Which Way Photo Challenge – Sept. 6, 2019

…thanks to Son of a Beach for hosting the Which Way Photo Challenge

From the beach to steps in the playground, through a covered bridge, along a walkway, over a bridge, down the stairs, over a gravel path, down the path of the waterfall and biking in the neighbourhood.

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The Life of a Dead Tree

….recently featured at MOCA

Several weeks ago my daughter, daughter-in-law and I went to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Toronto. My daughter wanted to check out the zine show and I wanted to see the gallery. I’d never been to MOCA and the entrance fee was free that day….BONUS!!!IMG-3102
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The zine show was packed with young entrepreneurs, displaying and selling their tiny self published magazines.IMG-3110

In the main gallery, the show that was featured was called ‘The Life of a Dead Tree’ and it consisted of sections of a dead tree that had been taken down here in the city. There was an on going study of the tree and there were experts around the room that could answer questions that you might have about what you were seeing. I’m glad we took the time to ask questions because it made the display that much more interesting.

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The part that I found most interesting were the insects that inhabited the tree and were eventually the demise of the tree.IMG-3122
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When I saw the patterns on the next two photos I thought that they were done by humans as part of the art project. To my amazement the guide explained how the emerald ash borer had made these marks….beautiful but deadly.

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Going Up a Ski Hill in July

….no snow…don’t worry

Here in the west end of Toronto we have a park and a ski hill that was built entirely with garbage. It’s a wonderful place with soccer fields, baseball diamonds, a track and field stadium, walking paths, picnic areas, a go carting  facility, a golf course and yes a ski hill.

My husband is coaching a group of boys to help them with their physical endurance and running skills. Last week I decided to join him and we drove to Centennial Hill together. Rather than sit around I decided to go for a walk and I climbed the hill alongside the ski ramp. It was nice and shady and I could stop and rest on the ramp when I needed to.IMG-3074
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At the top of the hill I had a wonderful view of the next city, Mississauga and the Toronto airport from one side and the park further along the ridge.

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A Photo a Week Challenge – View

….thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

View from the Upper Veranda (Prince Edward County)

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View from the Deck (Vineyard at Prince Edward County)
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View through the Trees (Big Sand Bay, Christian Is.)
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View from top of the Road (Big Sand Bay, Christian Is.)
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View across the Pond (Buckingham Palace)
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View through. the arch (Prince Albert Memorial, London, England)
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View from Below (V & A, London, England)
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View from the Car (going north)
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View from the top of BMO Stadium
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