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Spring Festivals and Events in Southern Ontario

Spring Festivals and Events in Southern Ontario

Spring is just around the corner. March and early April are a transition period in Southern Ontario, where there are fewer snow storms, geese and other birds begin reappearing and in some cases, colourful crocuses break up the drably coloured ground. This time period is one where you plan out your backyard or balcony garden, take a March break with ...

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Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness by Margaret Bourne 620x330 - Honeymoon in the UK: Day 7, Part 1 - Visiting Loch Ness, Fort Augustus & Aonach Mor

Honeymoon in the UK: Day 7, Part 1 – Visiting Loch Ness, Fort Augustus & Aonach Mor

The western side of Scotland, extending down from Loch Ness through to the area of Ben Nevis and Glencoe, has some of the most beautiful landscapes we’ve ever seen. High hills and mountains, and some desolate areas along the A82 southeast of Glencoe, can be spectacular as well as humbling. The land makes you realize how difficult it could have ...

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high park in the winter

Toronto’s High Park in the Winter

Toronto’s High Park in the winter is a vibrant place – full of birds, small animals (squirrels, beavers) and people, sharing the white landscape, icy ponds and streams and trails. Looking back at some of my previous photos, I came upon those that I took while visiting High Park in December 2010. Although I had spent my first ten years ...

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Places I visited

The top five places I visited in 2012

This past year was one of many changes – getting married, moving in with Frank and buying a house. With these changes, our regular weekend excursions and hikes were interrupted by all the activities relating to them. Instead of going for a weekend hike on the Bruce Trail, we were hiking around the aisles of the local Home Depot. However, ...

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