Friday, August 23, 2019

Heading down to the Humber?

                                                                                                   Photo by Barry Wallace

New steps down to Humber River trail

These gentlemen from the King parks department are seen putting the finishing touches on the new access stairway to the walking trail along the East Humber River, behind St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, on Keele Street North.   It took quite a while for the restoration, but many thanks, guys.

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Barry Wallace

Thursday, August 22, 2019

3rd week of August in the backyard...


                                                                                                 Photos by Barry Wallace
Getting a high-up view


Grey squirrel with orange tail


A Day Lily reaching out



 On the prowl ~ but always on a leash



Balloon flowers



The golden finch with the golden song



The essence of orange


The tiny bird that hums ~ with its wings


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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The Conservatives and Green Party open their King City campaign offices...



Photos by Barry Wallace




The Conservatives and the Green Party have opened their campaign offices in King City: the Tories in the old township offices, and the Greens at the village's main intersection. 
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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Two months of summer slip by...


The entrance at Black Forest Garden Centre 

                                                                                                  Photos by Barry Wallace
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Barry Wallace

Monday, August 19, 2019

Was it really three years ago ...


                                                                                                                Photo by Barry Wallace
...that Coppa's opened in King City?
Well, the pleasant young lady pictured above was cooking up burgers and hotdogs for customers and passersby last Saturday, in front of the store, to mark the occasion.  Time flies by doesn't it?
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Barry Wallace

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Keele Street ~ Kettleby

Photo by Barry Wallace
A Kettleby barn ... re-invented
This attractive building has replaced an old barn on its Keele Street property and while it is certainly oozes a barn image, I suspect it to be something more pretentious than a working barn.   It is just one of many new impressive buildings being erected on this very large private property, which seems destined to be a King Township landmark in the not too distant future.
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Barry Wallace

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Daylilies delight us...

Photo by Barry Wallace
I'm not sure that I have ever picked daylilies and put them in a vase before.   Why bother I suppose, when they wither away at the end of the day, and are replaced with new blooms in the flower bed the next morning.   I just wanted to see how they would look grouped together with their array of many colours.   Pretty, yes?
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Barry Wallace    

Friday, August 16, 2019

Closed until next year ~ sadly

 Photos by Barry Wallace

Just as I was hoping Robintide Farms, just south of King City, would be open until the fall harvest was over, the popular market garden has closed until next year.   I was thinking it might be the place to buy our hallowe'en pumpkin this year.  The strawberries we got there this year were the best looking and tastiest I've ever had.
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Dropping in for gelato at Dorio's Bakery

Photos by Barry Wallace
Want to get hand-scooped ice cream in a cone?   You still can in Kettleby, at Dorio's Italian Bakery.   Today I switched to orange gelato for a delicious change.  They have about eight flavours...all so tempting.   There are several pictures and paintings of the old bakery in Dorio's, but today I spotted one I had not noticed before.  It was partially obscured by a large potted plant.   It was a painting of the old bakery by the late, local and well-known Canadian water-colourist Jake Mol.   I moved the potted plant and got a photo of the painting which you see below.   Lovely colours and an interesting perspective, I believe.   Have a peek at it the next time you drop by for hand-scooped ice cream or gelato, in a cone or a cup.


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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Heritage & Cultural Centre closed until fall

                                                                                                        Photos by Barry Wallace

The small sign (above) is what greets casual visitors to the King Heritage & Cultural Centre in Kinghorn this summer ... and just when things seemed to progressing so well with the latest overall facilities development.   No doubt, however, it will be worth the wait.

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Barry Wallace  

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Monday, August 12, 2019

King City ready for 8 storeys in village centre?

Photos by Barry Wallace
This billboard at the northeast corner of Keele Street and King Road in the centre of King City, shows a proposed development for 'Luxurious Condo Residences, Prime Retail, Restaurant and Office Space' in structures that appear to be as high as eight storeys, just a stone's throw from the old historic bakery.   This should create a stir!




The site is diagonal to the Hogan's Inn on the southwest corner of Keele St. / King Rd. intersection.   The photo below shows the cleared site from the seniors apartment complex at the west end of Dew Street. 









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Saturday, August 10, 2019

On a 17th Sideroad gateway...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Sun ray faces, like the one above, are to be found in several places around King Township.   They may be on entrance gates, in gardens, on the sides of buildings and other artistic settings, even tattoos.   They come in all sizes, shapes, styles and colours.   Life would not exist without the sun, hence its significant representation in many art forms.
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Barry Wallace  

Friday, August 9, 2019

On the 8th Concession...

Photo by Barry Wallace
There are hundreds of properties in King Township with finely crafted name signs.   This is one of them.   Why did I choose to take a photo of it, in particular?   Because I greatly admired the artistic image of the animated Red Fox, which appears to be in hot pursuit of something, or perhaps it is the fox that is being pursued!
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Barry Wallace   

Thursday, August 8, 2019

15th Sideroad ~ north of Nobleton...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Wild ~ along the roadside
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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

King Rd. and Hwy. 27 intersection improvements...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Pictured here are two photos of some of the recent, and much appreciated intersection improvements to the King Road and Highway 27, in Nobleton.


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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Found everywhere in King...

 Photos and haiku by Barry Wallace
With a pale white face
Queen Anne's Lace lays claim
o'er summer's roadsides



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Barry Wallace

Monday, August 5, 2019

King Road to be closed August 9 to 12


                                                                                                   Photos by Barry Wallace
The King Road will be closed between the 7th Concession and Weston Road from Friday, August 9th at 9 p.m. until Monday, August 12 at 5 a.m. as part of Intersection improvements of the King Road and Weston Road.


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Barry Wallace

Sunday, August 4, 2019

A few days at Balm Beach...

 Photos by Barry Wallace
Sundown at Sunport Beach Club


Flowers on bicycles ~ everywhere


Yoga each morning


Milady's beach smile


No idea what it's called ~ but pretty and interesting


Ball-chasing pooch never gets tired with own flotation vest


Water toys galore


Rock'n and rollin' in the sand at Balm Beach
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Barry Wallace

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Beautiful Bell's Lake...

Photo by Barry Wallace
The word verdant comes to mind when seeing this scene on the east side of Highway 27, halfway between Nobleton and Schomberg.
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Barry Wallace

Friday, August 2, 2019

Honeybee on Coltsfoot flower...


                                                                                                         Photo by Barry Wallace
This honeybee is gathering pollen from a Coltsfoot flower on the Oak Ridges Trail.   Note how a large blob of pollen is attached to each of the bee's back legs.
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Barry Wallace

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Gathering nesting material...

Photo by Barry Wallace
This Grey Squirrel with the red/white/black tail is new to our backyard this summer.   Today I photographed it gathering huge mouth-fulls of grass for a nest it is building in a large climbing hydrangea, at the front of our house.   I discovered its nest-under-construction as I was the pruning the hydrangea and was suddenly staring at this squirrel about 24 inches from my nose.   I stopped pruning and let the nest-builder resume its work.
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Barry Wallace