Tuesday, January 30, 2024

What do you know of wolves?

Photo by Michael Gerhartz
Dr. Lu Carbyn states that Wolves are the largest member of the dog family - known scientifically as Canids.   They have a wide distribution in the northern hemisphere and still technically inhabit about 85% of Canada.   So, are wolves an endangered species?   Dr. Lu Carbyn, Past President and current Vice-President of of Nature Alberta and currently an adjunct professor at the University of Alberta states that there are approximately 600,000 wolves inhabiting the world, mainly in the northern hemisphere and almost 45,000 live in Canada, of which approximately 9,000 live in Ontario.
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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Near King and Aurora ...

Photo by Barry Wallace

Old barns hang around

Boards fall to the ground

Motifs from yore

Useful no more

None making a sound

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Tamed wild critters at Delmanor Retirement...

Photos by Barry Wallace

Residents at Delmanor Retirement residences, on Yonge Street in Aurora, were recently introduced to tamed wild animals from www.handsonexoticas.com.  Above, Delmanor resident Pat Crombie gets up close to a smooth-skinned King Snake named Clyde, while below, Ron Thornton introduces himself to Poncho, a 30-year-old Amazon Parrot.

Other critters included Marlie, above, a rabbit from Europe, who eats 200 times a day.

A very friendly Asian turtle, named Periwinkle, ( above and below) took over the meeting room and wandered among the Delmanor residents, at its leisure.

Above and below, a very tame Flying Squirrel named Milo caused quite a commotion flying from its handler's hands to the laps of many of the surprised, but amused, Delmanor residents.

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Barry Wallace

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Paint Hills, James Bay, Quebec


Photos by April Dawn Georgekish

The photographer (my niece, April Dawn) -29C

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Barry Wallace

Monday, January 22, 2024

Kettleby in January ~ minus12C

Meanwhile, at Dorio's Italian Bakery...

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Barry Wallace

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Saturday, January 20, 2024

Friday, January 19, 2024

New photos of Cairns relatives at Museum...

I visited the King Heritage & Cultural Centre recently and came across some displayed photos of relatives of my late wife, Linda's (Cairns) family.   The collection of photos are part of a new historical display being mounted next month from a large, recently donated photo collection. 

James Cairns, Helen Howe and Elmer Cairns with dog Buster and horses Minnie and Jess at Eversley, King Township, early 1930s.

Verna Cairns with her pet horse Queenie, Eversly, King Township, late 1920s.

Verna Cairns with puppies, Eversley, King Township, circa 1940s.

Elmer Cairns and his dog Jack, Eversley, King Township, circa 1930.

Man's best friend, King Township, from an original tintype photograph, late in the 19th century.

Baldwin family and their sheep, Kinghorn, King Township, circa 1908.

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Barry Wallace

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Photos by Barry Wallace

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Barry Wallace

Monday, January 15, 2024

Friday, January 12, 2024