos by Barry Wallace
The King Heritage and Cultural Centre is now surrounded by old and new houses in Kinghorn.   New homes, in various stages of construction are seen in the background of photographs of the 1861 SS# 23 Kinghorn School, the 1851 King Christian Church and the 1852 King City Railway Station.




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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Peaceful placid pasture...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Windy Hill Farm
Keele Street~ North of Kettleby

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

First half of May in the backyard


Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Arrived on Monday, May 15

Red Squirrel

Baltimore Oriole

Eastern Cottontail Rabbit

Grey Squirrel

White-breasted Nuthatch

Black Squirrel

Blue Jay

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Chipmunk

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak
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Barry Wallace

Monday, May 15, 2017

Dog Tales Sanctuary ~ Mother's Day


                                                                                                     Photos by Barry Wallace

                                                                                                                 



 Yes, he did kick the ball

 You scratch my back...and I'll scratch yours


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Barry Wallace

Sunday, May 14, 2017

First Baltimore Oriole arrives on May 10th

 Photos by BarrytheBirder
Female oriole tries out new feeder
The first Baltimore Oriole (a male) of this year arrived in the backyard, on Wednesday of this week, and he was joined by a female the next day.   On Friday, I took some pictures of the female Baltimore Oriole trying out a new feeder.   She seemed to be satisfied, as she made several visits throughout the day.   The feeder has a reservoir for nectar, of course, but also allows for a half orange to be placed on top, kept in place by the rod which suspends the feeder from the pole hook above.   First the female oriole inspected the new feeder (above), then tried pecking the orange (below) and then reached down and sipped nectar from the reservoir below (bottom).   It seems we're off to a good start this spring. 



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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kettle Creek Golf Course ~ Jane Street

Photo by Barry Wallace
A few wet spots remain...
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Friday, May 12, 2017

When soggy weather spoils a spring day...

Photo by Barry Wallace
 Forsythia can save that day in May.
Martin Street ~ King City
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Fiddleheads...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Our patch of ferns are off to a nice start, despite the cold spring we have had so far.   We love our ferns.   They make a great display of green fronds that last all summer.   We do not eat the young fiddlehead fronds (picture above).   Some fern fiddleheads are edible, when cooked, and others are not. I don't know if ours are or are not.   Our cat loves to hide under the mature ferns.
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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

ORTA's Ed Miller side-trail...north of King City

 Photos by Barry Wallace
 A few streams cross the trail, including the pretty trickle above.




I believe that the large boulder, in the photo above, predates the big tree on the left, which grew from a sapling, getting bigger over many decades and ultimately pushing the boulder up and out of its way.








The photo at right shows an old and dead cedar tree which at some point in its past had two new cedar saplings grow up very close, on both sides of its trunk.   The old cedar became ensconced between the young trees, as they grew, and now they have become an inseparable tree-triptych.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

More of museum's new Wedgwood collection

                                                                                                          Photos by Barry Wallace
Kathleen Fry, King Township's Museum Curator is pictured here holding one of the pieces of Wedgwood China that is part of a new exhibit of the Wedgwood China Collection which has been recently donated by Keith McLeod to the King Heritage and Cultural Centre.   Many pieces from the 400-piece collection are now on display as part of a tribute to Canada's 150th birthday.



Numerous information presentations have been created to tell the Wedgwood story and feature the types of Wedgwood pieces in the new collection (see photo at bottom of the Redware China).





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Barry Wallace