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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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Amherst Island ferry

The 15 minute ferry trip to Amherst Island is a nice way to cool off on a hot summer day, which is exactly what I did while heading to Toronto from Kingston. The ferry runs from Millhaven, 22 km west … 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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Upper Canada Village – Asselstine’s Woollen Factory

By the 1840s woollen mills and factories had made their appearance in Upper Canada. These mills were able to clean and card wool, spin it into yarn, and weave and fold cloth. Like most other mills, they were water-powered. The … 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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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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Tracks and poop

Not an elegant subject, but this is all about goose poop and the goose tracks. If you have never seen goose tracks or goose poop, well, now you have. And now you know… Images by Katherine © 2012 CKB Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2012

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