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Eat…

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Animation created automatically by Google Drive without my directly asking it to! GD seems to take liberties in that sense. I back up my pics there and it sends notifications about different kinds of filters and animations it has created. Maybe there’s an opt in / opt out button somewhere. But at least one can screen before saving, making public, etc.

This is Cherry Beach, Toronto. It is one of the scungier downtown beaches. I don’t like any of the Toronto beaches too much. Dogs are permitted and, even though people “poop and scoop,” does one really want to sit in sand that has been pooped and scooped? Yuck. Also, the Lake is a toxic nightmare. I’m amazed people go in that water!

By way of contrast, Georgian Bay is a huge freshwater reserve. It used to be that we would drink directly out of the Bay (also called the 6th Great Lake) back in the 60s, early 70s.

It might be hard for some people outside of Canada to imagine such a thing. (Oceans are great but they are salt water). And the American lakes I’ve seen were just gross little mud ponds (not surprising considering the sheer density in the USA).

Sadly, mankind is doing a good job of fouling up Georgian Bay too. I don’t go there any more. But I have pristine memories.


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Water under the bridge

Had a sublime moment today in the local park (Serena Gundy). Just last summer I realized a secret entrance that I’d never known about. Also, I used to go away for summers when I was a kid. These days, I improvise.


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moonbase alpha

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Last nite at Port Hope Ontario. It’s a small town looking over Lake Ontario. Fisheye filter brings in a lot more light, otherwise I probably would have taken this straight.


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enuf already!

small lagoon near lake ontario...

small lagoon near lake ontario… i took several pics at different zooms… was someone getting tired of posing..?


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evening star

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Here’s another one I took last night at Lake Ontario, about 100 miles east of Toronto. I guess that’s Venus or something like that. The evening star. I’m not sure if this was thru the side window or if it was rolled down. I might make this my official non-denominational Seasons Greetings image! Everyone digs nature…

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polar bear not

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Sunset near Cobourg Ontario last night. It was so cold that the skin on my hands cracked and actually bled a tiny bit. What lengths one will go to for a nice pic! I actually took quite a few of this guy. In reality just a hunk of ice. » http://www.tumblr.com/blog/mwclark


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too cold for outside

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A beautiful day yesterday prompted me and my dear ol’ Mom to take to the beach. It was about 2 pm and sunny… just in time to escape the city before the rush hour traffic. So at the last minute we decided to take to the country. A totally splendid day. We arrived here at Port Hope Ontario just before sunset. It was REALLY cold so I stayed in the car for this photo. The windshield gave it a bit of a color cast, which I could remove. But I thought I’d leave it for realism.