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A Slippery Start

A Slippery Start

I met my friend Nigel today for a socially distanced walk down part of the Humber Recreational Trail. The first few minutes of our walk we ended up slipping and sliding along the path, so we decided to go back to our respective cars for our ice trackers. It ended up...

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The World of Lichens

The World of Lichens

We've been very lucky most of this winter with above-normal temps and only three substantial snowfalls. Winter, however, is no longer messing around. Temperatures for the past week have been downright frigid. Today was the first day that temperatures warmed up enough...

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A Walk Along the Humber River

A Walk Along the Humber River

In the summer, when I get out on my bike, I usually head for the Humber Recreational Trail. I've biked many hours here, and today I decided to head over to one of the sections to get my butt out of my regular neighbourhood.  I headed to a section of the trail...

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The Little Things

The Little Things

It's been over a week since I've felt motivated to go outside, but yesterday I forced myself to get out and do another neighbourhood walk. The snow has melted, and it rained a couple of days ago, so I expected things to be a bit on the soggy side, so I didn't spend...

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Winter’s Mid-day Light

Winter’s Mid-day Light

I had several errands to run today, and one of them took me up to the town of Mono. I decided to go for a short hike at Splitrock Loop Trail since it was just up the road from one of my stops. If you've read my other post, How Things Can Change in 4...

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A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park

I met my friend Nigel for a walk at Claireville Conservation Area this afternoon. Mostly we were out for a walk, but I did capture a couple of photos that I liked. When I processed this image above, I first worked on a colour version, but there was too much brown for...

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Quiet Afternoon Walk

Quiet Afternoon Walk

The sun finally broke through the clouds for the first time in days, and I decided I needed to get out of the house for some fresh air. Walking a different route from the last time I was out, I headed to the schoolyard to find some inspiration. In a marshy area at the...

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It Happened Again

It Happened Again

The snow has come back, at least temporarily. Yesterday evening snow started to fall, and by this morning, we had a nice blanket of snow. It's slowly starting to melt as the temperatures begin to climb again. The meteorologists weren't kidding when they said it would...

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Welcome to 2021!

Welcome to 2021!

It's officially 2021! I'm sure we are all glad to put 2020 behind us. I've started my first day of 2021 doing - you guessed it - a neighbourhood walk. Things aren't going to change that quickly. lol I've been noticing that although it's the season of brown (the snow...

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