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Monday, 3-Sep-2007 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Itsy bitsy spider

His home, till now
My, what small hands you have
Is the ring bearer around???
Well, this guy was not too itsy bitsy I can tell you. But then, we don't usually see really large spiders in our neck of the woods, except those big furry dock spiders that always seem to be where you put your hand when going through locks or coming alongside a dock. This one had decided to take roost on the trailer we were going to take. Sadly to say, he didn't quite make the trip - falling off somewhere while enroute.

Any one out there know what he might be?? Other than a spider..

Wednesday, 8-Aug-2007 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Practising my skills at being a paparazzi

paparazzi time
Using cover to get the pic...

Thursday, 5-Jul-2007 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Life on the farm - the part you don't want to experience

New toy for me
Loading up the back
Hey, can you cut them shorter
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Tried out a new piece of machinery... John Deere with four wheel drive... lovely thing to operate.

I only wish I could invoke the rule that the driver only drives and does not help with the loading. But, I guess humping the logs onto the forks, dodging the falling trees and being wary of the wildlife is all part of the fun (spiders big enough to carry you away I tell ya).

My buddy dropped some trees while I took the tops and threw on a brush pile. Normally all I hear is the chain saw ripping into the trees. Thought I could hear a high pitched buzz, much like a Motocross bike whipping along the road. Chainsaw stops and this buzzing sound got real loud. I look towards the sound and as my focus changes, I notice all these yellow jackets filling the airspace. I yell out to my buddy, he grabs the chainsaw and we both run for cover. Fortunately, these little divebombers decide to focus on the brush pile. Needless to say, I didn't stop for a picture of this afternoon of infamy.

Exit stage left and we refocus our efforts at the other end of the clearing. Now I know why the driver is not supposed to help load but stay in the cab...

P.S. Supplied picture approximates what I saw, only difference - there were a million of these suckers flying around

Friday, 29-Jun-2007 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Wish I had a real telephoto lens

With those black eyes, looks like he lost the fight
Find your own gravy train...
that would just about fit Davy Crockett
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We were out and about checking one of our geocaches when we came across this critter. He/she was digging away in the local creek getting something to eat. Reminded me a bit of Fess Parker as Davy Crocket (Had some of Parker's wine - not bad) Now, all I have is a 3x zoom on my camera so, it meant I had to get a closer than I wanted. But he/she was more interested in what was under the logs than me and, since it was smaller than a bear, I felt more confident. I kept my back door open though for the grand retreat if required.

Wednesday, 27-Jun-2007 00:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Glen Abbey Golf Course - Oakville, Ontario

Looking down the 16 Mile Creek - Oakville
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I really don't golf... a couple of times a year, so you can imagine my game. Watched the Canadian Open with Tiger Woods on this course though. One of his most famous shots out of a bunker, over the water hazard and onto the green (18th Hole)... very nice shot. Had a chance to play the course but didn't want to embarrass myself. Heard afterwards that it wouldn't have been an issue with the crowd playing that day.

While, we were out doing some geocaching I took these pics while overlooking the 15th hole of the Glen Abbey Golf Course... For those of you who partake of the game, the following might be of interest.

The most difficult green at the Abbey. Avoid being above the hole at all costs. The Open has been won and lost here many times.

Rated the easiest hole on the course but still no pushover. The green is located in a hollow and the wind has a tendancy to swirl. It is also elevated and multi-levelled making club selection tricky. Hit an extra club if you are undecided. Try to finish below the hole or you will be in for a real adventure.

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