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A stream of ick?

Through the month of June and into July, yellow swirls of "stuff" can be seen on the surface of the water – It’s not pollution or oil or some sort of chemical foamy stuff, it’s merely pollen – the same … Continue reading

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Lancaster KB882

Lancaster Mk 10P KB882 was built in 1945 by Victory Aircraft Limited, Malton, Ontario and delivered to Britain, where the aircraft joined No. 428 Squadron RCAF in March of that year. The Lancaster was part of the first production batch … Continue reading

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Toe the line

The most likely origin of “toe the line” dates back to the the late 17th or early 18th century when barefooted sailors stood to attention for inspection on wooden decked ships of the Royal Navy. The sailors lined up on … Continue reading

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The Sand Dollar

The term sand dollar (or sea cookie or snapper biscuit in New Zealand, or pansy shell in South Africa) refers to species of extremely flattened, burrowing sea urchins belonging to the order Clypeasteroida. Some species within the order, not quite … Continue reading

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Now and then

The lighthouse at Presqu’ile Point on Lake Ontario – as it stands, and as it was…   Pretty, and also very necessary as there have been many ships that never made it past here. Images by Katherine © 2013 CKB … Continue reading

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A very big moth

A very big moth – a Luna Moth. The Luna Moth (Actias luna) is a large lime-green saturniid moth found in North America from east of the Great Plains in the United States to northern Mexico and from Ontario eastward … Continue reading

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Zebra mussels

Nasty things they are… All images © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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Blowing snow

The snow making team at Batawa Ski Hill has been busy getting ready for winter, using snow lances to make and blow snow onto the runs and the areas around the lift and chalet. Snow Lances are up to 12 … Continue reading

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Juniper berries

A juniper berry is the female seed cone produced by the various species of junipers. It is not a true berry but a cone with unusually fleshy and merged scales, which give it a berry-like appearance. The cones from a … Continue reading

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Cornwall Canal

The Cornwall Canal is one of four historic 14-foot deep canals along the St. Lawrence River in Ontario, the others being Farran’s Point, Rapide Plat and the Galops Canal. Originally built 9 feet deep between 1834 and 1842, then enlarged … Continue reading

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