Thursday, January 17, 2019

More art at new King Administrative HQ

Photos by Barry Wallace
Here are some more artworks that have been hung in the new King Township Administrative Headquarters in King City.   These five pieces are located on the second floor of building and I apologize for not including the names of the artists.   Gallery labels have not been installed yet but I think maybe I did make out a Helen Lucas signature on one of the colourful, large-format renderings.  One of the pieces is located at the top of the stairs on the second floor and the other four are displayed in a small visitor lounge, further down the hallway.  Whatever your business on the 2nd floor, your will likely be affected by these mood-altering, joyful artworks.
Go back to my December 15th blog to see the previously featured works of art, and hopefully I will in the near future, unite each piece of art with their creator's name.  








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Barry Wallace

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Orioles in January?

 Photos by Barry Wallace
 Today I craved a summer image...




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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Highway 400 and 19th Sideroad...

Photo by Barry Wallace
Sign of the times
Surely some things are held to be obvious

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Cold Sunday at Dog Tales Sanctuary...


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This beautifully-marked, four-and-a-half-month-old pup (above)  was  a Dog Tales visitor and impromptu greeter to everyone in the cafe.   Another visitor (below) was a wee-bit-of-a-thing, snugly attired in a full-length coat with a turtle-neck collar, warm boots and, if you can believe it ... socks!  




This pretty boy, named Damien, was born at Dog Tales last May 24th weekend and has spent the last seven months or so, in a separate paddock with his mother.   He willingly lets you pet his nose and then tries to nip you fingers.  There are plenty of signs about telling you not to pet the horses, so you can't say you weren't warned.


More and more different kinds of critters are showing up in the Dog Tales pens and paddocks, including pigs (see above), cows, donkeys, ponies, geese and chickens.  Among the few exotic chickens, is an Icelandic rooster (seen below).  Icelandic chickens are a landrace fowl which is rare outside their native country, where they have evolved since being introduced by Norse settlers in the 9th century. 


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Sunday, January 13, 2019

New police station in King City...

Photo by Barry Wallace
The final touches have been made to the new York Regional Police substation in the Township of King municipal headquarters building.   The outside touches include a York Regional Police flag atop the fourth pole and the colourful YRP emblem on the front of the building.
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Barry Wallace

Saturday, January 12, 2019

New art at The Roost Cafe...


Paintings by Lynn Vissers
Roost Cafe ~ 12974 Keele Street, King City 



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Friday, January 11, 2019

Winter a day-to-day thing in King...

Photos by Barry Wallace
One day the temperature is 6C and the icy streamlets in the East Humber River are melting away (see above) and then the next morning the temperature is -14C and snow flurries prevail throughout the day.   Below are some photos from the frigid Thursday morning in King Township.









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Thursday, January 10, 2019

A slow Sunday drive in the Marsh...


 Photos by Barry Wallace
The canals melting


Seen better days


Seemingly wild Red-tailed Hawk
... but with bird bands on both legs


Wild Cucumber Vine


Marsh drainage dates from the 1920s
... but many decades later submerged decayed wood 
is still regularly collected from the muck soil



Advertising banner for new book 
... attached to vegetable crates close to Highway 400

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Tuesday, January 8th in Kettleby...


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Kettleby Creek thaws
Under the Kettleby Road bridge

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

Main Street Sunday stroll in Schomberg...

Photos by Barry Wallace


The Grackle Coffee Shop


The Grackle limo


Ice sculpture slipping away




Always a pooch on Main Street







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Scenes seen at King Creek ...on the Mill Road

 Photos by Barry Wallace





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